The Bass Slamorama continues… My old friend Jeff Miller from Bloomer, WI brought his good buddy Tim Seibel up for a day of chasing bronzebacks in the Hayward area on Monday. We couldn’t have dialed up a better day. Fair winds, high skies, and warm temps made for the perfect sight fishing day, and we took full advantage. There were plenty of fish in 2′ – 8′ of water, and they were more than cooperative as we caught fish up to 19 1/2″ on hair jigs, and plastics. As I netted fish after fish for these two guys, I kept thinking that I’d like every day to be like this… Lots of fish, lots of stories, and lots of laughs. It was one for the books for sure. Water temps warmed to 62 degrees by the end of the day, and it looked like spawning activity was finally starting to peak. Thanks to Jeff and Tim for one heck of a day, and thanks for lunch as well. Can’t wait to do it again boys!!!
Wednesday found us back on Chequamegon Bay for a half day with George Whitman from Plainfield, IL and Mike Whitman from Minoqua, WI. This Uncle/Nephew combo slammed some big fish up to 19″ on plastics in 4′ – 6′ of water. We found fish scattered throughout the morning, and they didn’t come in bunches like we’ve seen recently. It was a “one here, one there” type of morning, and we kept catching fish as long as we didn’t stay in one spot too long. George and Mike did one heck of a job and kept me busy netting fish and taking pictures. Water temps ranged from 59 – 61 degrees as we had rain and thunderstorms rolling all around us. Thanks for the great time guys. See you in September!!!
Mike Adkins and Caleb Wheeler from Mt. Sterling, KY joined me on Thursday to get after some big bass on Chequamegon Bay. This was Mike and Caleb’s first trip Wisconsin, and I think our fish made an impression. We pounded the smallies throughout the day on plastics in 5′ – 7′ of water with each of them landing a 21″ fish. Those are the biggest we’ve had in the boat so far this year, and they’ll be hard to beat! Dense fog and east winds made for some interesting and cool conditions, but these boys were able to work through it to put one heck of a day together. They weren’t even upset with me about the Badger victory over UK in the Final Four!!! With the heater cranked up in the truck at the end of the day, it was hard to believe we had caught that many big fish in such tough conditions. Excellent job Mike and Caleb. You’re two Wildcats that will always be welcome in the Badger state!!!
If you’re looking for walleye reports, no worries… We’ll be getting after them soon. Stay tuned!!!