Catch of the Day
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Bone Lake is a small lake northeast of the Twin Cities area with green stained water that is not known to be a very good fishing lake. I had been making these fishing shows for about 5 years by this time and I really wanted to try a new lake, so I wasn’t too concerned about this lake’s lowly reputation. A new lake would be fun for me and my audience.
I had a nice calm late summer morning to give this lake a try, so I thought I’d take advantage of the calm water and start the day out by fishing a Zara Spook. It’s a surface bait, and I love to fish surface baits. The thrill I get out of seeing a big fish blast a surface bait is just about the most fun I can have in the sport of fishing.
Later in the day after the top water bite had worn off, I switched to a shallow diving crankbait hoping to conjure up a few more bass. It’s very common for the top water bite to go away after the sun gets a little higher in the sky. When that starts to happen, it’s usually a good Idea to fish just a little bit deeper with a shallow diving crankbait or spinnerbait. It seems as if the fish are still looking towards the surface, but they are no longer willing to hit a surface bait.
Switching to the crankbait really did the trick. I caught several more bass and northern pike with my little B1-Minus crankbait. I don’t know who’s responsible for giving this lake such a poor reputation but it’s actually a very good fishing lake. I had a great time on this lake and I can’t wait to fish this lake again sometime.
watch the video below to learn how to use the zara spook.
Lures Used: Spinner-bait, Jig-worm, Zara Spook. Water Clarity: Stained. Water Color: Green. Time of Year: Late summer. Cover/Structure: Weeds, docks. Type of fish caught: Largemouth bass and Northern pike. Topics of Discussion: Using a Zara Spook, fishing shallow diving crankbaits.