Fished-filmed a show last week on the Bay Of Quinte for largemouth bass in "extremely heavy canebeds" with some good results.
Hooked up with my St.Croix Tournament legend Big Jig rod, Ardent F700 Denny Brauer Fip n Pitch reel loaded with 65 pound Spiderthread micro braid and at the business end of it all tied on a one-half ounce Strike King Hack Attack jig in summer craw green with matching Rage chunk in pumpkin with green flake.
Started out in real skinny water and hot my first fish in 12 inches of water near some blown up slop on the outer edges of the cane.
Puttered down the bank making pitches to every single spot I thought a bass might be hiding under and came to some small rice beds on the outside of the cane...moved out slowly and hit a solid 3+ pounder at the very tip of the rice bed.
Worked the rest of the rice bed with not a sniff, and head back to the shoreline cane and blown up slop.
What these fish lacked in overall size, sure made up for in strikes and overall aggressiveness which kept the blood flowing and overall kept the heart beating at a high rate of beats per second...fun stuff!
Stayed with the pattern for another 45+ mintues and caught a variety of fish in the 1-3 pound range until I came to a sharp turn in the cane leading to shallower water which produced some of the better fish of the day. But I had to pitch my jig n rage chunk a lot further back into the cane to get bit.
That made for some real exciting moments and killer footage...strike, splash and bull dog these fatter bass out of the slop and cane approx 10 feet back in the heavy stuff....tons of fun!
Overall had a great day of the Bay and filmed another action, information packed show for season 10 of Extreme Angler TV coming this Fall on WFN & WFNHD...don`t miss it!