Here’s a photo of a 30.03 pound stringer that came off Wilson Lake Monday April 6th, 2015 by a couple of my fishing buddies. Ronnie Ellis and Dave Shearer, nice limit guys. their best fish was a tad over seven pounds.
I had the pleasure of meeting a fine young man Colby Calhoun this past week at Gander Mountain in our fishing department. We were talking about larger size spinning tackle when the subject came up about what he likes to fish for. Colby pulled out his smartphone and started sharing photos with me of the huge catfish he catches from shore. As you can see from the photos below he catches some huge catfish. Nice fish Colby and thanks for sharing with me and mt readers.
Marty McCravey sent me this photo of the catch his brother Dustin McCravey and he caught this past Saturday while fishing the Heartland Tournament out of Pickwick Lake. They came in 2nd place with this stringer of 24.3 pounds. It took a little over 27 pounds to take the win. Looks like the big girls are biting.
I had a chance to make a trip to Pickwick with fishing buddy Lynn Melton yesterday. Of course the day I finally get to head to the lake the wind was howling with swells of two to three feet blowing straight up the lake.
Conditions: Weather air temp 50*, WSW wind 15 to 20 mph, heavy cloud cover no sunshine at all. Water temperature was 49* in most of the places we fished.
We managed to catch five keeper size bass all on crankbaits. The bite was slow and we found them in two places that had to be close to deep water. Now when I say deep water we were fishing near a creek channel swing that was about 12 to 15 feet deep. Our best fish was a 5.75 pound largemouth caught by Lynn and I had one over four pounds and another one close to four. The other two were just keepers.
Dave – The Smallmouth Whisperer sent me this photo of another huge smallmouth he caught yesterday on The Alabama Rig. This smallie pulled down the scales to 6.11 pounds.
Check out this huge smallmouth caught by Dave on a recent fishing trip. this one was 6.10 pounds.