Many years ago I caught a five pound flathead catfish while throwing a crankbait - that was a first. Yesterday I managed a second, the channel cat shown below bit a rattle trap. This surprise capped off a two day fishing event for me.
Thursday Dave and I kayaked at Banner Marsh. I only had about an hour and a half, so I was in all out search mode. Changing location and presentation as quickly as possible. While trolling a shallow crank, I managed to pick up a little large mouth. Another acrobatic little one threw my jig and pig. Dave blanked.
Friday Scott and I headed to his club for some fishing. We put the boat into two lakes and tried a few finesse presentations and a few more aggressive baits. The finesse worked the best on the sunny day and I caught three bass on Senkos and a jig. The channel cat was the last fish boated, but I had a dink throw the rattle trap later. Scott blanked.
The big news for me was catching a couple fish with Senkos. It is always a good sign when the water warms up enough for the Senko bite to come on. The fish are waking up.
Try not to notice the huge wad of sunflower seeds I have in my cheek. Pictures like these make it hard to hide I was begat by a chipmunk. In other news, this post was brought to you by Giants Sunflower Seeds. Those things are a delicious fishing snack.