Took my oldest girl out Saturday Morning to try for some perch / crappie. Got into a few of them before they shut down pretty early. So we decided to go hawg hunting. It was kind of a backwards day though. Couldn't get them going on Topwater first thing like I had been. So I we started punching mats of grass, cane etc pretty well the thickest / heaviest cover we could find and caught a few decent fish.
The temps started to heat up so we beached the boat at seagull island and after a nice swim later in the morning we went over to hit the flats a little later when the wind picked up. Caught them good again with several more falling to a slow rolled 3/8 oz Firetiger Spinnerbait with a big #6 Gold Single Willow blade.
Our best action (with the biggest bites) however came at noon when we moved up shallow again. I was flipping some bushes / trees on the shoreline with a jig when I noticed a fish roll in a nearby mat of duckweed. Picked up the frog and it was game on!
Caught 3 right away that went between 3.5 - 4 lbs. Repeated this pattern in several other areas (that had the same ingredients) and had a fairly respectable day with several more fish between 2-3 lbs caught and released.
All in all we had another great day on the bay with a happy little girl who was proud of her daddy finding all those nice fish to catch and swim back to their mummys! Although...I think we caught and released some of those mummys too! lol
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