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07-18-2003 12:23 PM
Dble Haul The river is almost three feet lower than it was the last time I fished it a month ago. Stucture that held fish at sundown back then is now completely exposed. I drove around looking for secondary structure, and although I found some I didn't catch anything worth bragging about. The river was so low that I didn't stay out after dark for fear of having a collision with any newly exposed rocks and/or bars.

Fishing in difficult conditions definitely makes me think. I will take what I can away from this and learn.

Side rant: Waterskiers don't belong in "No Wake" zones!
07-17-2003 10:24 AM
Dble Haul That sounds great. I'm going to try a bit of after dark fishing for smallies tonight after work and will report on how I do. I hope I get results similar to yours.
07-17-2003 07:41 AM
fishboyicu812
Bass...in the dark!

Headed over to the local golf course last night and proceded to enjoy one of my more memorable bass fishing forays in recent memory. This particular pond has a sizeable population of small(12"-14") bass but the larger fish are few and very far between. So I decided a change in tactics was in order. I started fishing around 10:00 pm and was into fish almost immediately. I was using a very large(and noisey) dark colored popper that I normally use on rockfish here in the Chspke. Bay. I employeed a very steady cadence on the retrieve and the bass responded with vigor. Although I probably missed half of the strikes I still managed to land a half dozen or so in an hour or two. Although I caught a couple of "dinks" the average size was definitely much larger than encountered during my evening efforts. My best fish of the night was probably around three and a half pounds and I lost one that was probably pushing the 5 lb. mark. Not a monster but a nice sized fish in any part of the country!

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