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Well not a whole lot to report.  Found a bit of a bite on a rocky point early on a 3.8 Keitech, and found a few others near docks and on some other points.  Never got into them, just couldn't find them.  Should've just stayed on the first point I fished as they were there but slow on the bite.  Missed quite a few bites as they just weren't chomping it.  Maybe the cool weather messed them up.  

Caught 15, all spots except for one largemouth and a meanmouth.  Most were suspended over 40-50 FOW.  

Surface temps had cooled down to 81-83.

No fish pics, but here's a scissor tail that was hanging around the launch keeping the flying bug population under control.

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Lot slower for me at first also. We started with a big swim bait and a Lake Fork 6” flutter sooon. Had 3 or 4 on each spot but it was slim. Went across from you on that gravel and caught 6 on a jig and then went over to your Pt and caught 6 more All short on a Shad shape worm

Went below the bridge st SK and caught a dozen on gravel again on a jig. No size. Water 3 to 5 degree cooler today. Beautiful day with the breeze 

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I’m going to say today with the jig was a disaster for both Ed and myself. They had it completely swallowed before either of us could feel a bite. They were not catching it but just slurping it and not moving with it in the least. When you went to move it  your line was slack. I started almost fishing it like a Hard Head just to keep contact. To keep them from eating it to their Tum-tum

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I was trying to teach my brother what a soft jig bite was like the other day.  I basically told him that every time it felt weird at all to swing for the fences.  He caught 3 in about 20 minutes after that.  It made me think that I miss a ton of bites.

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On 6/22/2018 at 6:47 PM, Bill Babler said:

I’m going to say today with the jig was a disaster for both Ed and myself. They had it completely swallowed before either of us could feel a bite. They were not catching it but just slurping it and not moving with it in the least. When you went to move it  your line was slack. I started almost fishing it like a Hard Head just to keep contact. To keep them from eating it to their Tum-tum

are you boys losing your feel😃?  are we going to have to relegate you to fishing plastics?  bill, i just had to have a chuckle on that one.  those nothing bites are really hard to detect.  it is just part of fishing, but for many of us, it makes us work at getting better at detecting them.  that challenge is what keeps us fishing.

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On 6/22/2018 at 4:14 PM, Quillback said:

Well not a whole lot to report.  Found a bit of a bite on a rocky point early on a 3.8 Keitech, and found a few others near docks and on some other points.  Never got into them, just couldn't find them.  Should've just stayed on the first point I fished as they were there but slow on the bite.  Missed quite a few bites as they just weren't chomping it.  Maybe the cool weather messed them up.  

Caught 15, all spots except for one largemouth and a meanmouth.  Most were suspended over 40-50 FOW.  

Surface temps had cooled down to 81-83.

No fish pics, but here's a scissor tail that was hanging around the launch keeping the flying bug population under control.

Scisorrs.jpg

That picture there quillback is why I think In all reality is why we outdoorsman hit the lake or woods or wherever. The subtleties of the exposure we get from our journeys keep bringing us back no matter how small they may be. Apparently you fit right in, thank you for the picture!!

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