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13.0 in. Smallmouth Bass caught by Willard Gage @ Watershed Tackle fishing in Michigan on 04/27/12

Posted by Willard Gage @ Watershed Tackle Expert Member over 7 years ago

13.0 in. Smallmouth Bass caught by Willard Gage @ Watershed Tackle fishing in Michigan on 04/27/12
13.0" Smallmouth Bass caught by Willard Gage @ Watershed Tackle fishing on Friday April 27, 2012 at 20:12 near Walled Lake in Oakland County, Michigan (MI), United States North America using a 3/8 oz drop shot a Worm

Only catch in 1 hour of fishing, a 13" smallmouth bass -spunky little guy that jumped twice after hitting the redworms on a drop shot. Still looking for sunfish, but water temperature was down to 50F at sunset. However, I notice that the fish I have been catching are relating to hard bottom, not to weeds during the last two trips.

Though the water temperature is 50F, there were bugs hatching - looked like mosquitoes and midges - the swallows and martins were flying about and when there are hatches that should be a good sign this time of year that the lake is waking fully.

I am trying to go for at least 1 short outting and one longer (3-4 hours per week) to keep some sort of a pattern established. I want to be on top of the largest bite of sunfish and then bass of the spring I can be on. At least today - last Saturday in April - measn I can now start fishing for Northern Pike and Walleye in the Michigan inland lakes.

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Henry V

Great report. I like the detail about insects.

Posted by Henry V Elite Member over 7 years ago

Aj Farkas

thats a pretty fish there !!

Posted by Aj Farkas over 7 years ago

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