|17" or so|
Conditions- Warm Rain, drizzle, cloudy, sometimes calm mostly light to moderate wind out of the E NE but starting out of the S SE, turning partly sunny by the time I left
Our Bass Snatcher Tournament at Lake Alexander was postponed until next week due to a floating blog blocking the access and the thunderstorms today. So I went to the Grumpy Old Man Hole to give my new Cabela's Guidewear jacket it's first real test. It rained pretty good for the first couple of hours I was out and it performed well other than me keeping the notepad I write my fish catches on in the inside mesh pouch at the bottom of the jacket. From now on anything more than a sprinkles and the notepad goes in the inside zippered pocket where I put the cell phone.
I left behind 7' H Avid Crawtube rod and took 6'6" MH rod in it's place and I also put the 6'10" Crucial I have the Mann's Classic Buzzbait on in the truck as well. I also left my dock/Super Fluke rod at home. I switched all the other rods I was going to use today at Alexander into the truck. When I arrived it was raining pretty good and I decided to only take out the buzzbait rod. I started on the SE side and I had something blow up and not get hooked on my second cast. I didn't get hit again until I was casting across the channel along the rocks. I missed that hit too, but eventually got the toothy to hit it again. It was almost a 23 incher. I moved to the NW side and got the jumper right away. I also got a smaller toother. I then went and got the 7'3" Lamiglas Pure Poison/Stanley Phantom, Crawtube rod, Senko rod, and Yabbie Rod. I proceeded to catch fish on all of them including my first dogfish of the year on the Lamiglas.
|20.5" on the Pure Poison w/Grass Pig Trailer|
If my count is correct I got 17 jumpin' bullheads, 6 toothy bullheads, and 1 dogfish. The bites came sporadically and I missed a few of coarse.