Willard Gage @ Watershed Tackle

14.0 in. Largemouth Bass caught by Willard Gage @ Watershed Tackle fishing in Michigan on 05/25/12

Posted by Willard Gage @ Watershed Tackle Expert Member over 8 years ago

14.0 in. Largemouth Bass caught by Willard Gage @ Watershed Tackle fishing in Michigan on 05/25/12
14.0" Largemouth Bass caught by Willard Gage @ Watershed Tackle fishing on Friday May 25, 2012 at 20:00 near Walled Lake in Oakland County, Michigan (MI), United States North America using a #8 octopus hook w/redworm drop-shotting a Worm

Water temperature risen to 72- 74 degrees F in Walled Lake. Starting to catch mixed bags of bluegill and pumpkinseeds. It is really interesting that this year I am catching sunfish where the vertical edge of the tail is worn instead of the bottom tip or horizontal edge. My hypothesis is that the fish are backing up to the weeds when making beds where last year the fish were in closer to shore where there are hardly any weeds.

Here is a 14 inch bonus bass caught this evening fishing between 8 & 9:15pm. Following posts will show sunfish and a lone rockbass where I tried to locate another colony of bedding sunfish (however, no luck). Seems on the north side of the lake this year the fish are grouped very tight together and a long way of shore (perhaps because of the low water level)

At this time I am exclusively fishing with #8 octopus hook drop-shotted baited with a redworm. I am trying to catch another Master Angler sunfish while enjoying the bonus bass. I have noticed it is getting more difficult to land the bass in the warmer water with such a small hook due to bass aggressiveness in the warmer water.

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Bill Greenwald

Pretty fish!

Posted by Bill Greenwald Elite Member over 8 years ago

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