Decided to head out to shore fish the bass season opener, as I only had a few hours to fish. Had to do some serious trekking in flooded fields, infested with mosquitoes, bees, horse flies and ticks. Needless to say, I soaked myself in about 1/2 a can of Deepwoods Off! before going out, soaked my backpack as well.
Decided to try a spinnerbait to start off. Turned out to be a great choice, didn't need to change my lure all outing. Didn't take long to land my first few Largemouth bass of the season:
After landing 6 decent sized bass, I also landed a surprise bullhead that hit my spinnerbait:
Also found a duck's nest near the water's edge:
Due to the cold water temperature, I don't think the Largemouth bass have spawned yet, as I didn't noticed any signs of spawning such as irritated find or tails. If my assumption is right, it will be the time I can remember where bass spawn after bass season opens, and should make for some interesting shore fishing opportunities in the next couple weeks. Happy bass fishing!