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Here is my Clearwater report. I got on the water about 3:30 or 4:00 pm. The kid at BJ's Bait and Tackle was talkative but vague about what was biting where. Even for Clearwater the lake seemed very Stained for this time of year. Probably the run off from all the rain. Murphy was in the boat for awhile and made the day less than pleasant.The main lake was a bear to work due to the wind so I headed back into Augusta for calmer water. I had tons of play but no takers on small leeches and or Crappie minnows. It Seemed as though I couldn't buy a fish. Then as the Sun started hanging low the lake turned to glass and Bass Started surfaceing. I tried some Rattlin Shad and a Rapala Floating minnow still no takers. Then of all things I tried a Hula Popper a couple of casts and still nothing. Then I was ready to finish reeling in and cast again when WHAM!!! I had the fight of the year so far on my hands. When I boated her it was an 18 inch bucket mouth. The only reason I know it was 18 is I had nothing but my tackle box to measure her with. So when I got home I put a tape to the tackle box. I don't have a live well so I didn't get her to BJ's for a pic and a tape. I tried to take a pic but I was the only guy in the boat so I hope the one I got turns out. Funny how just one fish can make a whole day of Frustration a great day.

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Yogi,, i dont get on often but email me ,, still got address?

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