July 8th – Upper Grand River

Gave the spot a few days rest to let the resident fish relax and let the weeds I disturbed settle back to normal.  Tonight I was a bit surprised to catch anything.  I started out throwing a 10 inch Strike King ribbed worm, then a tube, then a craw but nothing was drawing interest.  I had about 20 minutes left to fish before my predetermined time to head home so I tied on a top water frog and gave it a shot.  Worked the entire area and this guy was all that seemed to be around.  The wind had changed direction on me blowing away from the bank so I think  I got lucky catching this guy because most of the fish appeared to be heading back out deep or towards the opposite bank following the baitfish as the wind blew them around.

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July 5th – Upper Grand River

Another night, another fish with the top water frog.  I worry I am over fishing the area but as long as they are still biting, I will keep fishing.   I’ve already caught the resident fish out of the area, so anything I am catching now is coming from deeper water to feed on the rip rap bank.

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July 1st – Upper Grand River

Went out and was having a tough time.  Nothing I was throwing was getting any interest at all.  Since I am not normally a soft plastic guy, I decided to throw on a top water frog I got from Gander Mountain and see what I could do.  Boy was I shocked after the very first cast.

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June 24th 2014

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I caught this guy off of a bluegill colored Rat-L-Trap in the evening.  Was using a variable speed with my retrieve and he nailed it right as I slowed down to let it drop.  Weighed in at just under 2 pounds and was a little under 16 inches long.