I have a lake that I'm trying to become more familiar with, and I was successful with that last night. I now have much better knowledge of the lake, and fished parts of it that I've never reached before. Fish were active, especially from 6-6:30 pm. Landed two 7.5" bluegills, an 8" pumpkinseed, and two crappies (8.5" and 9.5"). It was in the new area where I was getting some dink bass, but was marking quite a few big ones. As I put on the smallest minnow in my minnow bucket, I thought to myself, "Watch me get a big fish on this little thing." 30 seconds later the slip bobber went down, and I was into and landed a 16.5" largemouth!
The water temperature was 67 degrees, which was awesome because with the warm day, I was able to fish without my neoprene waders. The water felt really good, and I wasn't cold at all. Another cool thing is that the weeds are still very thick, very green, and healthy, in spite of recent cool temps. Of course, that might change with cold weather on the way.