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Bob Kavanaugh

It's almost prime time!

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Went below Wilson Dam on Pickwick today after work to drift some minnows. The current was pretty slow, and the FLW boys were everywhere, but I did manage this guy as soon as my minnow hit bottom:

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8-)

I have only caught one good smallie so far. Man, I am ready for Primetime!

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I met someone a few weeks ago around Dry creek that was fishing with shiners. Can someone describe this rig? I guess it is basically a "split-shot Rig", but what weight, etc. Also, I is this the same as a float and fly? Thanks.

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It is a split shot rig. The weight varies, but the minimum weight that reaches the bottom is the general rule. Fast current on a river requires more weight than casting on the lake. The main difference in this method vs float & fly is that you fish the split shot rig very near the bottom, occasionally ticking the bottom structure.  

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Welcome aboard!

It was.

8-)

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Went again today after work for a couple of hours. The minnows I'm catching are still small, and the water seems to have been stuck at 77 for the past week, with the warmer weather. I only managed 2 drum, a small catfish, and a nice sauger. I'll be back out there tomorrow!

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Prime time is the "best time".

In the Mid South the best time to catch smallmouth bass is when the water cools down which is generally sometime in October lasting through mid March.

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Thanks.

This warm weather is killing me. Not only are we ridiculously busy at work (golf course), October is nearly over and the water temp is still in the high 70's. My buddy is coming up next weekend, so I hope it's at least below 75 by then.

RW, you having any luck yet?

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Water temperature 77, one generator, 9600 cfs.

Nofishforme... :(

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up here in NY that time has arrived. Most waters are in the low to mid 60's and the lakes have turned over. The rivers and streams are producing big time!! Finally, no more deep dredging.

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kb here i dont when prime time is  where you are at, but here in no. central indiana it is happening  the water temp is around 60 deg.  been useing a suspending rapala shad color crank bait and in the back of coves where the water is a little warmer   still catching with a buzzbait   kb

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kb again here are a few   not big but in our lake this is about the normal size

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look at the black pigment on the side      kb  i know they are not very big  rw  but thats the best i can do  kb

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