Well the weather was overcast all day and the temperature was in the 60's. a friend and i had decided the night before to go fishing if it wasn't raining. I have missed out on late summer/fall fishing the last few years and really want to get out this year and do some since i know for the next month or so it can be an awesome time of year to fish. well we got to the lake at about 12:30pm and got the boat on the water by 1pm. there was an area i fished the weedend before and caught some small mouth bass but knew it could be holding other fish so we went to that area, The water temp was around 67 degrees, 10 degrees cooler than the week before so i was excited because i know this is a good temp for some fish. Well i put a silver weedless casting spoon on my line and my friend decided to put on a white jig with a pink jig head on it. We were fishing on the weedbeds and points all day. Well my first cast was toward the bank, i let the spoon sink for about a second and started reeling in and then bam i got a hit. I pulled in the first fish of the day on my first cast. It was a small striper about a pound or so, fun to catch but not big enough to keep. Well i kept throwing the spoon and caught a small mouth bass, moved the boat along the shoreline at a slow pace and kept casting and came into a cove and threw out my spoon. before long i had another hit. it was a 16" walleye, it was a keeper so i put him in the livewell. well kept on fishing and caught a nice keeper white bass. well about an hours or so passed and i had about 5-6 fish caught but nothing for the friend of mine. so i told him he might want to get rid of that jig and put on a spoon, he agreed so i gave him a gold castmaster spoon to use since he didn't have any. Well it probably wasn't more then 5 minutes after he put it on he had caught a nice keeper white bass. well we continued to catch small mouth bass all day. well it was getting later in the day but still catching some fish. well we moved to another spot and was working our way along when my friend yelled out, would you look at that. and so i looked over to my right and what i saw was a bunch of shad busting the surface, there were fish in the bunch attacking them. I had just gotten done eating a sandwich so i quickly grabbed my pole and casted directly into the shad and instantly caught a nice keeper white bass, at about the same time my friend also casted into them and also pulled in a white bass. I made one more cast into them and hooked another one by this time the shad were starting to dissappear, well i was unhooking my fish and before i knew it my pole somehow flipped over the edge of the boat and before i could grab it, my rod,reel went into the lake in about 6-7 foot of water, Now luckily this was not an expensive set up because i never did get it back. but anyway the shad were gone and we managed to land 3 nice size white bass out of them. Welll by this time it was getting late and cool and the bite pretty much quit so we loaded up the boat and went home, we managed to keep 5 white bass and 1 walleye. so it was a very good day of fishing, hopefully will be going out there again soon.
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