26th: Jones To Timing Change
But he stuck to his rule and wound up pulling four of his five weigh fish out of the area, including a 4-pounder. But he thinks there’s more weight to be had there once the sun beats down on it for a while.
Those fish aren’t going to act right until it warms up,” he said.
He lost an hour of fishing time after coming back to the dock to swap out trolling motors. By the time he was back on the water, he didn’t have time to run to clearer water down lake, but he intended to fish it first on day 2.
“I found some fish in the clear water down lake so I will run there and try for them the first half of the day and hope to catch a limit,” he said. “Then, I’ll run to that dirtier water during the warmest hours and hope for a big one. I just needed to change up my timing.”
Jones first discovered the magical qualities of the Rogue years ago during a tournament on Lake Seminole, located on the border of Georgia and Florida. “It was one of those tournaments where the water temperature had dropped down to the 40s,” he remembered.
“I was flipping and pitching around the edges of a deepwater hole in a backwater area and my co-angler was throwing a Rogue out in the middle. I chalked it up to luck when he caught his first five-pounder behind me, but it got my attention when he put a second five-pounder in the boat. That was the first time that I realized just how good a Suspending Rogue could be in extremely cold water.” Complete Article
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