Today was one of the days that you dream about all year long. It was the nastiest weather of the year, no one else in sight, and more topwater fish than you can ever imagine. My customers this morning had to cancel so I decided to go out alone because the conditions were ideal. I made it out around daybreak and started catching fish on every cast, all on topwater and all good fish! Most all of the fish were 18-23in but every now and then you could hook up a big fish with the biggest at 11lbs. I really can’t describe how aggressive these fish were today. They wouldn’t quit biting, everywhere I tried to catch fish, the y were there. I got tired of catching them around 9:30 so I headed in to eat breakfast and left them biting.
My cousin called after getting off work from the fire department and we ate breakfast together. I told him how good the fishing was so we decided to go right back out there after breakfast to see if they were still biting. We get back out there around 10:30 and our first casts we both hook up. It was just as good as it was at first light still hitting top. The fish seemed like they had gotten a little smaller so I figured I’d go searching for a monster. I kept moving and trying new spots and caught fish in every one of them. 12:30 we hit the jack pot and my cousin hooks into one of th e biggest fish of the year! A whopping 17 lbs. 4 oz.! We decided to go in around 1:30 and the fish were still biting like crazy. The bite never slowed all day long.
There is nothing better that catching monster fish on topwater. Now is the best time of the year to fish. This type of action should last from now through the end of October. Cold fronts and windy days are the best time to come fishing. I have several of evening and weekday trips still available so don’t miss out on this incredible action.