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February 8, Eagle Rock to Big M


Quillback

Delayed start to the day as I waited for it to warm up.  Got to the lake and it was dead calm, that lasted about an hour and then the whitecaps came out.  I don't mind fishing in the wind when the fish are active, but it makes things tough when you're fishing a Ned 20 feet deep for lethargic fish.  

I caught 3 bass the first 15 minutes of fishing off a rocky point.  One was an 18" largemouth that was skinnier than heck, probably weighed about 2.5 lbs.  Then I spent another 4 hours to scratch out two more bass, and then on one of the last spots I fished I caught 2 on back to back casts.  Ended up with 8 bass, two of them were fat spots that were in the 15-16" range and I am sure either one of them outweighed that 18" largemouth.

All fish came on the Ned, mostly in the 10-20 FOW range.  One exception was one of the keeper spots, I saw a fish swirl on top, threw that Ned on the swirl, it was in the water about 2 seconds and that spot nailed it.  Not something you see to often when the water temp is 42.

Tried a float-n-fly for about 15 minutes, no bites on it.  

Water temps were 42-43, and there were quite a few boats out there today.

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On 2/9/2018 at 6:34 PM, m&m said:

Nice pictures. Thanks for the information. Topwater Ned?  HMMM.... 

Mike

I'm sure Dave is already working on it.  Question is, what will it be named? :P

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On 2/9/2018 at 8:44 AM, Quillback said:

Delayed start to the day as I waited for it to warm up.  Got to the lake and it was dead calm, that lasted about an hour and then the whitecaps came out.  I don't mind fishing in the wind when the fish are active, but it makes things tough when you're fishing a Ned 20 feet deep for lethargic fish.  

I caught 3 bass the first 15 minutes of fishing off a rocky point.  One was an 18" largemouth that was skinnier than heck, probably weighed about 2.5 lbs.  Then I spent another 4 hours to scratch out two more bass, and then on one of the last spots I fished I caught 2 on back to back casts.  Ended up with 8 bass, two of them were fat spots that were in the 15-16" range and I am sure either one of them outweighed that 18" largemouth.

All fish came on the Ned, mostly in the 10-20 FOW range.  One exception was one of the keeper spots, I saw a fish swirl on top, threw that Ned on the swirl, it was in the water about 2 seconds and that spot nailed it.  Not something you see to often when the water temp is 42.

Tried a float-n-fly for about 15 minutes, no bites on it.  

Water temps were 42-43, and there were quite a few boats out there today.

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Quill, school me. Trying to get a handle on this by sight. The first pic is a large mouth, second pic is a spot?

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