Brand-spanking new fishing season has started here in northeastern Indiana, and, as usual, I always get anxious after a week of mild and temperate weather. So, a week ago, on Sunday, I head out, expecting to find ice still on my lakes, which are a chain of waters in deep woods, and kind of sheltered by high ridges, so ice is usually on for quite a bit, even though the air can be very warm. LUCK, as the ice is gone, however, the water is very screwed up, dirty and muddy looking lifeless appearing H2O. I figure, " I'm here, the waters here, so in I go...". I find a few short takers, on spinnerbaits, hey, life....OK... I go through a canal, into a lake that is big enough and deep enough I figure on the water being a tad clearer, and I'm correct, at the inlet I just came through, it's washing muddy water in to the big lake. While floating out, I "jig-n-pig " the bottom areas, catch a few 2 and a half pound bass...not bad, not bad.... One hour into the fishing, I hook a monster, I can tell it's a big bass, played it perfectly ( if I do say so myself, I'm getting real good at this ), and land a fish that goes 6 and a half pounds, according to my digital scale....Coolio..I can dig THAT ! Totals = 8 bass, ranging from 2 pounds, to the big one, at 6 1/2 pounds , not a bad day by a long shot, considering the water quality isn't good at all. LET THE GAMES BEGIN !! aYE mOUT Wanna kill these ads? We can help!