Bass Angler Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Mark Lassagne and River2Sea pro staff Angelo Alorro kicked off this Wednesday on the Water at the famed Kelsey Bass Ranch. With a Bait Barn boat courtesy of Manny Basi and some Bully Wa frogs courtesy of River2Sea they went to the bass ranch in search of the frog bite.
The BAM anglers spent five hours on the lake and had an incredible 50 blow-ups. “It was a great day of fishing; anytime you can get ten bites an hour is a great day fishing,” Lassagne noted.
They broke down the day with the following details:
They reeled in about a dozen and a half of the bites. They lost five after the hookup on the way to the boat. Everything they caught came in at 2 to 4-lbs. “Most of what we got in was in the 3-lb range; but we saw a couple that were at least fives blow up on the frog,” explained Lassagne. One of their largest of the day, a four plus, was caught punchin’. “I got it on my second cast but I didn’t punch that long and went back to the frog after a few casts,” said Lassagne.
“The bass were aggressive, today,” remarked the BAM fisherman. “They came up and hit the line, they blew up hard on the Bully Wa and some even jumped over it in the water,” he continued. Lassagne attributed the blow-ups on the line to the large amount of dragonflies they saw on the water.
Lassagne continued describing the difference in their choice of frogs. He threw the Dirty White Bully Wa with 65# McCoy braid, most of the day and Alorro gave it a go with a Mud Bird. “There was really no difference in the number of bites, how hard they hit or the hook up ratio between the dark and light colors of each of our baits,” noted Lassagne.
The Bully Wa 65 was BAM’s bait this week. The Bully Wa comes in four sizes that start with the Baby Bully at 3/16-oz and go up to the Bully Wa 75 at 3/4-oz. The 65 is 2 1/2-inches long and weighs 5/8-oz with EWG #4/0 hooks. Check out the Bully Wa at Bait Barn and Kelsey Bass Ranch info can be found at their website.
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