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Something about dark skies and light rain ahead of a Florida cold front make bass go crazy for Gambler's 13 inch ribbon tail worms. I caught a nice bunch of 2-3 pounders in the hour before dark tonight and drove home with a smile, amid a lingering scent of Gambler garlic and bass breath.

 

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On 4/6/2019 at 4:53 PM, lo n slo said:

caught 36 spotted bass this morning and zero largemouth. but spots like these put up one heck of a fight!

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heck yea! spots are a blast , they never quit. even after in the boat they will get even with a treble hook!

On 4/6/2019 at 12:18 AM, Bluebasser86 said:

This weekend the old power plant lake was her usual temperamental self. I had a guide trip Friday and hadn't been on the lake in about a month so I wanted to poke around Thursday and see what I could find. What I found was discouraging to say the least. The lake had been dropped nearly 2' in less than a week, the wet moss on all the rocks now well on dry ground were an obvious sign of it at the ramp. The plant had just started generating again, so the water was rapidly warming, which triggered a lakewide massive carp and gar spawning party, which the bass do not like at all. I spent 5 hours, fishing a variety of baits from the dam to the far north end, never had anything I'm 100% sure was a bite. I did snag and fight 5 carp to the boat on jerkbaits, cranks, and a trap along with rolling several and having several drag peeling runs from them before they'd pop off. 

 

Badly beaten, I let Gary know of the bad news and gave him the option to go to a different lake but he was paying so it was his choice. He wanted to learn the lake, so we were going back. The lake changes widely from day to day and so does the bite, I told myself on the way to the lake the next morning, not really believing it. The fish gods smiled down on us though. Between the 2 of us about 30 bass, 10 drum, and Gary's first channel cat (he was from the UK and had never caught a drum or catfish). None of the big ones the lake is known for came out to play, but man it feels good to figure them out after getting beat so badly the day before and show someone trying to learn some valuable information. You can kind of tell in the pictures on the rocks in the background how far the water had dropped in about 4 days.

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nice bounce back !, pretty awesome to provide a fishing experience for someone like that. got to be a great sense of satisfaction. man it don't get no better when you get yo have fun doing it. 

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On 4/8/2019 at 8:50 AM, TnRiver46 said:

Had a big floatilla going down river yesterday. Everyone got lots of trout, I got one bass. Only one person dumped a kayak and lost a rod haha. He had Keys/wallet/phone in a pelican case 

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you guys are crazy!if I tried that al you would see is a yack upside down an old man hanging on for dear life, my rods in one hand cell wallet keys gone and white flag waving for surrender. fun to fish with friends .if I were along you wouldn't get any fishing in for laughing.:Bass_Boat:

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me and my work partner (John “Mudfoot” 😡) finished up a big job yesterday and finally had a good weekday off to fish. we caught over 40 spots with a few doubles mixed in

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Fished for a bit from the banks tonight, and caught a good one. Not sure how/ why I only catch decent ones from the shore line here. Of course, now I have to take the kayak out on Saturday, and will catch one dink in five hours (again!).

 

Wasn't having much luck flipping jigs, and it was getting kinda dark. I tried a shallow jerkbait before calling it a day, and stuck this one.

 

Stiff jig rod, light treble hooks, drag backed off, and timber around. Could have lost both the fish and the bait lol.

 

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Another PB! Pays to go out in the rain. Bluegill fire swim jig with a magic craw swirl Sweet Beaver rigged sideways. Moving on up! Caught another 2lber a little while later on the same thing. Then a catfish! On a BHite Delight jackhammer. Thought it was going to break my 14lb fluoro. 

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On 4/11/2019 at 9:00 PM, deep said:

Fished for a bit from the banks tonight, and caught a good one. Not sure how/ why I only catch decent ones from the shore line here. Of course, now I have to take the kayak out on Saturday, and will catch one dink in five hours (again!).

 

Wasn't having much luck flipping jigs, and it was getting kinda dark. I tried a shallow jerkbait before calling it a day, and stuck this one.

 

Stiff jig rod, light treble hooks, drag backed off, and timber around. Could have lost both the fish and the bait lol.

 

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here piggy piggy!!! wow!! good one:clap:

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Had another guide trip Friday in some nasty, cold front conditions. Highs 25 degrees colder than the day before, lows right at freezing, 20-30 mph winds, bluebird skies, everything you hope won't happen when you're taking someone fishing that is expecting you to put them on fish, especially on a lake that is already notoriously tough. I had a plan to point the nose of the boat into the wind and just fight the wind the best I could while doing a kind of controlled drift backwards down the bank I wanted to concentrate on. Took a bunch of waves over the front of the boat and almost took a swim a couple different times, but we put a hurting on them! No real monsters, but lots of nice fish. Richard was a good stick but old school so it took a minute to get the hang of fishing a Ned like the fish wanted. Once he got it down he was working them over with it. He was really liking the Flash Green Smackdown, made the bites a lot easier for him to see when he couldn't feel them. 

