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Wolf Run - 12/2/2018

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So I decided to go after all.  First, did a couple mile hike out to a local land bridge so I could collect some samples for my Geology capstone project at school.

 

Bought some supplies at WalMart but they didn't have any hair jigs (the plan was to try the float 'n fly technique to see if I could catch anything). :(  

 

So I bought a couple mini-jigs in 3/16th oz, some bobber stops and some beads.  Already had two bobbers, so I didn't get any (though I found out that mine were weighted... :( ).

 

Went to Wolf Run State Park and fished the dam area.

 

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I though, "Well, no hair jigs, but let's try a float 'n jig instead!"  So I tied on one of those 3/16th oz jigs and used the bobber with it.  Figured I'd improvise with what I had and see if it worked.

 

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Didn't have any luck with it.  Wasn't too bummed - but that's when I realized I had a weighted bobber.  Kinda makes it hard to know if you've set your stop too deep when the bobber won't fall over.  lol

 

So next I tried a wacky-rigged (sans o-rings, couldn't find my wacky rig tool) a green pumpkin with flake senko with the bobber.  My thinking was it was pretty windy so with the bobber... bobbing... it would make the senko flutter and look enticing to the fish.

 

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I used this the rest of the evening but couldn't get anything to bite. :(

 

I used the Deeper Pro+ that I have to see if I could find anything along the dam but was unsuccessful.

 

Here's the Deeper data - https://maps.deepersonar.com/#share-34978a8d-2ba6-4b09-8f93-0e158769c05d

 

Anyone see anything on the deeper data that looks like fish or anything?

 

I don't trust the data on the northern shore as there is no way it's over 80ft there.  The problem is that it was windy so the deeper was getting submerged and when that happens, it gives off strange readings.

 

The rest along the dam I didn't get anything.  I did, however, spot some possible plumose structures in one of the rocks used in the dam wall - 44335301880_6feb3ce647_k.jpg

 

So - it was an absolutely gorgeous day today, but the fish just weren't biting today and I didn't bring a lot of tackle.  Was glad I went. :)


 

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I'm going to head over to TW and pick up some actual float n fly jigs in various colors as well as some different bobbers - do you folks think the wacky rigged senko is a viable presentation with a bobber?  Maybe get some 4" sticks instead?  

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7 hours ago, CybrSlydr said:

So I decided to go after all.  First, did a couple mile hike out to a local land bridge so I could collect some samples for my Geology capstone project at school.

 

Bought some supplies at WalMart but they didn't have any hair jigs (the plan was to try the float 'n fly technique to see if I could catch anything). :(  

 

So I bought a couple mini-jigs in 3/16th oz, some bobber stops and some beads.  Already had two bobbers, so I didn't get any (though I found out that mine were weighted... :( ).

 

Went to Wolf Run State Park and fished the dam area.

 

44335302380_8f6ba9a8b9_k.jpg

 

I though, "Well, no hair jigs, but let's try a float 'n jig instead!"  So I tied on one of those 3/16th oz jigs and used the bobber with it.  Figured I'd improvise with what I had and see if it worked.

 

31212996057_e8615c1c60_k.jpg  (Sorry for bad focus, didn't see that when I took it)

 

Didn't have any luck with it.  Wasn't too bummed - but that's when I realized I had a weighted bobber.  Kinda makes it hard to know if you've set your stop too deep when the bobber won't fall over.  lol

 

So next I tried a wacky-rigged (sans o-rings, couldn't find my wacky rig tool) a green pumpkin with flake senko with the bobber.  My thinking was it was pretty windy so with the bobber... bobbing... it would make the senko flutter and look enticing to the fish.

 

44335304690_4eaeb168d3_k.jpg

 

I used this the rest of the evening but couldn't get anything to bite. :(

 

I used the Deeper Pro+ that I have to see if I could find anything along the dam but was unsuccessful.

 

Here's the Deeper data - https://maps.deepersonar.com/#share-34978a8d-2ba6-4b09-8f93-0e158769c05d

 

Anyone see anything on the deeper data that looks like fish or anything?

 

I don't trust the data on the northern shore as there is no way it's over 80ft there.  The problem is that it was windy so the deeper was getting submerged and when that happens, it gives off strange readings.

 

The rest along the dam I didn't get anything.  I did, however, spot some possible plumose structures in one of the rocks used in the dam wall - 44335301880_6feb3ce647_k.jpg

 

So - it was an absolutely gorgeous day today, but the fish just weren't biting today and I didn't bring a lot of tackle.  Was glad I went. :)


 

That's a good sized lake. I bet they were biting somewhere. A body of water like that requires a measure of research and likely a boat. I fish from the bank but in small lakes. Fishing's been pretty good here in IN. Just being out is worth something and having other interests helps I'm sure.

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