Three Cold Fronts
The third rush of north wind and high pressure has knocked the fish off of the summer pattern that had prevailed since mid-May. Normally the first cold front of the year moves the pattern around and knocks a hole in the bite, but I suppose the cool summer weather made the fish and the bite more resilient this fall.
This past Friday, Saturday, and Sunday we had two to four boats out on the lake. Fish were still biting the big plastic worm and jig, but some anglers reported good success on spinnerbaits, spooks, and crankbaits. At least three fish in the four lb range were landed and two anglers reported losing BIG fish. All boats said that the activity was sporadic and sometimes just downright tough. I suppose that makes sense as the fish reposition from their summer haunts and feeding patterns.
The lake is full and clearing up after the peak of the bloom. Still time to put three more fish over 8 lbs in the books and break the record of nine fish better than 8 lbs.