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General Fishing => Fishing Tackle & Equipment Reviews => Topic started by: senkosam on July 02, 2019, 07:29:37 AM

Title: Awesome day - unreal in fact!
Post by: senkosam on July 02, 2019, 07:29:37 AM
Never have I done so well on a local lake in July considering the recent post spawn status of all species. Plus I've never caught as many fish in open water relating to flats that extend far from shore and humps in the middle of nowhere. Most satisfying was catching 5 species on soft plastic creations I made a few days before and wanted to test. In fact most of the fish were in one area 30 yds long 30 yds wide. I launched the boat at 9am and caught fish from that time until 3pm under a bright sunny sky, 84 degree water temperature and algae green water.
(http://images.weserv.nl/?url=images.weserv.nl%2F%3Furl%3Di.imgur.com%252FNbYHtBE.jpg)

I made a promise that I would only fish areas regardless of depth where fish were seen on sonar and to drift past those fish and cast into the school - something I've never done.
(http://images.weserv.nl/?url=images.weserv.nl%2F%3Furl%3Dimages.weserv.nl%252F%253Furl%253Dimages.weserv.nl%25252F%25253Furl%25253Dimages.weserv.nl%2525252F%2525253Furl%2525253Dimages.weserv.nl%252525252F%252525253Furl%252525253Dimages.weserv.nl%25252525252F%25252525253Furl%25252525253Dimages.weserv.nl%2525252525252F%2525252525253Furl%2525252525253Dimages.weserv.nl%252525252525252F%252525252525253Furl%252525252525253Di.imgur.com%25252525252525252Faw7WzCm.jpg)

Last week the bite was tough so I had to resort to using white spike tail grubs on a light jig head. Yesterday just about any shape and action worked in a variety of colors. Here are a few:
the usual hand injected thin tail grub:
(http://images.weserv.nl/?url=images.weserv.nl%2F%3Furl%3Dimages.weserv.nl%252F%253Furl%253Dimages.weserv.nl%25252F%25253Furl%25253Dimages.weserv.nl%2525252F%2525253Furl%2525253Dimages.weserv.nl%252525252F%252525253Furl%252525253Dimages.weserv.nl%25252525252F%25252525253Furl%25252525253Dimages.weserv.nl%2525252525252F%2525252525253Furl%2525252525253Dimages.weserv.nl%252525252525252F%252525252525253Furl%252525252525253Di.imgur.com%25252525252525252FmDS28rO.jpg)(http://images.weserv.nl/?url=images.weserv.nl%2F%3Furl%3Dimages.weserv.nl%252F%253Furl%253Dimages.weserv.nl%25252F%25253Furl%25253Dimages.weserv.nl%2525252F%2525253Furl%2525253Dimages.weserv.nl%252525252F%252525253Furl%252525253Dimages.weserv.nl%25252525252F%25252525253Furl%25252525253Dimages.weserv.nl%2525252525252F%2525252525253Furl%2525252525253Dimages.weserv.nl%252525252525252F%252525252525253Furl%252525252525253Di.imgur.com%25252525252525252F1WRegR1.jpg)(http://images.weserv.nl/?url=images.weserv.nl%2F%3Furl%3Dimages.weserv.nl%252F%253Furl%253Dimages.weserv.nl%25252F%25253Furl%25253Dimages.weserv.nl%2525252F%2525253Furl%2525253Dimages.weserv.nl%252525252F%252525253Furl%252525253Dimages.weserv.nl%25252525252F%25252525253Furl%25252525253Dimages.weserv.nl%2525252525252F%2525252525253Furl%2525252525253Dimages.weserv.nl%252525252525252F%252525252525253Furl%252525252525253Di.imgur.com%25252525252525252FXvAzl5v.jpg)(http://images.weserv.nl/?url=images.weserv.nl%2F%3Furl%3Dimages.weserv.nl%252F%253Furl%253Dimages.weserv.nl%25252F%25253Furl%25253Dimages.weserv.nl%2525252F%2525253Furl%2525253Dimages.weserv.nl%252525252F%252525253Furl%252525253Dimages.weserv.nl%25252525252F%25252525253Furl%25252525253Dimages.weserv.nl%2525252525252F%2525252525253Furl%2525252525253Dimages.weserv.nl%252525252525252F%252525252525253Furl%252525252525253Di.imgur.com%25252525252525252Fg9CoBab.jpg)

Claw hybrid worked great! :
(http://images.weserv.nl/?url=images.weserv.nl%2F%3Furl%3Dimages.weserv.nl%252F%253Furl%253Dimages.weserv.nl%25252F%25253Furl%25253Dimages.weserv.nl%2525252F%2525253Furl%2525253Dimages.weserv.nl%252525252F%252525253Furl%252525253Dimages.weserv.nl%25252525252F%25252525253Furl%25252525253Dimages.weserv.nl%2525252525252F%2525252525253Furl%2525252525253Dimages.weserv.nl%252525252525252F%252525252525253Furl%252525252525253Di.imgur.com%25252525252525252F9HTbKSq.jpg)(http://images.weserv.nl/?url=images.weserv.nl%2F%3Furl%3Dimages.weserv.nl%252F%253Furl%253Dimages.weserv.nl%25252F%25253Furl%25253Dimages.weserv.nl%2525252F%2525253Furl%2525253Dimages.weserv.nl%252525252F%252525253Furl%252525253Dimages.weserv.nl%25252525252F%25252525253Furl%25252525253Dimages.weserv.nl%2525252525252F%2525252525253Furl%2525252525253Dimages.weserv.nl%252525252525252F%252525252525253Furl%252525252525253Di.imgur.com%25252525252525252FN4hcvfO.jpg)(http://images.weserv.nl/?url=images.weserv.nl%2F%3Furl%3Dimages.weserv.nl%252F%253Furl%253Dimages.weserv.nl%25252F%25253Furl%25253Di.imgur.com%2525252FDgO1xfH.jpg)

