After some great repots in December could things continue into the new year? Well it certainly looks like we’re off to a great start. On January 20th I received a report from FFC member Chip Austin and the story is best told in his words.
“Thought I’d share an 11.5 lb. caught at Griffin yesterday.
I got it on a purple, emerald senko wacky. I saw the fish first, spooked it and I circle back around about 30 feet away and dropped my power poles. I could barely see the beast on like a bed in a hole in the hydrilla. Tried a jig, nothing, Ned rig, nothing then I threw out that wacky and saw my line take off and set the hook. 1/0 hook on upper lip hooked about 1/8th of an inch. 8 lb test. Had my hands full. Can’t believe I got it in.” WTG Chip. A Fish Of The Month pin is headed your way.
More January Happenings
FFC member Wayne Barksdale sent this report to me on January 14th and it just had to be shared. “This is just a FYI..the unlucky number 13 once again goes by the wayside as well as the theory that when Florida weather gets a cold front the bass shuts down. Yesterday..January 13th when the air temperature was 51 degrees and the water temperature was 56 degrees my fishing friend Bill Chumbler caught this 8lb 11oz bass on a rattle trap while fishing lake Griffin”
A follow up report from Wayne came on January 29th. Check this out. “Fished Griffin today with my snow bud friend Bill Chumbler. Our best day on Griffin in quite awhile. We caught 25 bass. My best was 7lb 13 oz..
Chumbler had a 6lb and the rest were nice 3 and 4lb. Used just 3 lures. Chatter bait..trick worm and my favorite bait..zoom junebug red speed worm” ” I certainly wouldn’t want to be fishing against these two guys in a tournament!
Members Frank Martines and Jim Jones reported a number of fish taken in January. Most were in the 2 to 3-1/2 pound range and the Strike King Red Eye Shad seemed to be the lure of choice.
Finally on January 30th I got lucky. This 8lb. 3oz. couldn’t resist a 6.25 in. Bass Assasin XX Fat Job worm.
Thanks to all who have reported and sent in pics. Keep them coming.