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    Skeeter ZX190 got a reaction from dan hufferd in East wind   
    The old saying is "wind from the east, fishing is least".  However, that saying is trumped by another saying " a bad day fishing is better than a good day at work".  Generally I have found that an east wind does normally negatively affect the fishing.  But it would never keep me from going.  I have also had some really good days when there was an easterly wind.
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    Skeeter ZX190 reacted to Lifes2Short in Easter 3-Day Weekend, Bass   
    I was lucky enough to spend a total of 27 hours over the past 3 days on the H2o!  Spent Friday and Saturday up on Stockton and Sunday down at the Rock.
    Friday's Report:  Fished with Jason from 7:30 to noon out of State Park and only had one small bass, water temps were 49 to 50 but we just couldn't get bit in all the "good" places.  Pulled the boat out at noon and went up to Roark and dropped the boat back in.  Stayed in the Son's Creek area and ended up with roughly 25 with the best 5 going 11#s.  Couldn't get bit on the blade, about 1/3 of the fish came with the crankbait and most with the jig in less than 6' of water.  Water temps in Son's were 54 to 58.  SE winds of 10 to 15, 65 degrees and mostly sunny skies.
    Saturday's Report:  Put back in at Roark about 7:30 and ran up the Sac, what a difference a day makes with the blade!  I started on a main lake point, threw a creature bait on a shakey-head out into 6' of water and while I was turning on the graph and adjusting the trolling motor my first keeper picked up the bait and was swimming off with it!  For the next 10 min I couldn't get bit on that bait again so I picked up the blade and and in the next 50 yards of the bank I had 7 more keepers.  First time I think I have had a limit+ in the first 30 min of the day.  Stayed in the Sac until late afternoon and then went up around twin-bridges and caught a few more fish before coming off the water around 6:00.   I ended up catching 24 fish on Saturday and believe it or not 19 of those were keepers.  All the keepers were 15 to 17 inches and I think the biggest weighed 3.25#s, best 5 would have gone another 12 or 13 pounds.  I was about 1/2 way back in a cut in the Sac mid-morning and I noticed shad being busted in the very far back of the cove.  I went up into 2' of water thinking that these must be blacks up there but it turned out to be whites feasting on a bunch of shad, and here I thought all the whites would be way up the river.  Water in the Sac was about 53 on the main lake and the same around twin bridges.  I did find 57 where the whites were busting.  Bluebird day, high of 70 with same SE wind as Friday. 
    Sunday @ the Rock:  Put in at Aunts Creek with Austin around 10:00 and thankfully it never rained there yesterday.  Air temps never got above 46 and there was a cold NW wind blowing all day.  Stayed in Aunts Creek most of the day and ended up with 10, only 4 of those keeping.  All on the crankbait except the biggest one (3.35) which came on a jig in a main lake pocket.  My buddy did catch one on a spinnerbait and a few on the ned.  No rhyme or reason with the fish down there yesterday, we caught them on sheer bluffs, very backs of creeks and main lake points.  Water temps around Aunts were 54 degrees.   
    Next week is going to be THE WEEK, can't wait!  Tight Lines All! 
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    Skeeter ZX190 got a reaction from Map Guy in Caught two best one was 29"   
    That's why I stay in the boat!  
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    Skeeter ZX190 got a reaction from bassfisher in Caught two best one was 29"   
    That's why I stay in the boat!  
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    Skeeter ZX190 got a reaction from dan hufferd in 3-25 bass report   
