I decided to get back into worm fishing, which was how I originally started bass fishing. Read a lot of info on the wacky rig. I pulled out the baitcast reel my son bought for me three years ago. I didn’t like the small rod, so I bought a Veritas 2.0 rod for it.
Most of the videos I watched used a rubber o-ring, but I saw one video where a guy was taking small twist ties and using them on the worm. I followed the instructions and headed out to the park to test out the new rig. I was able to cast pretty good, and got the feel for the weightless rig.
I was surprised to get a very large bass sitting close to the bank. I was using a circle hook, so the fish was hooked right in the corner of the mouth. The worm was sliding up the hook towards the line. I’ll be throwing this at the lake sometime soon.
Wind forecast was low for Thursday, so I decided to go out to Lake Fork for the first time. It’s a one hour and 20 minute drive, but what else did I have to do today?
I checked a shallow cove near the boat ramp, but did not find anything. Ran the hummingbird 598ci SI by the rocks near the 515 bridge, but didn’t see anything interesting. Started to scan the bridge, but the waves were a little rough, even with low wind. I started paddling away from the bridge, and noticed some brush in open water around 18 feet.
I dropped in a road runner and felt the familiar tap tap of a bluegill. I tied up to a nearby branch and dropped down some worms. I only got a bite once I dropped the worm all the way down to the bottom. I caught bluegills, drum, yellow perch, greenies, rock bass and catfish all from this one spot.
No crappie or bass from this location. I had something break my small #6 hook, I assume it was a large cat. I stayed on this spot for around two hours catching fish.