Shane and I had to scratch our itch yesterday for Opening Day. So, after a delicious breakfast at New Freedom Rest in Shrewsbury, Pa we headed off to Prettyboy.
It was about 830am when we launched and the water was a brisk 39.4 degrees.
We immediately headed up North to some of my favorite winter fishing spots. After 5 spots and 5 hours of throwing jigs, silver buddys, jerkbaits and c-rigs we had nothing to show for our efforts. It was about 130pm when we kind of put 2 and 2 together and kind of figured out that cold-stained water were not condusive to catching bass on this day.
So we headed south and tried a few more spots in clearer-warmer water. The water didn't warm much but it did get to 39.8. It was about 345pm when we hit a flurry of bass. I got the 1st, 17.5" sm in the boat and a couple casts later lost a pretty nice one on the way to the boat. While wallowering in my disappointment I hear Shane say THERE HE IS and I look back and he is fighting a pretty good fish. Ecstatic about his 1st bass we get a beautiful 18.5" sm in the boat. A couple of minutes later he hooks up again with an absolute GIANT and she comes unbuttoned close to the boat. We fished the area thoroughly for about another 30 minutes without another bite so we decided to head to the ramp and finish the day.
Opening Day results: 2 caught, 2 lost, 39.8 water temp, 8 hours fished.
We'll take it......