Willard Gage @ Watershed Tackle

8.5 in. Pumpkinseed Sunfish caught by Willard Gage @ Watershed Tackle fishing in Michigan on 05/26/12

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

8.5 in. Pumpkinseed Sunfish caught by Willard Gage @ Watershed Tackle fishing in Michigan on 05/26/12
8.5" Pumpkinseed Sunfish caught by Willard Gage @ Watershed Tackle fishing on Saturday May 26, 2012 at 07:15 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 at 74 degrees F in Walled Lake. Continuing to catch mixed bags of bluegill (4, see next post) and pumpkinseeds (4, shown here). Since it looked as though I was not going to hit a 9 inch pumpkinseed or 10 inch bluegill, I started throwing artificial baits for bass (landed 2, see upcoming post) or pike (caught 1 at end of trip, see upcoming post).
The pumpkinseeds were between 7 and 8 ½ inches – half inch short of my minimum goal.
For the sunfish I am at this time I am exclusively fishing with #8 octopus hook drop-shotted baited with a redworm. I have noticed it is getting more difficult to land the bass in the warmer water with such a small hook due to bass. The sunfish are less aggressive as they lock on the beds and I actually catch more fish on the small hook (however, it does not allow me to land the largemouth bass).

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John A Wright

Awesome set up on the pics

Posted by John A Wright Elite Member over 7 years ago

Señor Navarro

Nice!

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Fishing report - 8.5 in. Bluegill caught by Willard Gage @ Watershed Tackle fishing in Michigan on 05/26/12 Fishing report - 8.5 in. Pumpkinseed Sunfish caught by Willard Gage @ Watershed Tackle fishing in Michigan on 05/25/12
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