December 05, 2019 at 3:04pm
Was debating on whether to try non-existent ducks or take de ole Southfork for a Lady P fishing trip,had low expectations for both choices and glad I opted for fishing trip.Was hoping to get out to Lady P in time to possibly spot some ducks and chatted with two duck hunters headed back to launch,they said they saw zero ducks and told me about coot colony in Lake!!!If duck hunting does not pick up,gonna spend some time in deer stand and fish.Today hit Lady P and she was glassy calm,initially had NE winds but knew they would eventually shift to ENE then SE so I did not spend too much time at Big Bridge,water very dirty there,made executive decision to head to ole stand-by and she did not disappoint me but only emerged with two fish,hooked 3 and released under-sized red(he bit twice as had him hooked lost him and came to about where I hooked him,caught him and noticed fresh hook mark on other side of his head)!!!Saw not a duck in the sky,found immense coot colony and all fish caught on Berkley Gulp,Swimming Mullet,Chartreuse.Did try Bomber Spinner Bait alongside grassbeds and spooked big red lying in thick grass beds,maybe had that NOT happened,mighta been able to sight-cast to it.Water along shorelines pristine,only matter of time before reds pounce on Bombers!!!Hard to beat dat Gulp as well!!!Hoping for better results,fishing as well as duck hunting!!