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20170917-i've had successful consecutive trips the past couple days…

just missing the B.Gill mark a few times with gills in the 9-10” slot and numbers of fish. Today was no exception… tagged quite a few fish long-casting/tiny jigs on the new waypoints. It’s been the same pattern of fishing… be on the productive waypoints while timing to the solunar periods.


The weather started out hot, sunny and calm with water temps in the low 70’s with water clarity in the mid-teens.
I hit the deepest waypoint first and just tagged one fish in the area... an acrobatic SMB. then I shortly moved to the flat with the extensive weed-beds then started a slow bite pace with the B.Gills that accelerated a bit as the minor period approached.


I've been using the tungsten ice jigs in the deeper water to speed things up a bit with the casts. Smaller pkg with a quicker rate of descent. I paired a tungsten jig/waxie combo up with my vertical jigging UL set-up and had a blast tagging some above avg sized B.Gills including one in the mid 9’s

 

Just as the quick downpour stopped I hooked up with an active C.Cat that provided some spool burning runs on the 4-0’ set-up. The rain gear certainly came in handy this year.


So do I continue with this successful pattern of fishing... heck yeah I’ll be out there tomorrow for sure!


20170917-Nice lunker mid-Michigan B.Gill…


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20170918----~~<")))))><(---*Post Summer Period*--84%/71°

20170918-this was the fourth day in a row on the same lake on the same waypoints…

Some may say it appears I’m “Flogging a dead horse” that I know what the outcome is going to be. Nothing is for certain in the world of fishing. I see improvement every new trip taken on those spots. I want to go there today on the “New Moon Period” because I feel there is a great compensation in this pursuit. The Master Angler Certificate.

It’s the eve of the new moon and fish activity percentage is high at 84%. The weather is fantastic, sunshine, calm winds, and very warm temperatures… The surface water temps rose to 74° from 71°.

The waypoint #1… The 15’ deep cut projecting onto the 8’ flat seems to produce in the late pm hours before dusk and it confirmed that today. I could not get a hit on my baits… Lil Minnow and jig/waxie.

While getting skunked on the waypoint I noticed seagulls diving on schooling fish at the surface on the weedy flat. I quickly moved the boat positioning the porpoising gills within casting distance. I was on them within seconds tagging one fish after another for the rest of the trip!

Within all the action of the trip, I tagged many smaller eater slot fish with a few nice ones between 8 to 9.2”… very nice fish for this neighborhood.

The method of the day was Long-Cast/.016oz Jig/Chartreuse Waxie.

20170918-Surf n' Turf B.Gill

20170918-Michigan Lunker 9“+ B.Gill

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20170919----~~<")))))><(---*Post Summer Period*--97%/71°

Wow conditions have really changed here out on the lake from yesterday cloudy and windy

Still slamming the eater slot bluegills!

Going through some major neutral fish activity...

 just broke the 9-inch Mark for the day

20170919-today was the day of the New Moon one of the highest percentage day for productivity and a great chance to tag that trophy fish as well as numbers of fish. At 97% solunar activity rating I’m on the water!

I’ve been doing well lately with the Long-Cast/.016oz Jig/Waxie working the deeper flats at 8-9’ foot range.

The weather the past couple weeks have been fantastic… above normal temps and calm winds… great for long-casting the tiny jigs. I love keeping the anchor up and positioning the boat with the trolling motor also. Today was a bit different cloudy skies and moderate steady winds with 1-0’ rollers on the flats.

Once out on the flat timing the major solunar period I started hitting the fish straight away. Many eater slot B.Gills crossing the gunwales. I also tagged an impressive number of B.Gill in the 80-90% slot with a Lunker b.gill at 92% master angler rating.

Near dusk I pulled up anchor to start heading back to the launch. I work a few waypoints usually on the way in and tonight was no different. I had a little time for a few casts on one of my favorite holes. Two casts in I set the hook into a brick wall. I knew instantly I was into a big cat. Several long spool burning runs later I was able to slip the net under an impressive trophy channel cat. The fish stretched the tape to 28” just shy of Master angler at 97% Master Angler Rating.

since early June the Long-Cast/.016oz Jig/Waxie has been the top producer and method.

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20170920----~~<")))))><(---*Post Summer Period*--98%/72°
Earl scores a Master Angler pumpkinseed at 9.0 in!

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