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Fishing in the Northern Neck

Posted on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 2:39 pm

Merry Christmas! May your Christmas Season be filled with peace, hope, joy, and love. May you be truly blessed!

Did you get to go fishing over the weekend or one afternoon? I got out Monday last week with Tiffany Risch for a little fun. We hit the pond around 9:30 and hit up the deepest part of the pond with our lipless crankbaits and it didn’t take long before I hooked in a solid 5 pound 7 ounce bass. I wasn’t sure how big it was at first, but as it got near the boat, suddenly it dove down and started to pull against the drag and bending my rod over. Thankfully Tiffany had the net ready and scooped it up for me when it came up finally. Not to be outdone, she also managed to hook into a really sweet 4 pound 7 ounce bass herself. I managed to land one more bass and we both missed 2 more to round out our day. A day that was filled with a lot of laughter! The kind of day that is filled with joy and lots of memories.

The bass are moving fully into their winter haunts with the recent cold weather. Deep, relative to the pond’s depth, diving crankbaits worked around the deep points and channels are a prime choice. Also, lipless crankbaits and suspending jerkbaits worked along the drop offs and points can entice some big bass to hit. A jig with a trailer worked down the points and drop offs can also produce some big bass. Dragging a jig or Carolina rig across the bottom along channels and around structure are also a good way to find bass. Patience and repeated casts are a must this time of year. You can make 5 casts across the same spot before it finally causes a bass to bite.

For the full article, pick up the latest Northern Neck News 12/25/19

Tiffany Risch and here dog Harbor on their fishing adventure.