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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 11:18 PM 06/07/07 (CST)
June 7, 2007
70 degree air temp, sunny skies, moderate breeze

We have been busy this week taking care of a few things, so our fishing has been on the back burner. The last couple of days we have been trying a couple of panfish places for a few minutes here and there but they have seemed too moved off shore and unable to catch easily. So today was time to switch gears back to bass once again.

Haven’t done much lunch time fishing this week so being it was a nice day might as well head to the smallmouth spot. The sun was shining high and bright and the wind was blowing some into the shoreline and that made it a little tough casting down the shoreline. After taking my hike through the woods and over the fields, my spot appears and can’t wait to get the line in the water.

Today we are going to veer away from topwater and concentrate on fishing the bait on the bottom. Today’s choice of baits was the Catch-N Tackle “Ring-N Tube”. This tube bait has outer rings like a ring worm on the outside of the body. These rings will give the fish a feel of the bait and allows the tube to be softer to the touch when a bass picks it up. The tube is rigged Texas style and using a 3/16 oz weight allows for further casting off shore.



Wasn’t long and only four casts to know if the smallmouth were still using this area and the line started moving. As I reared back and set the hook the fight was on and the acrobatic fish started its dance. As this fish came to shore and I was unhooking it, another fish jumped down the shoreline a little ways exposing itself to me. Released this smallmouth after some video and photo’s and decided to try for the one that had just jumped.



First cast to that spot the fish grabbed the tube on the fall but I had missed it when trying to set the hook. Made more casts to that area and the fish had picked my tube bait up three more times but before I could set the hook, it would drop my bait and I would miss the fish. I never was able to catch that fish even after changing tube colors. We were only able to catch that one smallmouth but that one smallmouth was better than sitting at my desk eating my lunch. We will be going back again tomorrow and give it another whirl as I am unsure as to how long these fish are going to use this area.







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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 10:17 AM 06/08/07 (CST)
kevin... may I?



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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 06:18 PM 06/08/07 (CST)
Go for it Dude.... grin smiley




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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 09:16 PM 06/08/07 (CST)
Thanks for the post. Small Mouth Bass is the only fish I have not been able to catch yet.
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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 01:28 PM 06/09/07 (CST)
June 8, 2007
Sunny, 74 degree air temp, light winds

Finally Friday and decided since the weather was so nice and the fish are still feeding fairly regular was going to make a few runs throughout the day. Started first thing in the morning and spent 15 minutes in an area that is a flat with some weeds starting to get thick. Was using a tube bait Texas rigged with a light sinker and casting into the weeds. I find it very productive to cast my baits into very thick weeds and slowly work the bait through the weeds in search of fish. By using this technique I was able to catch a large and smallmouth bass and then headed off to work....

During lunch I made my hike into the place I have been catching smallmouth bass and it was fairly calm this day. Since yesterday I had missed a good fish in one area I figured that I would make my first cast there. The tube bait hit the water and made it to the bottom, as I was tightening the line I could feel that there was weight there and set the hook. After fighting it for 10 feet or so, the fish came off. I made a few more casts to that area and set the hook into another good fish and as I was fighting this one, the line broke and that one was gone. I did this again not much later and lost that one as well. This was one of those days that I was not going to get these fish in and none of them I didn’t see as well as they stayed down. Still confused as to why I am not getting these fish in but since I am standing on shore, I am wondering if the angle that I am at is not allowing me to get a good hook set....

Stopped at this same lake after work and started in the same area as this morning but nothing was happening there. Moved further down the shore to another area that I know has weeds in it and applied my same technique and wasn’t long and caught a nice healthy chunky largemouth bass. Missed one other fish in this area and called it a day. Well the weekend is here again and we will be taking the big boat out in search of some more of those giant largemouth. So look forward to another report soon as we get ready to hit the water once again....




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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 01:38 PM 06/20/07 (CST)
Rear harder and make sure those hooks are sharp old man! wink smiley



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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 02:06 PM 06/20/07 (CST)
Somewhere I have info on bass I will post when I dig it up. I know its in a box in the basement somewhere. I keep pretty good records and info every year that I resort to when needed.


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