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Day 54 / 55
Date: 2/22/2009 - 2/23/2009

Temp: 23
Feels Like: 15
Wind: W 20 Mph
Sky: Partly Cloudy
Water: High
Water color:clear
B. Pressure: 30.45
Fish Caught: 0 - 1
09 Fish Count: 144
Skunks:13
Dec.31,2008-Dec.31,2009

BEFORE I GET TO MUCH INTO THINGS..

Don't judge my season based on these first two months :mrgreen:



Well That's Day 54, my 13th skunk of the :twisted: :twisted: :evil: :twisted: :shock: :shock: Season. this one was weird, I fished along side another carper "luke" Was his name, He using boilies, And another rod rigged with corn. I using corn on both of mine. I Had 2 bites the whole time I was there. But there were two subtle very light tugs and then Nothing... ever! :shock: I kept waiting anticipating.. but nothing else happened :shock: I was bottom fishing. And disappointed.. but also shocked. I have said This is really my "LEARNING YEAR" And after today's outing, I just have to keep reminding myself that :x

Day 55: today was similar but in a separate location, I'm thinking about going to a smaller hook to see if i can get a few more bites, The water was Pretty low both days.





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You said it George, use each day as another lesson learned. What size hooks are you currently using?
 

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using size 4 and 6 at the moment.

going down to size 12. used it a few winters ago with good results.

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How did you fit Jason into that net George? :lol: Yeah, keep at it, and in the winter, ESPECIALLY if you aren't using Live Worms, you WILL be skunked, and a 25% skunkage rate really is not all that bad... I mean the FREEEEEEEZING temps you've been out in, not that bad at all. Stick to the slack areas nearest the FASTEST current you can find, for whatever section of the river you are fishing that day, be it Howard St. or the Turning Basin area downtown, and you'll find fish. They ARE there. Think DEEP, no DEEEEEPER.... be willing to lose tackle, get the lures/baits ON THE BOTTOM or within a foot of it, and you'll catch 'em. Good Luck, and Warm Toes, Alex (OWNER, North Shore Channel :mrgreen: )
 

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Don't get discouraged George. You have gotten skunked far less during the toughest months of the year than most people do during the best months. Keep at it.
 

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Geo, Getting the skunk is part of fishing. Catching a fish every day for a year in some tough conditions around this time of year is pretty tough. You are doing a great job and learning as well as teaching us some things. Keep at it George. Every day is a different day. :wink:
 

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Geo, the 15 day forecast is showing signs of improvement and some stablization of temperatures. I'm looking forward to when you start slammin slab crappies off of shopping cart structures :wink:
 
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