I ran down to Betty's and trolled my way back. Sure enough a pile of fish was back there by the big white house. This time I stopped immediately and started casting and jigging. I understand now that those fish were sworn to secrecy and wouldn't open their mouths for anything. A couple other boats were working the same area and I didn't see anything boated. So I ran over to Becky's and started near the back and the first big cove. Not much. But sure enough there was a pile of fish back by the "motel" house.
As I rounded the opposite point I finally got bit. This one was a fighter. Tons o' fun. A nice 28" and I almost dumped him back but hesitated while I computed the calendar. By golly, It's June. In the box. Kept trolling out of Becky's and past the condos. I saw a few fish but nothing looked active. I followed the creek channel all the way to the other side but didn't see any more fish like I did last week. I looped around and ran the outer track by the condos and back into Betty's. I was only going to swing past the gazebo and out and I kinda miscalculated and bumped up close to the gazebo and shallow water. Glad I did.
As I was following the point I got the King Kong smashing strike. This guy ran off 150 ft like nothing. I cleared lines and wrestled with the fish. As I first saw it I almost fainted cause only one little hook of the treble was in his mouth. But I got him. 31" and 10+lb. Ya Hoo. So, I decided to go looking. Down to the hump at Walton's. Nothing. Over to the S-curve. Yousa, bunches of fish out along side the osprey nest and out along the R16 point. I just couldn't get them to bite anything. So I crossed over and looked up into Strawberry Banks. Nada. I trolled back out and in front of the water tank but nothing there. I did see a few fish off the beach but no takers. I went back to R16 and the fish were still there. I cast and jigged all kinds of stuff but nothing bit. Darn again.
So it was a nice day. Can't wait for Thursday.