I had the pleasure of once again taking out Mr. Gene J and his son-in-law Keith today. It was a bit toasty out on the pond, but we still managed some good fish and had a good time together as usual.

The bite was tough in the morning – not much schooling activity where we were and not a very aggressive bite at all. We moved around quite a bit with only a few offers on a drop shot and one decent largemouth on topwater. We mainly stayed on structure, looking deep and shallow for the best concentration of fish. We did see some very shallow activity in the AM, but still I found a good number of quality fish in the 18-25 foot range.

We decided to get a few spot-tails to see if it might help our efforts. Thanks to Phil J for a quick shout out on a new spot tail area – worked great! We labored the afternoon heat and caught several with the spot-tails – only a few areas really seemed to be holding the active fish, and we worked those thoroughly for our bites.

Thanks again to Gene and Keith – looking forward to the next time!

May God Bless –