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    Default Report; 8/14/19

    Awesome day out there today! We hit the "Q" and started fishing at 7:45 am this morning. Air was a moderate 65 degrees and a bit humid. A cold front came through early this morning, which was suppose to make the day less humid. Well, if you call rain as being less humid....then yeah, I guess it was! LOL! For the first hour or so of fishing we were sprinkled on by rain almost continuously (which was not forecast!). But by about 9 am, the rain stopped and the sun proceeded to take over. The water temp was consistent at 80 degrees. Breezes were light and persisted until about 10:30 when it became hotter and with less of a cooling breeze. This is what the day started out like:

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    Doesn't show it, but it was sprinkling at this time as well. We marked fish throughout the main basin area and side pulled jigs between 17 - 23 feet of water all morning long. Here are a couple of screen shots showing bait & fish which we trolled over almost contantly:

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    The bite was certainly "on" today. When we pulled off after 4 1/2 hrs. of fishing we had caught & released - are you ready for this - 120 fish! Yep....that's a bit over 27/hr.! Talk about FUN! Four were bluegill, one yellow perch (wait until you see this beaut!) and 3 white perch. We did not keep track of ALL the lost fish either, but there were many.

    Gotta admit, from the tally sheet that Walt keeps, I did have the "hot" rod....but Walt certainly got the better quality fish today. Regardless, we had a blast! Not sure what kicked 'em into high gear, but as the old saying goes, you don't look a gift horse in the mouth! This is the best we've done on the Quabbin in a couple of seasons, so it was quite memorable. Here are some of the fish we landed and released today:

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    And here is Walt's yellow perch:

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    Most fish were taken on straight tails dressed on 1/16 & 1/8 oz. ball heads. Walt did well with the Sliders too, but the predominant color pattern (for me) was "electric chicken". The sky cleared around 11:00 am and when we pulled off, this is what the water conditions looked like:

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    All in all a great day to be on the water and an exceptional success rate as well. Hope our luck continues!
    "A voyage in search of knowledge need never abandon the spirit of adventure."
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    Farmington, Maine
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    You guys are killing it! Great day. Thanks for sharing your trips. I haven't been out for two months because of commitments and have been painting my house weekends this summer. Great to have some nice fish adventures to read about.

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    Whoa, you guys hammered them again! I can't fathom hitting 120 fish, forget doing it in 4 1/2 hours.........I hope your next trip is a success as well.
    Bluegill still fear me...but the crappie are not laughing quite as loudly as they used to.

    Ya gotta do what you have to do before you can do what you wanna do.

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    Great trip
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