It was the first “cool” day we have fished in months…. It was 62 degrees air temp when we launched at 7 a.m. this morning.  Water temp was 82.   The lake is 15 feet 4 inches low.  Water is relatively clear on the lower lake, and stained to murky mid lake.  Winds were light today, 3 to 5 mph.  The ramp at Lofers Bend East continues to be good, though it is now somewhat rocky.  The Corps has moved the dock back into the water and that is a big help.

If you find a lure that looks like this, has about a 100 feet of line attached and is embedded in the mouth of a 7 or 8 lb black bass… an angry one, the Boss says she wants her lure back.

She lost her big fish of the day, and then had to watch it while it proceed to jump and try to throw the lure for 4 or 5 minutes….

But, boy oh boy, was it a day.  We had 6 keepers.  Two small fish were caught on c-rigs.  Four really nice fish were caught on top water.   The bass were just on fire for the top water.   Not only did the Boss lose her big fish, I also lost two more.  The ones we caught were:  7 lbs 7 oz, 6 lbs 1 oz, 4 lbs 6 oz, and 3 lbs 1 oz., 2lb 0 oz, and 1 lb 8 oz.

Here are some photos:

We had decided to keep today… we brought ice and took some home:  Here is what the big ones looked like on the stringer.

It was a heck of a day…  can’t remember the last time we caught fish like this on top water.. well maybe last year, but they weren’t this big all on the same day.

We love fall and winter fishing… we have been sitting out a lot of the 100 degree days.  It was worth the wait and the 62 degrees this morning was fantastic.