I had a day booked with my buddy from Tennessee. We planned on hitting the water in search of some smalljaws. Well, I received a text late the night before, “I have a major issue at the shop and it’s not looking good.” I knew it was going to be a slim chance that he would make the trip. I received confirmation that Todd was definitely not going to make it. I was disappointed that my friend wasn’t going to make it but the boat and gear were loaded so, I had to make the best of a bad situation.
I had everything ready to go, the boat was loaded, I just needed a partner willing to spend a 12 hour day on the water in search of some pre-spawn smallies. Zac answered my text with a resounding “HELL YEA!” ( I made it PG for the kiddies) Our plan was set, meet at the boat ramp between 7:00 and 7:30 with the streamer roods ready to go.
We splashed the boat in at 8:00. The water was a little off color and flows were down but we were optimistic. Things started a little slow due to the cool night and morning but as the temp warmed , so did the catching.
I’ll let the pictures do the rest of the talking. Enjoy!