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Ever Have One Of Those Days Where The Bite Is On And You Have To Leave?

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I got off a twelve hour shift this morning and I have to work another twelve hour shift tonight. Like the fishing fool that I am I decided to go fishing between shifts instead of getting the much needed sleep that I needed. Well the morning started off very slow. It was sunny and calm but there was a chill in the air.

At around noon that chill left the air and the warmth moved in. I finally figured out the right presentation and I started boating bass after bass, almost every cast. Well the clock was ticking down and I needed to get a little sleep before I go back to work, so I decided to call it a day. Do you know how hard it is to quit when the bite is on? It felt like I was going to catch my next PB on any giving cast but I had to go! :( I'm off tomorrow though!B)

These are the only photo's that took:

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Man!!!! I don't know what you're doing to get them to jump in the boat and take pics with you, but I realllllllly wish you'd let us know hahaha

Way to go!! You should change you're nick to "toadsticker" lol

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Man!!!! I don't know what you're doing to get them to jump in the boat and take pics with you, but I realllllllly wish you'd let us know hahaha

Way to go!! You should change you're nick to "toadsticker" lol

I've been bass fishing the lakes around me since I was 8 I'm 30 now, so I have a general idea of what works on a given day and time of the year, that is all. The bass were mainly focusing on spawning activities. What I discovered was that they were grouping up in last year pickerel grass flats for spawning. I was throwing a 1/4 oz jig with a twin tail grub trailer, (my rage craws are getting low need to make an order), and casting into the pickerel grass in about 3-4ft of water. Then it was a matter of patience. It seemed that the longer I would let the jig just sit in one location with a fairly slack line, still tight enough to feel the bite, the better off I was.

You would get one bop and then the line would run. The only problem is that I lost a couple real good ones because they wrapped themselves up bad in the pickerel grass. That stuff is strong and I was fishing with braid.

Have you been to Toddy yet? I've only gone there once this season. I caught one right at 4lbs

and then a bunch of smaller 1 1/2lbs bass. That was all, but my home lakes the next two days fished about the same so something was up all over.

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I don’t believe you about the jigs, I’m convinced you’re offering them candy to get them in the boat!!

No but seriously, thanks for the tips and information it’s really generous of you and really helps those of us who are still learning!!

I used to fish ALL THE TIME as a kid and really fell in love with it but for some reason between my late teens and late 20’s I never picked up a rod :o

Luckily for whatever reason the bug came back and bit me again and I’ve fallen right back in love!

Man I’m having a lot of boat issues lol and haven’t been out to Toddy yet. Ever since seeing the bass you catch there and the 8.2 lber that was caught at the last tourney I’ve been wanting to go but haven't been able to put all the pieces together. Haha soon enough I’ll be out there though – I really want to take a swimbait out there and hunt some trophies! I can’t help but think there must be a DD Largemouth in there somewhere! I should be all setup with a working motor and a few new toys hopefully towards the end of the month. Lol right in time to miss the spawn right? :angry:

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I don’t believe you about the jigs, I’m convinced you’re offering them candy to get them in the boat!!

No but seriously, thanks for the tips and information it’s really generous of you and really helps those of us who are still learning!!

I used to fish ALL THE TIME as a kid and really fell in love with it but for some reason between my late teens and late 20’s I never picked up a rod :o

Luckily for whatever reason the bug came back and bit me again and I’ve fallen right back in love!

Man I’m having a lot of boat issues lol and haven’t been out to Toddy yet. Ever since seeing the bass you catch there and the 8.2 lber that was caught at the last tourney I’ve been wanting to go but haven't been able to put all the pieces together. Haha soon enough I’ll be out there though – I really want to take a swimbait out there and hunt some trophies! I can’t help but think there must be a DD Largemouth in there somewhere! I should be all setup with a working motor and a few new toys hopefully towards the end of the month. Lol right in time to miss the spawn right? :angry:

To be honest I hate fishing spawning largemouth, they do not guard their beds as aggressively as smallmouths do. I like fishing them after the spawn thats when the bite usually picks up again for me. One of these days I will probably bump into at Toddy, if I do I will say hello.

By best friend and I fished a tournament together on Toddy about 4 years ago and he threw a huge swimbait. He had two massive strikes and two massive line breaks! Found out later he was using 8lbs test with very heavy swimbait!! :angry: I wasn't that happy with him the rest of that day. <_<

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Haha 8lb test with swimbaits!! That's pretty crazy! Yeah all I use is braid nowadays - I've really come to like it though I'm still learning.

Yeah if you're ever at Toddy and you see a big tall goofy-looking guy in a 14 ft princecraft with a look of determination on his face you'll know it's me haha! Maybe you can show me how real fishermen do it! :)

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WTG MB and yes I've often had to leave the fish biting for a variety of reasons... And NONE of them were good reasons in my opinion!!! :P

Big O

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