Not A Single Nibble

Posted by MNAngler On October - 4 - 2009

Date: 10/4/2009
Time: 1:45pm-4:45pm
Body of water: Lake Owasso
Location: Shoreview, MN
Weather Conditions: overcast

I was coming home from an errand run Saturday afternoon when I saw my fishing buddy, Mark, on the phone in his driveway. He had put a hole in the lower unit of his boat a few weeks ago and I wanted to see whether it had been fixed, but didn’t want to interrupt his call. So I parked the car and got a call from my wife. As I walked to my front door, I saw Mark standing there watching me. He was obviously wanting to talk to me. So I motioned for him to come toward me as I finished my call. Mark had gotten his boat back and was wanting to go fishing the next day. He didn’t have to ask me twice.

I was really excited because I hadn’t been out on a boat since the neighborhood outing on Aug 15. I went fishing about a week and a half ago, but it was only from shore. And it was miserable. Unfortunately, this outing was only better because of being on the lake rather than next to it.

Mark and I were out for 3 hours, but we didn’t have so much as a nibble. Mark lindy rigged most of the time with shiners, while I cast with artificials. I threw a white pearl fluke, a baby bass fluke, an orange/brown spinnerbait, chartreuse spinnerbait, and texas rigged plastic worm. Mark did cast a bit with some shad raps and fluke, but had no more luck than I did. I lindy rigged with a shiner for a few minutes, but I faired no better.

We were all over the lake and even tried a few spots we had never tried before. The fish just weren’t interested. The air temp had just cooled down in the last week and a half or so and today was the first dry day for over a week. Mark wondered whether the storm had stifled the fish.

We figured the recent change in weather made the fish sluggish. But they’ll pick up once the weather settles in for the fall season and they instinctively beef up for the winter. We’ll try again soon.

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