Bearse's Shoal is still producing fish for the Miss Jillian. Mornings have been foggy, but the fish dont care. With the gulls wheeling and dipping into the choppy waters to take the squid the energetic bass chase to the surface, we are there drifting the baits through with light tackle. There is nothing better than having a doubled over rod and a fish peeling the drag as you watch bass busting on the surface and squid jumping out of the water to get away from them. Yesterday afternoon, I brought my girlfriend, her brother Tim, and their girls out for an afternoon of fishing. On the very first drift Kathy hooks into a fish that started out with a good run. After several minutes it was apparent this fish wasn't slowing down. I told the others to reel up quick, put the Miss Jillian in gear and spun her around to chase down this fish. Kathy was about 5-10 yards short of being totally spooled by this fish before we got some line back on the reel. We were using Shimano Stradic 4000 spinning reels with 10 pound test line on a light action 7 foot St Croix rod. It took about 20 minutes but the fish was boated weighing an estimated 32-33 pounds and was 44 inches long. Talk about a little light tackle action !! Kathy now says she really likes fishing and wants to go again, even early in the morning. Since she caught the biggest fish I have seen so far this year, I hope she doesnt expect that kind of fun every time.........
If you too, want to experience the fun of light tackle fishing, call me at home in the evening between 6 and 8:30 pm to reserve a date and time. Home phone is 508 255-0911.