Once again I headed to Pymatuning Lake this weekend for 3 days of bass fishing. Friday I used as a practice day for the KBBC tournament and the open tournament on sunday. Friday I decided that I would spend most of my time focusing on different patterns besides flipping and pitching. It turned out that we were able to get fish on multiple patterns. We had a crankbait, spinnerbait, chatterbait, flipping, and topwater bite all in the same day. Structure type and depth type didn’t seem to matter. I is my belief that the overcast, mild winds and slight rain helped the bite.
With a good day of practice we decided to run a bunch of our spots and try to get a nice limit in the tournament saturday. With next to no wind and blue skies the bite got extremely tough. We managed a limit of 6 bass that only weighed 8.33 lbs. That wasn’t quite the finish we were looking for, but most of the field agreed that the bite we extremely hard. Dad and I ended up finishing 40th in the event and gathered some much needed points for the end of the year standings.
Sunday’s tournament would be much of the same. Jon and I started the morning having mechanical problems before launch, but got those fixed just as the boats started. We got off to a quick start catching a couple quick bass but they had no size. Knowing that my patterns didn’t hold up saturday and with the same weather conditions we decided to try some different techniques that end up not working. Towards mid-day we decided we had to go flip and get a few keepers to fill our limit which we did.
It was a tough weekend to get good fish, but it was a beautiful weekend to be on the water.