Brookville Lake is officially on fire right now. The fishing is the best it’s been since since spring. I fished 3 hours Sunday afternoon in the cold (42 degrees) and wind (15-20 mph) and caught a lot of fish. I caught 2 largemouth bass (4#, 3.5#) and 4 smallmouth bass (2#-2.5#) all on jerk baits on the main lake. The water temps were 58 – 59 degrees. I also caught one small keeper walleye on the jerk bait. Then I switched to the blade bait and proceeded to catch 6 more walleye (biggest was 5#) and a 3# channel cat. I also lost quite a few fish. One was a big bass that I lost right under the boat. I was fishing alone and it was a pain maintaining boat position, handling the fish and the net. So I blame all my lamo fishing buddies chasing white tail deer while I’m trying to fish. Yeah you know who you are. Anyway I also lost several other fish either on the initial hit or on the fight into the boat. So here’s why I think I lost so many fish. I had been throwing a MegaBass Vision 110 and catching lots of fish (on recent trips). But it hangs on everything and I knew I’d lose a $25 bait in the high winds so I opted for a knockoff 110 that I painted myself. I used Mustad KVD #6 Triple Grip hooks which are great hooks – generally. But I noticed the light wire barbarian out barb hooks on the MegaBass and figured I should try different hooks. So I have some VMC outbarb barbarian hooks on order. I’ll let you know if it makes a difference… Tight Lines!