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