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Quillback

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  1. Quillback

    Caleb Sumrall is in my Phoenix

    According to BassTrakk, only 2 bags over 10 lbs, 11 lbs being the most.
  2. Quillback

    Caleb Sumrall is in my Phoenix

    Looking at BassTrakk, if one of the top 5 gets a limit of keeper spots, that may be all they need to win.
  3. Quillback

    Jigfest 2018!

    Sounds like we'll have plenty of boats and I also will be looking for a seat.
  4. Quillback

    Caleb Sumrall is in my Phoenix

    Tough day, best bags were in the 13 lb range.
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    Big M area 10/18

    I did get a spare, but if this one lasts 6 years like the previous one, will I remember where the spare is? Or even if I have one?
  6. Quillback

    Big M area 10/18

    Yeah buddy, Mr. Hughes can paint a bait! Tracked down a spring at TH Rogers, got it in, I'm back in business.
  7. Quillback

    Big M area 10/18

    Thanks for the 2 foot advice, but my mission today is to find a spring and fix it.
  8. Quillback

    November Trip Help

    It is kind of weird the fish aren't on top more. When I was out in Indian creek area a couple of days ago, there were plenty of shad on top, when I running down the creek I was spooking a lot of shad. There did seem to be schools of spots chasing shad but it was all sub-surface. Kind of a head scratcher why they aren't busing them on top.
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    Big M area 10/18

    Got on the lake at first light - I motored over to a chunk rock bank that had held some fish last time I was on the Rock a couple of weeks ago. Caught 4 bass on my first 10 casts, one of them was a keeper smallie. It got tougher after that. Didn't help that about into an hour of fishing the little spring that pushes up the button you press with your foot to activate the trolling motor broke in half. TM was now in continuous mode unless I shut it off. Not used to fishing that way, made boat control a bit difficult for me, almost packed it in, but since I was there I decided to stay and fish. Ended up with a dozen bass, all shorts except for the one smallie. Caught 4 LM that were all just short, fun fish to catch but they would not help anyone in a tournament. The rest were spots, had a dozen bass total. 1/2oz Nutech jig in PBJ or Sunfish, with a Rage Craw trailer worked for me. Most fish were on steep chunk rock banks. 2 bass were caught when I was retrieving the jig back to the boat, had another good one get off the hit it on the retrieve. Darn fish only would do that when I wasn't expecting it, wouldn't bite it when I deliberately swam it. Caught a spot on a Lucky Craft US shad that has a Tim Hughes custom paint job of Japan Craw - I think this bait is going to whack them when things are right for it. When I got back to the parking lot there were two identical, brand new Denali 4 door pickup trucks towing identical Ranger trailers (Different color on the trailers). Just kind of funny to see identical rigs parked next to each other, very nice setups, sharp trucks.
  10. Quillback

    November Trip Help

    I'd say you're bringing the right stuff.
  11. Some big boys there BH. I don't hunt them, but last evening driving out on the road from Indian creek on Beaver, probably saw 20 does and 1 buck, not all in one group, but several groups of them. I've done that drive many a time, usually you'll see one or two, but not that many, so it seems to confirm the cold weather has them moving theory. Saw a doe swim cross a cove also while fishing.
  12. Quillback

    Jigfest 2018!

    OK, I have 11 confirmed stays now which will about fill the Cedar lodge. Still haven't heard from Les or Brett. Phil is a probable for Thursday and Friday. Dunno if he is dragging Duane and Babbler down. Thinking we're going to need 2 lodges again.
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    Dam/Indian creek area 10/16

    Didn't get to the lake until 11 AM, had some stuff to take care of in the early AM. Still pretty cold when I got there, mid forties and temps increased a bit as the day went on. Water temp was around 67. My plan was to fish the dam area for smallies which is what I started out doing, throwing cranks, jigs and the shaky head worm. 2 hours later all I had was a couple of bumps and no fish in the boat so I headed up Indian to see if I could find some fish up there. Was tossing the jig when I noticed a bunch of fish on the sonar suspended in 30 FOW. Only thing I had available for suspenders was a jerkbait, so started tossing it and working it hard, no pauses like I would use in cold water jerk tossing. Started getting spotted bass on it, very location dependent, when you could find them, they'd bite, but finding them was difficult and when I did find them, they'd usually be moving. Put 10 spots in the boat, no big ones, 12-15" fish. Did manage to catch one smallie on a crank for the last fish of the day. Had a double on the Pointer 95.
  14. Yeah I hear you on the road funding, personally I think they should do 2 separate initiatives, one for road construction/maintenance and one for further funding for the state patrol. Too late for that obviously.
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