I work in the Factoria area and wanted to hit Enatai Park after work throwing the Bobber Jig combo. I had picked up 4 different species the night before( Perch, Pike Minnow, SMB, and Rock Bass) but the wind was to strong to even get a bite. I noticed that Luther Burbank Park seemed to be much calmer because of the protected from the wind so I jumped in the car and made the short journey over there.
Having only been the LBP and got nothing casting lures I started off at the first cement round area coming down the hill.
Tossed the Bobber Jig close to the wall about dead middle of the circle. I could see my jig thru the wripples of the water and then I see something headed for it. Bobber down and I quickly have the best Smallie of my life on. With 2lb test and a St. Croix Panfish UL 6’ rod paired with a 20 sized President XT I could not get the fish to the bank especially using a barbless jig. I’m guessing 2lbs range. I got two more strikes in the same area but missed one and the other came unbottoned quickly.
I moved to the other cement circle and casted parallel to the shore line just past a log. I shorted up my depth to about 3’ and again on the first cast I hook into a very good fish that I had trouble getting it past the log and it’s branches. I finally did and it’s another nice Smallie. Again my set up was little match for these fish as I got near the shoreline it came off.
A few tiny SMB was it for the rest of the day plus a few snags that made it evenful to get my Bobber back as it was my only one. Pretty exciting week having caught or had some very nice fish on for my ultra Lite outfit. It’s great to have a few locations close to work and one close to home to explore what Washington has to offer.