Hey Everyone –
I was out on trips all week – lots of great fishing despite the rising water temps over the past few days.
I did both artificial and spot-tail trips this week, with the artificials producing the best fish by far. We worked topwater, drop-shot worms, and texas-rigged worms for our best fish. The topwater activity seemed to get better as the day progressed. We found that you could launch a bait at the blow-ups, even after several seconds, and still get them to hit after working the lure all the way back to the boat. The fish seemed to be staying up in the water column after a round of herding bait, and would hit the topwater’s when presented. This has not been the case lately, as the fish seemed to come up and go back down quickly.
As far as the spot-tails, now is a great time to get the kids out and fish. The spot-tails work well, especially in the afternoon when the sun is out. It is also a great way to get the feel of a properly fishing a drop-shot – the bite is very similar to what you would experience with a worm or a minnow imitation on a drop-shot rig.
If you are looking to learn the drop shot technique with artificial baits, now is definitely the time. The bite is good most days, and they are definitely eating the drop-shot. I have worked with several clients on mastering the read of your sonar in conjunction with proper presentation. Come on out with me and learn! I have another trip tomorrow, but have some days open at the end of next week.
Thanks to all, and may God Bless –
Jimbo On Lanier – Jimbo’s Spotted Bass Guide Service