Fishing from my Wavewalk in the First Week of Summer – Part 1of 3

Until June 21st the weather and the fishing in my part of upstate New York were extremely challenging. Strong winds, even early in the morning, were unrelenting. And the bass I was catching were rarely over a pound. Then, almost magically, the first day of summer brought stunning changes. The mornings were calm and the fish put on some serious weight!

The action begins saturday morning at Rudd Pond, including a largemouth that is close to 4 pounds!

The Big Fish of the Day in the fish grippers
The Big Fish of the Day in the fish grippers
Big Fish of the Day- That's 17 inches+ from the gunnel and across the saddle.
Big Fish of the Day- That’s 17 inches+ from the gunnel and across the saddle.
The Big Fish of theDay, Open Wide!
The Big Fish of theDay, Open Wide!

For all you Wavewalk owners, the saddle itself is 12 inches wide… a handy reference for quick measurements.

A delicious plastic mouse!
A delicious plastic mouse!
Even the calicos were hitting a 6-inch wacky worm.
Even the calicos were hitting a 6-inch wacky worm.
Head shakin'
Head shakin’
Another 2-pounder
Another 2-pounder
Bug-eyed and about 3 pounds.
Bug-eyed and about 3 pounds.
Another deuce
Another deuce
Deuce #3
Deuce #3
Deuce, again
Deuce, again

 

These were all caught between 6:45 and 9:45 (I just look at the time-created on the jpg files).

Stay tuned, I’ll post PART 2, fishing with Al Lunn, in a day or so.

 

2 Hours on Rudd Pond

Didn’t have much time today to fish but luckily I live fairly close to an excellent pond.

The bass were fun but unremarkable. The pickerel was pretty nice. The crappie though, was the larges I’ve ever caught.

First fish of the morning.
First fish of the morning.
Chunker with Salad
Chunker with Salad
Looks like a smallie, but it isn't
Looks like a smallie, but it isn’t
Small bass, beautiful day.
Small bass, beautiful day.
18 inches of "freshwater barracuda".
18 inches of “freshwater barracuda”.
11 inch crappie!
11 inch crappie!

A Mini “Grand Slam” on Prospect Lake, North Egremont, MA

A nice 2 1/2 pound largemouth
A nice 2 1/2 pound largemouth
A feisty pickerel
A feisty pickerl
Crappies were hitting like crazy.
Crappies were hitting like crazy.
A smaller but welcome bass.
A smaller but welcome bass.
The pickerel of the day!
The pickerel of the day!