Thursday, July 23, 2009

Tough Day At Truman Lake - But Still Fun!

Well, last Sunday we had a northern cool front and about a 3 inch rain to boot! I figured it would put a damper on bass fishing, but none the less, had a trip to Truman Lake on the agenda for Tuesday, so we went ahead as planned and went fishing anyways!

We started off fishing with crank baits and spinner baits, and we tried every lure in the tackle boxes! Well, not every lure, but you know how it seems when the bite is not there. We fished hard and managed to catch 3 bass with only one being a keeper but a pretty good one at that! He weighed about 3 1/2 lbs! Not bad quality, but poor on the quantity side! One of those days, which we all experience from time to time, but we still enjoyed the "Great Outdoors" anyway!

Couldn't ask for a better day, weather wise, 78 degrees and pretty much sunny all day, even though we did endure a 5 minute shower early on in the morning. We saw a few eagles, deer, and a half dozen or so big gobbler turkeys! There weren't many other fishermen and we didn't take long to figure out why!

After lunch, we decided to try a different approach, Tom tied on a jig n pig and I tied on a 10 inch Texas rigged worm. You know, the old reliable stand bye lures! Now most of you that follow me, regularly, know that I always manage a limit by days end on Truman, but it wasn't to be the case this day! I did manage to catch 3 bass, all about the 3 or 4 lb range, and all of them big chunky fat ones!

We called it quits about 4 pm and put the old Blazer into the wind and headed home. Sometimes you just have to be grateful just to spend the day on the water, just enjoying the "Great Outdoors" and good old fishing buddy fellowship. We had a blast, and both commented about not remembering the last time we was on Truman in July, with 70 degree sunny weather, and almost no wind, to speak of. At times the lake was like a mirror, and that is truly beautiful and fun to cruise the lake when it is smooth!

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Shoreman said...

Hey Kenny. You know, if the rain gets to be too much, you can always send some my way. Glad you caught something. Hate being skunked.


Albert A Rasch said...

It's always good to get out on the water and have a good time!

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Wolfy said...

There's only one thing that is certain about fishing - if you don't go, you KNOW you won't catch any fish!!

Always have to give it a try.

Thanks for the post, Kenny


Kenny Breckenridge said...

Shoreman- I would love to send it your way, Yeah, getting skunked stinks, pun intended!

Albert- yes it is, we tend to really recover from all the stress we endure, when we just relax and have fun in the outdoors!

Wolfy- couldn't have said it better! Thanks everybody for the comments!

SimplyOutdoors said...

I've only caught a handful of 3lb bass in my life, so catching one on any given day would make it a great fishing trip.

Where is this lake again?:)

Kenny Breckenridge said...

simply outdoors-Warsaw, Missouri is where you can find Truman Lake! Thanks for the comment!