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Boy do I feel like a kid that just got worked over for his lunch money. Break in the thunder storms and I hit the lake at sunrise, foggy, humid and hot. Fish feeding and jumping like crazy, thought I'd do alright today but I think somebody must have taught the fish a lot since last weekend, because I couldn't get even a nibble. Spinnerbaits, t-rigs, ned rigs, paddletail swimbaits, jigs, crankbaits, frogs, spooks, nothing.

 

Hope everybody else goes a long time before they get beat that bad by the fish. Gonna need some ice for this burn lol.

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They did the same thing to me a few days ago on my first time out this year.

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Live to fight another day . same happened to me Saturday on ft Loudoun - 6 hours an caught 2 dinks. It'll get better

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Yeah, going to spend the rest of the week hearing those fish laughing lol

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They might be spawning right now. They are in Alabama.

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From the sounds of it, there's a number of people sharing your pain. Two to three weeks ago, I was slaying them. This past week, I was out several times at a few different locations, and was skunked each time. We've had a 30 degree temperature swing here in central Illinois this past week, think it has them in a funk as they're getting ready to spawn.

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Wow...feel your pain....bled for several days after a fishing trip two weeks ago.  I would have bet dollars we could have caught some keepers.....NOT!!!

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Still 3' of ice here to help ease your pain:-))

getting on the water in a boat is considered a victory in & of itself

cheers

rick

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Well, no boat for this kid. With all the skeeters and noseeums and whatever other sorts of beastly things they are, I've a fair chance at trying my hand at fishing while they float me around the lake. I suppose it's the least they can do for the feast I give them all year long.

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It happens to all of us and it's absolutely no fun at all. On Friday evening I fished for just over an hour and caught two 5's, a 4, and two just under 3 pounds. On Sunday I fished for 5 hours and caught one two pounder.

 

It weird, but sometimes as soon as I hit the banks I just know that it's going to be a lousy day fishing. Sometimes it's because we've had a front move in and the bass just lock themselves down when that happens. Other times everything seems just right but I get that feeling it's going to be a lousy day. But it sure beats sitting inside and watching TV.

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9 hours ago, Koz said:

It happens to all of us and it's absolutely no fun at all. On Friday evening I fished for just over an hour and caught two 5's, a 4, and two just under 3 pounds. On Sunday I fished for 5 hours and caught one two pounder.

 

It weird, but sometimes as soon as I hit the banks I just know that it's going to be a lousy day fishing. Sometimes it's because we've had a front move in and the bass just lock themselves down when that happens. Other times everything seems just right but I get that feeling it's going to be a lousy day. But it sure beats sitting inside and watching TV.

Always.....especially this time of year when the birds are singing and nature is so active and changing.

Tight Lines

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The pain goes away in time. 

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