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Old 10-08-2012, 06:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Got out again today with couple friends and I got my dad to wade. Fishing was not terrible but slower. Most fish were caught on Flukes with a couple on jig/minnows. Water was 48 degrees this morning but warmed up significantly by afternoon. The low clear water must absorb the sun pretty fast because the temp shift was very noticeable. On 2 separate occasions, a fish that was hooked had a school of bass chasing it in, trying to steal the lure out of its mouth. I've never seen that before. One time, I threw a fluke into the group of fish that was chasing a fish on my buddy's line and it got slammed. Got about twenty bass between us with a few decent ones in the mix.



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Old 10-09-2012, 07:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What stretch were you guys fishing? I fished down by the I55 bridge where i usually do using flukes and got skunked for the first time this year yesterday.
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I was out to the Davis Creek area yesterday and got the big skunko! That might be the first time I've ever gotten skunked at the K3 - tough, tough, tough yesterday.

I could not believe how clear the water was - felt like I was wading the flats of the Bahamas...

I was also shocked at the amount of weeds, both floating and on the bottom. Fishing was nearly impossible without getting fouled - I don't know how you guys were using a jig and minnow.

A fluke was about the only thing I didn't try... figures.

Where were you guys?
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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We fished different areas in the State Park. We moved around a lot and picked up a few fish in each spot. The fish were in current near deeper water mostly but some were in the shallows. The weeds were tough for sure. I use weighted Mr Twister Keeper Hooks with twister tails/minnows when the weeds are like this. When we found fish, they were feeding aggressively but they just weren't as concentrated as they have been.
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Cool, thanks for the reply. I have a few more things I want to try as well to avoid the weeds. Thinking about trying again Friday.
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