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I decided to hit the lake for a change up. Got off to a later start and was on the water by 8:30am. Water and weather were perfect. Too much hydrilla in the shallower water up to 10 feet. I started off throwing a Whopper Plopper up near grass and some dead trees. Second or third cast scored with a feisty 13.25"er
I caught one more dink in that area and then moved on. That is when I figured out the cove was pretty much choked with hydrilla. Wish I had brought my frog box, but no. I fished around for an hour or so and moved back into the main lake. I was tossing and trolling a swim bait on an underspin. As I came to a wall of hydrilla, I hooked another small bass. I continued working deeper water with cranks and the underspin. Nada. Worked around to another area and the depth seemed good, but no bites. I ate my PB&J and then went around the island. Hydrilla was choking the back side, so I eventually headed back to deeper water.
There were bait balls scattered all around. My TM battery was getting low, so I decided to troll a crankbait through some of the bait before heading back. My Rapala DT Thug got slammed and I reeled in a....white perch! It was almost 11" and healthy!
I finished trolling back and was off before 1pm.
Fun morning with little action, but the WP hits were worth it!
Last edited by drxfish (Sep-24-20 11:29AM)
Good lookin' perch!
You just made Ernies day w/ that perch
Burke Lake was one of the places I cut my teeth on East Coast fish'n. We'd always camp there and I'd hike the trails casting away. Some nice fish were in that lake back then