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The Icast show was awesome this year. Touching base with my sponsors and getting to talk fishin’ with the best Bass Fishermen in the world, is a GREAT TIME!! I will be writing a little story about my 2012 ICAST experience on www.fishdelta.com , articles page.
Oh yeah!……..The topwater bite is on the runway, and is fixing to take off!! Bobby’s Perfect Buzz, and Bobby’s Perfect Frog, have been doing a little bit of damage lately. The froggy bite has been extremely HOT or COLD. There has been No “grey”…It’s either ON or OFF!! That will be changing to a more consistent, “ON”, as the weeks progress.
Pre spawn…Post spawn… what’s goin’ on??!! This crazy weather we’ve had this year, has had the Largemouth up and down, like a yo yo .The Rat-L-Trap, is still one of the greatest “locater” baits around!!
What a wild ride it has been this fall for the Migratory Jailbirds! There has been ZERO consistency for Stripers this fall on the Delta. “Here today…gone tomorrow”, ” here for 8 minutes….gone for 3 weeks”. Groan. The theme for this fall has been, “fish for the moment”. When someone in the boat gets bit, whether it be on a surface lure or a subsurface bait, you’d better capitalize on the “moment”. The fish from 4 to 8 lbs have been in little groups, so it is very important to saturate the area after a strike, to try and take advantage of a double or triple hookup. It may be a long drought before the next opportunity. Many of the 8 to 12 lb fish have been falling for the White G2 Punker and are usually solos, so enjoy it when you have one on.
It’s got to get better….I’ve got my fingers and toes crossed!
The Striper bite on the river is coming around. The bite isn’t wide open yet, and the size of fish will vary daily, but the best is yet to come. Topwater fish have averaged 6 to 13 lbs, with the occasional high teen fish. The subsurface baits are getting more bites, however the size averages 2 to 6 lbs, with an occasional fish in the 10 lb class.
The Lunker Punkers have excelled during low light conditions, or when there is a breeze up to 15 mph. During minimal wind conditions, I am slow rolling the Basstrix or fan casting the Rat-L-Trap.
Fishing has been slow on the river for big fish. My perfect frog and perfect buzz have been producing the occasional big fish. A red crankbait on rock walls have been producing quantities of bass but they lack in size.