Friday, July 01, 2005


Mike here with this week's report:

Captain Hee-Haw Paw and first mate Jamie set sail on the White Trash Sunday last night.
My buddies MTV and Willard joined us in their boat and we took them to school. This time we were targetting prime spots only in the hopes to make it down river earlier to the deeper water..
First spot... a double on 16" smallies on the FIRST CAST and then Jamie gets a 17" on his next cast. Unfortunately we found out the batteries on his camera were dead when we went to take the first photo... that's when we knew we were in for a great night. I left my camera in the truck as it was looking like we were gonna get blown off the river in about an hour.
A little drizzle and the big storm evaporated... but the bass were on a feeding frenzy. After almost 2.5 hours, we had only hit 2 spots. They were stacked up..
Results: Captain Hee-Haw-Paw: 6 smallies, 1- LM, no dinks, biggest about 17" (lost/missed 5+)
Jamie: 8 smallies, 1 LM no dinks, LM = 18", SM = 19" (lost/missed 4+)
Caught fish on a variety of baits.. buzz, chugbug, slamo bullhead, mepps, rebel craw, Sugoi.. when they quit hitting we'd switch baits and they'd pick back up.. then when it slowed we'd go back to the buzzer.
Not sure how many the other boat got. I thing MTV got 4 or 5 on a rapala but I do know Willard got the skunk. We even quit fishing and were trying to put John on a fish but by that time the bite had died and we were all just satisfied with having some pops and floating along.
The river is not even flowing. I don't know how the water is making it over the dam. Best night in the White Trash Sunday in years.. ended up with two doubles.... though most of the bass were tan or mud brown.. Jamie did pick up one that was as close to perfect a pattern as you ever saw.
At one point Jamie said "Why would you go to Wisconsin?" Probably the reason the Il Bastardo is still dry docked in Illinois right now.