Thursday, March 22, 2012

Day 314: Third Time's A Charm

Spooky Brook bass. 

When: Tuesday, March 21st, from 12:15pm to 12:45pm
Where: Spooky Brook Lake in Colonial Park, Somerset
What: Bass fishing with soft-plastics, spinners and Rapalas
Weather: Mostly cloudy, 70 degrees, wind n/a
Barometric Pressure: Not sure, can't get on NOAA's site right now
Moon: Waning, just before new
Water Conditions: Partly stained

I don't have much time to write this morning, so here's the quick scoop.

Once again I got my half-hour of fishing in at lunchtime on Tuesday. It was my third visit to Spooky Brook Lake and I caught my first fish there. I started off tossing the Mepps Black Fury that had produced on Sunday, but switched to a Wave Tiki Stick after the spinner didn't produce any bites.

After 20 minutes or so, I noticed some surface activity along the shoreline. I assumed they were mostly sunfish, but did see some bigger swirls. After tying on floating Rapala to accommodate for the shallow water, my lure got some much needed attention. A couple small fish nipped at it, and then the bass you see above picked it of the surface and was in my hand moments later.

Not a bad lunch break.

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