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A little morning topwater action

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After two straight weeks of near record highs every day we finally got a bit of a break from the heat. Temps were supposed to cool to under 90 today with low humidity. A friend and I decided we were going to get out rain or shine. Well about a 2:30 am a massive storm rolls in. Lightning, thunder, heavy winds and what appears to be endless rain. Alarm goes off at 4:30 and quick check of the radar shows green, yellow, and red plus a flash flood warning. Decide to sleep in until 5:15 and check it then. Storm is loosing intensity and the rain is letting up. We decide to give it a go. We pull into the lake to find a small club tourney going on which isn't the worst part. What is troubling is that the flash flooding was true and the dock was under water. If you walked out onto the dock there was a good 2 inches of water on the surface. When the lake water temps are in the low 80s getting your feet went isn't a bad thing.

We got to scouting the lake quickly and noticed the elevated water levels reduced the clarity that was go good about 2 or 3 weeks ago. We went from probably 4 to 5 feet of clarity to about 1. Decided we would take advantage of the cloud cover and milk the topwater bite for what it was worth. Buddy used a walk the dog MB Giant Dog X and I used a classic Excalibur Zell Pop. The little popper did its damage and was able to put 8 fish in the boat to just one for the Dog X. This was the first chance I have had to get into a topwater bite and it was certainly worth the wait. Nothing too big was caught as this was a small newly made lake that just opened last year.

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"cool to under 90" that's pretty miserable.  way to get out there and get them to bite John!

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