Fished a couple of times over the last 10 days. 8/29 I fished with Scott Kentner, who was an AP guide for several years. In the early going Scott was better than me at working the worm deep, and boated three fish before I had one in the boat. I finally quit jacking my jaw long enough to catch a small bass. Scott’s next bite was a big one and he broke off on the hookset. He was gracious enough to overlook the fact that I had tied the knot for him. A few casts later I broke off a big bass as well. All of this action was in our first hour on the water. We picked up jigs later in the morning and caught fish til 11:30 am when we came off of the lake. Finished up with 12 bass in the boat, 3 were in the 2lb+ range.
Yesterday I fished for 2.5 hrs and caught fish like it was summer, although the cool, foggy weather was more reminiscent of mid-October. Most of the bites were in 12 to 15 feet of water working a jig or plastic worm 8 to 10 feet deep. I caught 5 bass and 4 crappie in 2.5 hours. The biggest bass was ~ 4 lbs. AP guests have reported some topwater action early in the morning, mostly on buzzbaits and Spooks. This morning a guest caught an 8 lb bass while I was helping another boat get launched. That pushes our total to 7 fish 8 lbs or better this year. Still time to break our record of 9 fish greater than 8 lbs ??????