When: Tuesday, June 7th, from 5:30pm to 6pm
Where: Upper Echo Lake in Mountainside
What: Bass fishing.......on a pedal boat
Weather: Hot and windy. High well into the 80's. Sunny.
Moon: Waxing. A few days before the first quarter.
Water Conditions: Stained.
Anyone who didn't expect a little repetition over the course of this endeavor is going to be disappointed. Given the fact that I have a full-time job, a fiancee and lots of other responsibilities, it is inevitable that there will be places close to my home that get fished over and over again. I tried to make things at least a little more interesting by not allowing myself to fish the same place twice in the same week, but I can only do so much.
That being said, as I was on my way to Echo Lake Park to once again fish for carp, I was thinking of how I could make this a little more exciting; maybe target new species or do something different.
And there she was.
When I saw the pedal boats on the lake, I immediately thought of how I could utilize them. They weren't going to do me much good for carp fishing, but they actually make pretty good bass boats.
Two thumbs up for pedal-boat bass fishing.
To my astonishment, I actually caught four bass and missed many more during my 30 minutes on this golden queen. All fish were caught on Yum Dingers, rigged both Texas-weedless and wacky.
Although the bass were pretty small, it was still mighty cool to be sitting in the middle of a lake, after work, fishing for bass........on a pedal boat.
Next Up: Think I'm going to try the salt somewhere on Staten Island tomorrow afternoon.