Secret Lake April 28th 2018

Secret Lake April 28th 2018

Joined: September 2nd, 2009, 8:20 pm

May 8th, 2018, 5:37 am #1

This was the annual all day trip I take with Greg at the end of April.  We decided to meet at this lake since Spencer and I had been having good luck there so far this spring.  Greg hurt his back a couple months ago and hasn't really been fishing much at all.  It was clear but cool to start the morning.  We met at 6 am and were having a slow start to the day before Greg hooked the first fish.  And boy was it a good one to start the trip and I think his first bass off the year.  It was 5.97 pounds and 21.5" I think on a swimbait he cast out towards open water.  After I continued to get skunked I decided to throw a Lucky Craft LVR D-10 lipless crankbait and only a few casts out into open water and I was hooked up with a 17.5" 2.53 pounds.  Next fish for me was better on the same bait and it was 4.10 pounds and 19.5" followed by and even better 5.11 pound 20 incher and then a 3.37 pounder and 18.5 pounds all on the same lipless bait.  Finally I tried a different bait, a Rapala Shadow Rap deep in Halloween color and it was a good change.  My biggest of the trip was 5.79 and 20.75 inches and was choking down a bullhead it looked like.  After that it slowed a bit and Greg's back was bothering him so we tried some other areas of the lake he wanted to see before he left at around noon.  I kept fishing for a couple hours and caught a few more.  First was a 12 incher on a spinnerbait finally followed by a 3.19 17.75" also on the spinnerbait.  My last fish of the day was a 15.75"  2.1 pounder on the lipless crankbait.  I left for lunch for an hour and decided to come back to try it longer instead of changing lakes.  I stayed till 5:30 and didn't catch anything else but did watch another guy land a few from an area I was about to fish but he beat me to it.  He said they were smaller but I'm not sure I believe him.

Here's the video from this trip.

2016 Big Fish
Largemouth: 21.5" 6.46 lbs. Secret Lake Mar. 26


Smallmouth: 22" 5lb 4oz Kalamazoo River


Pike: 31" Paw Paw Lake
Muskie: 
Walleye: 
Brown Trout: 20", Delaware River, July 30
 
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Joined: July 23rd, 2006, 3:45 pm

May 8th, 2018, 7:41 am #2

That was a your best video yet Kevin.  That Loon action mixed with the big bass was great!
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Joined: April 13th, 2009, 3:02 am

May 11th, 2018, 12:19 am #3

Wow, still spanking them.  How long do you think it will last ??
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Joined: October 2nd, 2007, 3:44 pm

May 11th, 2018, 2:02 pm #4

Great video
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Joined: September 2nd, 2009, 8:20 pm

May 12th, 2018, 3:31 am #5

I'm not sure Jeff.  I went in the morning the following week and got skunked.

Thanks Rick and TJ.
2016 Big Fish
Largemouth: 21.5" 6.46 lbs. Secret Lake Mar. 26


Smallmouth: 22" 5lb 4oz Kalamazoo River


Pike: 31" Paw Paw Lake
Muskie: 
Walleye: 
Brown Trout: 20", Delaware River, July 30
 
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