    Put in at Orleans Trail around 8:15 am in thick fog.  Caught a 15 1/2 keeper right off the bat on a phantom green rock crawler.   Caught it on a fairly steep chunk rock bank.  Continued to work my way around the back end.  Caught 2 more keepers on the rock crawler and 1 keeper on a ned rig in peanut & jelly.  Left Orleans Trail and worked our way toward State Park.   Finished the day with 17 bass and 1 keeper walleye.  The walleye came on the ned rig.  Water temps were 48.5 to 52 degrees.   Secondary rocky points seemed to produce the best.  Water is SLOWLY clearing.  Probably 3 feet of clarity, maybe 3 1/2.  Most of the bass came in 4 to 7 feet of water but a couple of them came in much shallower and a couple much deeper (10 to 15).  Not much boat traffic between Orleans Trail and State Park.
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    Skeeter ZX190 got a reaction from marcus in 3-25 bass report   
    Put in at Orleans Trail around 8:15 am in thick fog.  Caught a 15 1/2 keeper right off the bat on a phantom green rock crawler.   Caught it on a fairly steep chunk rock bank.  Continued to work my way around the back end.  Caught 2 more keepers on the rock crawler and 1 keeper on a ned rig in peanut & jelly.  Left Orleans Trail and worked our way toward State Park.   Finished the day with 17 bass and 1 keeper walleye.  The walleye came on the ned rig.  Water temps were 48.5 to 52 degrees.   Secondary rocky points seemed to produce the best.  Water is SLOWLY clearing.  Probably 3 feet of clarity, maybe 3 1/2.  Most of the bass came in 4 to 7 feet of water but a couple of them came in much shallower and a couple much deeper (10 to 15).  Not much boat traffic between Orleans Trail and State Park.
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    Skeeter ZX190 got a reaction from slab slinger in 3-25 bass report   
    Put in at Orleans Trail around 8:15 am in thick fog.  Caught a 15 1/2 keeper right off the bat on a phantom green rock crawler.   Caught it on a fairly steep chunk rock bank.  Continued to work my way around the back end.  Caught 2 more keepers on the rock crawler and 1 keeper on a ned rig in peanut & jelly.  Left Orleans Trail and worked our way toward State Park.   Finished the day with 17 bass and 1 keeper walleye.  The walleye came on the ned rig.  Water temps were 48.5 to 52 degrees.   Secondary rocky points seemed to produce the best.  Water is SLOWLY clearing.  Probably 3 feet of clarity, maybe 3 1/2.  Most of the bass came in 4 to 7 feet of water but a couple of them came in much shallower and a couple much deeper (10 to 15).  Not much boat traffic between Orleans Trail and State Park.
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    Skeeter ZX190 got a reaction from bassfisher in 3-25 bass report   
    Put in at Orleans Trail around 8:15 am in thick fog.  Caught a 15 1/2 keeper right off the bat on a phantom green rock crawler.   Caught it on a fairly steep chunk rock bank.  Continued to work my way around the back end.  Caught 2 more keepers on the rock crawler and 1 keeper on a ned rig in peanut & jelly.  Left Orleans Trail and worked our way toward State Park.   Finished the day with 17 bass and 1 keeper walleye.  The walleye came on the ned rig.  Water temps were 48.5 to 52 degrees.   Secondary rocky points seemed to produce the best.  Water is SLOWLY clearing.  Probably 3 feet of clarity, maybe 3 1/2.  Most of the bass came in 4 to 7 feet of water but a couple of them came in much shallower and a couple much deeper (10 to 15).  Not much boat traffic between Orleans Trail and State Park.
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    Skeeter ZX190 reacted to Lifes2Short in 3/19 Bass Report   
    Fished from 7:30 to 2:30 out of Roark.  Hard NW wind and water temps were 48 to 51.  Best 5 went about 15lbs.  Jig, blades and crankbaits worked for us.  Found most fish in 2 to 6 FOW including this 6.7 beauty!!!

