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Help me out here, over the weekend I fished long creek from 86 bridge area up.  I have fished that area for 20 years with a lot 9f success in March.  Generally with the conditions we had over the weekend 50 plus water temp, wind, and slight stain, I can just about count on 15lbs.  I blanked up there Saturday in the AIA.  Tried all depths and techniques.  Crank, shakey head, jig, wobble head, and even a little a rig (please no comments..lol).  I committed to the area based on the shad kill I saw in brief ride around Thursday  from Moonshine to Old 86.  Didn't practice in other areas of the lake and just wondering what I missed as this was the worst butt kicking I have ever recieved.  

Anyone else have an idea?  If not I might have a boat to sell..lol

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Same thing on the opposite end up Kings River.  I feel those fish have been picked off in the previous 2 bigger tournaments.  Another wave of fish should pull up in the dirtier water. Stay after em.

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1 hour ago, Sprint21fter said:

Same thing on the opposite end up Kings River.  I feel those fish have been picked off in the previous 2 bigger tournaments.  Another wave of fish should pull up in the dirtier water. Stay after em.

and there you have the definite effects of putting bass into the livewell and hauling them off.  no bass left.  it is not rocket science with all the fishing pressure that changes need to be made in tournament formats.  it is funny that catching bass in the kings remained good from jan. up until the tournies hit and poof not a bass around hardly.  don't even much anything graphing.

way back, we did not have the technology to eliminate hauling bass in livewells, but with cell phones and digital scales the bass tournament landscape needs updating, especially if the bass tournament really want to show they care for the fisheries.

anyway, glad you mentioned the fact that those bass that were there have been picked off and removed from the area.

bo

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8 hours ago, merc1997 said:

and there you have the definite effects of putting bass into the livewell and hauling them off.  no bass left.  it is not rocket science with all the fishing pressure that changes need to be made in tournament formats.  it is funny that catching bass in the kings remained good from jan. up until the tournies hit and poof not a bass around hardly.  don't even much anything graphing.

way back, we did not have the technology to eliminate hauling bass in livewells, but with cell phones and digital scales the bass tournament landscape needs updating, especially if the bass tournament really want to show they care for the fisheries.

anyway, glad you mentioned the fact that those bass that were there have been picked off and removed from the area.

bo

This is how Kayak tournaments do it, CPR catch- photo- release. That fish goes right back were it come from.

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What if all tourneys were paddle/oar craft + CPR ? Would fishing get better over time or would they get over populated and stunted?

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14 hours ago, Greenheadrocker said:

This is how Kayak tournaments do it, CPR catch- photo- release. That fish goes right back were it come from.

smallie2.JPG

That is why I like MLF.

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14 hours ago, Greenheadrocker said:

This is how Kayak tournaments do it, CPR catch- photo- release. That fish goes right back were it come from.

smallie2.JPG

Some ding dong in a kayak tournament shortened his board so the fish would appear longer. Always someone trying to get an edge. 

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21 minutes ago, Sore Thumbs said:

Some ding dong in a kayak tournament shortened his board so the fish would appear longer. Always someone trying to get an edge. 

   I've seen many articles about examples of that.   CPR is a great idea, and there are a number of things that tournament organizers can do to prevent the "board-altering cheating", so it can be a good alternative to hauling fish around in a livewell.

 

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