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Chunk and wind again

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We decided to try the other arm.  We got to Stockton State Park before first light.  We did not even tie on bottom baits. We used spinner baits, crank baits, and buzz baits.  I threw mostly spinner baits while Kyle used crank baits.  The crank baits were slightly better than the spinner baits.  We wound up catching 19 bass with 7 of them keepers.  3 keeper smallies, 1 keeper spot, and 3 keeper largemouth.

That makes me feel pretty good about my upcoming camping trip.

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Rather Than start a new thread a quick report. The fish I caught today are the shallowest fish I have caught in 2019. Got bit on every spot I stopped at with good numbers and size. I might mention I had two fish I was boat flipping (with my net at my feet)  that I lost at the boat both over four pounds and one a stud that took some wind out of my sails. Smallies and largeies are chunks right now.

I probably caught 30 plus with quite a few solid keeps. 

My phone died about lunch and I forgot charger but the two goodin’s never made it to the photo-op. 

Drop shot  (shad 4’ worm)

Spinnerbait (gold willow and chartreuse) 

Shakey head ( morning dawn 5’”)

NED  (pbj)

Zara Spook (bone)

 

 

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Sounds like a super trip.  I have only had 1 4# all summer long.  I am headed that way in just a little bit.  Chunk and wind will be early then I plan to go to bottom baits.  I fished 5 days last week and never had a fish deeper than about 5’.  I did leave some $10 RKs scattered around.  If it is sunny I will probably use me version of firecracker, if cloudy then my version of golden shiner.  I have both tied on. 

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Lake fished a bit tougher today and had to put the shakey head down as it was too attractive to 6" LM.

Size and numbers today were diminished from yesterday but the fish were co-operating until my trolling motor cable broke which caused the weather to turn nice while  I headed off to buy a part.

Probably caught 5 to 1 6" bass for every decent LM or SM.

Fish are on wood and rock with wind and shallow.

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We found a lot of small fish.  The future looks pretty good.  Most of our fish were brown.  None were spots.  The best bait was Ned THE DEAL.  Baby brush hogs were a close second. I used 6 different colors and caught fish on 5 of them.  I wonder if the bigger fish are suspended.

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"I wonder if the bigger fish are suspended."

Dutch

in an effort to get away from 8" bank fish the last couple of days I have located several schools of LM only in 12' to 18' FOW  suspended on wood "in" channel swings away from the bank in Maze and south Little Sac. Sometimes you fish quite awhile before you catch a few back to back. You could probably replicate and get the same bite over on the Big.

I was catching quite a few brown fish on spinnerbait in 3 foot of water over in Hawker Point and RB yesterday but no chunks. 

Had a pretty good couple days throwing 1 oz lipless and catching suspended fish banging it off the trees maybe 8' to 12' or deep or so over 15' to 20' FOW.

SO I agree little and brown fish are scattered, shallow and very catchable right now with LM keepers coming slightly deeper away from the banks.

Interesting change from my SM only catches all summer!

 

 

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