Date: October 4-7, 2018
Weather: Cool, changeable…
Air Temperature: 50’s
Water Temperature: 50’s
Took my semi-annual camping & kayak fishing trip to Ricker Pond this past October.
The weather was great for that time of year. A little bit of rain but not too much. Cool but not cold… chilly nights, nice campfires and great company.
Oh, and the fishing was pretty good this year too. You never know what the fishing is going to be like here. It can be on or off depending on the weather, water temps, time of year etc.
Typically, it’s the smallmouths that are biting, if any fish are. I typically end up with at least one nice 4+ pound smallmouth.
This year, it was the largemouths that were biting. I caught more largemouth this year than over the course of the prior 5 trips to this place combined. I got a 4 pound Larry and several more in the 2-3+ range.
Oh, and I did manage to land a few smallmouths. None quite as big a 4+ but one that was was 3 and 1/2 and another at 3. Good fighters too !
The go to baits for me this trip were: black football jig with blue craw trailers… havoc swimbaits and weightless creature baits or senkos.