|The hogs were on the feed in today's deluge. Once again,|
the action lit up in nasty weather.
I've been out in a lot of rainstorms, but for about a half hour today it rained about as hard as I have ever seen it come down. I had a bait bucket by my side and after that deluge, the bucket had at least 6 inches of water in it!
During that deluge I landed a double header that consisted of a 20 + lb. and 15 lb. common and then another 20+ followed. All in all I had 8 fish today with most of them going over 10 lbs. The hot bait today was plastics. I was fishing a white and yellow plastic corn on the hair rig ahead of a small method ball. I used the plastics to avoid turtles, but they were nowhere to be found in this nasty weather.
This fishing lit up in a place that has been so-so and fair at best for me in the last month. I've seen this pattern before in summer where a big rainstorm can light things up in this location, and it came through once again today.
PS Many people ask what I wear to stay dry in this type of weather. I wear Grunden Hercules rain pants and a Grunden/Brooks rain jacket along with knee high Muck boots. This set up kept me dry as a bone today. It is the same gear the guys wear on the TV show, Deadliest Catch.