After tearing up the fish Friday night, we returned to try our luck again today. Unfortunately, a cold front is blowing through and it about shut the bite down. We caught 10 or so bream right quick. We commenced to catfishin' with the bream and fresh American shad. Caught a small blue pretty quick. A guy fishin' with me wanted to use a bream TAIL. I told him the head and/or gut pocket would be his best bet, but he insisted on the tail as he had caught a nice one on a tail last week. Anyhow, he tossed the tail over by the bank. Next thing you know, his line was movin'. He set the hook and much to my surprise, he landed a 2 pound 11 ounce largemouth bass! First bass I ever recall catchin' on cut bait, especially a tail! After that, the bite just knocked off completely, with the turtles skeletonizing our bait at each drop. I hate late spring/summertime daytime catfishin' due to the turtles which are most active during the day. We did see a muskrat and a bald eagle, and had a safe trip with nothing torn up, so it was a successful couple of hours on the very low Pee Dee.
Bill in SC
Bill in SC