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4-4 to 4-8 reports

Postby HEDDONFROG » Apr Thu 09, 2020 1:26 am

I dare say, I’ve been fishing a lot of late but definitely utilizing safe practices

Saturday: Got together with Mike at a lake he’s wanted to fish. He heard it was not a numbers lake and if you caught one it would be nice. Intel was correct. The skunk beater was big @ 4lbs 12ozs. Caught on a Jackall Gantarel Jr in a Carp finish

Sunday: Quick outing with the son. As soon as we got there and saw it was dead calm I knew we were in trouble. Skunked

Monday: Spent way too much time at a Park district lake that I know doesn’t get good until mid-April or later. Caught one skunk beater on a bait that was only slightly larger than the bass. Also lost the Carp Ganteral swimbait I used Saturday. That hurt

Tuesday: Played with my new Gan Craft Jointed Claw 178 and caught 3 so so fish. Good confidence builder. Put on a Vision 110 about a 1/2hr before I had to be home and got a decent 3-1/2

Wednesday: The last collage may not look like much but when you’ve waded waist deep for a 1/2 mile+ for hours, tripped on fallen limbs, fallen chest deep into muskrat holes, gotten bitten by spiders and had brambles poking you all over...they’re a total triumph lol fished 3 new lakes with a couple of buddies and my son from 12 until 5. Sadly that was the full take for the day but we learned a lot and I think we all still managed to have some fun. 4 more new places to try, hopefully there are some bigs
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Re: 4-4 to 4-8 reports

Postby Aux Pleins » Apr Thu 09, 2020 3:08 am

Coat on one day, T-shirt the next day, back to coat on. That pretty much sums up 4/4 - 4/8. Kudos on the exploration and finding new bass.
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Postby joetrain » Apr Thu 09, 2020 4:49 am

Don’t let RonG see those first 2 pictures. I wore my fishing mask at the store yesterday. I wonder what they thought of a man walking around with a skull face. A month ago I would have been arrested.
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Re: 4-4 to 4-8 reports

Postby jmdog2003 » Apr Thu 09, 2020 6:49 am

Excellent fish for sure. Even the skunks are better than what I've been doing.
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Re: 4-4 to 4-8 reports

Postby cletedius » Apr Thu 09, 2020 8:45 am

Nice, Dave! Some solid fish.
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Re: 4-4 to 4-8 reports

Postby Rambler » Apr Thu 09, 2020 9:34 am

Dave - Nice fish. Hope you're playing it safe. Thanks for the vicarious thrills during my sequestration.
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Postby urbanHog312 » Apr Thu 09, 2020 9:56 am

RIP carp jr. way to grind em out. these next couple weeks will be pretty tough.

I wore my fishing mask at the store yesterday.

yeah now i can finally roam freely in stores with a hat, sunglasses and fishing mask on like i have always wanted to. even better, i can prob get away with that look for the unforeseeable future.
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Postby minstrel » Apr Thu 09, 2020 10:39 am

Damn that's a big bait... and even the smaller ones can't resist. Sorry to hear of your loss. :wink:

Re: masks, there is a report on my weather site where they say we should be prepared to wear our masks for up to 18 months :shock:
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Postby RonG » Apr Thu 09, 2020 10:50 am

minstrel wrote:
Re: masks, there is a report on my weather site where they say we should be prepared to wear our masks for up to 18 months :shock:

18 months? I bet your weather site routinely can't get right what's going to happen tomorrow. :lol:
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Postby vman01 » Apr Thu 09, 2020 1:15 pm

Thats a handful of lure and a bunch of fish. Good going.
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Re: 4-4 to 4-8 reports

Postby Skifish1 » Apr Thu 09, 2020 2:32 pm

Nothing like a good a wade to figure out the bottom. Whether lake or river you learn a lot that way. Been wading busse lately, thats not new, but wading new shorelines. You can quickly learn sand , muck, and gravel bottom areas. Ive learned where gill beds are and big bass beds fro last year. No fish on them yet. Carp lure? Looks pricey
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Postby polishfly » Apr Thu 09, 2020 5:55 pm

Nice fish and awesome looking lures!! I watched a YouTube video about a dude who throws nothing but unreal expensive swimbaits and catches monster bass!
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