March 05 at 2:17pm
Had some time on my hands and hit favorite stretch of T-Funky launching Chapman pirogue outta 3 Rivers Rd Launch this am and almost immediately had solid fish nail Yum Swimming Dinger black and blue worm mated to pre-pegged 4/0 offset worm hook(probably better for rigging crawfish soft plastics)!Unfortunately,big fish got away due to equipment failure(musta loosened drag on baitcaster)and felt sick when I went to cross fish's eyes,only to have line slip!!!Had 4 poles in tow today and used all 4,baitcasters rigged with worm,Booyah Pad Crasher,Rapala Pumkinseed Perch crankbait,and nice and limber Slab Daddy jigging pole rigged with Bobby Garland soft plastics for slabs(never found a single slab but typically fish for bass).Had more boaters than typical for a Monday and chatted with a few bassing folks,only one had any fish and he was using crawfish-colored crankbait(makes perfect sense since fish most likely feeding on crawfish).Missed a few bass and finally stuck a few at same boat dock where this morning had a T-Funk chunk break my heart by getting away!!!Gave Yum Swimming Dinger to fellow who noticed I was working same boat dock for about 20 minutes!!Probably going back this Wed,hope to correct terrible hook-setting techniques(bad habit I unfortunately have gotten into)!!!Took pic of 5 fine Lesser Canada geese and they looked like they posed for pic!!