Conditions- Calm, sometimes sunny, sometimes cloudy
I got to fish today with my boater Jim "Smitty" Smith for the Bass Snatchers Leech Lake Tournament next week. Jim is well known in MN bass tournament fishing community because he's been very successful and as I came to find out a really nice guy. We hit Woman Lake first, checking it out for a tournament he's going to fish out there next Sunday. We found some really nice smallmouth, but they didn't want to bite. Jim caught 3 dinks and I didn't even get a bite. I kind of had a brain freeze and forgot I had a rod with a Yabbie on it
|Smitty with a quality Leech Lake largie|
Leech Lake: 9:00AM-6:00PM
Conditions- Wind from light to fairly moderate out of the the SW alternating between cloudy and sunny with more sun late.
We put in at an area of the Lake I'd never been to before. I got the first bite of the day out of some reeds on my brand new Snagproof Ish's Poppin' Phattie in black and yellow (Cali).
|17" or so|
Jim was getting an occasional rock bass and I missed a couple of bites on a craw tube. Jim lost a good one and I caught one that might have been 4lbs on the Horny toad. We fished a lot of rice without getting any bites. We pulled the boat out of the water and went to a different area of the lake. Jim got a couple of nice one's including one on his last cast of the day and I got a 14" on a craw tube.
Over all Jim was disappointed we didn't get more fish. I don't know why we didn't get more bites, conditions seemed to be perfect. It was fun riding around in Smitty's sports car, a 19' Stratos with a 200hp motor. Wind conditions will dictate what we do and where we go on tournament day.