Hit the river again today with great pal, BassCat Pro Scott Nagy and his son Thomas. We went back to the same locations from the previous outing but to our surprise, not a single bite! With the cold front in effect, air temps were a chilly 7 degrees along with a rainfall that changed the colour of the water. We decided to adjust and backoff from the previous structures and work deeper. We hooked up with numerous smallies in deeper humps in about 18-22ft near current breaks on tubes and dropshot rigs. But smallies weren't the only species that wanted to play. We wacked about a half dozen 'eyes throughout the day including this behemoth of a specimen shown above. A 11lb+ female that fought like a champ. Even the last cast resulted in a healthy 7lb walleye to really put a smile on Thomas' face before we called it a day.
We used 10lb Nanofil with 8lb 100% Trilene Fluorocarbon leaders to get the presentations down efficiently. 3/8oz Ultra Tungsten dropshot weights, Mustad 2/0 dropshot hooks tipped with 3" Powerbait Sparkle Minnows completed the set-up. Water temp was still 42 degrees even with the cold front.