A Day on the Water — Popovick's Jiggy
10) North Channel Smallmouth, Popovics' Popper Pattern RULES! July 10
Bass Poppers Big Smallmouth Bob's Banger Popper Marabou Banger Popper Pike Popper Popovick's Jiggy
On the long padIe downstream from the launch in Saint Johns Marsh, I tried for largemouth in some new to me shallow weedy bays and some seawall spots, nothing there. Nearer the mouth of the North Channel, the current flowed briskly over deep, partially weeded flat. Drifting along the 8 foot contour, casting Poppers out across the current toward 12 or 15 ft depths near the edge of the much deeper central channel. On the first drift the White 3/0 Marabou Banger got hit by a very big, hard fighting smallmouth that shook the hook on the first high jump. I stopped to set...
10) St Clair River Bass, maybe a Musky, Popovick's Popper Pattern RULES July 10
Marabou Banger Popper Popovick's Jiggy
I was looking for more of the fantastic White Bass surface fishing like last year. The Mouth of the North Channel no longer has good public access. Decker's Landing has been closed for many months now due to very high lake levels. Many home and cottage owners are being flooded out or are fighting to save their homes from the high waters and big motor boat wakes. I put in at Saint Johns Marsh and made the long paddle downstream to outlet of the North Channel into Lake Saint Clair. Along the way I threw bass and musky poppers in weedy bays,...