Post By: anglerwannabe Posted: 8/4/2018 8:58:24 PMPoints: 50437
IMO this is the second most fun way to fish... top water is still number one. Last weekend chasing the shad on my toon was stupid fun. In this video you'll see exactly what I'm using and doing. Hope you enjoy
Nice job! Super fun to be in the middle of boils. They will hit anything that resembles what they are feeding on. Plastics, cranks, top-water.... Doesn't seem to matter. In that lake they are super abundant. We've had quite a few 100+ fish days. The key there to find the big ones is move, move, move and move some more. Tons of small 10"-12"'s. The big ones are like ghosts. There for a brief few minutes and gone the next. We've gotten quite a few 5-8 lbers early morning and late evening. But, have yet to top the 10lb mark.
Hopefully, people remember to practice selective harvest or the big fish won't be there for very long just like all of the other lakes.... I've seen plenty of full stringers from that place. Just hope people realize that a lot of those fish they are taking are wipers that are not going to reproduce. Super hard to tell apart when they are small.... Unless you check tongue patches which to me requires some good eyes and more time out of the water than necessary.
thanks guys, it was so much fun. I switched from the lipless crank to the jig. It was taking too long to get the trebles unhooked and the jig was faster to unbutton. BTW fishingjunkie the lipless is a lucky craft ghost shad
Chris, you know I release pretty much everything..but did call the game wardens earlier this year because of people keeping too many. The inflatable toon with the trolling motor was perfect for going boil to boil. Saw a couple boats try and troll through the middle of the boils but I didn't see them catch anything. Largest fish I've gotten so far was about 3 lbs. Sooner or later I'll get bigger ones.
Ray - don't know about sore shoulders but certainly was a little tired.
Reply by: anglerwannabe Posted: 8/6/2018 10:26:53 AM Points: 50437
catfishking - my experience with boils has been they can last from a couple seconds to a couple minutes. And they can pop up anywhere. The other things I notice is you can get multiple boils at the same time. Good luck and hope you have fun
Tip - using a barbless jighead will allow you to get the fish unbuttoned and get you back in the water faster