This trip didn’t go as planned. I wanted to target Walleye and Pike. It is the season opener today. I had my son with me, and my Dad was not able to make it. So I could not fish the way I wanted to. This turned into a father-son fishing trip. It was still fun to be on the water with my boy. He had a good time. We were pushing away from the dock at 8 AM. It was overcast but not raining, and there was a slight breeze that gave the boat a good natural drift.
The sonar was very active in the 12-15 foot ranges with lots of suspended fish. I caught a 4lb 17-inch Large Mouth, in less than an hour of being out there. I used a 4″ shiner, and a slip bobber set at 10(ish) feet of water. When the bass hit the bobber it just vanished.
A large pike attacked my Rapala Shadow Rap just as I was at the end of my retrieve. It was about 3 feet from the boat.
By 12:30 it was 20 mph sustained winds gusting to 26 mph. The water was pretty rough. With my 6-year-old son on the boat that pretty much ended the day.[arve url=”https://vimeo.com/216331666″ align=”center” promote_link=”no” title=”May 6th, 2017 Saratoga Lake Large Mouth Bass” description=”May 6th, 2017 Saratoga Lake Large Mouth Bass” upload_date=”May 6th, 2017 Saratoga Lake Large Mouth Bass” /]
Fishing Report Data:
Fish Species Targeted: Walleye and Pike
Catch: Large Mouth Bass\Missed Pike
Presentation: Live bait on slip bobber, and Rapala Shadow Rap
Gear: Spinning Gear With Braid and Fluro Leader, and Baitcaster With Braid
Water Clarity: 0-13 Feet
Water Temp: Around 55 degrees
Air Pressure: Around 29.03in and rising
Wind: None in the morning picked the afternoon then SSW 20 mph (26 mph gusts)
General Overview: Sonar was very active with fish suspended 15 foot depth ranges.