My partner Dave and I arrived at the landing at 6am and fished until about 1:30pm. It was a mostly overcast day with little breeze. The wind did pick up right before we left and the sun started to shine. We started on a small inside weed turn on the main lake, I lost a northern on a DT6 Parrot, no bites on jig worms or mojo rigs. There was a lot of surface activity up on the flat so I tied on a Baby Bass Sammy and moved up on top. I did not get any takers but Dave caught a nice 2.75lb bass on a Bluegill Gambler Swim Blade. We went back out to the edge and had a few sunfish taps, but that was about it.
We then went out to my favorite hard bottom spot. I got one close to 4lbs on a Carolina Rigged Green Pumpkin Baby Ring Fry on my 2nd or 3rd cast. I pulled on another one that felt like a solid fish a few casts later and Dave doubled his rod over using a mojo rigged Ring Fry, but the fish dogged him in a coontail clump. We each picked up one more fish on jig worms and then I had a good fish on a DT6, but it dogged me in some coontail as well. We decided to get out of there and check some other areas.
We tried a few weed turns and points, we each caught a few fish, but it was slow. After that we went over to the shallower side if the lake. We caught several small bass on a brown/purple Swim Jig, Bronzeye Frog, & 1 on my Sammy. I then decided to go under the bridge to the west side of 35W. I had never been over there in all the times on the lake. I was actually deeper in areas and goes back farther then I thought it did. I believe there are fish that live back there all summer long. We idled around back there and fished a couple stretches of slop. On the 2nd stop, I caught a 4.5lb beauty on my Natural Red Bronzeye Frog and then about 10 casts later I had one in the same size class roll over the top of it, but miss it. That was about it for the action back there and it was time to head home for a fish fry at my parents.
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