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6-7-08 lost on titicus with pete l

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pete l and i managed to actually get lost on titicus last night and spent 2 .5 hours rowing around trying to figure out where we were.don't ask how it happened because if we knew we wouldn't be lost.it was dark and slightly foggy so we got major disoriented and could not tell where we were.it felt like we were in the twilight zone stuck on a never ending unfamiliar reservoir.we finally figured it out and got back to our launch but it was wierd.

anyway at least we caught fish.pete's fishfinder said 70 to 71.5 degrees for water temp.let me tell you there was not a single bass on a bed.they were all occupied by sunnies.all the bass were spawned out with empty bellies.fish were in a post spawn mood and scattered.the one's we did catch were shallow for the most part.we wound up with 17 in the boat including 1 perch on a deep crank.i caught 2 on a spinnerbait and the rest on a 5 inch red shad wacky rigged senko on a hookerz ewg hook with a bill m. wacky rig o ring.1 senko lasted 7 fish = not to bad.

these fish tonight all fought like smallies.all became air born and made multiple runs.pete would have had 2 nice ones but one he forgot to set the hook and the other he lifted up by the jitterbug in it's mouth and we watched as the 5 lber slipped off back into the water.we also had a double which we have never had together in all our years of fishing but pete throws his back in before i can get a picture of it.i had a few choice words for him that only friends can exchange!!! here's a few pictures of our better fish not counting the one's pete let gewt away!!!ROFLMAO!!!

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looked like a good time besides the getting lost part

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Hey Dodgeguy,

Your story reminds me of my story.

A number of years ago I had never been on the Mattopani River in eastern Virginia so I decided to go by myself one work day.

I had the river all to myself, other than for three or four other boats.

I went into a creek to check it out and received a cell phone call from one of my clients about their Workers' Compensation renewal and that the President of the organization was concerned about my suggested placement with Liberty Mutual.

So I trolled out of the creek into the main river and after fifteen minutes of discussing the renewal the President OK'ed the Liberty Mutual placement and I motored down river to continue checking it out.

I had a map of the river and was trying to match the shoreline with the map when all of a sudden I saw a bridge ahead of me.  And there were no bridges on the river until I hit West Point. Talk about being confused.

So as I neared the bridge I spotted a boat ramp by the bridge and a white church across the street and a white car with a trailer that looked a lot like my white car with a trailer.

I then relized that I had gotten so involved with the phone call that the boat turned 180* and I was heading up river.  Man, did I feel like a dufas or what?

I then went to BPS a few weeks later and purchased a Lowrance system with the WASP so I will never get lost again.

Now, about my son who got lost on the James River after telling me how impossible it was to get lost on a river. But that's another story for another time.

Glad you all made it back to the dock.

But I know what you went through.  ;D

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I think i saw dodgeguy on WFN and Lunkerville did a show on you right?

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I think i saw dodgeguy on WFN and Lunkerville did a show on you right?

 that was me! ;D

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Nice outing.  I used "The Lost" story before for the wife when I stayed out too long.

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that lake looks absolutley awesome!

glad you had a fun outing.

ps. you wanna hook me up with one of those random piled up jonboats? ;)

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If that's the sky I'm looking at through the fish's lip in that last photo, I'd say he had a pretty good hookset on that one!!!

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that lake looks absolutley awesome!

glad you had a fun outing.

ps. you wanna hook me up with one of those random piled up jonboats? ;)

those are all registered to stay there with ny city.we have to leave the boats locked at the reservoir.

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that lake looks absolutley awesome!

glad you had a fun outing.

ps. you wanna hook me up with one of those random piled up jonboats? ;)

those are all registered to stay there with ny city.we have to leave the boats locked at the reservoir.

welllllll...nobody has to know

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