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MOST RECENT

I don’t know what’s going on with my favorite lake. When I first started going here 4 years ago, the average fish was 2-2.5 lbs, and 4 and 5 pound fish were common. Over the last 2 years I’ve noticed a significant decline in the alewife population, and the offshore bite has suffered mightily. Last year was still good despite the lack of bait, but the fish weren’t in their usual spots. I had many trips with at least 2 fish in the 4 to 5 pound range, and even caught a 6 plus. This year however has been much different with only one fish over 4. I’ve noticed more cormorants and more tiny largemouth than in years past. My speculation is that the bigger fish are being outcompeted for food by the more aggressive smaller fish, as well as the cormorants. The fishing has suffered to say the least. Numbers are still ok, but I haven’t caught a fish over 2 pounds in my last 4 trips here. The techniques that used to be a staple here no longer produce like they did, the fish seem lethargic, and way too skinny and sickly looking for this time of year. I think I’ve made my last trip here for a while.
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Had a fun morning sesh in the yak pitching the @eurotackle 3/8 oz Flipping Jig. It was the only thing the bass wanted to eat today and that’s perfectly fine by me!
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Could’ve used this one on Saturday! This would’ve bumped us up to 2nd place. Funny thing is, at this exact spot, I had a fish come clear out of the water to hit my frog, looked to be about this size, and I just flat missed it. Same fish? Maybe, maybe not. On the bright side, we were around the right fish at the right time, using the correct presentations, it just boils down to poor execution. Just one more reason to keep on grinding!
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The morning started out tough, with only 3 small ones in the box at 12:30 it wasn’t looking good. We made an adjustment and we were able to cull our way up to a 10.29 lb bag, good for 4th place.
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Still finding fresh post spawners, but I haven’t seen a fish on a bed at this lake in over a month. 19” long and a touch over 2 pounds, and lethargic as can be. Ready for the summer pattern to start setting up, but it seems to be taking forever.
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B-man’s first fishing trip!
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It was a grind today to say the least. Conditions were less than ideal, and I couldn’t catch the brown fish. I’m guessing lack of current and lack of water clarity may have had something to do with it. On the bright side it’s always fun catching catfish on artificials.
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I was having a fun little morning sesh from shore tossing a crankbait... caught a 3.6 and a 3.7 on back to back casts, and somehow I left unhappy. Why you ask? Look at the last 2 pictures. TWO puncture holes from cull tags and his bottom jaw was split in half. Come on people, take better care of the fish. Use the clip style cull tags, if there’s already a hole in a fish from a tag, don’t make another one.
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I brought Care fishing today and I couldn’t help but crack a fish on a frog.
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👉 @dobynsrods Fury 735c 🐸
👉 @lews_fishing BB1 Pro Series 🐸
👉 @booyah_baits Popping Pad Crasher🐸
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When your battery for your fish finder dies a half hour into your trip, and when you spill smelly jelly all over yourself, and when you keep losing bass, and you can’t catch a bass bigger than 2 pounds, you tie on a @eurotackle Z-Viber and hammer some gills! It was a rough day to say the least 😂
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