most likely it was a 1/2 oz swim . jig with a 6 inch swim bait . smallmouth, walleye and channel cats .. I don't even own a tube any more . they are very productive but there is just so much you can carry while wading. the older I get the tougher it is to pack heavy loads so I simplify what I carry into the lures I have the most confidence in and the odd lure I get a wild hair to experiment with .
Thanks for the Report and Merry Christmas to you.
I struck out on the last Kayak run. Not a bite. Think the drift may have been too fast for the fish. What was that big lure you were using. A Tube? Whatr does that catch?
water temps mid 30's, clearer than I like, still above normal flow. due to the clearer water algae back on the bottom in various stretches . air temps not bad, fished thru light rain on one of the trips.
I fished a series of slack water areas on one trip, primary catch was smallmouth bass with some walleye mixed in. rattlebaits on the current seam got some , a topwater in the slack part of an eddy got one smallmouth, a suspending rogue twitched with long pauses got the most smallmouth and the handful of walleye .
I fished a series of inflows on another trip, mostly walleye, a couple of smallmouth bass. A suspending rogue, drift, twitch, drift worked best. the hits came on the twitches .
I fished some slack areas associated with bluffs , smallmouth bass the only species caught. A jig/pig was the only lure that got bit. It took an extremely slow, inching retrieve with frequent pauses to get fish