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4 hours ago, A-Jay said:

Man, you are maintaining a very healthy average. 

Congrats 

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A-Jay 

 

you got that right 👍

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They were chewing on the punch rig for me today, went through 2 bags of baits. Gotta love the sound of braid through the line guides on the hook set!

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1 hour ago, J._Bricker said:

They were chewing on the punch rig for me today, went through 2 bags of baits. Gotta love the sound of braid through the line guides on the hook set!

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Nice Job

Congrats

btw - were they Googan baits ?

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A-Ja

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Ran outta likes 😉

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42 minutes ago, A-Jay said:

Nice Job

Congrats

btw - were they Googan baits ?

:cheer:

A-Ja

Hahaha thanks @A-Jay and no as a matter of they were a Strike King product 👍 which seemed to work just fine. However, I was impressed with the minimal effort I need using a Trokar hook as opposed to the Owner hooks I normally use. Not sure if “Googan” gets mentioned more because of a line of baits or on Wicked Tuna 😁.

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7 hours ago, Catt said:

Ran outta likes 😉

tell me about it 👍

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Spent 4th of July week at the Cape, never fished there before. Went out 3 times, twice at the same lake. First lake best I could do was a 1.5lb'r, and a few dinks. Water was crystal clear, mostly shallow, water temps in the 80's, overall a slow day. Second lake was right by the house we were renting, first day was similar, pretty slow with a 1.5lb'r via senko being the best. The place looked like it would hold nice fish, so I went back and focused on fishing shaded little holes, and deeper water with long grass. The first days exploring paid off, and I spent most of my time in those areas with decent results.

 

2lbs via wacky rig senko skipped into a shady nook

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3lbs with a popping pad crasher working the top of the long grassy deeper part of the lake

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and a 3.5lb'r, same area with the popping pad crasher. The fish absolutely hammered the frog.

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Caught a few more working the grass area on a lipless crank, nothing quite as nice, but still plenty fun.

 

My local honey hole has been slow, the entire lake is now one giant mat, so it's been tough to find the fish since I'm assuming they're spread out. The big mat used to be 7-8 smaller mats so it was easier to find the fish and bait.

 

Last nights catch on a live target 65T frog.

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we seem to have developed a little thermocline thing around here and i’ve had to adjust. my deep bite has fallen off real bad. swt’s are in the 85 degree range and 17’ deep seems to be the cutoff, according to the sonar. so i’ve moved back in the creeks a little further and kept my eyes on the Garmin. found one decent area in particular, but some others weren’t so great. ground out 9 spotties and one largemouth. 

 

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After missing a virginia length citation by less than a half inch at least 5 times this year and within 1-2 inches countless other times I finally got one today.  She swallowed that jig too....

 

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Went out hoping to reproduce to previous days punch bite, leaving the house at 0500 and it was 65 degrees and barely a slight breeze, forecast high was in the upper 90’s. Tide was an hour later, water was around 73 degrees when I dropped the boat in and headed to my first spot looking forward to a little top water action.

 

I didn’t get anything to commit on top, so I picked up a “bladed jig” and after several casts my bait just stopped. Man, what a great feeling when your rod loads up and the fight begins knowing it’s a good fish!  She weighed 4.9lbs and my novice picture taking efforts didn’t do her justice. The chatter-bait was the ticket this morning and I decided to get off the water early before the afternoon heat set in...

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3 Lbs spot on an otherwise rough fishing day on July 1st.  Oh and my first post in about a year, so hi everyone. 

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Slowly figuring out a thing or three fishing this newish-to-me reservoir.

 

The "tree" bite I found and refined the last two trips was almost nonexistent. I paddled and graphed around a lot; and found a few fish. Caught several, including these two on back-to-back casts; thought that was pretty cool.

 

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While I have had a decent year Bass fishing, bigger fish have been fairly scarce.

last few weeks picked up a little.

I caught one that was  5lb 3 oz a couple weeks ago and another 5lb. 2oz yesterday.

 

Now that the weather has finally stabilized, hopefully the lakes clear up. Could be a good late summer/fall.

