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5/11

12 to 4

Fished the river above 160 bridge . Caught 9 bass. 8 were keepers. biggest 17".   10.5 "weightless worms 6/0 Owner twistlock. fished in the flooded junk shallow near quick drop offs. Caught all 9 in the first hour. When the north wind started never had another  bite. 1.5ft. Visibility

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We did really good this past weekend on cranks over the brush.

Despite the rain which slowed our bite down on Saturday.
Typically lots of spots, this weekend only LM and walleye.
No smallies or spots which was weird.
But everyone caught fish.

 

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5/13

8:30 to 3:30 .

3 1/2ft. Visibility 

Was so fired up after watching  fishing shows, and  in such a hurry to get out there ,I left my cooler,phone and lunch at the house 😞

Same place as last time. 

Never had a bite until noon.

A light breeze switched  from N to W/ NW and it happened.   From noon to 1I caught 7 keepers and 3 shorts.

Nice size on the keepers all 3lb class and fat. Plus one lunker I guessed at 5lbs.

 11" c- mac worm Texas rigged  3/16oz .they wanted the ribbon tail today. 

Depth 3 to 7 ft. Close to drop-offs.

I fished these spots for hours without a bite earlier  in the morning. 

After that,,, no bites. 

Planned on staying  till sundown but was so hungry and thirsty I quit  early. 

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5/15

6:30 to 10:30

Basically same pattern and places again.

Still throwing a worm. 

Tied on a 🐸 too. 

A Red eye shad on another rod.  

Saw lots  of big shad activity and gar everywhere .

Red eye caught some short fish off the drop offs.

Caught 2 on the 🐸  and  missed 2 because I was setting the hook to quick.  

Worm bite was still  decent. Not as many 3lb fish today but still fun!

Saw/caught a few  late spawners on beds too.  

 

All released. 😉

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Looks like he choked the frog.  Good Job.  If I'm fishing it the frog is usually flying thru the air after i jerk it away from them on the take.  I need a more sticky bait for topwater, my nerves just can't stand to wait.😊

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Thanks Bill. Both fish just exploded on it when they bit.  First time breaking out the 🐸 this year. It usually takes me a couple few missed bites to remember to say "1 Mississippi"  before setting. 😄

The bottom fish actually  hit it so hard I saw her whole body and head with mouth open as she grabbed it!  She went up in the air and back down into the water with the 🐸  in her mouth before I pulled back. 

 

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I was watching a video of guys fishing a frog.  They were throwing slack in the line on the take and then loose line snapping it.  Good Lord, if I tried something like that I would wrap the slack around the rod tip break off the tip and probably throw a bird nest the size of a softball in my reel.

I have found out with me if they can catch themselves i'm way better off.  Redfin, Pooper, Rat, Spook, are about as complicated as I need to make it.  They have lots of sharp hooks.

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6 hours ago, Bill Babler said:

I was watching a video of guys fishing a frog.  They were throwing slack in the line on the take and then loose line snapping it.  Good Lord, if I tried something like that I would wrap the slack around the rod tip break off the tip and probably throw a bird nest the size of a softball in my reel.

I have found out with me if they can catch themselves i'm way better off.  Redfin, Pooper, Rat, Spook, are about as complicated as I need to make it.  They have lots of sharp hooks.

That's the way to do better with hookups on stock hollow body frogs.....but I don't have that kinda muscle memory so I tweak the hooks a bit (bend them up and out) and that cured that BS.  

I may hang up occasionally, but by golly when a fish eats it he gets stuck right now.

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On 5/17/2019 at 6:57 AM, fishinwrench said:

That's the way to do better with hookups on stock hollow body frogs.....but I don't have that kinda muscle memory so I tweak the hooks a bit (bend them up and out) and that cured that BS.  

I may hang up occasionally, but by golly when a fish eats it he gets stuck right now.

I do that too😃 seems I hook more fish in the roof of the mouth which I like

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