Post By: bharper Posted: 10/9/2019 2:44:12 AMPoints: 197
Good day of fishing today with Chet! Chet started the day off with a M.A. 24” Rainbow on a Zara Spook(Topwater)! Then at the end of the day I finally hooked a 21 1/2” 3+ lb Rainbow and I also hooked a 20” aerial Bow on a 1.5 Bluegill Patterned Squarebill! Then right before we left I caught a 21” skinny Walleye on the same crankbait.
Reply by: bharper Posted: Oct. 9, 9:19:39 AM Points: 197
Wmdunker- Not sure but if I find out I’ll let you know? 🤙
SGM - Thx! They were slamming the cranks hard! I actually had a monster Bow slam it so hard that it busted me off quickly then it came up making a biggg boil and splash! Fish was easily 8 + lb,I’m just guessing but I’m thinking it was in the 10 lb range? Two of the Bows caught recently were on the lower average size but these are some real healthy Bows! My friends Zara Spook fish absolutely inhaled it which didn’t make for much of a fight like the other ones! Out of the 6 Bows caught lately 3 of them have put on some great aerial jumping drag stripping fights!
Thx Bron! After I caught those two Bows other day I thought of my friend Chet who is a really good bass fisherman! Over the last two years he’s really got into some serious Trout fishing and as been catching some beauties! He took his Bass Fishing skills and it paid off within the first hour of fishing! This Reservoir has some quality Bass and Walleye as well!
Reply by: Wmdunker Posted: Oct. 10, 6:04:51 AM Points: 371
Thanks Lynn, I just remember that there was talk several years ago from the Division that they were thinking about putting the McConaghy's back in there sometime, so I wondered if they had actually done it. Sometimes in the evening when I used to go over there I would see wakes from huge fish near the surface as they chased smaller fish, I never knew if they were bass or trout and now it seems it was likely both.
Xavierk- We predominantly fish Bass here on this body of water! I’ve caught some nice bass on the Whopper Plopper and other topwater here! Last year on another site I saw a 4+ lb Bow that somebody caught on a Zara Spook! So while my friend was hoping to hook a nice Smallie or Largie I told him the story of the Trout caught on it! About 30 mins later he had a fish explode on it,he was hoping it was a big Smallie and I said it was probably a Bow! Well it was a big Bow! The big Bows seem to caught here more in the the Spring and Fall but this is the first topwater one I’ve seen!