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Outing Information

Start/End Time
4:00 to 6:30
Best Fishing Time
4:30 to 4:30
Water Temp
Water Clarity
Murky - <1' visibility
Water Level
Tyler Uteg

Fish Caught

Largemouth Bass

Caught Avg Size Pattern Optional Fields
1 3½ lbs 3/4 craw one knocker
1 3½ lbs
Total: 1 fish Top Patterns: 3/4 craw one knocker (1)


Mostly Sunny X
None X
Heavy - 15+ knots X
Air Temp High/Low
60.0°F / 65.0°F
Wind Direction
Weather Front
Today was a cold front.
Moon Phase
98% Full (Full)

Other Patterns Tried

No other pattern information for this outing.


No hatch information for this outing.

Insect Seining

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Fishing Partners

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I decided to head out to OCC on Friday afternoon. When I got there, I could see that the water in the lake was probably 4 feet or so higher than usual. The soccer field and parking lot also resembled a second lake, and there were gizzard shad flopping in the shallow water getting picked off by Seagulls.

I got to the the lake at about 4:30, and there was a strong wind blowing towards the field. The water resembled thick chocolate milk, and the visibility was probably 6" or less. I figured it was going to be rough, but I was there, so I started fishing. I also had the new GoPro with me, and was pretty excited to catch some footage.

I started on the windblown shore around all the flooded bushes and trees. My lures of choice were a craw colored one 3/4 one knocker, and one of my hand tied jigs. As I started fishing, I kept seeing blow ups right by the shore. I kept casting to them, but I couldn't get any takers. At first I assumed it might be a carp, but it kept happening.

Eventually, I made my way around the other side, and switched to a chatterbait. No takers. I went back and forth between the jig and one knocker. About an hour into the afternoon, my GoPro card read "full". I had inadvertently forgot to empty the card. Stupid.

I figured I'd fish for another 30 minutes or so, and made my way back around to the windblown shore amongst the flooded timber. I worked back and forth, and then I saw another big blow up near the shore. I decided to make my way over with the one knocker, and cast about 10 feet out from where I saw it. I brought it in with a steady retrieve, and then gave it a solid yo-yo right before I was about to pull it out. That's when I felt something inhale the lure and take off.

She fought pretty hard considering she was only about a foot out from shore when she hit. I finally wrestled her to shore. She had literally inhaled the 3/4oz. lure and it was down her throat and behind a gill. I managed to get it out and snap a few quick pics. Then I noticed she was bleeding a bit, and hustled to get her back in the water.

It was only a single fish. But she looked like she'd swallowed a bag of golfballs. I think she was feeding up for the spawn, and I'd have to say she was pushing 4lbs. Overall, it was a great outing considering the conditions, and my PB so far this crazy Spring. I'm just pissed the Go Pro died