Figured so many people were reading this post that it would be a good idea to acutally copy the short story that he had posted to his blog.
How Hot is Hot???\r\nPosted by jon deroche ? \r\n\r\nPierre Part, L.A. ? Sitting the boat waiting for takeoff, I wondered, ?How freakin hot is it going to get?? The sweat was dripping from my forehead and it wasn?t even daylight yet.\r\n\r\nIt was so hot this weekend, you could fry bacon on the front deck of you boat for breakfast. But that didn?t stop the anglers lined up to get into the dropping water of the Atchafalaya Spillway.\r\n\r\nRoadrunner Bass Club joined the masses to fish one of the hottest days of the year, and I was one of the lucky ones to experience the pain.\r\n\r\nAbout a hundred bobbing anchor lights were waiting to take off from Doiron?s Landing, and as soon as one took off they all followed in a bee line to Flat Lake.\r\n\r\nOnce in Flat Lake the boats spread out from the single file and tossed topwater baits to get the bass to come up. A Yellow Magic was the trick for us to get the first bite. My partner Chris Bourgeois pulled it in to put us on the board with our first keeper.\r\n\r\nAfter hanging out for an hour we headed over to the cypress trees were I picked up a small bass on a chatterbait. But as the sun got over the trees it was time for us to make a run to cool off.\r\n\r\nWe wanted to stay close to moving water so Sandra Thompson canal seemed like a good place to start. The water had good current in it and was full of grass. First thing Chris did was pull out the punching rod. Three casts into it he lands a solid keeper.\r\n\r\nSeeing the results and knowing punching had to be an option, I followed trying to copy. But I suck at punching so I threw a red shad worm along the edge of the grass and picked up the only other keeper of the day. Chris finished with his five and we headed to the weigh in. With only seven fish to weigh in we didn?t place, but had a good time nonetheless.