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I finally got out in my W500 for the first trip of the season in my yak.
I launched at 10:30 am at lake Congamond in Southwick Massachusetts.
Today was a picture perfect day.
Slight wind with sunny skies, I was hoping for some clouds, but they didn’t show up until the end of my day.
Water temps were 43 degrees to 47.8 degrees, and gin clear.
Long story short, I threw everything but the kitchen sink.
Though I had 3 Bass follow my jerk bait all the way to the boat, but they just wouldn’t commit and bite it.
I caught 5 pickerels, and only small bass.
I called it quits at about 3:30pm.
I was paddling through the flats, an area where the water is 2’ to 8’ deep, and decided to give one more lure a try.
I had a little mepps inline spinner in brown trout color, tied onto 8’ test floro.
I cast it almost to shore and retrieved it back to me slowly.
That picked me up a couple more small Bass, but not what I was looking for.
I made a cast up shallow next to a dock, and as the spinner came past the very end………….BAM!!! Fish On!!
I had a head shaking fool, running for deep water.
Now I’m getting my first tow of the season, as she turns and heads straight at me……………
I’m reeling in the slack line as fast as I can to catch up to her, and up she comes for my first tail Dance of the season.
She dives under my W500 and Pops out the other side, my pole dipped down under water hoping she would pop off.
She surges back out for the shallows on the dock I pulled her from.
I pull her up towards the surface, back towards my yak, and into my net.
Now this is what I was Looking for, 3.5 lbs fat healthy Large Mouth Bass.
Called it a day after that, and headed home.
A side note, I picked up another motor, a 2003 2hp Honda 4 stroke.
After it gets a tune up, I’ll be making another video.
Life Is Good.
Tight lines and MoPaddle safe all.