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Axman

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Since George has been so sick (since June or so), today he decided it was time to get back to it!  So, we ventured out of Highport about 10 a.m.  We marked a good many fish in the marina, stopped and slabbed at 'em, and did not connect.

Headed to Rock Creek and fished there for about an hour or so.  Birds flying but not feeding.  Plenty of bait and fish but no takers.

Headed to the back of Caney Creek.  Same thing.  Birds flying.  Not feeding.  Tons of bait.

George got one hit on a 4" sassy.  I was fishing a belly spinner with a 5" pearl fluke with a chartreuse tail.  I had three hits on one cast. They stole the split tail off the fluke but I didn't connect.

Winds were 17 to 20 and would gust every once in a while.  The 59 degree water spray definitely wakes you up.  [smile]


We came in about 1:30 and headed to the Mobil station for cheeseburgers.  Day was a total success.  George got to get out.  His boat ran great.  We each got to 'feel' a fish hit.  [smile]

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"the tug is the drug" I heard some lure guy say once!
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Yeah.....the tug is good for sure.  At least ya know there is something in the water.  [smile]

I'm thinking that any day now things are going to bust loose.  Stephen Andre and Chris Carey have had some good days lately.  Mark Mac has been catching good fish.  Of course, these guys know what they are doing.  [rofl]

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I got to bank fish my usual spot Thanksgiving morning as we had thanksgiving at the lakehouse. Got a few small stripers on small rattletrap, ghollywhopper, and zara spook before sunup. After sunup (although you couldn't see sun cause of rain rolling in) we caught a lot more bass all pretty small. Saw some big striper out deeper closer to river channel surfacing for about 20 minutes, but was too far out of range for me. Could here them teasing me with their big ol tails slapping the water. I was fishing in maybe 10-15ft of water were the sand met the rocks with a little brush mixed in. Probably caught 25 in about 1 1/2 hours. The ghollywhoper has been working great this year with many doubles. Works so good I have to buy a new one every time I go because the fish keep tearing up the feathers so bad. Bass were a little slow to react, but couldn't resist. Long cast over shallow rocks, twitch, long pause, BAM! Tons of fun.

Watched it rain for next two days and went home.  

Ax - can you make a ghollywhopper? I need some with more feathers on the hooks and maybe a mix of char and white. Someone was making higher quality ones about 10-15 years ago they were selling at Daves that had more durable feathers and a plastic tube around the I of hook to protect feather from getting trashed and cut off by the fish. I'm paying $4 now and they are trashed after maybe 6-8 fish.
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Ax does make a golly whopper he just calls it something different, take a look at his website http://www.reaxtionlures.com
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Ax is a gollywhopper!
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I did look at those before posting. I consider Ax's Gholly package more of a twist to the original where he substitutes a weighted bobber with a popping cork and adds a sassy shad at the bottom. I'm really looking for a better made version of the original design, which is a weighted bobber with two white feather dress hooks. The weighted bobber is better suited for long casting off the bank and only using feather dress hooks keeps it from hanging up on the banks. It's really a great setup for bank fishing.  
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I hear you TexomaPowerBoater, I keep my weighted bobbers and replace the flies with heavier duty saltwater flies when they break, and they break frequently.  It sure is fun to reel in two box fish at the same time with that rig.  I even tried a three way swivel instead of the drop knot, but the three way swivel caused more knots itself.  So I went back to a heavier mono and the drop knot.
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Thanks, I will try that.
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