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    Skeeter ZX190 got a reaction from 5fshlmt in 3-12 bass report   
    Put in at Orleans Trail and started there.  Water temps were in the 51.5 degree range about everywhere I went.  Water might be clearing a little bit from what it was last Saturday.   Started with a jerkbait but nothing.  Switched to a rock crawler in phantom green.  Caught 2 shorts on back to back casts at a transition bank from chunk rock to pea gravel.  Came to that same spot later in the day and caught 3 more on a ned rig.  Ended up with 10 bass and one nice walleye.  The walleye came on a ned too.  Gave the walleye to a father & son that were fishing way back in Orleans Trail.   They were catching some white bass.    None of the largemouth bass that I caught were keepers.  Driving to the lake I noticed most cows were laying down.  Somebody had told me once that cows laying down is a bad sign when it comes to fishing.  
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    Skeeter ZX190 reacted to dprice in 3-12 bass report   
    I had 48.7 with awesome stain from mouth of little sac fished to  brown stain to very light mud  at Aldrich  was a mad house 54.9 there  lots of traffic 
    fished several  secondaries   And channel banks  had 10 nice bass 
    jigs and wiggle warts .   Wind blown type eddies were the ticket  fish seemed to bite every where 









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    Skeeter ZX190 got a reaction from dprice in 3-12 bass report   
    Put in at Orleans Trail and started there.  Water temps were in the 51.5 degree range about everywhere I went.  Water might be clearing a little bit from what it was last Saturday.   Started with a jerkbait but nothing.  Switched to a rock crawler in phantom green.  Caught 2 shorts on back to back casts at a transition bank from chunk rock to pea gravel.  Came to that same spot later in the day and caught 3 more on a ned rig.  Ended up with 10 bass and one nice walleye.  The walleye came on a ned too.  Gave the walleye to a father & son that were fishing way back in Orleans Trail.   They were catching some white bass.    None of the largemouth bass that I caught were keepers.  Driving to the lake I noticed most cows were laying down.  Somebody had told me once that cows laying down is a bad sign when it comes to fishing.  
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    Skeeter ZX190 got a reaction from Unimog in 3-12 bass report   
    Put in at Orleans Trail and started there.  Water temps were in the 51.5 degree range about everywhere I went.  Water might be clearing a little bit from what it was last Saturday.   Started with a jerkbait but nothing.  Switched to a rock crawler in phantom green.  Caught 2 shorts on back to back casts at a transition bank from chunk rock to pea gravel.  Came to that same spot later in the day and caught 3 more on a ned rig.  Ended up with 10 bass and one nice walleye.  The walleye came on a ned too.  Gave the walleye to a father & son that were fishing way back in Orleans Trail.   They were catching some white bass.    None of the largemouth bass that I caught were keepers.  Driving to the lake I noticed most cows were laying down.  Somebody had told me once that cows laying down is a bad sign when it comes to fishing.  
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    Skeeter ZX190 got a reaction from abkeenan in Guess the weight of Big Bass at Oaf Tournament!   
    Yours or the fishes?  
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    Skeeter ZX190 got a reaction from Deadstream in Guess the weight of Big Bass at Oaf Tournament!   
    Yours or the fishes?  
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    Skeeter ZX190 got a reaction from LOGROG in 3-5 bass report   
    Put in at Orleans Trail at 7:00 am.  Fished in the back end and caught 7 lmb.  Moved toward Price and caught 3 more.  5 were keepers.  Got off the water at 2:30.  Water temps were 46 to 49.  2 to 3 foot clarity.   Caught 4 of them on a rock crawler in phantom green and 1 on a red craw.  The other 5 came on a Megabass 110 +1 in elegy bone.  Secondary points way back is the only place I found them.  Tried a jig & craw and a neko rig, but no luck.  Beautiful weather.   The wind would come and go, but never that hard.  


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    Skeeter ZX190 got a reaction from slab slinger in 3-5 bass report   
    Put in at Orleans Trail at 7:00 am.  Fished in the back end and caught 7 lmb.  Moved toward Price and caught 3 more.  5 were keepers.  Got off the water at 2:30.  Water temps were 46 to 49.  2 to 3 foot clarity.   Caught 4 of them on a rock crawler in phantom green and 1 on a red craw.  The other 5 came on a Megabass 110 +1 in elegy bone.  Secondary points way back is the only place I found them.  Tried a jig & craw and a neko rig, but no luck.  Beautiful weather.   The wind would come and go, but never that hard.  


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    Skeeter ZX190 got a reaction from denjac in 3-5 bass report   
    Put in at Orleans Trail at 7:00 am.  Fished in the back end and caught 7 lmb.  Moved toward Price and caught 3 more.  5 were keepers.  Got off the water at 2:30.  Water temps were 46 to 49.  2 to 3 foot clarity.   Caught 4 of them on a rock crawler in phantom green and 1 on a red craw.  The other 5 came on a Megabass 110 +1 in elegy bone.  Secondary points way back is the only place I found them.  Tried a jig & craw and a neko rig, but no luck.  Beautiful weather.   The wind would come and go, but never that hard.  


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    Skeeter ZX190 got a reaction from Jbrant in 3-5 bass report   
    Put in at Orleans Trail at 7:00 am.  Fished in the back end and caught 7 lmb.  Moved toward Price and caught 3 more.  5 were keepers.  Got off the water at 2:30.  Water temps were 46 to 49.  2 to 3 foot clarity.   Caught 4 of them on a rock crawler in phantom green and 1 on a red craw.  The other 5 came on a Megabass 110 +1 in elegy bone.  Secondary points way back is the only place I found them.  Tried a jig & craw and a neko rig, but no luck.  Beautiful weather.   The wind would come and go, but never that hard.  


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    Skeeter ZX190 got a reaction from trythisonemv in 3-5 bass report   
    Put in at Orleans Trail at 7:00 am.  Fished in the back end and caught 7 lmb.  Moved toward Price and caught 3 more.  5 were keepers.  Got off the water at 2:30.  Water temps were 46 to 49.  2 to 3 foot clarity.   Caught 4 of them on a rock crawler in phantom green and 1 on a red craw.  The other 5 came on a Megabass 110 +1 in elegy bone.  Secondary points way back is the only place I found them.  Tried a jig & craw and a neko rig, but no luck.  Beautiful weather.   The wind would come and go, but never that hard.  


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    Skeeter ZX190 got a reaction from blacknoseddace in 3-5 bass report   
    Put in at Orleans Trail at 7:00 am.  Fished in the back end and caught 7 lmb.  Moved toward Price and caught 3 more.  5 were keepers.  Got off the water at 2:30.  Water temps were 46 to 49.  2 to 3 foot clarity.   Caught 4 of them on a rock crawler in phantom green and 1 on a red craw.  The other 5 came on a Megabass 110 +1 in elegy bone.  Secondary points way back is the only place I found them.  Tried a jig & craw and a neko rig, but no luck.  Beautiful weather.   The wind would come and go, but never that hard.  


