The fishing is hot
Capt. George Welcome
December 5, 2010
Stick Marsh-Farm 13 - Freshwater Fishing Report
27th Joyce and Bill Dunwell: Brother and sister Joyce and Bill were celebrating birthdays with one of their favorite pastimes. Following recommendations of wild shiners and Lake J would bring them their most successful day of fishing yet in both numbers and size. Again as with previous trips the shiners lured bass after bass out of their weedy cover. Free lined shiners were the method and all 72 shiners that we took to the lake successfully did their job. Bill and Joyce did a spectacular job hooking up as did the previous customers this month.
Hooking up with shiners is not the lay-down approach many think it is and everyone this month did very well with the timing and technique.
Well over 500 bass were caught for November and everyone went home with worn thumbs and big smiles. Biggest bass was the 9.5 pound in the boat with an even bigger gal coming unbuttoned at the side of the boat. With the windy weather that was provided these results were nothing short of spectacular. Thanks to all for great fishing, great camaraderie and lots of laughs.
22,23,24th Crawford Moore: Day one for Crawford and Brad started with disaster for me as I discovered the right rear tire or the boat trailer leaning at a very rakish angle. I had gone to Wal-Mart to pick up a few items prior to meeting up with the guys and discovered that my right rear hub had disintegrated. A quick call to friend Don Willis was enough to make arrangements to get the guys on the water and gave me the day to get needed repairs made. Of course, as could be expected, parts weren't just around the corner, but by 2 PM everything was back together.
The guys opted to give artificial a try but catching was extremely slow as only 5 bass decided to play that day.
Day two I met Crawford who would be fishing alone and we headed to Lake J. armed with a tank full of wild golden shiners. The plan was to free-line these guys along the edge of lily pad fields and lure the fish out of under their protective cover. By noon Crawford had boated 80 bass with a 9.5 pound lady being the big fish of the day.
Day three Crawford and Brad were with me again and ready to repeat yesterday's catching. Success was pretty much guaranteed as we hit the same location again with wild shiners. Both Crawford and Brad caught the most bass they ever had, and both caught the biggest bass of their fishing career on this three day venture.
Stick Marsh-Farm 13 Fishing Forecast:
The cold fronts should keep the bass buried and shiners will be your best option.
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