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merc1997

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    fishing, fishing, and fishing, hahaha. used to play every sport, but too many tear ups and getting toooooo old!!!!

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  1. did a bit of fishing tonight. started around 9 pm and quit at midnight. the bass did not let the weather slow them down any. ended up with 11 keepers. only one decent one and the rest just nice fat keepers. none of these bass had a mark on them. all fat as ticks. of the 11 keeps, there was one nice brownie and two fat k's. there were a few of these right on the bank, which is a change from every bite being out deeper. same old weapon, the 3/8 GrassJig in brown and blue and dark trailer. bo
  2. merc1997

    Big M 5/18 and 5/19

    heck of a day of catching! bo
  3. took linda fishing for a bit last night. a bit slower bite, but if you have patience to fish for a quality bite there are a few out there. pretty much the same. the bite for the better ones seems to be out in 10 to 15 feet. still throwing a 3/8 GrassJig with brown and blue skirt and a dark trailer. take in mind that the particular area of the lake you are fishing can be completely different. we have fish that have spawned. some that are on the nest now or just getting done, and a few that are still hanging out. you really have to hunt and peck around until you get a feel for what is going on in your area. there should be some areas of the lake that the bass spawned long enough ago to really be back on the feed, especially with the moon getting bigger. bo
  4. merc1997

    still a few nice one biting

    took linda fishing for a bit last night. a bit slower bite, but if you have patience to fish for a quality bite there are a few out there. pretty much the same. the bite for the better ones seems to be out in 10 to 15 feet. still throwing a 3/8 GrassJig with brown and blue skirt and a dark trailer. take in mind that the particular area of the lake you are fishing can be completely different. we have fish that have spawned. some that are on the nest now or just getting done, and a few that are still hanging out. you really have to hunt and peck around until you get a feel for what is going on in your area. there should be some areas of the lake that the bass spawned long enough ago to really be back on the feed, especially with the moon getting bigger. bo
  5. forgot to mention that the one pic of the bass on the carpet is showing some wear on the tail. first one that i have caught with a wear on the tail. bo
  6. here are a few pics from last nights short trip. the one that knickmeyer is holding looks like a skinny male. not beat up at all and no worn tails. they bite like crazy from right at dark for around an hour and a half. we ended up with 10 keeps in that flurry. fished a different area than the previous night. caught all of them the same way, 3/8 GrassJig. bo
  7. this time of the year is always a crap shoot of what are of the lake to find a bite. table rock being the length it is will either have just one area of the lake that you can get a bite, or will have several areas that have a bite going on, but each area will be unique from the other areas. this is the time of the year that there are several different bites going on. some area the bass seemed to have spawned. lots of areas where they seem to be more in the process, and then there are some areas that most bass are still in the feeding up mode. these are the areas that i like to keep up with this time of the year. why?? because dummies like myself have to go after the ones that are the easiest to catch. i just do not have the will to spend an hour trying to beg one bass on a bed into hitting. let it spawn. put the shoe on your foot and see how you would like to keep being interrupted in the process­čśä. if you learn to follow the pre-spawn bite, when the last ones to get in the process are beginning, then the first ones to spawn are back to eating again, and you can go catch them as the are hungry and will more readily bite an offering. i know this will draw some fire, but many of those that love to bed fish are some of the same ones that throw a fit if anyone eats a bass. just a bit of food for thought. anyway, this is certainly the time of year that bass can be caught on just about whatever you really like to throw. by the way, we made a short three hour trip the other evening and caught 10 on the plus side of keepers, with two of them being dandies. all came on a jig and most bites were still in the 8 to 15 ft. range. none had spawned. bo
  8. merc1997

    Good Samaritan

    awesome. i have towed in several boats in hopes that there will be a time that i might need help also. a great story of thanks! bo
  9. merc1997

    fishing trip and interesting conversation

    looked pretty fat to me. females that aren't even close to spawning. bo
  10. took a short trip last night at eagle rock and the mdc was actually there getting ready to go out and do some shocking above the eagle rock bridge. they are supposed to e-mail me the results. needless to say, i peeled their ears back while i had a captive audience­čśŐ. on the fishing front caught 10 keepers and they were all 16 to 17 inch cookie cutters. all healthy and fat. all were caught 10 to 15 ft. deep. all were caught on a 3/8 GrassJig and trailer. all were on steeper chunk banks. so, more on ends, but still out deeper. bo
  11. merc1997

    Night fishing for bass

    "on top of that I would also recommend a clear fluorescent fishing line along with a black light so you can see your line." you need to try some spider wire braid hi-vis yellow. the best black light on the market is a lunar extreme. bo
  12. merc1997

    Night fishing for bass

    basically night fishing is much the same as daytime fishing. i know that i will get an argument out of that statement, but what you like to catch them on in the daytime, will work at night. just as in the daytime, you have to figure out where they are at night. this time of the year is not any different, you literally have to go find them. they change from night to night. if you are after catching numbers, then stay with moving baits. if you are after better quality, then tie on a jig, and do not put it down, period. even with a jig, do not get stuck on one size, one retrieve or you will not have the success you might be looking for. prime example would be last night. i fished for 4 hours from 8 to 12. started out catching everything on a 1/2 oz., but was catching everything around 15 ft. deep. that bite seemed to go away so picked up a 3/8 and moved in a bit and started whacking them again. ended up with a dozen or so keepers. the other part of the equation was that the bass had moved again from the last trip that i had made. took a couple of moves to find them. time on the water, if one learns each time, can not be beat. it helps immensely in tracking them down. pay attention to where the food is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! bo
  13. merc1997

    April 26, Big M area

    good trip! lots of bass still out in the middle of lake and some in middle of coves dining on the shad. very few of the up on the bank yet, but that will begin changing anyday. bo
  14. merc1997

    late evening and night trip

    got out on the water around 4:30. did some looking around to start with. saw lots of bass out deeper, and bank beating proved that most of the bass are still out deeper. moved off shore and caught a few on jerk bait, but all small. fished a 4" swimmer out to 25 ft. and had a few nippers on it. went to fishing bluffs with a jig as it got dark and caught them up to 11 pm. the skies cleared and seemed the bass cleared out also. had 4 keepers, but nothing over 2 1/2. the further upstream from big m we went, the colder the water got. more fronts moving through and several cold nights. extended forecast does not show any 50 degree nights until the end of the month. you might be seeing some mid 50's surface water temps, but it is not the temp 15' down. the bass will be on the move practically on a daily basis. traditional april bass fishing is like turning a pack of hungry dogs loose. they are constantly on the move. what works one day most likely will not work the next. take time and use your electronics. it will help narrow down your search area. i like to be able to get out a while before dark to search around with the electronics to determine where i will be wetting a line after dark. it will sure clue you in as to where to be fishing or not fishing. bo
  15. merc1997

    Texas Trip Advice

    was just at lake fork doing a seminar this past weekend. the spawn is still not over due to the weather. good chance it will be finished when you are there. if you could swing it, getting a day out with a guide would be the best way to go. i would give lake fork trophy lures (800-408-2028) a call. they will be able to give you some names and numbers of the best guides on the lake. ask for ronnie parker or kevin sharp and tell them i said you should call. bo
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