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Strike King KVD Sexy Frog

October 5, 2013

Since I usually have limited time slots to fish due to my schedule I try to find those peak times to sneak in a few hours.  Wednesday, September 18, looked like one of those days.  After a relatively nice stretch of weather, rain was forecast for the day, a change in condition that I was hoping would really turn on the shallow bite at Bush Lake.  I only had one hour but my hopes were high.

I hit the water in my waders at a little after six a.m. Rigged up with a black Strike King KVD Sexy Frog http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/strike_king_kvd_sexy_frog/descpage-skkvdsf.html that my son had given to me on my birthday, I was faced with the immediate decision of fishing the pads to the left or pads to the right.  The stretch of pads on the left was smaller but seeing a swirl I chose the left one, incorrectly it turns out.  After a few casts I saw a muskrat head pop to the surface and decided that if there was a muskrat thrashing around that might spook the bass.  I reeled in and moved down shore to the pads on the right.  Second cast – bam – a nice little largemouth bass that devoured the lure.  Not the beast I was looking for but a good start to the day.

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Unfortunately, that was the only fish I moved.  Surprised that things were so quiet on the water I switched to a white buzz bait and had a bass blow up on it the first cast.  Again though the trail went cold. I had one more blow up on the buzz bait before I ran out of time and had to scramble for work.  Trying to sneak in one cast it dawned on me that in trying to maximize my chances I was probably moving the baits too fast.  The fish were present – just not as aggressive as my presentation.  I suppose that is the natural tendency when you are trying to force things to happen, just like in any other sport.  Next time I will have to slow it down.

While looking at the Strike King KVD Sexy Frog online I stumbled onto this video http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/icast11.html?ccode=SKKVDSF in which KVD mentions fishing the bait as part of a Carolina rig, something that have never occurred to me until then.  An interesting thought, it is something I’ll have to file away for another day.

– Hats

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