New Tackle

New Tackle

Today I went to Dick’s Sporting Goods to see if they had anything good on clearance, the had select Matzuo and Excalibur baits for $2.99. I bought 2 Excalibur squarebills, 2 Matzuo suspending jerkbaits, and a Matzuo huntin’ dog walk the dog lure.
For those of you that are looking for an affordable, quality casting combo. Dick’s has the Shimano Caius/field and stream combo on clearance for $59.00 (normal price $109.00). They will no longer be selling this combo so they are trying to get rid of them. this combo is no longer available online, but here’s a link so you can see pictures and reviews: http://reviews.dickssportinggoods.com/3020-en_us/12644462/field-stream-field-stream-shimano-caius-baitcast-combo-reviews/reviews.htm

Rum River Princeton M,N 10/18/13

Rum River Princeton M,N 10/18/13

This morning I fished on the Rum River for walleye, smallmouth bass, and pike. I started out fishing for walleye with nightcrawlers on a slip sinker rig, I just cast strait out and let the current take the bait until my line is parallel with the bank then let it sit for about ten minutes and re-cast. A good situation for this is when you have a sand bar next to deeper water and the water eddies around creating a deeper hole with a rock or gravel bottom. The first fish was a 18″ redhorse sucker, then about 20 minutes later I caught a 13″ walleye. after 45 minutes with no bites I moved to a different spot where i hoped to catch some bass and pike, I started out fishing a curly tail grub on a 1/8 oz. jig, after getting no bites on that I switched to a blue and silver original floating Rapala and caught one small pike. Over all the bite was pretty slow today I was surprised I didn’t catch any smallmouth bass, I think they were keyed in on the baitfish and ignoring lure because I saw many bass jumping and swirling on top of the water but could not get a strike.

Unidentified Fish

Unidentified Fish

Sunday morning after fishing for bass without much luck my dad and I tried slip bobber fishing for sunfish hoping to keep some for lunch. We didn’t catch any keepable sunfish, but I caught this and I am not sure what it is if you know please comment.

2 Pound Bass on a Texas Rigged Berkley Havoc Juice Worm

2 Pound Bass on a Texas Rigged Berkley Havoc Juice Worm

This was the only bass we caught Sunday morning, I saw it cruising in the shallows and casted the texas rigged worm 10 feet in front of the fish and twitched it back to the fish waited a couple seconds then set the hook. This story does not have a happy ending when I got the fish in and noticed that it was abnormally skinny,most likely because it had a soft plastic lure in its stomach that wont pass through. Sadly this fish will probably not survive the winter.