Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Day 96: Ultra-Light Largemouth

A Nomahagen largemouth taken on ultra-light tackle.
When: Tuesday, August 16th, from 6pm to 6:30pm
Where: Lake Nomahagen
What: Ultra-light fishing with small Rapalas
Weather: Cloudy. Light east wind. Near 80-degrees.
Moon: Waning. A few days after full.
Water Conditions: Fairly clear. Vegetation had been pushed off from recent heavy rain.

I didn't really have a whole lot of options in regards to where to fish on Tuesday. I needed to pick Lindsay up from work so she could get her new car, and since Lake Nomahagen was on the way, I figured what the heck.

Since this prospect wasn't particularly exciting, I tried to make it a little more fun by bringing the ultra-light rod in hopes of catching a bass on light tackle.

I did.

I tossed a small, hot-mustard colored original floating Rapala along the shoreline as I made my way down the lake. I caught a couple sunfish and lots more were smacking at it and missing.

After about 20 minutes, I landed the bass you see above.

Other than that, there's really nothing exciting that happened.

I'm hoping I'll have a better story on Saturday after I go musky fishing on Friday night.

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