The first pic is from last week. I really liked the way this H2O Tilapia looked in the water, and I tried it out off a point where I caught this guy. The bait is really balanced in the water and unlike some other wake baits I've tried, it still looks rather convincing on the pause. This would be a great canal and drainage ditch lure. Mine is hanging from a cypress tree at the moment though. Move forward to just after the full moon and a night at the Roost where I continue testing out some Big Bite Baits.
This stick bait was awesome, and I had the most success with it Texas rigged accompanied by a 4/0 worm hook and 1/8 ounce weight, unpainted. It is a laminate with this being the other side.
It's a little different than some of the other bluegill pattern stick baits I like to throw, but it did give me 4 of my limit that night. The colors in the top photo are what drew me to it, and the pattern on the bottom is not something that has worked well for me on its own, but in this combination it was an excellent bait. I focused on the Lily's pads because I thought that was where the spawners would be, and though I didn't catch any big girls, it was fun dragging the scrappy males off their beds.
It has become a Thursday ritual for me to go out here and clear my mind of work. The peak fishing bite was not till late in the evening so I just tried to get the limit of 5 and then went home to get out of the 46 degree weather. I know my friends up north would kill for some of this right now, but anything below 55 is cold to me.
Not a lot of size but definitely a lot of fun. I did brake off a few times on rocks and lost my last shaky jig to what I think was a gar, but other than that not a bad night.
After my last brake off I went to a Big Bite Creature. I have really liked using their baits.
The next day saw me on the road, running an errand in Bushnell for my wife. When I was a young man I use to always carry a fishing rod in the car, and the last time I had to go out here I told my daughter that it would be the last time without a rod. So I packed a rod and grabbed a bag of tackle. I looked at two other bodies of water after my errand, but I had always wanted to try this park. It is right down and across from the hospital where my Drew was born. There is lots of shore line, grass and Lily pads.
The two lakes I fish most often are quite clear, but the water Lake Harris looks like chocolate milk compared to the lake behind the house. There are about 10 other people fishing, and it looks like everyone is using very similar, dark worms. I opt for a creature to be different, and throw a Kriet, very nice, I'm getting hits right away.
This is nice, even with the pressure from other anglers the dark water gives up fish easily. One of the gentleman there got a little upset with just how easy they were coming to me. Come on now, fishing is suppose to be fun.
Big Bite Baits definitely have a lot of winners, and this creature is awesome looking in the water at a variety of speeds. I will have to get another bag since these were only sample size and there is only 2 left. It was fun to hit some dark water and I have couple other places where I think this lure will shine.
My phone doesn't do justice to this purple Gallinule , beautiful birds out here.
Forty years old and still in awe of the outdoors.