This year was an abbreviated trip for the annual opener. With a new job, I don't get to bid for my days off for awhile, so I am at the mercy of working my training officer's schedule. Yami Master also had other family commitments, but when I found out I was off opening day, a quick trip was in order.
The morning started like most opening days with a flurry of action at first light. In hindsight, I actually regret taking pictures because the window was so small and setting up the camera with the timer takes a little time to get going. Five nice fish came to hand in a 20 minute time span with the nicest weighing in a 5 lbs even. Everything was on an original chatterbait with a 5'' single tail grub trailer.
After the sun started to crest the horizon, a cold east wind picked up and the fishing tapered off. I moved around catching a few fish at each spot tried, but nothing picture worthy. For the most part I concentrated on skinny areas of the lake and it seemed that those locations held primarily smaller buck males. I did see some beds, but only 2 with fish on them in deeper water. I was mostly throwing a t-rigged 5'' swim senko. The bites were light and I never saw the line jump or move when a fish would take it. This led to quite a few drops and swing and misses as well. Totals for the day were 17 bass and about a 20 lb carp tail hooked on a jig
I called it a day around lunchtime and head back to the Land of Lincoln to attend Yami Master's daughters b-day party. Coyote and I are heading out Friday, and hopefully the weather changes as the forecast is calling for a cold front. It still beats work though 8