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Kings River 5/10 And Baxter 5/11


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Went night fishing with dad on his birthday up the Kings. Put the boat in the water at 6:00pm and by 6:30 already had a limit of blacks all post-spawn and schooling in on shad in pockets. Fished around some docks and caught several blacks and kentuckies before the sun went down. Fish before dark were caught on cranks and topwater walkers. Night set in and fished around some boat docks with jigs and plastics and went to work on them. Threw right on the bank and let it set there and the fish would pick it up and start walking off. Caught 7 more keepers along with a bunch of ridgerunners. All hungry blacks. Great night on the water, nothing big but all were solid 2-3 lb fish. Kept the boat in 15ft-20ft. Fishing all secondary points with scattered timber and chunck rock.

Next day fished out of baxter from 7-345. Headed up Big Indian and started on a point in the fog and started catching topwater fish on a popper. All were kentuckies 13-14inches. They would show themselves first and we would throw over them and they would nail it. Moved out even deeper and pegged an 16 1/2 football kentucky on the popper. By then the sun broke thru the fog and made a move further up the creek and saw a couple of boats in some pockets I wanted to check out. Quickly turned around and believe I saw Mr. Babler with a boatload of clients fishing off of some points and as I was driving by saw them catching fish. Went out and back up Little Indian and proceeded to catch 9 solid keepers with one around 4lbs. Had the T-Rock slam in those nine keepers once the wind picked up throughout the day throwing a swimbait. Caught alot of fish and had lots of fun. Kept the boat in 15-25ft. Fished all secondary points as well, scattered timber/stumps on a slightly steeper banks than flat gravel banks.

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Sounds like you boys had a great day. Thanks for that super report. You did better than we did, but we did chase a few around. Was that you boys setting off the point west of the H hwy ramp and had that brown on brown ranger go between you and the bank? If that boy was any shallower he would have needed an ATV, instead of a bass boat.

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We were on that point in the morning while the fog was still on the water that was where we had our fun on the popper. We were in the red sprint that drove past you in Big Indian after the fog lifted. We met that ranger later in the day but it wasn't us that he did that to.

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Nice report Sprint, you and your Dad had a good night. I have caught some fish on a 5" swimming fluke, rigged texas style with a weighted swimbait hook , but I can't get any consistent action on them. What swimbait/color are you having success with? Are you fishing it deep? Thanks and Good Fishing.

Born to Fish. Forced to Work.

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The key has been steady wind, I am fishing in 20ft of water. When I catch one I catch a couple in the same area. I never notice any activity on the graph. I am using the swiming fluke 5in, the water is clear enough anything that looks natural is working.

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The key has been steady wind, I am fishing in 20ft of water. When I catch one I catch a couple in the same area. I never notice any activity on the graph. I am using the swiming fluke 5in, the water is clear enough anything that looks natural is working.

Thanks, It sounds like I need to let the swimbait get deeper.

Born to Fish. Forced to Work.

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