Well to put it bluntly, fishing sucked today. I planned on doing some jig'n and frog'n for bass and staying out late for catfish. Well things did not go to plan, I was out for about an hour and the only bite I had was a good sized Bullfrog on a StankX Toad.
California has no Bullfrog season and no bag or daily limit so I was free to harvest some legs. I slid my weight right next to the hook and swapped the crayfish for a piece of sinking minnow to give them something to hit. Sitting sidesaddle and walking the shoreline works great if you have a kayak I suggest you try it out. After set the hook and get them into the kayak I slip a knife right behind their heads and throw them in the tank well, it is pretty quick. I chose not to take or post any pictures of the cleaning or any death piles, it might make a fine picture with fish but people are a little more attached to Kermit than a fish.
Funny thing, I was creeping along the shore and set my hook in the water for a few seconds and felt a tug, i pulled this strange shell-cracker up. He was white and had almost black markings like a crappie as well as a mouth that was a lot bigger than then normal. At first I thought it was a Warmouth or rock bass, definitively a strange fish. If you have an idea about this fish let me know.
|Big guy of the day|
Thanks for reading,