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Bass Fisherman? #2185395 05/05/08
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I see lots of fisherman at the fire, but don't see much chatter about bass fishing. How 'bout it?


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It's my coup of tea.

Me and a buddy have pulled in about 70 in the past month. I had one about 4 pounds and my buddy pulled in one slightly larger, but that's it so far. Senko style jerkbaits on a slack line have been the top producer thus far.


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Same here. Senkos and Brushhogs have been the ticket on Toledo Bend, 'course that's changing post-spawn. We fished a tournament saturday. It was terrible. Only two five fish limits, out of 42 boats! Big stinger was a little over 11 lbs and the "big" bass was 2.78 lbs! We only weighed four fish. Our next one will be on Rayburn.


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Rayburn should be fun. We did the Fork thing for a couple years in a row during the spawn and got skunked or almost skunked both times. The Crappie were bitting though.

I thought you might get a kick out of one of our early fishing trips.

http://www.chuckhawks.com/fishing_adventure.htm


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Re: Bass Fisherman? [Re: prostrate8] #2185563 05/05/08
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Oh' the good ole days! Now we panic if a trolling motor wire comes loose.


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Re: Bass Fisherman? [Re: ltppowell] #2185577 05/05/08
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Now we panic if a trolling motor wire comes loose.


Speak for yerself! We dropped the Pond Prowler in the middle of a busy intersection a few months back after a tie-down failed. We had to drive a block past and swing a U-turn. By the time we got back to the boat some enterprising young man was trying to figger out how to load my boat into his truck. I told him he need to tie it up real good or the same thing would happen to him. He laughed and took off. We were loaded and leaving just as the police arrived. We passed the cruiser without even drawing a glance. The worst part was we didn't catch a dad-gum fish that day.


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Re: Bass Fisherman? [Re: prostrate8] #2186006 05/05/08
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Originally Posted by prostrate8
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Now we panic if a trolling motor wire comes loose.


Speak for yerself! We dropped the Pond Prowler in the middle of a busy intersection a few months back after a tie-down failed. We had to drive a block past and swing a U-turn. By the time we got back to the boat some enterprising young man was trying to figger out how to load my boat into his truck. I told him he need to tie it up real good or the same thing would happen to him. He laughed and took off. We were loaded and leaving just as the police arrived. We passed the cruiser without even drawing a glance. The worst part was we didn't catch a dad-gum fish that day.


Where's the video camera when you need it??

I had a fishing buddy many years ago had his new ranger boat pass him on the shoulder of the road while he was towing.

The boat went into a ditch and his new 3 week old Ranger boat became airborne. The trailer wench tore a hole into the hull almost the full length of the hull. The 150HP survived.

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Ouch! I'm gonna get me a boat worth worrying about one of these days!


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Back on topic...how is the BASS fihing...anywhere???

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Back on topic...how is the BASS fishing...anywhere??? wink

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Waiting for the water clarity to clear up on the Tidal Potomac River. My Favorite Bank has anti-anything missles on it now, just accross from National airport.

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I fished a little lake in my mini-boat Sunday morning. I caught one before sunrise on a 5/8 ounce Jitter Bug and six or seven more on a spinner bait. I fished a plastic worm too but never got bit on it.


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Re: Bass Fisherman? [Re: prairie dog shooter] #2188726 05/06/08
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I get out on our community lake on a regular basis. 230 acres of bass fun and joy. I've caught fish every month so far this year, anything from poundish 14 inchers, to a 22+ incher that I estimate at about 7 pounds. I put in about four hours between the evening yesterday and today. Boated a total of 3 fish, lost a good one that shook the rattlebait free, and had a couple short bites on the wacky Senko. All fish caught from one kayak or another.

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Lake Guererro, Mexico was always our favorite place. We only trolled yellow hellbenders around a submerged island and drank Lone Star beer. No limit on the fish or the beer, and the guys at the camp filleted our fish for a dime each. Brought about two coolers of fillets home with us and we ate fried bass and homefries every evening, while sipping bloody marys.
Not quite a tournament like today, but the commercial fishermen there took more than you would believe.
50 to 80 bass a day was not uncommon. What a blast. Memories are made of this.


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Re: Bass Fisherman? [Re: ltppowell] #2188912 05/07/08
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Originally Posted by ltppowell
I see lots of fisherman at the fire, but don't see much chatter about bass fishing. How 'bout it?


I'm on hiatus currently, but miss it badly. Plan to ease back into it soon. I sorely miss that tap-tap-thump of when they try to swim off w/ my jig. Love it.

Re: Bass Fisherman? [Re: doctor_Encore] #2189442 05/07/08
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Well, it's post-spawn in East Texas and the fish are off their beds. Fishing has been feast or famine. The cold fronts just never quit! If your'e lucky enough to be able to fish during the low pressure periods just before a front, it's great. Then it is hard fishing for 2-3 days. My deer lease is located right between Toledo Bend and Sam Rayburn lakes, and we have a club tournament once a month, so we fish a lot. It won't be long before the fish are all healed up and ready to go!


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They bite in the rain? wink


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Re: Bass Fisherman? [Re: ltppowell] #2191776 05/08/08
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Yep. I'm fairly sure that these are northern strain fish. So in the winter, when they're down in 40+ feet of water, they don't seem to pay much attention to the weather.



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