Last couple weeks

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Last couple weeks

Postby jmdog2003 » Sep Sun 15, 2019 9:05 pm

When the water has been low, the fish have been blasting topwater all summer. Once the river shot up, a KVD swimjig with a paddle tail has been mopping up. Until I threw mine into a tree anyway.

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The dreaded goby. I gotta start mixing that pattern into my rotation.

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I almost died wading high water to the spot where these next two were holding. So I made them take pictures with me.

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Stuck a pre-sunset piggy today.

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Re: Last couple weeks

Postby badger75 » Sep Sun 15, 2019 11:58 pm

You sure do find nice fish.
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Re: Last couple weeks

Postby Aux Pleins » Sep Mon 16, 2019 7:27 am

Swim Jig smallies, my favorite kind :thumbup:
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Re: Last couple weeks

Postby urbanHog312 » Sep Mon 16, 2019 10:05 am

i was thinking that exact color pattern when you said kvd swim jig. those things catch everything.
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Re: Last couple weeks

Postby ccorso » Sep Mon 16, 2019 2:32 pm

Nice looking fishing, I'd say almost worth dying for :lol:
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Re: Last couple weeks

Postby HEDDONFROG » Sep Tue 17, 2019 2:43 am

Puttin' a smack down on them. Glad you made it back to tell the tale. Be careful out there
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Re: Last couple weeks

Postby jonny2can » Sep Tue 17, 2019 10:41 am

I swear those gobies will hit any lure you throw out there.. annoying little pigs.. glad you got your smallie fix.. not looking too good for fishing the river now.. I was out Saturday morning before the second monsoons and it was rough then.. could only imagine now.. did get one largie hit on a rage menace near the bank but spit it out on a jump :(
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Re: Last couple weeks

Postby Woohoodude11 » Sep Wed 18, 2019 7:13 am

I'm shocked Dave didn't put a picture of the Dark Sleeper with that exact pattern on here :lol: I'll do the honors:
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Re: Last couple weeks

Postby Phil6 » Sep Wed 18, 2019 8:36 am

Woohoodude11 wrote:I'm shocked Dave didn't put a picture of the Dark Sleeper with that exact pattern on here


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Re: Last couple weeks

Postby HEDDONFROG » Sep Wed 18, 2019 11:04 pm

Woohoodude11 wrote:I'm shocked Dave didn't put a picture of the Dark Sleeper with that exact pattern on here :lol: I'll do the honors:


It's in my avatar holding up the rear braugh :D That color is Donko, my favorite. Hard as hell to throw in the Dupage with all the eel grass. Though I'm sure J-dog knows all the hard bottom holes where they'd be deadly. If you buy some JD, go heavy if you want them working on bottom. They're really slow sinking and lift while retrieving. People always make the mistake of getting the 1/4 & 3/8oz models and complain they can't keep them working near bottom. Though those work fine for swimming higher in the column. I use 1/2oz for depths 6' and under and 3/4 for about everything else
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