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    Default Another nice day on the pond

    The wife urged me to take some time yesterday afternoon to do some fishing and clear my mind of the heavy family stuff going on. I checked the weather map and it looked like the rain showers were going to miss us so I loaded up and headed back to my favorite water, same lake I fished last week. I was on my own this week (some people actually ride motorcycles with their girlfriends and stuff, rather than go fishin'. Can you believe that?!) but that was OK with me. I didn't particularly want company today. Had a pretty good wind blowing which made things tougher but I had my fore and aft anchors and I was ready to deal with it. I set up my HB and set the 2 poles I was going to troll across the lake with as I made my way to my favorite spot.....all together now......THE DOCK! Here is a picture from the other day of my solo setup.

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    I tossed out my usual purple body/red firetail BPS grub and a BG baby shad. As I rowed across I marked a lot of fish suspended around 15' deep along my path but I was too light to get the lures down to them but that was OK with me, I had somewhere else I wanted to fish. I got about 2/3rds the way across when the BPS pole bent over with a hard hit. 1st fish was the yellow perch, nearly 12". He put up a surprising fight but slowed right down once he hit the ice in the cooler. I continued on and anchored up near the dock. I switched out the BPS grub to a small Southern Pro (I think) tube. I used 2 colors, kind of a green largemouth bass color and a lightish gray; I'm too lazy to look up the names. Those 2 tubes, along with 2 differerent minnow tubes accounted for all my fish today. The minnow tubes were a grey with rose belly, which has a history of working well in this water, and a brown body/orange belly which turned out to be a favorite for the Largemouth today.

    My first fish from the area was the big fish of the day, a beat up crappie of a bit over 14" and man, did he stay deep and pull drag. I dipped the net under him and he was mine! I thought he might have made 15" but that was wishful thinking once I put him on the cooler top.

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    He was kinda beat up, with a bleeding dorsal fin and some other raw spots here and there but he was thick and well fleshed. I landed 3 more of 13, 12 and 11" (in that order) along with 9 nice keeper gills. I also kept one largemouth of legal length; usually I wouldn't but he had a big fat Senko rubber worm hooked in his gullet and about 3' of line hanging out of his mouth and I judged that he wasn't going to make it so in the cooler he went out of pity. I spent just over 2 hours around that area and caught and tossed back many more smaller gills and lots of other LMB. I'm sure I missed many more strikes due to the wind and stuff but I was satisfied with my efforts.

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    All in all, a very satisfying was to use up a Sunday afternoon.

    Ken

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    Look's like that was just what the Dr. ordered. Congrat's.

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