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Posted on February 4, 2013 | Permalink

A Warm Day Escape in January


This past week, I took a couple hours on the a warm Wednesday (Jan. 30) to fish for pickerel with a pearl bass assassin Texas rigged on a 3/0 snelled spinner fluke hook. I only caught one pickerel but, also, caught 5 largemouth bass from 1 1/2 lbs. to 3 lbs.

All but one fish came from fairly shallow water (3-4 ft. deep). None were gut hooked so all were released. Sorry, no pics, so I'll send a reminder of future perch fillets that are just a couple weeks away.

Also, I am hearing those red drum have wintered here. Hopefully, we will have lots of redfish in the 18-27" legal size slot this year.

Backcountry fishing in the rivers and Bay! Yaaay!!!

Tags: chain pickerel, largemouth bass