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5-22-03 - The BASS are in the mood...

Rivers Fished: Axehead Lake
Fish Caught: 0
Outing Date: 5-22-03
Weather: Sunny
Air Temp: 60's rapidly dropping to 40's
Water Temp: 68F
Water Level: N/A
Water Color: Less clear than earlier in the season...visibility reduced to probably several feet.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Bluegill
Pattern Fished: A blue popper; Whitlock's Hare Sculpin in black
Pattern Color: see above
Fishing Quality: Not too shabby

So today was another quick trip, meeting Bart & his GF after work around 6:30. I first started by fishing the entire lake with a Blue Popper but was unable to coax any rises.

Meanwhile, Bart had sighted several bass at north end of the lake. A couple were even starting to bed up. Bart got several follows on a black wolley bugger type, but no takers. Meanwhile they were also floating waxworms and got a few bluegills.

I wasn't interested in the smaller fish, I wanted the larger bass so I switched up to a Whitlock's Hare Sculpin in Black. I got several nips that didn't set, but managed one hookup...got it about 2 feet away from shore where it shook loose, doing it's own C & R.

Well, that pretty much sums it up! This weekend is going to be a BLAST - Bass, Trout, we got it all planned!

  MP 

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