Well I tagged out this morning. I got out later as my daughter and her family were over so I headed out after breakfast. I drove by the field to see if there were any there so I could plan a route to the blind. There was a fl8cknof Jake's and a flock of longbeards. I quickly snuck into my blind and stuck a funky chicken decoy out. As I was stepping into the blind the Jake's start clearing the trees between the blind and them. They worked around out front a ways. Suddenly I see 2 toms fly into the field. The jakes immediately charged the toms driving them out of the field. After that the jakes saw the funky chicked and headed over to check it out. With the toms gone and time slipping away I picked one out and shot him at 30 yards. He'll taste good on the grill this summer.
Got in the blind at 10 am and was done by 10:15 am. It's been a long season.
The 2 lakes i bass fish have slowed way down the last week. A swim-bait ripple shad was hot ticket for a while but that is just a pike attraction right now. Been switching to a Senko and helped a little. Pads are coming up fast now and we should see a spike up in activity soon. Cannot wait to throw the frogs soon as that is the biggest rush watching those eruptions in the water!! Thanks for posting as i found it to be quite slower than usual also. Which means i need to find better ammo during those times.