Forecast called for NW wind at 2-7 mph today, which in the south end indicates the seven docks heading into Jago Bay would be sheltered from the wind.
Was not the case today!
On the water this morning at 8:25 out of Redbud with Conrad as my guest. A little breezy, but we ventured out anyway, and sure enough, the wind kicks up as we're out in the middle and the white caps become present.
Slowly made our way across the lake to Luebow Point and tried to fish the second dock heading into Jago Bay. White caps were pounding the shoreline and we were bouncing around like a corked bottle!
After five minutes, we gave up and headed back around the point toward Indian Island. There is a sheltered cove to the far right of the island, but the wind still blows a breeze through that area from time to time.
To make a long story short... fish did not cooperate for me at all!
No crappie... no bass... just one bluegill not much bigger than my 1/16th oz. mini-jig!
Conrad had five bass hook-ups utilizing a 1/4th oz. jig with a 5" Kalin watermellon colored grub, but every single bass spit the hook before getting it to the boat.
Still, I would consider that fair action for someone using that type of lure for the first time.
We worked the entire area for three hours straight... flippin' near the shoreline, near tules, near weed beds, near and under docks, etc., etc., etc.
I switched to my new 5'6" PFleuger light action rod and tried with both a 3.5" hollow tube bait and 5" salt and pepper colored Kalin grub to no avail.
I was simply not into the fish this day!
All that time we kept checking the open part of the lake... hoping the wind would die down and we could zoom back over to Luebow Point for crappie.
My last action of the day was this teenie weenie little bluegill hitting my mini-jig just as it neared the surface at the boat...hooked on, jumped out of the water spitting the hook, then diving back down like a Greg Loughanis wannabe.
Called it quits at 12:40 and had to hug the shoreline back toward the Big White House near Bass Alley before making our way slowly across the lake back to Redbud in 17-25 mph NE wind... white caps everywhere with 3-4' swells at times.
Fishing conditions were bad... majority of the fish were in a coma... but you can't say we did not try!
Oh, well... can't always have your cake and eat it too...