Not a bad day out on the water. Arrive late morning. Made a couple of laps around the lake to complete break-in. Once I saw the motor hit 2 hrs, I went WOT for a min.
Also finished wiring up my bow unit. I was fascinated by the system. Amazing. I was watching fish instead of fishing for about 30 mins lol.
I also had to test out my transom transducer. I have it mounted but am having a hard time running it to the console. Might have to take it into a shop to save frustration. Anyways, I ghetto-rigged it and success. Transducer does work. It also stays in place. Was worry about it holding due to the new mounting setup I was using.
Alright, back to business. Tied up 5 rods. Swimbait, dropshot, jerkbait, wacky, and a tube.
Started with the jerkbait. 1st cast, fish on! But just a large perch. 2nd cast, fish on! Another perch. Landed a 3rd perch in very short order, so I decided to move elsewhere. I saw multiple markings in about 30' and it drops off quickly right after that spot, so I guess call it a ledge?
Circled back. Pitched the dropshot out. 1st cast and feel it get heavy when it got to the bottom. Set the hook and it doesnt feel like a perch! It comes up and I see it's a long and skinny SMB. Very skinny as you can see. Guessing maybe 1.25# in it's current condition. Pitched the DS back and fish on! Woot, back to back. This one is much chunkier, so I decided to weigh it. 2.26# Nice. A couple more casts into the same spot and landed 1 more SMB in the 2# range.
Boated across the lake and started tossing the wacky around and under some docks. 2nd cast in and pull out a feisty rock bass. Continue along the weedline with the jerkbait and swimbait with a couple more dink SMB.
I saw a single marking at a honey hole so I tossed the DS down. Feel the bite and oh yeah, this one definitely feeds good. It's comes up, then goes back down ripping some drag. I get it back up and it looks like the biggest one today. I see it spit out some baitfish. Then wrangled it into the net. Nice and fat. This fish is feeding big time. 2.91#. That was the only fish there.
I went across the lake and started tossing the wacky underneath some rocky and deeper docks. Caught a few more dink SMB and called it quits.
Handful of perch. 1 rockbass. 6 dink SMB. 3 SMB over 2#.
Pretty good day on the water.