That was the gist of the news from my friend, Ron, as he described the results of his fishing trips yesterday and this morning. However, yesterday's success for both Alex and him, like what we Dewey Mullins Memorial Bass Tourney anglers experienced, was very limited.
In Ron's words, "It was a beautiful morning that quickly became a bit too hot, but the bite wasn't. Alex scored the nice 2-lb. 5-oz bass pictured here with the Whopper." He also missed a few.
This morning about 6 a.m. then, Ron launched his kayak at the end of Old Pungo Ferry Road and headed southward to the oxbow and Spitzle Creek where he lost a big bass (as always) and two dinks before a slow spell. "The action, as well as the wind, picked up about 8:30," said Ron. He subsequently caught a 1-0, 1-1, 1-4, 1-10, and a 1-11 bass, plus a favorite 2-14 bowfin. Everything went for the Whopper, even though he tried several other lures.
Ron described today's bite as "much better," compared to what he encountered yesterday. He also told me he ran across a couple of our tournament competitors Saturday in Milldam. He recognized them from their picture in my tournament post. "They told me they were only finding small ones at the time," he said.