Trip No. FW1405 Monponsett Pond (West) - Halifax May 6, 2005
Weather Conditions Catch Log
TRIP TIME 6:00 - 7:00 PM
AIR TEMP 50°
SKY CONDITIONS Cloudy
WIND ENE @ 9 mph
BAROMETER 30.37 -
WATER TEMP 51°
WATER CLARITY Cloudy
WAVE HEIGHTS N/A
SWELLS N/A
CURRENT N/A
MOON PHASE Waning Crescent
HIGH TIDE N/A
LOW TIDE N/A
Equipment Used:
Rod Daiwa Apollo AG18
  Type  Spinning
  Length  4'6"
  Action  Ultralight
Reel Shimano AXUL-S
  Type  Ultralight Spinning
  Line  Monofilament
  Strength  4 lb.
SPECIES LENGTH WEIGHT LURE/BAIT USED COLOR METHOD
Calico Bass   9.1"         8 oz. 1/16 oz. Rooster Tail Spinner Brown Trout Moderate Retrieve
Calico Bass   9.0"         8 oz. 1/16 oz. Rooster Tail Spinner Chart./Lime Moderate Retrieve
Calico Bass   9.0"         7 oz. 1/16 oz. Rooster Tail Spinner Brown Trout Moderate Retrieve
Calico Bass   8.9"         7 oz. 1/16 oz. Rooster Tail Spinner Brown Trout Moderate Retrieve
Calico Bass   8.8"         7 oz. 1/16 oz. Rooster Tail Spinner Brown Trout Moderate Retrieve
Calico Bass   8.5"         6 oz. 1/16 oz. Rooster Tail Spinner Brown Trout Moderate Retrieve
Bluegill Sunfish   6.9"         6 oz. 1/16 oz. Rooster Tail Spinner Brown Trout Moderate Retrieve
Calico Bass   8.4"         5 oz. 1/16 oz. Rooster Tail Spinner Brown Trout Moderate Retrieve
Calico Bass   8.3"         5 oz. 1/16 oz. Rooster Tail Spinner Brown Trout Moderate Retrieve
Bluegill Sunfish   6.4"         5 oz. 1/16 oz. Rooster Tail Spinner Chart./Lime Moderate Retrieve
Bluegill Sunfish   6.3"         5 oz. 1/16 oz. Rooster Tail Spinner Chart./Lime Moderate Retrieve
Largemouth Bass   8.3"         4 oz. 1/16 oz. Rooster Tail Spinner Brown Trout Moderate Retrieve
Calico Bass   8.1"         4 oz. 1/16 oz. Rooster Tail Spinner Brown Trout Moderate Retrieve
Yellow Perch   5.9"         2 oz. 1/16 oz. Rooster Tail Spinner Brown Trout Moderate Retrieve
SUMMARY :
After catching eight calico bass and one bluegill sunfish, largemouth bass, and yellow perch in just a half hour, I decided to try using my other Rooster Tail of exactly the same size but far different color. Honestly, I thought that I was just in a nice school of fish and that it wouldn't matter. I actually was quite surprised that the next half hour saw a slow pick with only one calico and two bluegills hitting the bright yellow-green spinner. I have yet to figure out what is so special about that brown spinner but the difference is amazing.

For The Record...
TRIP NUMBER TOTAL FRESH TOTAL SALT TOTAL TIME TOTAL FISH TOTAL SPECIES LARGEST SMALLEST
14 14 0 17 Hours 67 9 17.3" (1 lb. 13 oz.) 5.9" ( 2 oz. )
Compared To Last Year...
+14 +14 even +17 Hours +67 +9 +17.3" (+ 1 lb. 13 oz.) +5.9" ( +2 oz.)
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2005 South Shore Fishing