The Jacket Journal

Mason Mefford holds up a smallmouth bass at Lake Cumberland, Kentucky.

Mason Mefford, Staff Reporter

This is Mason's first year writing forĀ The Jacket Journal; he is a senior at WCHS. Mason has played for the Woodford County boys basketball team for the past three years and he is a forward on the varsity team this year. In his free time, he loves to fish and enjoy the great outdoors with friends.

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Don't be the person who leaves old line and lures in the water, and if you see it pick it up.

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May 21, 2021
Here is a great example of an eddy, a place where the current swings around and creates an almost whirlpool of bait for fish.

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May 21, 2021
I also focused my cast on areas with very little moving water to try and catch some smallmouth on beds getting ready to spawn.

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May 21, 2021
At the end of the day I finished with three fish; the highlight of the day was catching that pig (the big fish). This sunset is also really nice.

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May 21, 2021
For today's mission I decided to do some wet wading for smallmouth bass.

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May 21, 2021
After little success on the streamers, I decided to tie on this red and yellow wooly bugger to try and imitation crawdads I saw scurrying on the bottom.

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May 21, 2021
All the hard work from today paid off with this amazing smallmouth. This fish was caught out of an eddy on the red and yellow wooly bugger.

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May 21, 2021
This picture should be an awesome shot of my hat acting as a net for the smallmouth I caught, but the fish got out of the makeshift net, so here's my wet hat instead.

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May 21, 2021
Even the little rock bass love this fly!

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May 21, 2021
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