After all those albies we found bass busting very consistently in the bowl between two small points,and the flood gates really opened. In the fog we could hear pops and splashed all around the boat, and as it cleared the blitzes were revealed.
Rick and Mike fished Albie Snax, metals, and spooks, and they caught a ton of fish. I had on long fishless period, but eventually got into the swing of things and started getting a bunch of bass. The killer fly was my confidence streamer, a deceiver with a pink SF blend body and chartreuse topping. If I got that anywhere near the blitzing bass it got slammed, often in a visually spectacular way. I love topwater eats, but there is something exceptional about watching a bass suck in a streamer, then strip setting hard.
I got a pile of schoolie bass in the 16-22 inch range and one that was probably just barely legal keeper size, all just gorgeous, healthy, strong fish. I've had such a slow few months for stripers this is exactly what I was in need of. Once again, a big thank you to Rick for inviting me and Mike for putting us on the fish. Mike is a heck of a fishy guy.
|The hard won fish of the day for me.|