Took the wife out Wed evening. Night actually by the time we put in. She forgot the boat key.... Had to go back for it....
Had a spot in mind. Taken. Went on in and found a spot but not as deep as would have liked at a little over 20 ft. Threw the green light in and tossed crawlers at cats for an hour or so with no takers.
I've been night fishing before. Spent sundown to sunup out there once. Something about this night was different. I stumbled all over the place. Need a bigger boat with a larger payment. Almost fell in twice. Once stumbled over the wife as she sat on the port gunnel of the back platform. 116 pound lady kept this old 200 pound man from going in the drink. Nice bruise on her back from my elbow.
At any rate. Nice big active minnows from the 66 station in Stockton netted us 5 really nice white bass.😀 Had one crappie at somewhere proud of 13 inches. She was full of eggs. I'll let you biology types explain that one. I though it a little late in the year myself, but I'm only an expert on non fishing matters.
We both lost several whites. I had one in the boat that was easily the largest one I ever caught. He was hooked in the lip and as I went for his lip, he flipped - broke the line, skipped off the gunnel and was gone. I lost 2 or 3 more at least. Wife lost 2 or 3 also. 6 LB Stren. Used that on my ultra light gear for 40 years or more. Guess they improved it and I'll look for something else. I've tried smaller braided and found it too hard to tie especially in the wind. Cleaned the last fish at 0300.
I've joked about white bass, but we ate them. Compared to that frozen crap from China they were delightful!