Plan was to load up bait easy and fish the evening and Sat morning. Bait was a bit of a pain though. Threw for awhile and only picked up 14, so said heck with Sat bait and just went fishing. Picked up Topwaterrush bout 530-545pm and checked out his recent mods to his home tank. Started fishing about 6pm and the first bait got striped before we even went 50yds. About 100yds later, a shad got crushed and it was game on. First 30min we caught 3..couple 30-31"ish and a stud. After that it was dead so we packed it in a lil after 7 i guess, but a decent short trip. Water temps are up some 47ish in channel. 50+ in the backs of some of the creeks.
Getting em on alewives FISHON? Heard ales have been the ticket this week, but I just can't bring myself to get any. We are not catching huge numbers on shad, but they're all studs give or take. I think we could pick up a few more on ales though and probably a few more studs too that aren't as hungry. I can see them nose my baits up but just wont always eat them. Too full I guess.
Yeah I've spent hours before picking thru lil ones to get 40 big ales. I'm nuts though. I've been lazy and haven't tried for em much since September. Biggest two 20+lb fish I've caught on SML came on alewives. But I'd still take a big shad for big fish any day.