July 12, 2023
It's been a few weeks since I've fished with Luc and since then the heat has arrived. From now on it's only getting hotter. June gloom is gone as well so morning cloud cover is almost nonexistent. That means topwater action will be very limited from now on. Once that sun peaks over and hits the water our fishing is for the most part finished. In addition with school out and summer now in full swing skiers and wakeboarders are out in force. With that in mind quick sessions of only a few hours are now in the cards. Got a text from Luc if I wanted to join him on Wednesday. Of course I responded yes. We fished from 5am-8:30am. He had fished the day prior and fishing was great up until the sun came out. Once that happened it was game over. While launching the boat Luc asked where I wanted to fish. Refish the area he fished yesterday or go bypass the area and fish further down. I elected the later for a couple reasons. One: It unfished waters. Two: That area was where Justin nabbed three 5lbers. It took twenty minutes to get there so in retrospect it may have not been the greatest idea as that costs us twenty minutes of precious limited time. It wouldn't be long before we'd have some strikes and the then some hook ups. Any fished that did get hooked spit the hook out after the first jump. I ended up with only one. A small one. Missing or losing six. Luc surprisingly went zero for eight. Not sure why the poor hook up rate. Wakeboarders were already out by 6:50am. Skiers showed up not long afterwards. Fishing days will Luc will now be very short ones from now on.