Second to last trip of the season and the water was COLD! Air temp started in the single digits and the water was in the 30's. Once we figured out the fish it was easy to pattern them and keep our baits in the small windows they were using. I couldn't imagine trying to fish in 18-22' of water without the Humminbird 360. We would spot lock on small little gravel patches with the Ultrex, then pepper the area with drop shots. The key was having every single cast in the right spot, no guessing games of where our baits were. If there was a little wood mixed in with the gravel it was lights out! Trips like this are what gets us through our long Winters up here in the north land.
The big bite was on over this 2 day period! Tough weather and water drop but still managed to boat 9 fish over 5lbs. Lots of 4's that you almost wanted to shake off so you could cast out and hopefully get a 5 or bigger to bite!
All day things lined up and put big fish in the boat. Shallow structure, deep structure, if you kept probing and put the right baits in front of them they were smashing it! Days like this always seem like they go by in a blur. It's like you want to enjoy every little second, but it goes by so fast. Having lots of pictures and video is a great way to relive these special days!