No doubt about it...it's fall! We have had several nights in a row with temps in the 40's, and local lakes and ponds are cooling off fast. Now they are calling for a string of nice, 70 degree plus days for about a week. Sheeeesh!
I had a good day using 1/8 th oz Rattle Flash Spoons with a night crawler chunk at one small lake in southern PA. Nothing big, but nice action for a dozen gills and a bass. Then, I fished a new to me , small, public lake and got another dozen gills and a crappie on Led Heds 1/64 th oz thread-bodied hairjig in black with a pink head.
After that, I shot over to a friends farm and played around with the hairjig on 2 lb test line. Seems like the gills would take it plain or tipped with a worm...didn't matter. Nicer fish, some over 9 inches, and a bonus 16 inch largemouth.
I'd have to say it was an enjoyable day with a lot of action. I totaled 34 gills, 7 bass and 1 crappie. Caught most of the fish by wind-drifting the jig about 30 inches below a bobber. Fished three different lakes from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. There's lots of bluegilling still left in my neck of the woods before the snow flies!
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