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    Skeeter ZX190 reacted to Jmontgo1246 in Report 2/26 & 2/28 (Tournament)   
    Went down Friday and launched out of Orleans Trail around 7:30am.  Fished the Little Sac arm up to High Point.  Started on mainlake bluff points and brush piles with jerkbait and jig...just hauled water.  Ran up past the bridge and fished a few channel swing banks in the stained water...no luck.  Biggest thing was the water temps had dropped from last sunday down to 40-42 degrees.  Finally around 1p caught first keeper on the mainlake next to a brushpile in 20 fow.  Decided to run back into Price and fished some points with standing timber and immediately caught a keeper on a jerkbait and one on a wiggle wart...both on points.  Left there and ran over to mile long bridge for a little bit with no luck on a jerkbait or jig.  Finished the day in back of Orleans trail around 5:30.  Was throwing a crankbait and caught a short....buddy with me was starting to put stuff away to leave and I caught another.  So he picked up a jerkbait and we caught another 7-8 fish on a point in the back of the creek.  There was a small school of fish stacked in there as we made the same cast and the fish would instantly smash the jerkbait.  Loaded up at dark.
    Sunday 2/28 - Anglers in Action tourney
    Started back in Price Branch fishing same points we caught them on Friday...fished points for the first couple hours until the sun got up and started warming things up.  No action on cranks, jerkbait, or jig.  Around 9:30 we moved to the back of Price to see if the water had warmed up any from Friday and it was still just 44-45 degrees.  Started on a point that had a nice chunk bank and a drop off and let the wind push us down the bank.  There was a little mudline from the wind so we tried to stay parallel to the bank and were slow rolling crankbaits.  Within a few minutes we had our first keeper on a bank leading to the next little point.  Once we got to the point it shallowed up a little bit but it had a small drop from 3 to 6 feet.  First cast to the point and another keeper was in the boat...we backed of the drop and caught a few more fish with two being keepers.  All the fish hit right on the drop as soon as your crankbait came over the edge.  So we went up and down that bank for a couple hours and put another good keeper in the boat.  Went to the very back and caught another short fish on a crankbait.  Then we ran over to the other side of the creek and fished a small cut and culled 2 more times with a couple solid keepers.  All fish were on a crankbait fished slow throwing it up on the bank and coming over any little ledge/drop off.  Ended up with 16.72 lbs and a nice 6.23 big fish...ended up in 2nd Place.  1st place had a solid bag of 3-4 lbers for 18 lbs.  Despite the wind the fish are wanting to move up and they were chocking the crankbait...water temp at the end of the day was 49 deg in the back of the creek.
     

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    Skeeter ZX190 reacted to audiochem in New boat and Stockton report   
    Took the new boat out for her inaugural fishing trip with my girls. I wish I could have taken my 4 yo son, but he came down with a sinus infection. Fishing was very good. Caught several large keepers including one measure 19.5". Put in at High Point. Water is stained. Warmest I found was 46 degrees. 
    Broke in the new motor a little. She rode like a dream even in white caps. I was really surprised how well she handled in some decent waves. No bouncing at all. I'm really pleased with the boat. Six seats and plenty of leg room. 
    I spent ALL DAY yesterday on Table Rock (Shell Knob) with my buddy in his boat. VERY slow. 4 bites all day. Glad I made the trip up to Stockton. There are a few fish around.



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    Skeeter ZX190 got a reaction from Lifes2Short in Who has today's water conditions?   
    Went out today, Saturday.  Fished from Orleans Trail to State Park.   Water temps were 44 to 47 degrees.   Maybe 2 foot of clarity.  Only caught 2.  Both largemouth.   One was 16 1/2 and the other 14 1/2.  Both came on a Eakins black & blue jig with a Zoom craw.  10 to 15 feet of water.  Both were very white.  Not much color to them.  Even though the surface has 2 feet of clarity, I wonder what it's like down 10 feet or more.  I have no idea where the fish are.  We fished stickbaits,  rock crawlers, warts, & grubs.  We fished mainlake,back toward the back of the bigger creek arms, and in between.   
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    Skeeter ZX190 reacted to Lifes2Short in Update   
    Took the boat up today. 
    State Park, Old State Park, closed off.
    Able to launch @ the upper ramp @Cedar Ridge
    Muddy water @ Mutton and Cedar Ridge
    Water starts to clear up at the mouth of Maze Creek headed north.
    Water in State Park cove almost clear.
    Fishing was poor, very poor.
    Couldn't find any bass or crappie.
    Good luck if you go. It's going to be a long few months. ??
     
     
     



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