Monday, June 11, 2012

Hot June day on Pine Lakes

This past weekend I spent about 4 hours on the Pine Lakes with good friend Zach Maxfield.  I've known Zach since he was 9 years old.  I taught him 4th grade, and we have kept in touch ever since.  He is now in his twenties and has become a force to recon with on the local bass tournament trails.  I would like to say that I have been a mentor to him, teaching him as much as I can on the water and we have had some great times fishing and just talking about fishing.

It is always fun to fish with Zach, as he tends to fish much like me, and his equipment mirrors mine too!  Quantum rods and reels all the way!  We headed north to Pine Lakes near Eldora around 2:30pm.  We started on Upper Pine Lake and had some success, mostly on crankbaits.  We caught about 20 bass, but all of them were around the 12-inch mark.  We decided after about 2.5 hours to head down to Lower Pine Lake.  We packed up quick, loaded the boat on the trailer and had it floating on Lower Pine in about 10 minutes.
Back to work, trying to figure out what the bass wanted.  Right away Zach had his shallow crankbait working, hooking up on several small fish.  We caught about 15 total bass on this lake in about 2 hours.  We did switch things up a bit, and caught 2 nice solid keepers.  A 16 and 17-inch bass feel to a jig presentation around rock and wood.  I was using a Green/Pumpkin Jig with a Melon/Red Hot Rod Baits Jig Chunk attached.  This combo looks great in the water, you just have to see it!

A great quick day on the water with a good friend catching bass...sometimes things just work out!

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