Bass Fishing Winter Time
This past weekend February 8th and 9th Tennessee had a couple of
warm days together. It was just enough to get me away from the computer and
out on the
lake to do what I enjoy most...FISH...
Saturday morning, I got up about
7am and saw the weather was going to warm
up so I called a buddy and told him that I
had found some new lakes close to the house and wanted to see if he would like to go wet a hook.
Picked him up at 10:30am and we were at the lake fishing by
11:00am. One thing I noticed when we arrived;
the wind was blowing 10 to 15 miles per hour and was coming in from the west.
I know everyone has heard the old saying "wind from the west
fishing is the best; wind from the east fishing
is least". Well, I am hear to tell you it is true.
We parted and took off in different directions.
He went one way and I went to where the wind was
blowing into the bank. I Just knew that there
had to be fish there. I am a firm believer that the wind blows food up in the shallow for the Bass to eat.
The water temp is still about 45
degrees and I pulled out Bill Lewis
Rat-L-Trap chrome and blue. I decided on this one due to the sun and I knew it would give off some flash. The second cast produced
a small buck and then the next two or
three provided some better fish. The fish started getting bigger and all were coming out of one spot that I was
throwing to in the lake. There seemed to
be some structure that I could not see other than one little stick that was above the water, so I concentrated all my cast to that
About thirty minutes of me catching these fish, my buddy was
seeing that I was catching fish every other
cast so he started making his way to me. About then,
I had this hog blow up on my Lipless crankbait and I missed him.
I yelled out he better hurry or I was going to catch this hog. My
buddy was making his way toward me as fast as
possible, but I just had to throw back in there
one more time. That was all it took; the hog hit it and the fight was on. I was not sure at first if this was the same fish until it came
to the surface and then I realized this was indeed a hog.