Spent a few hours on the water last night at Peace Valley Park. Lake Galena was nice and calm and there was a good deal of activity in the shallow water near the pier I was fishing from.
My first fish was caught on a white/purple shallow diving Shad crankbait. This Largemouth was hanging out about 10′ from shore and hit the lure like a little monster.
Unfortunately… he did not wish to have his picture taken.
I caught the second Bass on the other side of the pier using a popper about 5′ from shore.
From what I could tell these Largemouth Bass were chasing baitfish. At one point a 3″ baitfish jumped clean out of the water onto the bank and was almost devoured by a duck before it flopped back into the water.
I spent about 3 hours fishing at the pier and saw tons of Bluegill underneath. I didn’t have any lures small enough for the Bluegill, otherwise I would have caught about 50.
If you are looking for a good place to take your kids fishing, I suggest trying below Lake Galena’s piers with worms.
Did you get to fish this weekend? Let us know in the comments below!