Swindle's Thursday mojo

Gerald Swindle was breaking in his new Phoenix boat when he passed a grassy spot that sparked his instincts.

“It was the only place around with grass so I went back.” 

That was a good idea. He went back to the spot, put a GPS waypoint on it, stood up and made a quick cast. The result? A fish he estimated to weigh 7 pounds. As he reeled in the catch there were more fish that size following it. He quietly left the spot. He went back on Wednesday without any luck. 

“Today (Thursday) I went back and decided to just settle in,” he said. “I caught a pretty good one and then decided to stay.”

The payoff was a two-hour flurry of action. He decided to leave and go elsewhere, another good move. The good fortune continued at the next spot, where Swindle culled twice. 

“When they decide to feed it can get right.”

And right it did. The payoff was a limit weighing 18 pounds, 2 ounces, which when added to his Wednesday total of 12-11 gave him a total weight of 30-13.