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Saturday was a slow day on the water, but the bass were more cooperative Sunday.

This silly girl exploded on a Johnson spoon, a forgotten favorite that still works well today.

I really like the spoon because it will often get through slop that'll shutdown a spinnerbait.

I knew she was delighted to be released, because as she departed she gave my wife and I a free shower

(I love when that happens)

Roger

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60/40 Spatterdock seems about right (60% water/40% canopy

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    That's one BIG fish RoLo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Nice fish RoLo :)

I've been meaning to break out the spoons, but keep forgetting! Do you use a trailer? How would you say you work a Johnson minnow through vegetation like that, just slow and steady, dropping into holes?

Thanks.

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Nice fish RoLo :)

I've been meaning to break out the spoons, but keep forgetting! Do you use a trailer? How would you say you work a Johnson minnow through vegetation like that, just slow and steady, dropping into holes?

Thanks.

Yes Tony, I use a Twin-Tail Grub for a trailer

I like a slow, steady roll that even an old girl with bad eyesight can home in on ;D

The spoon runs a couple inches underwater all the way to the boat. The water averages 2-ft deep, so dropping into holes isn't necessary.

              Every time the spoon breaks the surface, just halt the retrieve to get it back on track.

The J-spoon rocks lazily back-and-forth, and since it never revolves it'll never twist your line.

Roger

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Thats a good'un Rolo! That spot your on looks great!

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Really nice photos Roger. I like it when a scene shot is added to take us there. Thanks for that nice little addition to your story. And your wife can handle a camera. Thanks to her too.

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Thanks for all your kind words.

In the famous words of Tom Dooley..."Come On Down"

Roger

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Very nice Rolo!

Havnt gotten a chance to fish Kiss yet. Darnit...

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OOOOhhhhh BABY.....That's a nice one RoLo and I love catchin'em on the ole Johnsons Spoon too, and looks like perfect water for it. Glad your little wife enjoys fishing with you too, that's terrific for both of you  

Big O

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Nice job Roger!  I too love the J-spoons!  I've generally used a single grub trailer, or pork as a trailer, but I'm going to try a double tail today at lunchtime :)

Nice report.

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right on roger! nice fish. i will be fishing kissimmee in 2 weeks. how is the water?

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right on roger! nice fish. i will be fishing kissimmee in 2 weeks. how is the water?

The water level is much improved Bocabasser, but still has a ways to go.

Water temperatures averaged 84 deg Sunday, and because of all the rainfall

the water was murky. But thanks to poor water visibility, the post-spawn ladies

were patrolling knee-deep water :o

Roger

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Im just giving this thread a little bump and sharing some of my success that i've had on kissimmee lately. I live on lake hatchineha so getting there is a short ride. We've been having alot of success in the mornings with rattle traps in blue & sliver and white terminator spinnerbaits.

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That's nice one Roger! Nice pic and story too!

CJ

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Nice fish RoLo! I like that combo your fishing!

I noticed that too :)

Is Lois still showing you how it's done Roger?  :-? ;D

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Nice fish RoLo! I like that combo your fishing!

You're observant.

It'a Kistler Helium LTX (MH - 6'9) the reel of obviously a Stella.

To be honest, I'm not choked up about the outfit.

Is Lois still showing you how it's done Roger? :-? ;D

There is no doubt about that

In fact, the only way I get to fish, is to rip the rod out of her hand ;D

Roger

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That's nice one Roger! Nice pic and story too!

CJ

Come on down!

Im just giving this thread a little bump and sharing some of my success that i've had on kissimmee lately. I live on lake hatchineha so getting there is a short ride. We've been having alot of success in the mornings with rattle traps in blue & sliver and white terminator spinnerbaits.

You live on Hatchineha? I live 10 minutes from the Hatchineha ramp, in Nature's Edge.

The Hatch is often better fishing than the Big-K, but they're both about 10 mins from my home.

Roger

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Yes i sure do. I live almost a stones throw away from port hatch. I actually just got back from my first slow day on kissimmee in a little bit. I've been fishing the canal that opens into lake kissimmee from the hatch and cypress. When there are good rain storms and this canal has moving water fishing can be deadly from what ive found in the past few weeks. Bass are waiting early in the AM and late in the PM on the flats on both sides of the canal for schooling shad. From the looks of it most of these fish are fatties and are stuffed with shad. Spinnerbaits and rattle traps in these areas make for some fast action if fished at the right time.

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I don't know how I missed this thread.  That's a nice one there, Roger!  Beautiful fish!

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Good one Roger!

And on a spinning outfit.

You couldn't have picked a better place to live.

I'm jealous.  :-[

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