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A Couple Winter Pigs

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Well today was certainly not a numbers day but after catching lots of fish last week Chris and I decided to hit to La Cygne again today. We had rain off an on for the first half of the day and then pretty steady rain the second half of the day, at least the temps were in the 40's most of the day and wind wasn't terrible. The plant was not generating when we got there. No generation equals no action on power plant lakes. It took us almost 3 hours to get a bite and the first half dozen were serious dinks, only one would have even topped a pound. We came around the point and noticed the visibility had dropped to a couple hundred yards so we knew they'd started generating and the warm water running into the lake was creating steam so we figured we'd get to the outlet again because those fish react first. Not much going on other than one dink and one missed bite. I was fishing a Series 5 on a sand/gravel ledge where the current runs along when my bait got crushed. I wasn't sure it was a bass at first until she came up and wallowed. She was hooked good until she wallowed next to the boat again and the front hook popped out. She pulled like crazy and I thought for sure she'd come off but Chris finally got the net under her. I was shaking so bad I couldn't hardly get her on the scale. 24" long and 15" around and 7.51 pounds.

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We probably didn't catch another half dozen the rest of the day and it was raining pretty hard and starting to get dark so we headed to the ramp but decided to fish around the ramp for a minute before we left. I was fishing a Bandit 100 in mistake color off a rock pier when it got stopped. We both thought it was around 3 pounds when it first came up and wallowed around. Once it got to the boat and dove down it was obvious we'd underestimated her. She was barely hooked on the back hook but she stayed stuck and we got her in the net. Not quite as big as the first but at 21.5" and 13.25" and 5.88 pounds she was certainly a great way to end the day!

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Nice fish Clayton! Sounds like I need to get out there soon!

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Good looking fish...Congrats!

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You're a Wild Man ~ !

 

WTG - Really nice Bass.

 

A-Jay

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now thats some winter bass fishin. nice!!!

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Nice catch Clayton. I'll be going tomorrow, hopefully I can get a couple pigs like that in the boat.

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Good looking fish man.

 

Brandon

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FINE Fish, and WTG  ;)   

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jealous i have no open water here

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WOW!

 

Nice fish.

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Awesome fish!

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Nice dude! I would have been shaking too. You,think after doing this for a while that we wouldn't get so excited when that fish comes up and you see a mouth so big that you fit a volley ball in, but that what makes it fun! I'm glad the soggy weather paid off big time.

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You have done good.

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Awesome!!!

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Two fine fish and a well written account.  Congrats and thanks.

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Great way to start off the season. Congrats BB!

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Very nice fish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Congrats.

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Nice work Clayton!

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Great duo! Way to tough it out.

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Winter fish???? You cheated :)

 

Nice fish. Sure looks bigger than 7#

I thought for sure she was over 8 when I caught her. I know the warm water is kind of cheating but that isn't going to stop me from going.  :eyebrows:

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