Almost…. This week I put the worm away in favor of another favorite springtime bait of mine and I went to work with the weightless fluke. When I checked my history for this time of the spring there is one bait that always stands out for me and that’s the nose-hooked weightless fluke. This week wasn’t the best for the fluke, but it kept me occupied and every once in a while, I’d get a good one which made the slow sink rate of the fluke worth it. Mid to late this week I started seeing more and more bluebacks on the surface very early in the morning and I also found some schooling fish here and there in the creek around dawn. I used the weightless nose-hooked fluke early in the morning for the schooling fish and caught a few nice ones.
I focused on points and brush this week and much of the stuff I caught fish on this week is on my summer milk run which tells me that there are some post-spawn fish already setting up around their summer homes. Working the fluke over brush accounted for my biggest fish this week and they were mainly caught in the middle of the afternoon. The topwater walking bait on windy points accounted for a few nice fish also this week and I’m sure it’s only going to get better and better over the next few weeks.
Water temps are right around 70 degrees, and the lake is at full pool right now. The corps is generating water for a few hours in the afternoon and evenings. I made a video and talked about the baits I used this week and how I used them. I also included some random pictures from my week.