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    What a great day to go fishing! Low humidity, warm temps and light breezes. No one was available to go today, so I went up to the Quabbin myself and rented a boat! Haven't done that in quite awhile, but I'm more than happy that I did. Even though I left the house at 5:45 am, I didn't get started until about 7:30 am (long story!). The air temp was 55 degrees with the water consistently 81 throughout the morning. This is what the day started out looking like:



    I marked fish and bait right off and consistently throughout the morning and the bite was ON! Here's a couple of sonar screen shots I took:





    I started out casting the shallows which did not produce much, but allowed me some time to try to set up my camera on a small tripod, to take some self pics. Didn't work out so well, so I apologize for the composition of some of the pictures, but this solo rental thing was a learning experience! The timer thingy worked, but it was so time consuming to get set up that I just gave up and went with "arm reach" method, as you will see! LOL!

    Anyway.....long story short, when I pulled off at 11:30 am (my back was killing me sitting on a cushion with no back support!), I had caught & released 42 fish. Lost quite a few more too. Most were crappie with 8 white perch, 1 yellow perch, 1 bluegill, 1 small largemouth and 4 rainbow trout - solo! Like I said....the were on the bite today!

    The biggest hitter today was my tried & true, gray ghost marabou horse head hand tie. Road Runners are normally my fail safe, but today they were far and beyond effective. Also got some fish on BG straight tails and CB Slider Grubs. Problem with the grubs was that the bluegills kept biting off the tails!

    Anyway, here a some of the fish I caught & released:



    That was the only one I tried with the timer gizmo. Ugh!













    When the little breeze died down around 10:30 am, and my back started acting up, I figured it was getting pretty close to calling it for the day. When I drove away, the air had reached 77 degrees, but the sun intensity out there was tough. Guess I'm getting to be a wimp! LOL!

    God Bless you all and hope you had an opportunity to wet a line this past holiday weekend. God Bless America!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Report; 7/8/19 started by Crestliner08 View original post
    Comments 6 Comments
    1. gravelman6's Avatar
      gravelman6 -
      A good morning on the water for sure. Thanks for the photos.
    1. "G"'s Avatar
      "G" -
      A nice day
    1. Ketchn's Avatar
      Ketchn -
      very nice brother and to be sure I have an old eagle graph that is one of the best graphs I have ever used . The simplicity of it is amazing and it spots stuff on the bottom more expensive units miss on lots of occasions . Mine is set on fishy symbols and it marks the depth of the fish on the fish and to be sure it flat rocks to know exact depth at a glance on crappie .
    1. trypman1's Avatar
      trypman1 -
      Great show and tell, congrats!
    1. Crestliner08's Avatar
      Crestliner08 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ketchn View Post
      very nice brother and to be sure I have an old eagle graph that is one of the best graphs I have ever used . The simplicity of it is amazing and it spots stuff on the bottom more expensive units miss on lots of occasions . Mine is set on fishy symbols and it marks the depth of the fish on the fish and to be sure it flat rocks to know exact depth at a glance on crappie .
      I love this graph! Set up properly, it'll pick out a tick on a dog. Been using Lowrance 2D's for many years. I do not have mine set up for "fishy" symbols. According to Lowrance, doing so reduces the effectiveness of picking out fish from debris. I never understood that, but whatever works I suppose.
    1. GoTennTitans's Avatar
      GoTennTitans -
      Looks like you had fun. Should have called me.......I might have headed your way.

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