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Mike H.'s report on different locations - May 30th - June 6th.
For previous reports from Mike H.'s:
May 31th - Fished at Haddon Lake from about 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.. I started off well - caught a nice 1 lb 12 oz Largemouth swimming a jig around the pads. I then lost a 3 lb bass burning a spinnerbait around the grass. After those hits, the fishing slowed down, until I managed to catch a huge 7 lb 12 oz Channel cat (sorry for the poor picture quality) when I threw a swim jig on its bed, and let it sit for 20 seconds while I was sending a text message (lol). At first, I thought I had a monster Bass or Snakehead, and I was a bit disappointed to see the Cat, but I did enjoy the great fight. I grabbed the Catfish like I do with the Bass and it tore up my hand - that's the last time I lip a Cat...
June 2nd - I hit up Lake Elkhorn in MD with my buddy Lawrence. When I first got there, I met a nice kid named Jesse, who's a regular that fishes the lake 5 times a week. He told me his PB at that lake was a 9.5 lb monster Largemouth caught last year. The water was extremely muddy from the storm and the fishing was tough. Regardless, I managed to catch a 1 lb Largemouth Bass on a Chatterbait, a 1.5lb Catfish on a jig, and a dink Largemouth on a drop shot. My buddy Lawrence landed 1 dink, and Jesse landed 3 dinks. I'll definitely be fishing lake Elkhorn again when I come back to MD to hunt for that lunker.
June 3rd - I fished at Columbia lake (the Crappie lake where Leo and I fished in 20 degree weather over the winter) with Jesse today. I arrived at 10 a.m., and Jesse had already been there for an hour (he landed a 5 lb Largemouth Bass skipping a tube under the docks). Once I got there, we struggled to find active fish, and it took an hour until Jesse landed a dink on a Crankbait. I then hooked into a real solid 4-5lbs Largemouth Bass on a Rattletrap, but it got itself unhooked after about 6 seconds of fight. Another half hour passed until I got my next bite. I was flipping a jig into some brush and I felt a solid thump. I set the hook and saw a 4-5lbs Largemouth Bass jump completely out of the water while throwing the hook out. I ended up getting skunked, but it was nice to see some real lunkers lurking in that lake, as my previous PB for that lake was only 3 lbs. According to Jesse, a fisherman managed to catch a 10lb Bass from that lake during the spawning season at the shallow end, where the water comes in.
June 6th - I went back to FDR park and only managed one fish. However, this fish was a solid 2 lb 14 oz Bass that was caught on a shallow Crankbait on a weedline. I also managed to snag this turtle by accident on the same crankbait at the docks (lol).