Willard Gage @ Watershed Tackle

13.0 in. Largemouth Bass caught by Willard Gage @ Watershed Tackle fishing in Michigan on 07/04/12

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

13.0 in. Largemouth Bass caught by Willard Gage @ Watershed Tackle fishing in Michigan on 07/04/12
13.0" Largemouth Bass caught by Willard Gage @ Watershed Tackle fishing on Wednesday July 04, 2012 at 08:00 near Walled Lake in Oakland County, Michigan (MI), United States North America using a Berkly 4” powerworm natural o black w/chart tail a Worm by Berkley

I finally got some housework done and the boat ready for the lake. Back out on Wolverine Lake and the water temp is 82F. Drop-shotting for bass trying to duplicate last years patterns as a starting point. Caught these three largemouth in 3 hours (8-11 am - and a few very small sunfish( not shown). Largest fish is 13 inches.

Notice I have two baits shown – when I start dropshotting I am in search mode and actually use a tube jig as the weight until the fish select either the jig (on bottom) or the worm (suspended). I then switch to a single bait set-up to minimize fouling in the net or accidentally hooking myself if I catch a bonus northern pike. I will also point out that I tied my rig with tieable wire and will be trying this out in 2012. There are just to many 24-30 inch pike in these lakes and the readily take rubber worms (especially black and chartreuse tail) to keep getting bitten off.

Though I had a slow day, I think it was more due to the cold front that went through and just starting to fish from the boat, not the size of the 18# test tieable wire.

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