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August 17, Big M area


Quillback

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Started at daylight, decided to work a top water down the bank.  Fished about a mile of bank, caught 4 bass, one keeper largemouth.  

After that, worked a few spots with a Keitech, could not find hardly any fish, put one spot in the boat doing that.

Now it was 9 AM and things were looking grim...

I was working a gravel bank, going down the bank, not getting any bites, and saw a couple of fish blowing up about 100 yards away.  Got down to where they were and they just started whacking my top water.  There weren't a lot of them blowing up, but they were hot after that Evergreen.   I was using an Evergreen SB 105 which has 3 sets of trebles, and during this top water craziness, they managed to mangle the two front split rings and pull the trebles off.  

With my Evergreen out of commission, I switched to a 1/4 oz Kastmaster and caught several more.  

Then it was pretty much over.  Swam a Keitech for a bit, caught a walleye that was just short of being a fryer, after I released it, cast back right into the same spot and just got hammered, big fish, pulling drag, nothing I could do with it but let it pull drag when it wanted to, I thought for sure I had a super sized wallie, but after several minutes of fish fighting, it turned out to be a really nice channel cat.  

Put a couple dozen in the boat, mostly 12-15 inch spots with a couple of smallies and largemouth mixed in.

There are dinky 3/4 inch shad all over the place, but where these fish were there were bigger 3 inch shad.  No doubt in my mind they were in that spot because of those bigger shad.  But after a while the shad were gone and so were the bass,  I headed back to the ramp a little after 11.

WT was 85 first thing in the AM.

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Amazon has these at 17 to 22 dollars, depending on color. For that price, you would think Daiwa would use quality components.

Were you walking it or fishing it like a chug bug?

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13 minutes ago, rps said:

Amazon has these at 17 to 22 dollars, depending on color. For that price, you would think Daiwa would use quality components.

Were you walking it or fishing it like a chug bug?

Walking it.  If I ever buy anymore of this lure, I'm replacing the split rings right out of the box.

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1 minute ago, Quillback said:

Walking it.  If I ever buy anymore of this lure, I'm replacing the split rings right out of the box.

Quill, that sounds like me.

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