Hoppin’ Frogs May 21st 2016

My dad and I had a couple of hours on a Saturday afternoon and we hadn’t been out fishing together this year yet.  One of our favorite places to go is Wagon Train down by Hickman NE.  When we got to the lake we were pretty surprised that the water was actually pretty clear.

We started fishing right by the ramp and within our first couple of casts I had caught a nice sized Crappie and my dad had caught a bass.  We thought it was going to be a great day where we would catch a lot of fish!  But as soon as we got the first rock pier the bites slowed way down.

We fished all along the first two piers and then skipped up the lake to the north side where there are sunken trees.  Then back down to the southwest side and fished around two more rock piers.  We not only didn’t catch a fish during this time but hadn’t even gotten another convincing bite.

So we decided to skip back to the areas where we started and fish the weed lines in the cove near the boat ramp.  As soon as we got back there we tied on topwater frogs and within the first few casts caught a 2lb bass!  We stuck with this pattern for the next hour and caught a lot of bass, I honestly forgot count.  We kept tossing the frogs far back into the matted weeds and pulling it over the open holes and they were attacking the frogs.  It was really exciting and the water was clear enough we could see the fish come out of the holes and hit the baits.

Definitely a fun day when you can catch fish like that especially during the afternoon like that!

Lake Ranking: 5 Star

This lake is always fun to fish and it has lots of diverse opportunities to catch fish.  Whether its weeds, rock or trees there is always a way to find the fish here.0f91a776-9cf9-452f-b73e-6ee9d9208951 3d630a37-c991-4293-a8f8-b9396aa81168 6a099b7d-5316-4875-8dac-e4f39f79fbb8 8aef96cd-16f0-4f4d-98c0-1f73f0ca9da6 52a0b377-1c44-4cda-befb-78d588ceba8d 57c0aa99-c27a-4d33-925f-74df22d33233 168eec24-c367-4a8b-ab2a-b7561bf5a78d a2af44d3-31fb-4d7b-8a77-236893eacebd dcb63fc4-6011-473f-9b6b-ddbf9fa4cea0

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