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Well.... was anxious to hit the water yesterday.  It was cold, rainy and overcast and the water was just a bit off color and 54 degrees.  This spells happiness for the little lake close to my house.  Got to the ramp...no one.....whooohooo.  Got the rain gear on...weatherman said maybe a little rain in morning...yup...they were right.  I had on tennis shoes with heavy socks...I was a bit concerned...but after raingear on and launched it quit...just got a little colder and more windy.

Idled boat out to the buoy and put the pedal down...got up to 40 and motor just didn't want to go anymore faster....sadness. Thought about going slower down to where I wanted to start but after second thoughts I thought I better stay close.  So....pulled into bank and set trolling motor on pretty quick... (its a 36v) and covered bank.  Started off slow....so went into this little cove/arm and while fishing the front noticed chasers way in back....(smiles)  Head back and thought this would be a good time to try the new chatter baits....I bout a couple of the Z-man Elite's.  One bluegill and one shad.  Tried the bluegill first with a fluke trailer just to the right of where the fish were chasing while I got closer.  Boom....muskie hit it almost at the boat...cool....kinda.  Got over to the fish and made the first cast and caught a nice one about three pounds...I'm thinking maybe these store bought are better than homemade.  No more bites...fish still chasing.  So...put on the white one with a white fluke....bite...bite...bite..bite.  Landed all the short fish and missed a couple dandy's.  Was a weird bite...almost like grass and then the grass would come towards ya!!  Took off the trailer and the same result.  There were a lot of fish here so was fun to test....I failed...bait failed...who knows.  

So anyway....tried a couple more spots and got a couple and headed bank to ramp..(was kind of dwelling on boat)  Went into little cove by ramp....tried chatter bait by some weeds/tree ....saw bait move sideways...missed.  Cast again...chatter stuck in tree...gave little pull...(serious) pinkkkkk....chantter sinks to bottom and I think...bye bye seven bucks and headed in.

Well thanks for listening...was a good/bad day.

Once again I'm cleaning the boat out and taking it in....Tight Lines

P.S.   Did notice though that the store bought seems to snag a bit less.....

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I went on a little trip up to a lake north of me where a freind has a camp this past summer. I was so excited to get out on a boat and fish some bigger water. It was like my second week using a bait caster, bought two new jackhammers for the trip. I forgot to re adjust the breaks from the senco I was throwing at first and made a cast with the first jackhammer got a backlash, snap there goes my new jackhammer off into the sunrise. Tied the next one on, I was so bent outa shape guess what I forgot to do again. Made a cast, snap there goes the other one. I was to inexperienced to change baits without adjusting spool tension. Two new $20 baits gone in the first hour on the water. Not to mention the time to pick out two serious backlashes.  Boy was I sad lol. Ended up being a rough morning and a great day once I got over it. Don’t know how this relates but as soon as I read your post it’s the first thing I thought of. 

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I cast off an $80 swimbait into an off limits area last winter, don't feel too bad.

 

Hopefully the boat is nothing major.

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On Sunday, I was casting my current favorite rod/reel combo, and I'm not too sure what happened, what caused it, or why, but on a cast, I had an explosion of line.  Hand lined my texas rig back onto the bank, cut it off, and cut out the big ball of wasted line.  Retied.  Same.  Stinking.  Thing.  Only difference, when I casted, I hear d very distinct and loud grinding noise from the reel.  Hand lined my texas rig in once again, only this time it wasn't far, lol.  Cut it off, threw it in my bag, cut off all the line, and threw it all in my bag and went home.

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Hope the boat is something easy. You’ve got some brass ones wanting to go faster than 40 mph this week 

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21 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

I cast off an $80 swimbait into an off limits area last winter, don't feel too bad.

 

Hopefully the boat is nothing major.

Oh....My....Gosh....ouch.  Kinda like going down the lake without the rods strapped and out goes an expensive outfit!!!  Sorry for your loss......

17 hours ago, TnRiver46 said:

Hope the boat is something easy. You’ve got some brass ones wanting to go faster than 40 mph this week 

I knowwwwwwwwwwwww

Tks

Friend and I are fishing Norris today.....band aid.

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On 11/15/2018 at 7:22 AM, Oregon Native said:

Oh....My....Gosh....ouch.  Kinda like going down the lake without the rods strapped and out goes an expensive outfit!!!  Sorry for your loss......

I knowwwwwwwwwwwww

Tks

Friend and I are fishing Norris today.....band aid.

Well? How'd Norris treat ya?

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Actually have two stories.  Didn't start on Norris until about ten due to friend having doc appt.  Anyway we were the first ones and ONLY ones at the ramp.  Was awesome on that part.  Fished the 33 area and while we were there a cold/rainy front came in but still was a pretty day.  Believe we got two keeps....one nice smallie and some short fish.  Had quite a few bites but were short striking it even though they felt heavy on line.  Lots of bait on top when the wind wasn't blowing.

Yesterday picked up my boat from Ultra (nice guys) and they had asked if I wanted to test drive or them.....I told them would be there around ten.  Well...stopped by store and picked up a couple more chatters and took one rod and a life jacket.  Ya have to fish too.....right.  Anyway...boat seems to just purrrrr so pulled into the bank around little river and in about an hour had four bites and landed two.  One about three.....whoooohooooo.  Missed first one as I think I was over reactive.  Using braid....debating whether to keep braid or use mono.  I like Glenns article but .... gosh...I am fast on the trigger.

 

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Testing something real quick. Nice fish I caught on a chatterbait yesterday.

 

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Nice job! Little river around Alcoa/ Louisville? I’ve had good luck with boat repair At Louisville marine 

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Gosh..not sure...one just down the hill from Ultra Marine.....what's that one called.

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1 hour ago, Oregon Native said:

Gosh..not sure...one just down the hill from Ultra Marine.....what's that one called.

Never heard of ultra but that stained water reminds me of my old stomping grounds haha

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It's been there for long time I believe....(looked up road) It's on topside rd.  I have to learn names of creeks better....sorry.  They are up from boat ramp about half mile.  Nice area...Singleton park I believe....

Secret place!!!!!

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4 hours ago, Oregon Native said:

It's been there for long time I believe....(looked up road) It's on topside rd.  I have to learn names of creeks better....sorry.  They are up from boat ramp about half mile.  Nice area...Singleton park I believe....

Secret place!!!!!

That is indeed little river, you had it right 

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Sneaking out to go there for a couple hours before company comes....fingers crossed

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