Date: May 27, 2019
Time: 11:30 am – 4:00 pm
Weather: Sunny with a mild breeze at times
Air Temperature: 70 – 80 !
Water Temperature: 64 – 66 degrees
Another May outing on Whitehall Reservoir with my fishing buddy on his Nitro. The weather was just fantastic ! The forecast called for 60-70 degrees, partly cloudy and breezy. I don’t know what happened but it’s about time the weather forecast was wrong but in my favor as it turned out to be a beautiful, sunny afternoon in the high 70’s with a light breeze… my sunburn is proof of how strong the sun was today.
We had good day out on the water… no big bass to report but we caught a lot of pickerel, the largest of which was about 2 pounds – pretty good for this body of water. We also caught some bass but they were all on the small side. Given the water temps and the time of year, the bigger bass were likely hunkered down on their beds or thinking about getting onto them.
I saw several bass guarding beds in various parts of the pond, although none were of a size that we spent any time trying to catch. There were also a number of other boats on the water that appeared to be fishing the beds in the hopes of finding a lunker. I expect that in a week, or two at the latest, the bass will start biting well and Whitehall will be ready to pop.
Today’s baits were Senkos (Yeah… I know.. but you have to go with what works !), spinner baits, swim baits and creature baits.
Did you also know that fishing makes you hungry ? Well, it does ! It’s a good thing my fishing buddy lives close by the pond and loves to cook ! We filled our bellies with some nice big burgers… and a brew or two after our day on the water… ;^)
All-in-all, it was a really great day to be out on the water not fighting the elements. Good weather, good friends and good food !
Fish on my friends !