Lake LaBelle has historically been a hot lake for bass and walleye, during the month of June–specifically Father’s Day Weekend.
It has been the setting for many memorable fish catches for dads to share with their children! This past weekend was no exception!
During a 4-hour morning trip beginning at 5:00 AM, Glen celebrated his special day with his sons Noah, and Gabe.
Many father types choose to sleep in on their special day, but this group was up before the son knowing that the early morning hours on LaBelle can be an exciting opportunity to catch shallow smallmouth bass on a variety of presentations.
We chose to wake the smallmouth with 1/8oz Berkley Gulp Heads tipped with Berkley PowerBait Pro Grubs. We also had Berkley Havoc Grass Pigs texas rigged on a 1/0 hook and a 1/16oz tungsten sinker above the hooked pegged with a bobber stop.
After investing the first 30 minutes of the trip getting Noah and Gabe comfortable with their Abu Garcia Cardinal SX 6’6″ spinning combos, the fish responded in kind within the next 15 minutes on one Bparticular stretch of shoreline. From the back of the boat Noah put 3 smallmouth bass in the boat in short order!
We quickly made sure Gabe’s rod had the same presentation at the end of his line and he got his battle with a smallmouth underway!
Before putting a cap on the trip, we couldn’t part ways without spending an hour searching for LaBelle’s famed walleyes. We live bait rigged for these fish in 20-30 feet of water and with 10 minutes left in the trip, Gabe reeled in a nice 16″ fish and Noah was nice enough to hold it for a photo!
Great Fathers’ Day Memories Weitzer family! Have a great summer and enjoy your upcoming camping trip to Devils Lake! If you get any fish photos be sure to send them my way!
NOTE: Here’s an extended link recapping other HookedUp101 Father’s Day Fishing on Lake LaBelle!
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