I joined Joey and Scott at Shearon Harris this early this morning for a little ‘yak bass fishing. We didn’t catch a ton of fish, but we caught some fish, and we had fun. Here’s how it went down:
My first bass was also my longest of the day – 19.25″. The skinny bass hit a swimbait right after it landed near a weed edge. He didn’t put up much of a fight – the dog days of summer must be wearing him down.
My next fish was a chain pickerel. It took him 4 tries, but he finally got a good hold on my spinnerbait. This fish reminded me of how my buddy Joe and I used to catch northern pike on spinnerbaits in Wisconsin.
I also caught a couple smaller bass on a Yum Dinger. I ended the morning a bowfin (saw a biggun’, casted a spinnerbait at him, he crashed it, he thrashed a bit, then he spit it) short of the Harris slam.
Joey, fresh off his TJM tournament victory, caught a few bass as well. His first one hit a topwater frog right behind me.
Scott caught several bass on topwater. This is the only one I photographed. He was still on the water fishing away when I took off.