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Some of you guys may be burnt out on this topic.I have decided to have a little fun with it.Some of you have read this on the other post.I started it on a new one.

I talked with my one of my tournament partners this morning about his day on the lake yesterday.He fished from 9:00am-4:00pm.He caught 4 keepers,the biggest being over 4 lbs. and the smallest being 2 1/2 lbs.It was a tight pattern.He caught only largemouth.

The conditions:

Water temp:48-52 degrees

Water elevation:Winter pool

Water clarity:clear at 4 ft. on the east side slightly stained on the westside(2 ft. visibility)

Water release:27,000 cubic ft/second(that's not much)

Wind:NE at 5-10

Air temp:34-52 degrees

Mostly cloudy w/intervals of sun around noon

Barometric pressure:around 30 and steady

The Lake:

160,300 acres

River chain resevoir

The bottom is chunk rock,pea gravel,sand, some hard clay and mud.

Here's the challenge.I have 5 question to ask about his pattern.Whoever answers all 5 correctly 1st wins a custom paint crankbait or hard jerk bait(painted however you want on whatever brand lure you want not to exceed $8) or I'll give them 5 custom light wire jigs(green pumkin,brown,or black and blue)or 5 packs of Gamakatsu,Howner,or X-point worm hooks(3/0 or 4/0).

1.What type of lure did he catch his fish on?

2.What type of presentation?

3.What was the water depth?(within 2 ft)

4.What was the location of the fish?(example:main lake point,shallows,rocky banks)

5.What cover or structure were the fish relating to?

Then tell what you are basing your answer on:science,instinct,or both.

Number each answer to match the question.

Thanks to anybody who participates!

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I'll take a shot for the heck of it

1. crankbait

2. deflecting off of cover

3. 6 ft

4.rocky banks

5.rocks

just based on...instinct? lol

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1  senko          2 weightless          3   7ft               4points                       5 clay             based on instinct

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I deleted my other post, so I may have changed my mind. :)

1.      3/8 oz. pumpkinseed colored skirted jig w/ matching craw trailer.

2.      Pitching

3.      3 feet

4.      Cove in Northeast end of lake, near back of cove but close to deeper water (25'+/-)

5.      Tight to wood cover

Based on water temp, barometric pressure, water color, time of year, personal experience. I think maybe a combination of both science and instinct. ::)

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1. 5" Senko...and I'll say a darker colored one

2. Weightless

3. 10ft

4. Secondary Points

5. Chunk Rock with some sort of woody cover nearby.

And I'll say instinct.

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Odds are infinitesimally small, but I'm a sucker for a challenge :)

1.What type of lure did he catch his fish on?

   > Tube lure (almost put jig & trailer)

2.What type of presentation?

   > Slow vertical delivery

3.What was the water depth?(within 2 ft)

   > 10 feet

4.What was the location of the fish? (example:main lake point,shallows,rocky banks)

   > Main river channel

5.What cover or structure were the fish relating to?

   > The drop-off (rocks typically offer the best drop-off, but not always)

Both (science / instinct)

Roger

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1. jerkbait

2.deadsticking

3.8 ft avg

4.points

5.drop/end of point

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Some of you guys may be burnt out on this topic.I have decided to have a little fun with it.Some of you have read this on the other post.I started it on a new one.

I talked with my one of my tournament partners this morning about his day on the lake yesterday.He fished from 9:00am-4:00pm.He caught 4 keepers,the biggest being over 4 lbs. and the smallest being 2 1/2 lbs.It was a tight pattern.He caught only largemouth.

The conditions:

Water temp:48-52 degrees

Water elevation:Winter pool

Water clarity:clear at 4 ft. on the east side slightly stained on the westside(2 ft. visibility)

Water release:27,000 cubic ft/second(that's not much)

Wind:NE at 5-10

Air temp:34-52 degrees

Mostly cloudy w/intervals of sun around noon

Barometric pressure:around 30 and steady

The Lake:

160,300 acres

River chain resevoir

The bottom is chunk rock,pea gravel,sand, some hard clay and mud.

Here's the challenge.I have 5 question to ask about his pattern.Whoever answers all 5 correctly 1st wins a custom paint crankbait or hard jerk bait(painted however you want on whatever brand lure you want not to exceed $8) or I'll give them 5 custom light wire jigs(green pumkin,brown,or black and blue)or 5 packs of Gamakatsu,Howner,or X-point worm hooks(3/0 or 4/0).

1.What type of lure did he catch his fish on?

2.What type of presentation?

3.What was the water depth?(within 2 ft)

4.What was the location of the fish?(example:main lake point,shallows,rocky banks)

5.What cover or structure were the fish relating to?

Then tell what you are basing your answer on:science,instinct,or both.

Number each answer to match the question.

Thanks to anybody who participates!

1. Jig and pig

2. Slow, dragging/hopping along bottom

3. 7 ft

4. main points w/ adjacent to potential spawning areas

5. drop offs w/ stumps or wood

both

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1. Spinnerbait... white if you want a color

2. Slow-roll

3. 9 feet

4. drop-off next to flats

5. the drop-off

...instinct ;)

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1. Plastic worm, probably dark, T-rigged

2. Crawling along bottom

3. 12' ~2'

4. Mouth of coves, where a point protrudes into the creek channel. Off on the cove side of the point where the drop is steepest.

5. Steep slope with chunk rock

Based on science. Instinct only works when you're there.

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my guess.

1. tailspinner

2. letting it glide down to the bottem as a dying baitfish

3. 30 feet

4. main lake point

5. a drop off

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1. 5/16oz. brown/crawfish jig with matching trailer

2. long pitches, slow methodical retrieve

3. 6ft.

4. Steep clay banks

5. old laydown trees and roots

Instinct

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1.) Brush Hog

2.) Texas rig. slow to medium retrieve

3.) 8 feet

4.) old road beds just outside of the main water current

5.) submerged stumps and rocks

I say both science and instinct.  Too me you have to have a little of both.  IMO you can't have one without the other.  

Is anybody getting close?

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It wouldn't be fair to the guys who have already replied to give any hints.Nobody has got all 5 of them right yet though.Thanks to you guys who have replied! CJ

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Somebodies gonna get it right! ;)

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1. Jig 1/4 oz black blue

2. slow hopping

3. 10 ft

4. points close to creek channels.

5. Areas of wood and rock together.

scientific guess

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1. Jig N Pig crawfish color

2. Slow presentation dragging, hopping then let it sit awhile

3. 10 feet slightly stained water

4. Secondary points with deeper water close by

5. Rocky banks with large rock and brush piles

             Instinct

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1.What type of lure did he catch his fish on? Zoom lizard

2.What type of presentation? C-rig

3.What was the water depth?(within 2 ft) 20'

4.What was the location of the fish? humps

5.What cover or structure were the fish relating to? brush or timber on humps

Wild guess... what state? ...lol

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Lipless crankbait, ripped and paused in 8 feet of water on secondary points near the drop-off. I love that lake ;)  

voodoo ;D

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