Stubby clear-tail grub:
(http://images.weserv.nl/?url=images.weserv.nl%2F%3Furl%3Dimages.weserv.nl%252F%253Furl%253Dimages.weserv.nl%25252F%25253Furl%25253Dimages.weserv.nl%2525252F%2525253Furl%2525253Dimages.weserv.nl%252525252F%252525253Furl%252525253Dimages.weserv.nl%25252525252F%25252525253Furl%25252525253Dimages.weserv.nl%2525252525252F%2525252525253Furl%2525252525253Dimages.weserv.nl%252525252525252F%252525252525253Furl%252525252525253Di.imgur.com%25252525252525252FIjiSpfx.jpg%25252525252525253F1)(http://images.weserv.nl/?url=images.weserv.nl%2F%3Furl%3Dimages.weserv.nl%252F%253Furl%253Dimages.weserv.nl%25252F%25253Furl%25253Dimages.weserv.nl%2525252F%2525253Furl%2525253Dimages.weserv.nl%252525252F%252525253Furl%252525253Dimages.weserv.nl%25252525252F%25252525253Furl%25252525253Dimages.weserv.nl%2525252525252F%2525252525253Furl%2525252525253Di.imgur.com%252525252525252FBLmXhzf.jpg)

Beetle Spin:
(http://images.weserv.nl/?url=images.weserv.nl%2F%3Furl%3Dimages.weserv.nl%252F%253Furl%253Dimages.weserv.nl%25252F%25253Furl%25253Dimages.weserv.nl%2525252F%2525253Furl%2525253Dimages.weserv.nl%252525252F%252525253Furl%252525253Dimages.weserv.nl%25252525252F%25252525253Furl%25252525253Dimages.weserv.nl%2525252525252F%2525252525253Furl%2525252525253Di.imgur.com%252525252525252F5NnrliY.jpg)(http://images.weserv.nl/?url=images.weserv.nl%2F%3Furl%3Dimages.weserv.nl%252F%253Furl%253Dimages.weserv.nl%25252F%25253Furl%25253Dimages.weserv.nl%2525252F%2525253Furl%2525253Dimages.weserv.nl%252525252F%252525253Furl%252525253Dimages.weserv.nl%25252525252F%25252525253Furl%25252525253Dimages.weserv.nl%2525252525252F%2525252525253Furl%2525252525253Di.imgur.com%252525252525252F4jGRpXl.jpg)(http://images.weserv.nl/?url=images.weserv.nl%2F%3Furl%3Dimages.weserv.nl%252F%253Furl%253Dimages.weserv.nl%25252F%25253Furl%25253Dimages.weserv.nl%2525252F%2525253Furl%2525253Di.imgur.com%252525252FOj5zbeq.jpg)

I noticed that there were almost no fish on the opposite shoreline where the suspended green algae was too concentrated made so by the wind.
(http://i.imgur.com/pYUSaJS.jpg)
I only caught one bluegill, went back to my spot and caught 10 more fish before the heat got to me and the wind ceased.
Title: Re: Awesome day - unreal in fact!
Post by: senkosam on July 02, 2019, 07:35:58 AM
To continue:
I catch at least one catfish per outing. What's with that?!!!
(http://images.weserv.nl/?url=images.weserv.nl%2F%3Furl%3Dimages.weserv.nl%252F%253Furl%253Dimages.weserv.nl%25252F%25253Furl%25253Dimages.weserv.nl%2525252F%2525253Furl%2525253Di.imgur.com%252525252FYWERecW.jpg)(http://images.weserv.nl/?url=images.weserv.nl%2F%3Furl%3Dimages.weserv.nl%252F%253Furl%253Dimages.weserv.nl%25252F%25253Furl%25253Dimages.weserv.nl%2525252F%2525253Furl%2525253Di.imgur.com%252525252FaACtMG2.jpg)

Even caught fish on this creation - grub body with mini-tails attached to the sides - great action !:
(http://images.weserv.nl/?url=images.weserv.nl%2F%3Furl%3Dimages.weserv.nl%252F%253Furl%253Dimages.weserv.nl%25252F%25253Furl%25253Di.imgur.com%2525252FMCZIVD6.jpg)


The Crappie Magnet Grub caught fish but not as well as my creations:
(http://images.weserv.nl/?url=images.weserv.nl%2F%3Furl%3Di.imgur.com%252FzpwElac.jpg)
Title: Re: Awesome day - unreal in fact!
Post by: Joe P on July 02, 2019, 10:19:44 AM
Sounds like a fun day!

Ever keep any of those panfish for the frying pan?
Title: Re: Awesome day - unreal in fact!
Post by: senkosam on July 02, 2019, 03:55:18 PM
Wife won't let me clean or cook them in the house.  :crying:
Title: Re: Awesome day - unreal in fact!
Post by: Joe P on July 03, 2019, 10:02:17 AM
Wife won't let me clean or cook them in the house.  :crying:

That's what grills are for  ;D
Title: Re: Awesome day - unreal in fact!
Post by: Curt - RI on July 03, 2019, 02:06:00 PM
Wife won't let me clean or cook them in the house.  :crying:

 (giggle) :facepalm: