Summer on the Marsh
Capt. George Welcome
August 21, 2009
Stick Marsh-Farm 13 - Freshwater Fishing Report
The heat is on but the fishing remains much the same as it has for the bulk of the summer. The bass are being located along the old submerged irrigation ditches of Farm 13 with the occasional bass being found on the Marsh.
Of particular interest has been the center ditches, both E/W and N/S. However ignoring the other ditches could be a mistake.
One of the trips out in the area was to Goodwin, (a small lake just north of the Marsh/Farm. Don Willis and I ventured forth in is aluminum boat for a 1/2 day of quiet and fun. Big fish of the morning was caught by Don just prior to quitting.
Catches on the Marsh have been averaging between 15-20 fish, but there have been some tough days also that netted far less. However even with numbers down every day has seen at least one big bass. Unfortunately, not all have made it closer than the side of the boat as adrenalin kicked in and caused a brief brain failure.
On those days that the wind doesn't blow it can be just a bit warm out there, however most days that I have fished we have been lucky and had some breeze for at least part of the day.
Water levels are up so navigation isn't much of an issue at this time. The chance of hitting an unseen stump or floater are still there however so be cautious. Road conditions have been good compared to years gone by, but travel enough and it will get you. I just had to spend $1000.00 on front end work on the truck which is a ritual every few years.
See you out there: say hi if you get the chance.
Stick Marsh-Farm 13 Fishing Forecast:
Fall fishing should see an increase in activity.
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