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Alligator Alley Sunday 5/3/15

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Sunday 5/3/15, 6:30 to 11:00, Mostly sunny, wind 25MPH, temp 83*, water light stain, w/t 83*.

Went to the Alley with good friend Steve. We went extra early to get on the morning bite. When we ran to our usual starting spot two boats were already parked there. It was a beautiful morning and the bass were cooperating. Everything was wonderful until 9;00 when all hell broke lose. The wind suddenly increase to a steady 25 mph. We were flying down the canal and it was impossible to fish adequately. We put out the drift bag and it slowed the boat to a manageable speed. Since the wind was from the east it blew us right down the canal. Even with the drift bag it was hard to feel the bite.

We caught less then half the fish we caught last week in the same location. we finished the day with 33 bass and a big mudfish. Of all the weather conditions to deal with I hate high winds more then any other. The Jig and the senko were the most productive baits Sunday. It was a nice day, but a frustrating day in the boat. I would be much happier fishing from the shore in heavy winds, then from a moving boat. Mother nature can throw some obstacles at you when out on the water.

One of our friendly gators again came to within 2 feet of the boat while we were drifting along the canal. The eerie thing is you don't even know their there until you look down, and they are a yard away from where your standing, and this was a 9 footer. Very territorial right now, and absolutely NO FEAR!

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Nice report, thanks for sharing. Strange how this year the gators seem to be more territorial than other years.. I haven't been out there in a while. Hoping to wet a line sometime this week.

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I was out in Holiday park Sunday and your right that wind kicked up hard core.  Fishing wasn't great there either.

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I was out in Holiday park Sunday and your right that wind kicked up hard core.  Fishing wasn't great there either.

The only thing that saved the day was the drift bag. Without it I doubt we would have had 15 fish. I hate big wind.

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Can you imagine if you were in a kayak and saw tha thing?

It's head would have been above you!

Whew!

Mike

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I fished the same day, Holiday though. The bite seems to get better on L67 when the wind is blowing. Hows the floating lettuce out the Big

G? Haven't fished that side since early Nov.

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SwampNinja, there is very little floating lettuce on the north side, just lots of pads.  Almost all the lettuce  is in the south side canal..

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