 The real shocker was a smallmouth. There's be stories and they've almost gained a mythical status at this lake. In almost 20 years of fishing it a lot, I've never caught one or seen proof of one until this one came up attached to my jerkbait. I caught it and I still almost don't believe it. 

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My number one bass catching lure from way back when I was just a kid was the Arbogast Hawaiian Wiggler. I've thrown it over the past 2 years with no luck except for one mutant bluegill. Even with the lack of success I've had using it, nostalgia has me chucking it once in a while anyway. The Dark Sleeper got bitten most yesterday, but when spinnerbait conditions arose I tied on the Wiggler in perch pattern. The bassin' gods finally came through for me. That fish hadn't yet swallowed the fish it had when it smashed the Wiggler. 9 in total for me and a bud.  Good times. Here's a few:

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Great catches!

 

A few from a local 5hr kayak tourney today for the best 3. Culled the 16.5 with 11 minutes to left securing 2nd place.spacer.pngspacer.pngspacer.pngspacer.png

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A 3 1/2 pounder from the Susquehanna river. 7 fish in total for the day. This was the monster. 

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Hit a mountain lake yesterday. Wacky rigged 4” senko was all I could get them to eat. They were sitting 5-15 feet deep on trees, literally sitting on the tree. Stomachs touching the trunk. 54° Super clear water. Found a school of trout swimming around just below the surface that were all Giants, but none of them had any interest in the lures I had tied on at the time. Caught a few dink bass then the bluebird calm sunny turned to cloudy windy, then a thunderstorm rolled in so I called it and went home. 

 

Kinda rainy cloudy back home, but figured what the heck I’ll go down to the pond for a few hours. Grabbed a rod and a bag of 5” Yum dingers. Bass and bluegill everywhere! Landed 5 and missed several others, but one was a Hawg!

 

5.9lbs, and she just touched 22”! citation baby! 

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Went for a few hours this afternoon in the home lake. I though conditions were good with a front coming in and all. Overcast skies , temps in the high 80s.

Tried to start at the north end and it was just too windy. Still got a fish or two on the strike king shimmy stick. Got down to the central part of the lake, and got some sheltered water on the east side of the island, and began pickin em off with the small zoom fluke. Finished the island and decided to fish a deep eel grass line . Something told me to fish the zoom speed worm. First cast , rod loaded up . Big fish.The fish was slightly angling in a way that caused it to get just a little slack and came off. Next cast , a nice fish, 2 1/2 or so . Next cast, a 4.12 ( 2nd fish pictured ).

I fished on around the point going into the s.e part of the lake. Wind 20+ at my back. I proceeded to just wear em out for app. 1 1/2 hours . I had caught high 20s in numbers , most of the fish coming on the windward end of the lake. I caught about half the fish deadsticking, and the other half reeling it on or near the surface, all on the speed worm.Had to anchor at each spot it was so windy , move about a cast away, then re-anchor.

On the way home, I got some more  on the june bug trick worm. Ended up with 30 something total. 

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2 hours ago, TnRiver46 said:

@Gundog, at long last! Nice smallmouth

Its been too long. After 5 times out fishing and catching nothing I was starting to think it wasn't going to happen.

 

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Had a good trip to Lake Gaston this past weekend.  Took 3rd in 2-day tournament with 10 fish for 23-15.  Lot's of 3lb+ fish but no true big ones to put me over the top.  Weighed in a few spotted bass too, Gaston is the only lake I fish that has them so it's still cool to catch them for me.  

 

Practice...

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Day 1...Culled a small LM with this Spot for the smallest fish in the limit.

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Day 2...Couple nice LM's a spot that was eating very well, had 2 shad tails visible in it's gullet.  

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Everything I weighed in came on one of these, most were on the bladed jig.  

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8 minutes ago, Logan S said:

Had a good trip to Lake Gaston this past weekend.  Took 3rd in 2-day tournament with 10 fish for 23-15.  Lot's of 3lb+ fish but no true big ones to put me over the top.  Weighed in a few spotted bass too, Gaston is the only lake I fish that has them so it's still cool to catch them for me.  

 

Practice...

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Day 1...Culled a small LM with this Spot for the smallest fish in the limit.

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Day 2...Couple nice LM's a spot that was eating very well, had 2 shad tails visible in it's gullet.  

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Everything I weighed in came on one of these, most were on the bladed jig.  

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Really nice. 

Thanks for sharing.

Btw..love the black tail on that trailer. 

Totally stealing that.

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A-Jay 

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Not sure what you did there, but I fixed it for you. ;)

 

Nice feesh!

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12 minutes ago, J Francho said:

Not sure what you did there, but I fixed it for you. ;)

 

Nice feesh!

Thanks. Imgur was giving me fits, and it's a blocked site here at work, so I wasn't sure what was actually being posted. 

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Not a giant but it is my first bass of the year.  Caught it with an Arkie sexy tail shad with an ultralight while crappie fishing on my way home from work.

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