March 27 at 5:13pm
Had decent window of opportunity,was doing solo trip,somehow those tend to be the most productive,and launched de Ole SouthFork very early,had doggone headlight to be able to see and first spot,once again yielded yet another stud sac a lait in the form of one that was 1.09lb,my heaviest to date and have reasonable expectations of nabbing true beast of over 3 lbs,know the T-Funky very capable of producing such a trophy fish as I lost one guestimated at well over 3.5 about 2-3 years ago.First spot produced heaviest plus one more,then went on a search and nabbed rest shooting docks,ala Richard Gene,the Fishing Machine and also picked up nice bass same way,in fact when I hooked bass initially suspected chunky sac a lait.Ran into gent named Jack(Johnny Reb on another site)and exchanged ideas and he tossed me fine lil bait I need to try and told him Spoiler Shad,blue,with pink Crappie Psychic Trailer doing de damage and getting much better at tight-lining tiny lures,work as well as de real thing!!Did make obligatory run way up Bogue Falaya and missed very nice Kentucky bass dat was hell-bent for nabbing Red Bug Zoom Speed Worm(can't seem to find June Bug Red Speed Worms-bet LA Sportsman has em)and had bass about same size as worm chase it down but he did not inhale it.Glad fishing buddy of mine suggested 'dock-shooting' and bet once I get much more comfortable,boxes gonna be filled with more than 6-8 but de ones I have been nabbing close to and exceeding one lb,nothing shabby bout dat!!!Guess having Ray Bans on today messed me up as I saw huge Kentucky bass chase worm and should have just relaxed and kept steady pace on retrieve,same scenario occurs with White River rainbows chasing Rebel Crawfish crankbaits,gotta ignore flash of fish and keep steady retrieve.Guestimated weight of this bass to be close to 3 lbs and nabbed one that big few years ago and LA record tad over 4 lbs!!!Oh well,gotta keep on keeping on and did not have ton of pressure today know full well dat changes on week ends,unless ya only fish til bout 8:00 am!!!