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  1. Yeah you're right Wrench I don't think he made a lot of money. I think every bass forum out there has a Mike Long thread running.
  2. No tourney until August. You'd think they would have one in July.
  3. Might as well go big time with this stuff. 🙂
  4. Thought about going over to Big M today, but decided to let things shake out a bit weather wise.
  5. It reads as "soft plastic bait" which in my interpretation would be something like a plastic grub or worm, not appendages on a fly. But that's my opinion. Certainly a rule that needs to be re-written or clarified.
  6. Those skinny ones will still tug pretty hard.
  7. Looks like mainly they are going to raise non-resident license fees. It's not a big enough increase that I would look at and make a decision to not buy a permit, but I sure don't want to pay more. And they state the reason for the proposed increase is that the CPI has gone up, so let's raise our fees to keep up with inflation. Increasing fees (taxes) to keep up with inflation only encourages more spending. Give any government entity more money and they will spend it. And spend it on what? Can't tell from the proposal.
  8. Could be they get deeper later in the AM, I took that shot about 7 AM. Lots of shad up the White, but not as thick as you are seeing them. Early when it is calm there are shad swimming on top and you can see a bunch of little "V's" kind of like a wake bait moving on top.
  9. Here's a shot from today showing some over deep water.
  10. Another day, another fog bank. Fortunately it wasn't very thick right outside of Big M so I was able to motor down lake before getting socked in, but I was able to get to where I wanted to be. However the top water bite I was anticipating did not get going for a while, so I worked some trees in a cove with a Grass Jig/Rage Craw and caught a couple of keeper smallmouth, they were in that 10-15 foot range and ate it when it was being dragged across the bottom. I'd say about 0600 the top water bite got going, but it was another day where they were over deep water and scattered, best way to get a bite was get a cast on them right after they popped, fan casting will get some bites, but not nearly as many if you can get on them right away when they come up. I was using an Evergreen SB 115 for most of my bites and also got one on a Rapala Wake Minnow. Tom from Eagle Rock was out there and he was getting them on a Whopper Plopper. Sun came out, fogged burned off, top water bite just stopped when that happened. Dragged the c-rig off a few points and picked up a couple of shorts. Caught 17 bass and 5 of them were keepers. Lost a big smallie, he scarfed the Evergreen, pulled for a few seconds and came out of the water about 3 feet and tossed the lure. That hurt. I think the WT was 79, my temp reading on my depth finder has been squirrely lately, sometimes it shows reading like -2 or 20. But it did read 79 for a while which sounds a little more reasonable than -2. Tried a spy bait for a bit, had a couple of bites, but no hookup. Caught a white bass on a Keitech, but no black bass on it. Three amigos
  11. Good deal - you look like Patton ready to take on the Germans. 😀
  12. Put in early, fog was thick, had to start over on the gravel point off the park at the mouth of Viney. I caught 3 bass there, all on a Nutech Grass jig before enough of the fog lifted so that I could get where I wanted to get to. Had a consistent bite all morning, never was a hot bite, but I could pick one up here and there. There was top water activity, mostly fish out over the channel or a ways off some of the rocky points, they'd usually bite if I could get the top water on them right after they came up. I could also get a few bites on a slow rolled 3.8 Keitech on those deep fish. Problem was is that the bass were scattered so it would take a lot of casts to get a bite. Caught several on the 1/2 oz Grass Jig, most of the bites came on the fall or swimming it back to the boat. Used a Rage Craw as a trailer. And caught a few on a c-rigged Zoom UV Speed craw. 2 best smallies came on the c-rig. The pattern that was working for me was top water and Keitech over deep water, c-rig the craw on gravel points, and throw the jig around trees. Put 19 in the boat, several keepers. Had some missed opportunities especially on the Keitech - had a good spot pull off right at the boat as I was getting ready to net it. Keitech bite was really squirrely, they'd pop it and just not hook up. Had another good puller on the c-rig that came off, bet it was a smallie. I think I remember seeing the WT at 78.
  13. Put in early, fog was thick, had to start over on the gravel point off the park at the mouth of Viney. I caught 3 bass there, all on a Nutech Grass jig before enough of the fog lifted so that I could get where I wanted to get to. Had a consistent bite all morning, never was a hot bite, but I could pick one up here and there. There was top water activity, mostly fish out over the channel or a ways off some of the rocky points, they'd usually bite if I could get the top water on them right after they came up. I could also get a few bites on a slow rolled 3.8 Keitech on those deep fish. Problem was is that the bass were scattered so it would take a lot of casts to get a bite. Caught several on the 1/2 oz Grass Jig, most of the bites came on the fall or swimming it back to the boat. Used a Rage Craw as a trailer. And caught a few on a c-rigged Zoom UV Speed craw. 2 best smallies came on the c-rig. The pattern that was working for me was top water and Keitech over deep water, c-rig the craw on gravel points, and throw the jig around trees. Put 19 in the boat, several keepers. Had some missed opportunities especially on the Keitech - had a good spot pull off right at the boat as I was getting ready to net it. Keitech bite was really squirrely, they'd pop it and just not hook up. Had another good puller on the c-rig that came off, bet it was a smallie. I think I remember seeing the WT at 78. This post has been promoted to an article
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