Talked my boss into giving me the afternoon off given the incredible weather and the impending change. My neighbor cancelled on me so I went solo. Sure glad I did.
I started trolling lead but happened upon some white bass pinning shad in the shallows. It was incredible for a few hours, think I manage to land 22-23 and probably lost that many more. Ranged from 13″ to 16.25″ with the majority being a fat 14-15. I long lined shallow shad raps and thin fins in 5-8 ft of water and casted top water in 2-3 ft of water. Trolling I managed to hook up simultaneous doubles 5 times but only landed both twice. They routinely were only getting the back hook. Multiple times I would land one fish only to grab the other rod as it loaded up while I was landing the other. I did manage to catch several on a topwater plug in 2.5 ft or less of water, I had one that tried to take my plug as I pulled it out of the water right next to the boat.
It was an outstanding afternoon and I had the whole area to myself. Wish I could have had the 9 year old with me. I didn’t have the digital with me, but did take some photos with a disposable and I will post them later.
Given the weather forecast that maybe it for me this fall but it is going to be hard to wait 5 months to get the boat out after a afternoon like that. I will probably try to slip one or more trips in, hopefully the weather cooperates.