This last weekend Nicole and her son Ethan came down to Everts Fishing Resort for some project work, a bit of fishing and shore line rock hunting relaxation.
Ethan was using his favorite bait, the crawler off of the Everts dock looking for the “big one” while I was in search of the big one using bullheads with a father/daughter team.
The weather was great and the May Flies reminded us that the old Mississippi was in good health.
We were fishing wood, wood and more wood tonight using 8 inch bullheads and Team Catfish 9/0 Super J hooks that dug in and brought the fish to the boat.
I was a little surprised that the flats haven’t all spawned yet. But with the cold water lasting until June I guess that would slow the spawn down some. Many of the flats have mouth imprints on them from other flatsheads.
The following day, I had the opportunity to take Nicole and Ethan out. Since the reports of White Bass have been sounding good, I had the spinning rods brought along. Once we anchored in a WBBA (White Bass Busting Area) I realized we didn’t have enough poppers along. Then came Steve and Trumar in their boat with extra lures. Nothing like On The Water Delivery to save the day!
Now I’m not sure how those guides manage with two or three people casting treble hooked lures all day, but I set one popper down on my tackle box. It was the only lure out of a box in the whole boat…and some how it found it’s way into my pants leg…on the inside of both knees. Buy the way, this makes it hard to walk.
Just finished with that surgery and I heard the tell-tail sound of a catfish banging a bait. I looked to Ethan’s spinning rod to see a bump-bump-stop. Dang it…he’s gone I said.
No sooner were those words out of my mouth when the white rod bent down to the water. Ethan was pulling out the rod from the Folbe like he’s done it a million times and the fight was on. Heck, I’m not going to talk about it…watch the video below! I call it Ethan vs 10 pound Channel Cat!