Every day spent fishing is a good day but some days are magical. Today was certainly one of those magical days. I went to a small private lake to do some filming for the web site but I got so much more than I had planned on.
The plan was to shoot some footage on flipping. I’d drawn a co-angler the first day at Muskogee who had never done any flipping and since I spent the entire day about 30 feet off of the bank, he’d had a really hard time that day. I didn’t get a chance to give him the lesson that he’d asked me to at the motel after we fished, so I told him I’d film some video tips and put them on my site.
When I got the boat in the water this morning, it was still pretty dark so I decided to do a little fishing before the light got right. It was a beautiful early fall morning, temps about 55 and a light fog on the water, perfect weather for fishing a topwater. One of my favorite topwaters for this particular lake is a buzzfrog, specifically a Stanley Ribbit. I don’t know why, but the bass in this lake love the Ribbit and there’s nothing better than catching fish on top.
Today, the bass were shallow and loving that Ribbit! As you can see from the video, the action was hot and heavy. In less than an hour, I caught 14 on the Ribbit and a few more on a swimbait for another video lesson. Days like this one really make up for a lot of those times where everything seems to be a struggle and bites are hard to come by.
It was one of those days where I couldn’t do anything wrong and the fish hit practically on cue. The only problem was that I ran the video camera battery down filming these segments and didn’t have a spare with me, so I didn’t get a chance to film the flipping tips that I originally went out there to get. Hmmm…..nothing can be done about it now, guess I’ll just have to go back tomorrow and do it all over again. After all, it’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it.
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