Dwight Hottle

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About Dwight Hottle

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Erie, PA
  • My PB Between 11-12 lbs
  • Favorite Bass Smallmouth
  • Favorite Lake or River Lake Erie
    Stick Marsh/Farm 13
    Lake Baccarac
  • Other Interests Other fish species
    lake trout
    brown trout

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  1. Good news today

    I'm happy for you. 
  2. How many elements do you consider?

    Good list for your waters Chris.  My list for lake Erie. 1. Wind direction & speed. If the wind is blowing from the east, north or west at more than 10-15 mph I'm probably not going. An offshore wind will allow me to go until it gets over 20-25 mph.  2. Water turbidity. If the water is dirty from recent storms & high winds I'm probably not going. I feel I need at least a foot or two of visibility to have a chance for a good day on the water.  3. Water temp. I prefer fishing prespawn for the big girls so I'm looking for water temps from 40-60 degrees in the spring & 65 degrees or lower in the fall which will bring the smallies more shallow than mid summer haunts in deep water.  4. General weather forecast. If thunder storms are in the forecast I'll either go or not depending on how much time might be available to fish before the storm. These are the only elements I consider because the rest can be dealt with as part of normal fishing conditions.   
  3. Friends list

    I'm feeling better already Hootie.
  4. Chickamauga Lake -- 02/06/16

    FT does the job. Nice bass.
  5. Beauiful winter spots

    A couple of stout spots. 
  6. Coupla hours=not hot =but OK

    Nice perch.  I catch big perch in the spring on 4-6" jerkbaits. It always amazes me. 
  7. Opinions on Fluorocarbon

    Seaguar tatsu is the best I have found. I don't dwell on the worst. 
  8. What boat to get

    That brought a smile to my face.  
  9. Closest small mouth fishing to Florida

    Looks like north GA or AL. https://www.google.com/search?q=smallmouth+bass+geographic+range&rlz=1C2CAFA_enUS657US657&biw=1067&bih=517&tbm=isch&imgil=NmD-4DHTvtRGhM%253A%253B_evRyLEWK563qM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fbioweb.uwlax.edu%25252Fbio203%25252F2010%25252Fhetke_dust%25252Fhabitat.htm&source=iu&pf=m&fir=NmD-4DHTvtRGhM%253A%252C_evRyLEWK563qM%252C_&dpr=1.5&usg=__WygxeaeV1VIi6kI0PPPU-NQwpuQ%3D&ved=0ahUKEwjX1s7VjeHKAhUBqR4KHaD8AdUQyjcINA&ei=SNa0VteSHoHSeqD5h6gN#imgrc=NmD-4DHTvtRGhM%3A&usg=__WygxeaeV1VIi6kI0PPPU-NQwpuQ%3D
  10. New shimano reels for 2016

    Here you go.    
  11. Chubby Smallmouth

    That second picture is a real healthy looking smallie. 
  12. Dealing with bait fishing pressure

    You have got two choices. Either keep trying by thinking outside the box regarding your lure selection/presentation  or try some live bait. 
  13. Best day of fishing?

    My best day for size was 5 largemouth between 43-44lbs down at lake Baccarac in Mexico with my buddy Jeff. All fish were caught deep in 20-25 fow working different baits up a rock slope.   
  14. Sixto is the man. Glad you had a good trip. 
  15. Top five smallmouth baits

    Jerkbaits Crankbaits Hair jigs Blade baits Spoons