Discussion in 'The Water Cooler' started by Sota, Dec 28, 2019.
Thats good livin there...
We’re living lake life vicariously through your posts. Keep em comin!
Beautiful morning stayed up late last night but still up at 5:30 this morning to watch the sun come up the birds come out and the fish jumping.
Me and a buddie just got off the Mississippi in Royalton at Blanchard dam. Caught a mess of smallmouth, rock bass, and northern throwing spinners. Here’s one of our biggest. Caught 4 of em like this.
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Got after em. Caught several good bass and a lot of fish.
Dang Jake you were 20 minutes away.
Mission complete. Caught her first big 5lb bass on a plastic worm! Hooked him and drug his butt all the way in all on her own.
Only good thing about covid is I've been able to fish with my oldest dozens of times. This time last year she was flying all over the country playing aau basketball.
I had every intention of fishing last night, then I remembered all the pine cones I hit when I was mowing. I was too busy worried about pine cones in the lawn to fish. Pontoon is being delivered Wednesday though, will see if the wife allows fish on the pontoon currently she says no to fish slime getting on the couches.
Spent 5 days in the UP with the family over the weekend. Caught a mess of largemouth but couldn't catch any smallies to save our lives. We threw everything at them outside of live bait. For some reason, I wouldn't give up and was bound and determined to catch a few, which resulted in nothing more than sunburn and some empty beer cans in the boat. Not sure if that super hot weather and sun had them turned off or what. The largies were hitting just about anything you threw at them.
Going back up in 3 weeks and bringing some leeches with me this time.
On the Mississippi there is a small mouth lull, but when the crawfish start molting it's on. Brown and orange rubber tail jig, fish the bottom. If the sallies have a skun up nose they have been in the rocks eating crawfish. Find the rocks.
The lake we were fishing is nothing but rocks. There's almost no weeds in the whole thing and very little structure to speak of. Water is super clear - you can see 12-15 feet no problem. Water temps were right around 80 on the surface. We spotted lots of big fish, they just had zero interest in anything. Figured by the time we saw them the gig was up so we started casting super far and fishing a little deeper. Zilch.
Talked to a couple locals at the launch as we were pulling out. They said the secret is leeches and nothing but leeches. They boated a dozen or so.
Got my birthday charter booked for next Saturday... Hope the week flies by!
I am making the wife drive the pontoon tonight I am going to drag a spoon for pike. Going with the 5 of diamonds.
Been a looooooong time since I tossed one of those in the water.
My boat is in the shop right now, waiting on the insurance guy to look at it. A tree fell on it right before we left for vacation. Tore the cover, broke the windshield, trashed the driver's seat, took a chunk out of the throttle control and put a nice dent in the top track. Once the claim is finalized and the parts are ordered I'm going to pick it up so I can keep fishing while I'm waiting for everything to show up.
Filed my first insurance claim before I made the first payment.
Well that sucks Justin.
5 of diamonds is gone something smacked it 35 pound spider wire no match. Granted I did have my rod wedged in the pontoon rail not in hand. I believe I was busy drinking beer at the moment of the strike. I finally bit the bullet and ordered a good depth finder rather than the POS lorance 4" screen. Humming bird Apex 7 supposed to be pretty good.
Wife figured it out. Fishing with a flu flu and wax worms she is catching nice sunnies and decent bass. You use that same set up with a bobber you will only catch little sunnies.
someone had the drag set way too tight.
No I checked it before I fished and after the break. I did have the rod lodged in between the panels on the pontoon suppose the line could have been pinched. Will not be a problem again I picked up a spool of Power Pro 30 pound test. Spider wire sucks.
Time for rod holders on the rail.
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