Location: Charles River, Medfield/Millis MA
Time: 5:50AM - 12:00PM
Weather Conditions: Overcast skies, 80's and very humid to start. I'd call it "wet dish rag". The day wore on to be very hot and humid with a HUGE thunderstorm late in the afternoon.
Water Conditions: The water was warmer than last week by a little and the level, though it looked higher was definately lower.
Total Catch: A little over 20 top 25 fish. 1 Bluegill, three nice Pickeral and the rest were average sized Largemouths.
The river again gave us a good day! Today was the first that my son joined us as well. "The boy" did OK his first time out fishing rubber worms with 2 keeper bass.
The start of the day was wet, humid, foggy and about the best conditions you could ask for! I started with a torpedo and Mark started with a new toy, the bleeding shad buzz bait.
This buzz bait was just the right colors being black and red and made enough noise that Mark hammered them all day with it. I'm sure he was pulling in some reaction strikes from the bass because if he missed his cast and it wasn't just right in location there was nothing. But, keep it in the strike zone and it was a killer!
My torpedo also produced well on this overcast morning. both topwaters worked well through the morning. I even caught a bluegill on the torpedo! That was a first.
Anyway, we switched more to worms as the morning wore on with the occasional topwater cast. The worm fishing was a bit sluggish but it was hot and the water was very sluggish too so I think the bass were just lookin to chill in the cover on the banks. Whatever the case Mark and I managed to pull in our share with the worm.
Meanwhile the boy had some fustration trying to work the worm. Like most 12-year-olds he is infinitely impatient so it's hard to get him to slow down and work the worm in the cover slowly. Torward the end he was starting to understand just what goes into foshing with a worm and he was having some fun!
In all it was a productive day and I think we learned some with the buzz bait. I tell you, if you don't own one of these beauties, go out and get one! They are a blast to fish and cause great strikes!
On the way home Mark and I discussed the buzz bait and we both agree. It ranks up there with the torpedo for hits and it seems as though the average sized fish was bigger fish to fish on the buzz bait compared to the torpedo.
That's it for now.
See you next week,