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On short notice, Fishin D was nice enough to give me an invite on his Prowler on a local lake. It was a cold morning, but I had high hopes for having a good morning after catching one from shore while waiting for him to arrive.



After getting launched we ran into Special Ed who informed us it had been a slow morning. We pounded the water, but for the first few hours we only had a few short strikes. Finally I got lucky as we trolled over to a new spot.



Right before we got off the water, we finally dialed in a pattern, and caught 2 and lost 2. The afternoon bite was probably good, but we had other commitments pulling us away.



We ended up with 4 fish with about the same amount lost. While it was slow, it was fun to work the water and dial in a pattern. Thanks for the invite out D :wink:
 

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Sean, we started getting bit working the outside edge of a creek channel. Earlier in the day we had worked the inside edge of and got nothing. I don't think it hurt either that the water temp was up about 3 or 4 degrees from when we started either. The only baits we had action on where traps and jigs tipped with Gulp.
 

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Thanks for getting out with me Matt! Good time, even though I was not exactly able to "Close the Deal" after hooking the kicker fish... :cry: We'll get out again sometime soon, as D-Day draws near for SpEd, I'll be minus a fishing bud for a while :p . Definitely diggin what that little teensy weensy chatter head jig was doing. Gonna pick me up a couple for those nasty cold front days.

Next time we try to figure out the pattern a little sooner :wink: Soon that woodpile will be hawg heaven.

I may need the name of the motor guy you have. Will find out more about my engine Monday, but a rebuilt may be a better option.

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Nice fish guys, glad you figured out a pattern.

We started on the channel this morning, and dropped it for a stretch of protected shoreline since my brother didn't bring a jacket. :roll:

I ended up with two missed fish on the pb&j jig n' craw, and one 12 incher on a red craw red eye shad.

Tough morning bite, and it was even tougher getting the boat on the trailer in that wind! I forgot how bad not having a motor in the back makes it a beeyotch!
 

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Those are some solid fish! Looks like one liked the chatter!
Sounds like you did your homework with decent results considering this messed up weather pattern.
 
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