Catch of the Day
scroll down to watch the entire video
Harriet Lake is located right in the heart of Minneapolis very close to downtown Minneapolis. You will be able to see some of the Minneapolis skyline in the background while I’m fishing. It’s a trolling motor only lake with a nice access but it has very limited parking for cars and trailers. You may have to find a place to park on one of the side streets nearby.
It was a nice warm but cloudy august day for me to be fishing Harriet Lake. Harriet has thick weed growth that stretches from just under the surface all the way down to about 12 to 15 feet deep. I came prepared to use my trusty jig-worm and a few spinnerbaits under these conditions. I chose the jig-worm to start off with because of the thick wall of weeds and because jig-worms really work well in the middle of the summer like this.
The bass weren’t shy today but I did have to sort through plenty of smaller fish to get to the bigger ones. That’s OK though, they’re all fun to catch. The jig-worm tends to catch large numbers of fish, but I have caught plenty of monster size fish with it as well. It's an excellent lure to use for introducing someone to the sport of bass fishing because of this.
Toward the end of the day a walleye and a northern pike decided to get in on the action and spice up the TV show a little bit.
I was having so much fun fishing the Jig-worm that I never did get around to trying the spinnerbait on the deep weed-line where I was catching these fish. I may have been able to avoid some of those smaller fish if I had done that, but I wouldn’t have caught as many fish. Either way, it was a fun day of fishing!
learn how to use a jig-worm in the video below.
Related articles: How to Fish a Jig-worm.
Lures Used: Jig-worm. Water Clarity: Clear. Water Color: Green. Time of Year: Summer. Cover/Structure: Weeds, weed-lines, grass. Type of fish caught: Largemouth bass, northern pike, and walleyed pike. Topics of Discussion: Fishing the jig-worm.