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Stick Marsh and Toho bass report

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Hi all. I get a great deal of info from this board and am very grateful for it. I just got back from a trip to FL. My Father, my Uncle, and I fished lake Toho on April 1st and then went to the Stick Marsh on April 2nd and 3rd.

The fishing on Toho was slow but steady for most of the day. The bite really picked up later in the afternoon and we caught alot of bass on chatterbaits. Most fish were caught within site of the state launch on the north end. My father got a 7lb 2oz beauty on a lipless crank. The biggest fish he has ever caught and weighed was a 7-5 so this was a special fish. All bass were caught in, around or near hydrilla.

The next two days on stick marsh were two of the best fishing days of my life. This was my first time on the marsh and it was more than I ever wished it could be. We caught about 160 fish between the three of us the first day. It was partly to mostly cloudy, hot and windy with a south wind. The water was muddy, but the fish didn't mind. I caught about 50 bass on the swim senko with an 1/8oz weight pegged to the nose. My uncle caught fish on 8 and 10inch worms and spinnerbaits. My father caught a 5lb 12oz and a 5lb 8oz bass on a spinnerbait and also lost one that was bigger than those two.

Day 2 on stick marsh was even better than day 1. It was overcast, with rain showers and very windy to start the day out. In the afternoon thunder showers came through which forced us to take the boat to shore and hunker down to be safe. After the storms, the wind died a bit and we had a nice evening. The bite was on that day. Funny thing was I could not catch a fish on the swim senko - the bait that caught me 50 fish just one day earlier. Today the spinnerbait bite was on. But it had to be white to produce best. We caught about 180 bass that day with almost all of them coming on spinnerbaits. My uncle caught a couple of 5 pounders, lost one close to 7 at the boat, and broke his personal big bass record with a 7lb 9oz beauty. His previous best was a 7-5 caught up here in new england. After this fish came the lightning. The bite was on but we parked and hid from it to be as safe as possible. After the storm, we continued fishing and catching. I then hooked into the biggest bass of my life which came in at 10lb 8oz. She hit my spinnerbait like a freight train and proceeded to jump 4 times during the fight. This fish was very special to all of us. None of us had seen a 10 pounder until this day. Thank you everyone for posting great info on this board and sorry this post is so long. I just had to brag a bit and show her off.

First pic is my dad with his 7-2. Second is my uncle with his 7-9.

the last couple are me with my 10-8

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mike mc, congrats on your first DD, and on the awesome days down here on the marsh. sounds like you guys got into the fish at the right time and mad ethe most of it. I enjoyed your post and am happy my area could provide such an awesome time for ya.

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congrats!!!great report and pics.

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I have got to plan a trip to the marsh. It is only 2 hours away!

Nice bass / pics

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DUDE!

Nice report, nice pics and great fish!

8-)

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Great fishing outing!

When it's on, its ON at the MARSH, after thunderstorms roll through the bass fishing can get spectacular.  

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thanks guys. Back to reality up here. the boat's in the shop, but i'm still dieing to get out and fish the cold 40 degree water.

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green pumpkin chatterbaits with black blades. The 7-2 was caught right next to the sign on the tall wood post just as your coming out of the fenced in area where the ramp is.

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Thanks for the info. I fish around that area some but have never caught anything like that from there. I haven't thrown the chatterbait much at all, just haven't caught anything on it. How many did you guys catch on those? Did you have the split tail trailer grub on it also?

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we probably caught 15-20 on chatterbaits. Yea using a twin tail grub for a trailer. Just fishing it like a spinnerbait around clumps of hydrilla

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Wow, great fish right there.  Seeing stuff like this makes me want to drive up there more and more everyday.  Looks like you guys had a great outing.

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