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A Couple Of Firsts


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I am still in winter hibernation mode. I guess. I did not get up and out on the water until 9:00. I fished a topwater in one large cove near Holiday Islland until noon. 13 fish, including one smaller than my lure. Two were pinch tail keepers. One fish made the day.

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20.75 inches, more than 5 less than 6. First good fish of the year, first good fish on my new top water rod. First solo net fish since last fall's surgery.

Water temp 60 to 65 degrees. Lots of people out. Didn't see many catching fish.

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Thats a dandy ! Those rubber nets dont help with the self net thing. There kinda heavy, but sure are nice not getting hooks tangled up in them.

Dennis Boothe

Joplin Mo.

For a nation to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing

in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle."

~ Winston Churchill ~

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I looked at the photo BEFORE I saw who posted. I should have known. Nice fish man.

Every Saint has a past, every Sinner has a future. On Instagram @hamneedstofish

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The rubber nets, IMO, are easier on the fish. Since I CR all bass and small walleye, that is important to me. I do wish they were lighter and didn't "bounce."

And yes that is a Top Dollar peeking out of the mouth. The fish really ate it and it was difficult to extract the lure without tearing gills

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Are you changing hooks? Any other alterations that help you catch more fish? Thanks.

I use Daiichi Death Traps and I tie the tail feathers with a little tinsel. That will improvr the hook up and action. The other step I took is merely vanity - just like the vanity plates for your truck or car. I had Tim Hughes paint 20 of them. Sample attached below.

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My friends made fun of me after I broke out one of those Top Dollars after seeing you catch so many nice fish on them. The fish around here kill them too and they don't laugh anymore when I get it out :have-a-nice-day:

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Norman lures makes the Top Dollar. They are very inexpensive. Try them. They work.

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