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Well, I wrote this nice long report and "posted" it.....not sure where.  [smile]  Maybe I was dreaming...

So, here we go again except a shorter version.

Fished from 9 until about 1:30.  Wind outta the NE at 15 or so.  It was 35 and CHILLY when we left the marina.

We decided to go east as none of us had any confidence in fishing the stained water out west.

Every place.....every place....we stopped we marked good fish.  But, we had troubles getting them to open their mouths.

The taps we had where coming up from the bottom of the lure making it difficult to get a hook set.

We moved out into the river channel after having fished along the rocks with the same results.....

We followed Daniel Winnans, Mark and Sam out into the main lake and found 100s of birds here and there.  Pretty much same results.  Tap, tap, tap....no bite, no bite, no bite.

Mark caught a 16 pounder.  Nice fish.

George, Patrick and I each caught a fish but we only boated those 3.  Just couldn't get them to bite.  Lots of bait out in the lake.  The fish Daniel cleaned were all stuffed with bait.

I wondering if that was the problem.  Too much bait for them to be 'fooled' by a plastic.

Oh well, it was a great day.  Good friends and a pretty day.  George bought hamburgers at Patsy's so.....it was a really good day!

Only took one picture today.  I'll let Patrick and George explain why.  [smile]

This is a 7.5 pounder caught on a black/white ice bubble belly.......

As you can see, my 6OG flag is down to the '6'.  Need a new one!!

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Un-cooperative fish just aren't much fun...
It's a good thing a day on the water with friends and a good hamburger makes up for that....[smile]

Good picture...[smile]
Yeah your flag's hurtin'....you've lost most of SE Texas, I think Texoma may even be gone...
Definitely time to Re-Flag...


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Axman-all of you are way better at drop shotting than I am but I saw a trick last season from a seasoned pro for hooking up with those fish that are just nudging the baits, especially if they're coming up from below the jig.  He hung a Gamakatsu G-Stinger Trailer hook off the jig head.  Let the hook just dangle.  I don't think he buried the hook in the underbelly of the fluke.  He hooked 10 fish to my one on that stinger hook.  The fish didn't seem to care there that there was a small hook hanging in the way. You can get them at BassPro. 
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Axman-all of you are way better at drop shotting than I am but I saw a trick last season from a seasoned pro for hooking up with those fish that are just nudging the baits, especially if they're coming up from below the jig.  He hung a Gamakatsu G-Stinger Trailer hook off the jig head.  Let the hook just dangle.  I don't think he buried the hook in the underbelly of the fluke.  He hooked 10 fish to my one on that stinger hook.  The fish didn't seem to care there that there was a small hook hanging in the way. You can get them at BassPro. 


That is a great idea....

The rig I started out with (on both rods).....

2 ounce dead head on end of main line with a bubble belly.  A 12 pound line run from the eye of the jig head to a 2 / 0 hook with screw lock and a fluke

Then, 24 inches up the line, I tied a dropper loop and put on a 1 ounce dead head jig with another bubble bellie.

So, I was using two rods with a total of 6 lures.  [smile]

Maybe I scared 'em off.

The problem with that set up yesterday was the wind and the waves.......no matter how you try to stow when you take on the 2 and 3 foot swells, those dang lines get tangled.

Patrick was going to help me untangle but he elected to just chew 'em all off.....so I switched to one lure per rod....

But your idea is right on!!  I never slab without a teaser hook on the line either.

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Oh, and RKD....your comment about us being much better than you is suspect.  [smile]  We all just go out, drop a hook and hope for the best.  Better to be lucky than good when it comes to fishing!!
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At least you got out on the water Axe! AND got my order done and in the mail, thank you Sir.[thumb] 

( I'm hoping these aren't the baits you already used that didn't work, I want the ones you guarantee to catch fish[biggrin]) Last ones you sold me got the job done and how! Just wish I could find the watermelon seed ones JD sold me on too. (you have a photo of one on your website, greenish top, black seeded, clearish bottom)

I have also used a black, or dark hook off the eye on the bottom to get a few more in the boat, works OK since the deadsticking has the bait sitting pretty still.
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Western, no problem.  Please disregard any chunks of missing plastic.  [smile]  They are guaranteed to catch fish and come with a 5 year warranty.  If you don't catch fish on that one lure for 5 years after having fished it every time you go out, return the lure and I will refund your money and bill you for analysis, postage, handling, and shipping.  [smile]
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Good report Joe. Your trip today was almost a dejavue.[smile]
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Good report Joe. Your trip today was almost a dejavue.[smile]


Yes it was!!!

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That 5 yr guarantee should cinch any sale. Did you use that line selling used cars? Lol....

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I agree with Ax on the wind issue . It was so windy Tuesday you could hardly stand up in the boat . In hindsight we probably should have been
throwing Sassy Shads on a 1 ounce head or heavier .
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That 5 yr guarantee should cinch any sale. Did you use that line selling used cars? Lol....



Used in on aircraft parts.  [smile]

George Pratt, we shoulda been throwing 2 ounce sassys....... [smile]

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