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So Buzz finally got me out on Shoal Creek for a float.  Some of you may know that I don't like Shoal for one reason and that is log jams.  Several years ago my neighbor and I did a float on Shoal and encountered a log jam we had to go around.  Let's just say it wasn't pretty and I got pretty banged up after going around that log jam.  Enough so that I swore off Shoal forever!  Now fast forward to this past Sunday.  I made it out alive and with some fish to be caught as well.  We did a small float up around Tipton Ford and couldn't seem to buy a bite until later in the morning.  Top Water was a bust and so was spinnerbaits. Ended up catching all mine on a small grub in watermelon.  Also a first for me as I caught a nice size trout up of there!  Didn't get it measured, but would have guessed it at 14-15" though.  I had always heard of people catching them out of there, but I hadn't until just then.  Also caught a nice 15" smallie as well. Buzz ended up catching a few as well and my neighbor who went along caught a huge soft shell turtle.  Hooked him in the back foot and that thing dragged him around for minutes until he could get him to a gravel bar.  That turtle probably weighed over 10 pounds.  All in all it was a good trip and now I will have to go back.

"you can always beat the keeper, but you can never beat the post"

There are only three things in life that are certain : death, taxes, and the wind blowing at Capps Creek!

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It was a little slow but still much better than fighting the crowds. It will only get better. The hotter it gets the better it gets.

If fishing was easy it would be called catching.

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