Finally Steve and Jim returned and we launched. Steve and myself in my old town 158 and Jim in his kayak. Immediately we started getting hits. A 3 1/2 lb smallie nailed my spinnerbait. This time I was ready and set the hook hard. Here is 2/3 of the yadkin river slam. Spotted bass was 1/3 and now I had 2/3 of the slam.
Well, now all I needed was a Largemouth. We proceeded to catch a lot of smallies and spots. I probably caught 8 smallies and just as many spots but, that largemouth bite was not showing up.
When we put in it was cool and the action was good with spinnerbaits and tubes. As the day warmed, the action really picked up by throwing buzzbaits. Steve was killing them with a hart's buzzer. It didn't take me long to decide to switch. Just a little ways downstream we got out of the shoal habitat and got into some slower water. HMMMM, looks like largemouth water I thought. A few minutes later Bam!!!! and I was indeed rewarded with this largemouth which completed my Yadkin River Slam.!
It was a great day on the water. Lots of fish caught. Smallies and spots by all and the lone largemouth I caught. We also saw 5 bald eagles playing in the sky which was a sight and lots of herons and a few ducks. Also a big thanks to Jim for being our guide today.