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May 8, Big M area

Launched at 0600, sun was already just about over the hill by then, looks like I'll have to get there earlier in the future, love the early morning fishing.

Had a really good top water bite early, it lasted until about 9 AM.  Fish were in front of the buck brush.  Walked the dog, Yellow Magic Havana.  Put about 15 top water fish in the boat, had another 10 or so toss the bait, and probably had 50 blow ups total, maybe more.  Lots of fish missing it.  Not for lack of effort, they were really trying, some pretty neat blow ups, I enjoyed it, but there were a few good ones I would have liked to have boated.  Caught several keepers, smallies and largemouth, saw one big largemouth that rolled on the bait a couple of times but never grabbed it.

They just shut off at 9 AM, I mean it was like a switch was thrown or something.  Fished Keitechs for a while, never got much going on the Keitech, caught 5 bass on it.

Carp are spawning, bluegills are on the bank now, I saw surface WT of 71 when I left.  Water is stained green around point 23, up by point 25 it is stained brown.

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Quill, great to hear the topwater bite was working for you. I was out the other day by the dam throwing a frog and had great blow ups on it but no hook ups. But it sure gets the adrenaline pumping. Thanks for the information. 

Mike

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9 hours ago, m&m said:

Quill, great to hear the topwater bite was working for you. I was out the other day by the dam throwing a frog and had great blow ups on it but no hook ups. But it sure gets the adrenaline pumping. Thanks for the information. 

Mike

I think it is that time of year, and hopefully the bite will get better soon.  Lots of little shad up shallow.  Bigger shad should spawn soon.  

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2 hours ago, Bill Babler said:

Fantastic report and pic's.  Was headed that way today but got weathered out early we even had a little hail this morning in Blue eye.

Yes sir, it rained for a bit here this morning too.  I'm going somewhere tomorrow just can't decide where.  I'm leaning towards Beaver, might get an early shot at some top water stripers, then target smallies later in the morning.  Hate to pass on TR, but maybe next week.

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 Had the morning off and just hated to get all that road slime on the boat.  I just gave it a spit bath and waxed the entire rig and nothing makes a bigger mess on a boat than road rain muck.

Sounds like fun on the Stripers have they been surfacing?  We will of course expect to hear about it.

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Speaking Of top water, be on the look out for the whites, we caught a bunch of the other evening and the size of them blew me away, I’ll get some pictures when I go to clean them

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Thanks for report Quill!!

I was out Monday around noon till 4 and only managed one on spinnerbait, it was 87 degrees out there Monday. Saw fish up in the back end of coves but could not get them to bite seen water temps as high as 72 degrees. Only saw 2 other boats on water Monday.

This is the first time i have been able to get on website since Sunday evening...guess i was put on vacation temporarily.

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1 hour ago, 176champion said:

Thanks for report Quill!!

I was out Monday around noon till 4 and only managed one on spinnerbait, it was 87 degrees out there Monday. Saw fish up in the back end of coves but could not get them to bite seen water temps as high as 72 degrees. Only saw 2 other boats on water Monday.

This is the first time i have been able to get on website since Sunday evening...guess i was put on vacation temporarily.

Well good to have you back, and you're not the only one to have problems.  Phil has been working with the support people to get things fixed.

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