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Axman

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Launched this afternoon for a bit.  Lot going on this week so I had to get on the water before the week gets more hectic.

I drifted quite a while across the Big Mineral points marking a lot of fish but catching none.  I tried every color and style slab I could think of but no takers.

Crossed over to the west side of Big Mineral arm and found fish out on the humps in 25 fow.  Was having a good time.  Not a boat in sight.  I could see birds working and heading my way so I just stayed put.

Birds were about 40 yards from me and I hear this outboard screaming full blast.

I look over my shoulder and here comes a pontoon boat.....four guys and a woman driving....headed for me full blast.  They were coming from the south.  The birds were off the north.  I'm in between the pontoon and the birds.

I'm standing there in full view with my rod bent double!!!  Here comes the boat.

Whizzed by me so close I could see their faces clearly.  I was stunned, mad, and if I hadn't had a fish on, I'da thrown the lure at them.

They go on by me and pull up and stop about 75 yards from me and started casting into the birds.

Well, I didn't maintain too well.  I feel bad about it now.....but.....and I've never done this before.....I cranked up the big motor.

Birds were all over the place.  I put the "pedal to the metal" and screamed by them (keeping my legal 50 yards away) and did a few circles.  I chased every bird I could until they were all gone.......it felt good at the time.

I've had that done to me before but today it just really hit me wrong.  Some people are just totally inconsiderate or stupid or both.

I'm not sure what causes otherwise nice, sane folks to lose all common sense when they see birds working......I'm sure they don't normally act like that....at least I would like to think not.....

Called the wife, asked what was for supper, and when she said she cooked her world famous meat loaf, I headed in.

Headed back out in the morning to the same area.  Hopefully, if it happens again in the morning, I'll be more gentle and not retaliate.  But today, they just shouldn't messed with this old man.  [smile]  [smile]

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Great report Ax. Sounds like you were on the X. I wouldn't lose any sleep over it. Tomorrow is a new day. Go get'em [smile]
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When I was a much younger man starting to fish on Texoma I unwittingly did the same thing. A very nice man pulled up close to me and gave me some tips on fishing etiquette which I remember to this day. Unfortunately, much the same as you did, one time I unleashed my anger when it happened to me. So now there were two angry boatloads of people, mine and their's and they were not too interested in my "friendly advice". Now when it happens I try to blow it off, but it still boils my pot.
I also did a PM trip over by Willis bridge. Lots of birds and lots of fish and they all mysteriously disappeared within moments leaving me along with several other boats stranded and chasing around unsuccessfully to try and locate them. MAGIC!

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Now that the gulls are arriving, lots of bird chasers are going to act nuts. Carry some old bread cubes to chum for a-holes.

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Or use popcorn 😁
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On the bread crumbs - was fishing last Sunday by the damn when I marked a huge school of striper around 10:00am. I've never had much luck fishing from the boat during midday like that. My kido's were there with me and they threw out some crackers they were snacking on and it seemed to turn them on, which makes sense to me. Probably resembled scales slowly sinking down the water column as if a feeding frenzy was taking place and may have kicked them into gear. 

Ax your report last week/pattern was dead on for me.  
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I hear you Ax, and have been just as frustrated,
I just remember a nice quote

Guy ask: how far can you cast a slab?
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As far as I need to, oh and very accurate.
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I have never and will never understand the lack of common sense bird busters and boat show busters show on the water. It is such a well known No No but yet is is so common.

When I was about 10 my dad and I got into the big stripers surfacing by the dam. It was our first time to experience it. This was back in the late 70's. We were throwing pencil poppers. A few other boats around but not many. Everyone was either hooked up or had them busting the crap out of their lure. Those hooked up all had monster stripers on and in the deep water those suckers were going straight down. It was amazing. I'll always remember how hard the stripers hit them top waters knocking them way up out of the water...KAPOW! Huge shad was jumping out of the water. The water was boiling with Striper heads the size of tarpon. At the time it was the most exciting thing I had ever experienced. This is what we have been hearing about and we were in them. Suddenly from around the peninsula an armada of boats all blazing at high speeds came crashing in right on top of us. They acted as if these were their fish and those of us who were already there were somehow less important than them. I was using bright yellow line on a rig we used for behind the dam. Back then fishing from the wall you used bright line so you could see it. My line was out and clearly visible on top of the water as I created as much havoc with my pencil popper as I could. Because of all the boats coming in the fish had somewhat gone down, the frenzy was over, but still a good pop here and there. Dad was livid. The armada spoiled what was the coolest and most exciting thing either of us had ever experienced. Here I am with a good 50 yds of bright yellow line still out and a fellow drove right over my line at a fast pace idle. Dad had just got his pencil popper in. Dad used a 10' surf rod with a big Olympic spinning reel. I remember him yelling "you sob!" And he flung that pencil popper at that boat. He really loaded that 10' rod up and that thing was singing like a bullet towards that guys head. When the driver heard my dad scream at him he turned towards us and saw the pencil popper just in time to duck it. Ol dad meant business. When the pencil popper passed the guys head he flipped the reel crank and yanked back on it as if to snag him. The guy dodged it again and sped off.

That's been almost 40 years ago and still remember it like yesterday. It appears the idiots have bred and the problem remains.

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like we always say the lake makes people stupid 
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Well Axman, my son-in-law and I tried the humps west of Goose Island and around Sherwood Shores area Saturday evening and marked good numbers of fish holding just off the humps. Also saw a small amount of birds but very little topwater splashes, just a few schools of Dinks. The suspended fish wouldn't touch a crankbait trolled right above them and couldn't get any interest on slabs either. My theory is that there has been a Great Disturbance in the Force recently in Big Mineral and the fish & birds haven't recovered from it yet. Dunno what possibly could have caused it 🤔😝😝
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You're right on that Kahuna. Stayed out too late at dinner last night with my family and didn't get off my butt and be there at dawn. Got there in time to see all of those big stripers finishing up on topwater. Lots of fish I would put at 6-10 size range, definitely bigger than box fish. I got in on a bit of the end of it, but they didn't want a clear popper with a white buck tail and they didn't want a blue/chrome salt water chug bug and they didn't want a pencil popper. Might have been feeding on teensy shad fry, I couldn't tell.
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Big fish are schooling and it is fun to see them hit that top water lure.  

If you want to catch more big fish, throw a sassy and count to 5 before starting your retrieve.  The bigger lazy fish hang out under the energetic fish.  [smile]

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