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Hardbait Bite is Still On

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Unseasonably (record) warm temperatures have kept my ponds in the mid-50s. Should be down around 50 now -essentially winter- and I'd be tossing down-sized jigs, jerks with long pauses, and bladebaits. But, at 55-57F, the bass are chasing. I'll take it, although it's a little weird that I'm still watering the gardens here.

Two GoPro's are a bit of a pain, and look silly, but allow me to fish and take photos, including action shots.

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Ever had this happen? The plug wedged between the jaws -no hooks needed! I've had this happen a couple times before.

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Awesome photos. Nice scenery too, where is that??

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1 hour ago, everythingthatswims said:

Am I the only one who can't see the photos?

Nope I can't either

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The site I use to post photos is down. They'll be back; I hope. :(

TnRiver46, I'm in Northern Colorado.

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Cool pictures! 

I hear you on the lawn care. I've mowed "for the last time this year" about 3 times now and my grass needs cut again :wacko:

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Paul, are you using a Shimano Bantam Mag 250? Looks like the "Hog Handler" reel handle as well.

Gorgeous photos,too!

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Between cutting grass and "winter" fishing when it is 85 degrees outside, I'm ready for a consistent drop in temps. Every time a cold front pushes through, my day of the week to fish has been a day or two later. I haven't seen a cloud while fishing since September.  

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6 hours ago, hookset on 3 said:

Paul, are you using a Shimano Bantam Mag 250? Looks like the "Hog Handler" reel handle as well.

Gorgeous photos,too!

Yup! I also use a Zebco Cardinal 4 (the green/white one) on occasion too. And... that crankbait is an 80's "Big-O". It's still a GREAT plug.

5 hours ago, Onvacation said:

Between cutting grass and "winter" fishing when it is 85 degrees outside, I'm ready for a consistent drop in temps. Every time a cold front pushes through, my day of the week to fish has been a day or two later. I haven't seen a cloud while fishing since September.  

Ouch! STL? Must be south. We have plenty of brilliant blue, "mile-high" skies here in Colorado. Just about every morning starts that way with clouds forming about every afternoon. I guess I get both almost every day. Been a "strange" year this one. We had 100degF days in June ("summer" came early), then 70F August ("fall" came early), and now 80F October with "fall" extending into November. Been interesting though, as the fish have responded as one would predict -if you ignored the calendar.

Thanks for comments on the images. GoPro's are a pain, but the results are fun. I've gone from a written/illustrated journal format (40years now!), to photography-backed computer journaling, to video journaling. I'm in the thick of editing this last adventure this weekend. Fun stuff.

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On 11/5/2016 at 5:45 PM, hookset on 3 said:

Paul, you're more "Jeremiah Johnson" than I realized. haha

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Hey, Hookset, hope all's well.

Yeah, you are even more right than you realize; You should see my archery bows.

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11 hours ago, Paul Roberts said:

Yup! I also use a Zebco Cardinal 4 (the green/white one) on occasion too. And... that crankbait is an 80's "Big-O". It's still a GREAT plug.

Ouch! STL? Must be south. We have plenty of brilliant blue, "mile-high" skies here in Colorado. Just about every morning starts that way with clouds forming about every afternoon. I guess I get both almost every day. Been a "strange" year this one. We had 100degF days in June ("summer" came early), then 70F August ("fall" came early), and now 80F October with "fall" extending into November. Been interesting though, as the fish have responded as one would predict -if you ignored the calendar.

Thanks for comments on the images. GoPro's are a pain, but the results are fun. I've gone from a written/illustrated journal format (40years now!), to photography-backed computer journaling, to video journaling. I'm in the thick of editing this last adventure this weekend. Fun stuff.

STL is St. Louis.  You probably know the city better as having a baseball team that finally took some time off from the playoffs this year to give the Cubs a chance.  

My son lives in Thornton, CO and has kept me up to date on the weird weather out there this year.  He works for a roofing company, so his life revolves around hail storms.  

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On November 4, 2016 at 6:08 PM, Paul Roberts said:

The site I use to post photos is down. They'll be back; I hope. :(

TnRiver46, I'm in Northern Colorado.

Gotcha thanks 

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