Some of the local reservoirs have been closed to boating for a while. they could be good once opened.

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Squam is known as an excellent SM fishery.

This Summer we have been catching a LOT of LM in the same areas.  This morning numbers were low but a 5.3 LM on a NEKO in 10 feet made my day.

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Caught these 3 bass and a catfish at the very end of the day yesterday doing what I usually do. Nightcrawler on bottom without a sinker. Got a new rod and reel-- Shimano Stimula 6'0" medium-light action with a Quantum Optix 20 reel. They performed awesome in battling those fish. 

 

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Impromptu outing while wife was cooking supper. Water was green with algae bloom so I gave a chatterbait a go and caught six, this one being the best, maybe just shy of 3 lb.

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Got on the water later than normal this morning. Sun was already high and hot, but still managed a good one on the first cast. Pitched a 10” Culprit ribbon-tail worm to a submerged tree. She went 4lb: 

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The first cast curse was real though, as I only managed a pickerel and a couple more tiny bass the rest of the day. 

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Crushed my PB (5.60lb) earlier on a Nichols Sabre Jig x Z-Man Diezel Minnowz. Man I love bass fishing.

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Went out this afternoon with the kid for a couple hours. Little lake just behind our house, usually we get out there a few times a year with the tinny. First time this year, and they weren’t really all that hot, but we did get a couple dozen little fellas and the kid got the best of the day, right around 3 lbs that smoked a wacky rig off a tree right beside the boat. 

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Went out tonight after 6. HOT !! With a slight breeze every now and then. Big fish huntin’ today. Found a old 10 inch cut off Mann’s jelly worm from the late 70s . Fished the first deep hole down the lake . Suddenly a nice fish blew up on the jelly worm. But I had thrown an 80s paddle tail worm out to the other side of the hole. So I went to reel it in to get it out of the way and there was this fish on it. Turned out to be big fish of the day , just shy of 4 pounds. The fish that blew up on the jelly had let go by the time I got the other fish in.

Stayed with 10 inch+ worms all evening and caught most of the rest of the fish on the zoom ol’ Monster in watermelon seed. Could not get another big one to bite but I did get a 3 or so. Ended up with 16 Total.large.DE9BD703-FA8F-4753-936F-29E9B2FFD762.jpeg.35efde805d136b80df2e90b5f0c4026c.jpeg

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Tough day, only managed this guy and a snot rocket. Gave it a little tickle with my pinky so it would raise his dorsal (Always saw Dave Mercer do this... It actually works lol) One thing I've noticed from all the Largmouth I catch from this particular lake,  they all have bronze backs. Must be the tanins in the water I guess... Or sun burn...

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Caught 5 smallies yesterday morning. Two of them were hooked outside of the mouth back to back fish. I've never had this happen before.

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Florida fishing can be tough in the summer.  Nevertheless, I managed to nail a few good ones tonight using an old favorite, the big, fat 7" Yum Dinger, Texas-rigged weightless and fished slow. Unfortunately, the 7" has been unavailable for 4 or 5 years, discontinued due to poor sales. But it was a darn good bait to entice big sluggish bass in summer.  I managed to save an old bag of the baits in watermelon green, and put two of them to good use tonight. I sure wish Yum would reintroduce these monster stick baits.

 

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Got my second Thursday night win of the year this past week. 

 

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7 hours ago, hawgenvy said:

Florida fishing can be tough in the summer.  Nevertheless, I managed to nail a few good ones tonight using an old favorite, the big, fat 7" Yum Dinger, Texas-rigged weightless and fished slow. Unfortunately, the 7" has been unavailable for 4 or 5 years, discontinued due to poor sales. But it was a darn good bait to entice big sluggish bass in summer.  I managed to save an old bag of the baits in watermelon green, and put two of them to good use tonight. I sure wish Yum would reintroduce these monster stick baits.

 

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I was just thinking about that size yesterday. I used most of mine up too. Now I just have a couple bags left but they are colors that don’t work very good.

That size is money in the summer for large Florida bass!!!

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