Lake Hartwell October 25-27-20

Hartwell oct2020 002 Hartwell oct2020 009 Hartwell oct2020 010 Hartwell oct2020 013 Hartwell oct2020 016 Hartwell oct2020 018 Hartwell oct2020 021 Hartwell oct2020 023 Hartwell oct2020 024 TW5 TW7

I fished Lake Hartwell  with long time friend Tim White catching and releasing 54 Spots. I have a ton of pictures but the ones above will give you a good idea of what we caught. Our largest was right at 3lb and all were caught on 2 techniques (1) Top Water (2) Soft Plastics. I was throwing a  Blue Mullet Rapala Skitter Walk which is my first go to  “Walk The Dog” Action Bait The Sitter Walk swims perfectly right out of the box and has been super reliable for me year after year.  I’m going to sound like a broken record at this point but soft plastics rigged on a VMC 3/16th Weedless Finesse Jig paid off big time again. You can toss these into lay downs-rocks and other structure with little to no hand ups. I think in 2 1/2 days I was hung 2 or 3 times max. The stainless steel Weedguard works fantastic.The hollow back of the head allows you to snug your bait close for a better natural presentation. A dab of glue and your good to go.  www.vmchooks,com Line of choice is always Sufix. I like Sufix 20lb Yellow Braid with a long Sufix 6 or 8 lb Sufix  fluorocarbon leader-this combination gives you great casting  distance with these smaller light weight baits but still with a tremendous amount of sensitivity.  Good fishing with a good friend-hard to beat. Rick McFerrin