Jim Gronaw, Recreational Angler
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Posted on August 28, 2014 | Permalink
Evening Bass Blitz
Location: Local Pond
We fished a new pond the evening of August 25th and caught some impressive largemouths on 1/4 ounce spinnerbaits and Stank X Stix stickworms in and around heavy shoreline cover. Our larger fish ranged from 3.5 to almost 6 pounds. Wacky-rigged worms seemed to be the best and the battles were toe-to-toe with the use of 20 pound Gamma Braid enabling us to gain control on the larger fish when they were hooked on a very short length of line in the jungle.
With our cool summer and surface water temperature remaining in the mid 70's in some smaller lakes, bass won't always retreat to deeper areas, especially if there is abundant fallen wood and brush or overhanging shade available. This weeks brief heat surge may alter that a bit for the coming week, but many of our better fish have been very shallow this summer.