Bored on a rainy Thursday, I made an afternoon trip to Damon 7 Lakes. Weather was the same as in Houston—rain rain rain. The saving grace was it wasn’t very cold, so I had to wet a line anyway.
I fished for a couple hrs from a boat with subsurface flies….clousers, sqrats, crawfish patterns….Skunked; not even a bump.
I decided to test out a few of the VIP poppers I recently tied…..wanted to see how they moved in the water. Didn’t expect anything on the surface in mid-January; I had not seen any top water movement all day.
Surprise surprise. Shortly after switching to a yellow VIP, I hooked up with a couple bass. Switched over to a black VIP, hooked up again. Decided to switch to my “go-to” lure, the Diving Frog. Hooked up with four (4) bass in short order. Fished till I ran out of daylight, then went home to tie a few more VIPs.
Final tally: Subsurface = 0; Topwater = 8