Rivers End Marina
Launched at about 9:30-10:00am (a little late but I was aiming fo the 9am outgoing.). First time launching here and fishing this area, also still new at finding fish. My buddy suggest we fish some of the docks in the wake zone area so I start throwin a crank and he is throwin a senko n he gets one about 20 minutes in, not a bad one maybe 1.5lbs -2.
We fish some banks and nada. It got hot and im frustrated from not catchin em so we end up takin a dip! we were swimmin with the boat in this little canal for a good 1hr! I needed that. so we get back to fishin.
My boy gets another on a senko different color this time. Im still throwin the crank I like throwin a crank cuz its easy to fish, u can cover lots of ground and it has 2 nice trebles on but it wasnt catchin em for me I had one little dink shake off on the top.
I finally switch to a purple/brown roboworm drop-shot. One rig I never catch fish on because I never use it! And I know I should be because it catches fish when nothing else works, from what I know... So about 10 mins in BOOM! Fish ON. haha it was a small one BUT my first drop shot fish! I was juiced. So I let it go to live n fight another day (like I do all lmb) and continue to throw the roboworm drop shot and a little while later 10 mins maybe I get another! YES! I ve been skunked on my own boat the last FEW times so this was great haha. This fish also being bigger than the last one.
Then I get another nice bite set the hook n it was on haha, this fish put up a nice litttle fight was trying to go under the boat and did not want to come in I get it up to the top and a was manuvering it a couple seconds too long so my boy can grab it and as he goes to grab it right by the boat it shook free! Was still a nice little fight, it was maybe a 2lber. My boy ended up getting one also after switching to the drop shot. I think it might be my new favorite set up haha!
One think I really like about fishing the drop shot it is pretty easy to feel the bite and then u getta' reel down and set that hook! Really like that! Cant wait to get back out! Almost wanna go tomorrow but its lookin like next week FOR SURE hopefully Monday!
Going to try a texas rig next time also. One rig I never fished also.