Catch of the Day
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It was a nice and sunny mid-September day on Gervais Lake. Gervais connects to two other lakes by a creek or channel that runs between them. Because of the creek this lake behaves much like the creek that runs through it. The water color and clarity change depending on how much rainfall the area has received recently. It can vary form muddy and murky to green and clear.
I caught my fist bass on a spinnerbait. There was a pretty nice breeze blowing today making it a good day to try the spinnerbait. It’s not very often that I get a day where I can relax and throw a spinnerbait all day, but it’s fun to be able to do that from time to time. I caught several bass by just working down weedlines, but the bass seemed to be more highly concentrated on weedlines that were located on bottom structures like points.
This lake has a good firm bottom composed mostly of sand and rocks. This causes the weed growth to grow in clumps instead of solid masses. Clumpy weeds like this are just right for fishing spinnerbaits through. A shallow diving crankbait would be a good lure choice for clumpy weeds too, but they don’t come through the weeds as nicely as the spinnerbait does. If the weeds were growing in a solid mass it would be hard to get the spinnerbait through them. A jig or worm would work better in that case.
This lake does have a few surprises in it for anglers. A year before this, I caught a pretty nice muskie that weighed about eight pounds, and I had a chance to catch another one here today.
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Lures Used: Spinnerbait. Water Clarity: Clear. Water Color: Green. Time of Year: Late Summer. Cover/Structure: Points, weeds, and, weed line. Type of fish caught: Bass. Topics of discussion: Fishing a spinnerbait.