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Berng

Fishing Reprt 8/9/07

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We fished yesterday from 1:00 to 4:30. The lake was smooth and the skies were bluebird clear.

The spot we worked wasn’t a hump or a reef. Instead, I called it an island that just never grew up. In a basin of about 60 feet of water, this island topped out at 14 feet.

In the past, 14 feet may have been good, but on this day nothing. Same to be said for 20, 25 and 30. Once we hit 38 feet we consistently spotted fish. The marks would continue right down to 45 feet.

Here’s how we solved that problem. We pulled out our 1.5 ounce Bottom Bouncers and strapped on some spinner rigs. One silver, one gold, one yellow. The silver guy got no fish while the others consistently caught fish, so we changed his color and he was in business, too.

We worked the bouncers with a slow forward troll using the electric motor up front. We would drop the lead straight over the side and scratch the wire leg of the bouncer on the bottom. As we moved forward we would let out additional line to offset the water resistance and drag on the line. After a short while the line would be at a 45-degree angle. Using this technique, the spinner is running 8 inches off the bottom, and on this day was irresistible to the fish. We proceeded to catch 50 13.5 inchers. My guests we thrilled with the action.

We started with crawler harnesses, but we unable to raise the hook-up ratio above 1 to 10.

Have fun,

Berng

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Thanks for the report berng! Sounds like you guys had a great time, adapted, and caught some fish...

Any Big Ones?

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