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Deluge, lightning, thunder, and bass

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Yesterday was interesting, to say the least.

Looked at the weather radar in the a.m. and had a two hour opening before the lightning got here. Looked clear for a few hours once those passed.

So, I went to the pond. Light wind, on and off sprinkles with an occasional downpour.

The bass were either agitated or in a good mood, but they were co-operating.

Nothing large most a pound and a half to two pounds.

Caught them in four to five feet on wacky rigs. In slightly shallower water, three feet or so, spinnerbaits and the chatterfrog worked well.

They were also holding in the pockets against the vegetation, and the Rage Tail lobster was well received.

I had no sooner got on the pond, when I heard thunder in the distance to the west. Stayed close to where I put in, to beat a hasty retreat to cover.

Caught three or four in the next half hour, when discretion told me to get off the water.

Pulled the canoe well away from the pond and made the short trip back to the house to grab a bite. No sooner got into the truck when the skies opened, and the clouds dumped their contents.

Returned to the pond about an hour later.

Got in an hour and a half, caught another nine bass, and heard the next line of thunder approaching.

Loaded the canoe, secured it, and called it a day for fishing.

But for the lightning, I could have spent the day there.

Maybe this afternoon.

Hope they are still in the same frame of mind.

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Nice report Tom and leaning toward the safe side is always best for sure. Those fish will be waiting on you even after the storm  ;)  

Big O

www.ragetail.com

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