During the first hour or two of fishing on Day 4 David Mullins has not had a bite on the Rapala DT6 that has caught fish for him all week. He pulled up to our boat and said, “It’s timing for me to go jerking.” .And with that, Mullins headed south toward the dam.
Here on Lake Lanier it is dark, 45 degrees, sprinkling rain, with a breeze that cuts through several layers of clothing.
Mullins finished Day 3 in second place with 51-4. After catching 17-12 and 19-6 the first two days, he slipped a bit Saturday. But even as his game plan cooled, he still managed to catch 14-2.
“I actually caught as many Sat. as I did Fri.,” Mulllins said. “But every fish I ‘laid back on’ was a lot smaller.”
Like many other anglers in the field, Mullins admitted the Lake Lanier bass are nearly impossible to predict from one day to the next.
He told Bryan Brasher on Saturday, “It’s one of those things where you wonder, ‘Is it a cloud deal? Is it a rain deal?’ If that’s case, tomorrow I’m going to bust them. If it’s because the fish are moving out and going somewhere else, then we’re going to have to relocate them somewhere.”
This morning Mullins is indeed working to relocation the nomadic spotted bass of Lake Lanier.