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Thougher than a boot

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We fished hard today.  Went up the river early looking for a top water bite. NADA,  tried some flats with spinner and buzz baits, NADA, worked bluff ends and pockets to 30' NADA.  We finally found a place where we could slow roll a spinnerbait and get a hit now and then.  We wound up with 11 bass only 2 of them keepers.  Most of them were caught in the afternoon.  Hot, muggy and tough.  I think I'll go to Colorado or Wyoming and find a cool spot for a while.

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It is officially tougher than tougher than a boot.  I worked my butt off today for 1 spot, 1 smallie and 1 spec.  19-34' deep. Water temp 85-87.

 

Anyone want to buy a good boat and 30 some setups.😈

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I’m feeling the same way!!!👎👎👎👎

I keep telling myself their somewhere and they are eating!!! Stockton not the only place that’s bad right now!! 

But I have to give the ol’👍 To the boys at the Rock their catching em. I guess it’s time for us to cry the blues for a few years like they have and we’ll be blessed!!

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Although most fish do not actually undergo estivation (summer hibernation) they do develop a similar state if the water temperature reaches a certain point. Their eespiration and metabolism slows and activity is greatly reduce.
The following article is a fairly good over view of the process. 

http://sciencefairwater.com/physical-water-quality-parameters/water-temperature/water-temperature-effects-on-fish-and-aquatic-life/

 

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Dutch, after reading the successful TR reports about offshore fishing, i.e. spoons, drop shots, swim baits, bladed jigs, etc, do you think it feasible that Stockton could present the same opportunities. Bill Babler one of the guides and contributors to the TR thread has some very interesting and informative ways he catches fish. I know TR has more opportunities for keeper size kentuckies and smallmouths, but some of the reports are showing big LM bass being caught.

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I have spent some time looking around for off shore places where schools of fish could be hanging out.  So far I have not found anything.  Stockton may not be deep enough for the setup like the Rock is.  

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I beat the heat on Tuesday and still fished.  I grabbed my fly rod and waders and went to Bennett Spings.  I know it's like shooting fish in a rain barrel, but it was still fun.  Standing in waist deep 50 degree water sure makes 93 degree days bearable.   And the trout were biting what I was offering. 

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