When its "blue bird" skies like it was on March 8th then I like to have variety, especially when I'm stepping into the unfamiliar. This will be water I have not fished before, and I will have two little girls with minimal attention spans. So, like I always say when it's tough, go small, go light line if the water is clear, and have plenty of natural colors.
Well the natural colors didn't perform so well this day and I got zero on the craws, frogs or larger worms. So I rigged an ultralight with my go to white rooster tail with the hammered blade and set Drew up with a smaller worm in a plum color. She was the first to hook up and then rubbed it in with one more, before I even got my first bite. I hooked a couple of bass that day, but nothing I really want to dwell on. It was way more fun watching my youngest finally enter the ranks of bass fisherman with me and her older sister. Lily has taken some whoppers, and Drew always preferred to go for the Blue Gills and the Catfish before. There were a couple of lakes back here in the Avalon park area that I would like to explore some more. Next time I think I'll tie on a dropshot though; this has become one of other favorite go to's when the bite isn't easy. Good luck, and God Bless.