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Yesterday i hit the river in different fashion than usual.  I was by myself (wife dropped me off at the launch) and the take out point was a long ways from the truck so i couldn't take my ride 135 as i have no cart for it.  so instead, i loaded up the wife's paddleboard and used my yeti roadie for a seat, 1 rod and off i went.  stability was terrible, but i made it work!  

so the usual hat trick seems to be spotted bass, smallmouth and largemouth.  since we have no smallies around here a hat trick is almost out of the question, UNLESS you hit the Chattahoochee and managed to land the shoal bass.  so yesterday i nailed it!  2 spotted bass, 1 shoalie and 1 largemouth (nice one around 3 pounds) for my first ever hat trick!  all of them caught on the johnson beetle spin blade with owner ball head jig and white (glow in the dark) yamamoto curly tail grub.

only managed to snap a pic of the spots though because after that my phone kept saying temperature warning from it being in a dry box on the paddleboard i suppose, so it wouldn't let me take a pic or anything.

 

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New PB?

 

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1 hour ago, roadwarrior said:

New PB?

 

:o

paddleboard PB!!

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6 hours ago, buzzed bait said:

Yesterday i hit the river in different fashion than usual.  I was by myself (wife dropped me off at the launch) and the take out point was a long ways from the truck so i couldn't take my ride 135 as i have no cart for it.  so instead, i loaded up the wife's paddleboard and used my yeti roadie for a seat, 1 rod and off i went.  stability was terrible, but i made it work!  

so the usual hat trick seems to be spotted bass, smallmouth and largemouth.  since we have no smallies around here a hat trick is almost out of the question, UNLESS you hit the Chattahoochee and managed to land the shoal bass.  so yesterday i nailed it!  2 spotted bass, 1 shoalie and 1 largemouth (nice one around 3 pounds) for my first ever hat trick!  all of them caught on the johnson beetle spin blade with owner ball head jig and white (glow in the dark) yamamoto curly tail grub.

only managed to snap a pic of the spots though because after that my phone kept saying temperature warning from it being in a dry box on the paddleboard i suppose, so it wouldn't let me take a pic or anything.

 

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Old school lure wins again!!! Congrats 

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6 minutes ago, Gundog said:

Old school lure wins again!!! Congrats 

i've got every fancy new fangled high dollar lure just about, but this stupid 89 cent beetle spin has been working on the rivers man!  modified a little bit with different head and grub, but that small little colorado blade calls them in for some reason or other!

tried to do something similar 2 weeks ago with a little 1/4 oz spinnerbait with a single oklahoma blade/no skirt with same grub, but not a bite.  switched back over to the beetle spin blade and caught 3 fish within 15 minutes.

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Just now, buzzed bait said:

i've got every fancy new fangled high dollar lure just about, but this stupid 89 cent beetle spin has been working on the rivers man!  modified a little bit with different head and grub, but that small little colorado blade calls them in for some reason or other!

tried to do something similar 2 weeks ago with a little 1/4 oz spinnerbait with a single oklahoma blade/no skirt with same grub, but not a bite.  switched back over to the beetle spin blade and caught 3 fish within 15 minutes.

I've been using a modified Beetle Spin for decades on the Susquehanna River here in PA. It just works, don't know why but when nothing else does that little bait kills them. 

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The classic little Beetle Spin is a long-time favorite of mine.  In Lake Champlain, the pike and pickerel eat them like candy, though.  But on the other hand, so do all the other fish!

Tight lines,

Bob

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