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Bucks Rushed the Bank this Afternoon

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One of the earlier bites up the white river.  Thought I was going to get into good fish and then the Buck event happened.

Had a late start as Becky is full and it was pancake day and I helped serve.  Hit the water at the Eagle Rock ramp at 11 am.  Surface temps at 50 degree and 2 footers even up there on that skinny water.

I had dedicated the day to the Jerk bait and was only gong to throw it and nothing else no matter what.  First 3 locations 5 nice keepers between the ramp and Devil's Dive and then that was that.  

Headed up to the mouth of Panther and fished the deep channel bank.  Surface temps at 1pm in the creek were 54 and it was full of bass.  All bucks and were a total pain the the hand.;

From Rock Creek to Eagle Rock every cut and every cove mouth had tons of LM and K buck males all over them.  Very seldom have I ever said fish are not worth catching, but today was that day.

These bucks that probably averaged 12" were skinny and the bite was just like you were hooked into a dish rag.  They came to the boat like a 10" walleye and then wiggled and flopped like crazy when you tried to get those vicious treble hooks out of them.

The crappie I caught could have kicked the tail of 90 percent of the small bucks that were in a hurry to get to the bank this afternoon.

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I quit at 3 pm and they were still hooking themselves on the megabass.



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Lot of that AC compressor stuff going around, apparently.

Mine went out in the Excursion. Decided to fix vs trade because it's an actual unicorn. 

Planned to drive our spare F150, and did for a morning. In the space of about 4hrs a squirrel built a nest on the warm engine. Chewed through the distributor wires, vac hoses, 8-10 other wires. Right down to the plugs. $300 mess.

I'm in the squirrel tail business now. If you like a Mepps for whites, you're welcome.

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2 hours ago, dtrs5kprs said:

Lot of that AC compressor stuff going around, apparently.

Mine went out in the Excursion. Decided to fix vs trade because it's an actual unicorn. 

Planned to drive our spare F150, and did for a morning. In the space of about 4hrs a squirrel built a nest on the warm engine. Chewed through the distributor wires, vac hoses, 8-10 other wires. Right down to the plugs. $300 mess.

I'm in the squirrel tail business now. If you like a Mepps for whites, you're welcome.

I'm for hire as a squirrel exterminator.

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couple years I suddenly had all kinds of issues and warning lights start on my '15 F150. took it to the dealer as I have the extended warrentee.    Found out it was a darn Chipmunk had crawled up and chewed thru a wire harness,   $740.00 to fix

Dealer said he'd been seeing a lot of it,  seems few years ago Ford switch to a more "bio Friendly" insulation on the wiring thats based on Soy bean.  apparently its tasty to critters

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1 hour ago, Bill Babler said:

All the car companies are now making all wiring insulation with either soybean oil or cotton seed oil and there in lies the problem

Little bastage got in it again. Waiting on a tow now.

It's about to get medieval around here.

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8 minutes ago, dtrs5kprs said:

Little bastage got in it again. Waiting on a tow now.

It's about to get medieval around here.

Revenge of the critter kingdom for the groundhog incident a few years back? 😆

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