The bass seemed like they were starting their transition. The fish were caught on a variety of baits Joe caught most of his on a white buzz bait or a wacky rigged Senko.
Just about every time he had a fish blow up and miss the buzz bait he was able to pitch the Senko in and catch the fish. Joe also picked up several on a rattle trap.
About 9am Joe was already at 19 fish and I had maybe 7, he was absolutely killing them on that white buzz bait. The only buzz bait I had in my box was a small red one and the bass wanted nothing to do with it. I managed to catch a few “while in the kayak” on the pop-r and wacky rigged YUM Dinger. I even resorted to throwing a white chatterbait, burning it along the surface trying to mimic Joe’s buzz bait.
I finally put on a white Rapala DT6 and started catching fish including the biggest of the day; a nice 4lb 19in bucket mouth.
The day ended with almost 50 fish between us, Joe caught 28+ bass and 4 or 5 of those after we pulled the kayaks out of the water! I managed to hang in there with 20, there is a reason Joe Maione is a YakAngler Pro Staffer…. This dude catches fish!
About the Author: Mark "YakSushi" Watanabe is the Co. Founder of YakAngler.com and the Founder of YakSushi Media. He considers himself a mediocre fisherman and an unexceptional writer. He's the devoted father of two little "Sushi's" and everyday tech ninja.