Yamamoto Swim Senko does it again
Capt. George Welcome
April 13, 2008
Stick Marsh-Farm 13 - Freshwater Fishing Report
What is it about fishing for bass that keeps fishermen coming back? Is it the
challenge of finding the bass, or the challenge of once found, finding a bait
that they will react to? Could it be the sharing and experiencing of the many
wonders of our natural world? Perhaps it could be all of the above and even
My last trip on the Marsh was with a couple of guys that really enjoyed one
another's company, enjoyed the challenge of searching for that just right bait,
and noticed every bit of natures wonders as we studiously worked a bit of the
waters that I had staked our on previous trips. It was obvious from the first
moment of meeting up with Rene and Julio that today would be another special day
on Stick Marsh/Farm 13
Early on the wind was calm and it was hoped for a bit of top water bite but
it didn't happen. However, it took but a moment to rig a Gary Yamamoto Swimming
Senko which quickly produced this gal.
The color of these fish can be attributed to the dark tannic stained water
they come from.
It wasn't a day a great numbers as we only managed 15 bass to the boat.
However as you can see from the pictures, quality wasn't lacking. It's never
ceases to amaze me that we consider a day of 15 caught and boated bass to be a
slow day, when on the majority of our lakes in North America this would be
considered a banner day.
Each day now is one to try top water. My favorite this time of the year is
the Storm Chug Bug:
Either of the two selections are good but I prefer the CB08. Mix up the
retrieves with this bait to find what the bass want on a particular day. Some
days it dead-sticking it, some a chug-chug-chug and hesitate, and some it is a
steady pop, pop, pop all the way back to the boat. I mention all the way back to
the boat as I see too many anglers pulling the bait from the water 15-20 feet
from the boat. I have caught a 13 pound lady 6" from the side of the boat. Don't
rush to make that next cast. Finish out the one your working on first.
I mention Gary Yamamoto's Swimming Senko in just about every report lately. Its
consistent production of bites and quality fish make this a must-have-bait in
anyone's tackle bag. Rigging it is easy and not only will it produce, but it
will produce multiple fish per bait. Depending on whether you want it tail high,
or tail low will dictate tail up, or tail down. Fishing it in emergent grasses,
or with grass just below the surface rig it with the tail down. This will cause
the bait to lift and work better on the surface. For submerged cover, rig the
bait tail up. This will help keep the bait deeper. Also for deeper applications
we add a 1/4 ounce or better bullet weight to the nose. Depth desired will
dictate the amount of weight used. In all applications this bait works best on a
steady slow retrieve.
See you on the water. Say hi if you get the chance, and yes, we do have some
openings in April.
Stick Marsh-Farm 13 Fishing Forecast:
Top water bite will be hot any day now.
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