got to get out for a git wednesday and thursday. wednesday was more of a searching expedition because it was so cold, and we also left fairly early as it was snowing like crazy and the fog set in . did not get too far towards home, and ran out of the snow and we could have just stayed and weathered the storm so to speak. we did find a few and caught 4 keeps and several shorts. most bites were in the 50 ft. range. 3/4 ZincSpoon and a 3/4 GrassJig head with a 4" swimmer were the fishing tools to get the job done. thursday was better day temp wise and nice and sunny. and it gathered the fish and bait up better. ended up with 12 keeps. had one that would beat 3, 3 were just keepers and the rest were nice chunks. depth wise ran from on the bottom 60 ft. deep. to suspended around 35 ft. caught all of them on the same two baits. the swimmer did account for the bigger ones. when dealing with lots of trees, the Grassjig and swimmer is a great fishing tool because you can fish through the tree without hanging up. casting and retrieving a spoon through trees, you are going to hang up some and have to go shake the spoon loose or knock it loose with the retriever. so, when you can get them to hit it, the GrassJig is the way to go. i did catch on bass on a skirted 3/4 GrassJig and chunk trailer - short k. forgot to add that most of the keeps were all lmg's. good to see more of them showing up.
with steady weather and sunny days, things should be looking up in the catching department.