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JUST A CRAZY DAY!! AND I ALMOST STAYED IN BED! #7510551 05/12/19 10:53 PM
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This is the trip that almost didn't happen.

I am usually up at 4:30am to get the boat ready, hook it up, get gas, and stop for donuts. At 4:30am I decided to sleep in this morning. I was just tired and with all the rain and the gates open at the dam I figured fishing would suck so I went back to sleep.

About 6:15am I talked myself into going out to the lake and prove to myself I should have stayed in bed. I got on the water just before 8am and right off the bat I hit a log running to my first spot. That's a clear area to run but with all the rain I am sure there was a floater just below the surface and I found it. Thankfully I don't see any obvious damage.

Tried my first spot and caught one itty bitty Crappie.

Second spot not much better.

Third spot it was on!! Once I figured out how they were setting up on the structure I could catch a Crappie dang near every cast! I could have kept that up all day but I had my limit and it was still early so I switched my focus to Sandies.

I ended up going back to my second spot and trying that again. My graph was almost blacked out there were so many fish! I figured it was shad since they were spawning but I grabbed a rod and got a Sandie on my first cast. That went on every cast for the next 4 hours. Best of all I had them all to myself for about 2 hours then I saw a guy on a Kayak coming my way. He saw me catching them every single cast but was very respectful and kept his distance which is unheard of now days. I watched him for about 30 minutes fishing about 50 yards away and didn't see him catch a thing. I trolled over to him and told him there were plenty of fish stacked where I was at and he wouldn't hurt a thing if he wanted to fish beside me. He was appreciative and pretty soon he was whackin them too.

I ended up leaving them biting like that because I simply had enough. I had a limit of Crappie and limit of Sandbass and needed to get them cleaned so I left about 1:30pm. I have no idea how many fish I caught but simple math tells me I was around 300 when I gave up. Probably one of the top 3 fishing days of my life!

Just goes to show you that you never know which days will be good and which will be bad! You gotta just go and find out!

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Re: JUST A CRAZY DAY!! AND I ALMOST STAYED IN BED! [Re: JCB] #7510554 05/12/19 10:57 PM
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clap I'd say that was a great day!!!

Re: JUST A CRAZY DAY!! AND I ALMOST STAYED IN BED! [Re: JCB] #7510571 05/12/19 11:22 PM
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Wow that’s awesome. What lake? My son asked me no less than 10 times this morning if we could go but figured Momma wouldn’t be pleased if we left on mother’s day.

Re: JUST A CRAZY DAY!! AND I ALMOST STAYED IN BED! [Re: JCB] #7510584 05/12/19 11:38 PM
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Awesome catch up


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Re: JUST A CRAZY DAY!! AND I ALMOST STAYED IN BED! [Re: JCB] #7510589 05/12/19 11:45 PM
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Great day and even greater eating!

Re: JUST A CRAZY DAY!! AND I ALMOST STAYED IN BED! [Re: JCB] #7510605 05/12/19 11:56 PM
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Geez, that's a nice mess of fish sir! cheers

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Nice haul amigo

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Nice haul of crappie. The sand bass hmmmmm

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Originally Posted by dlrz71
clap I'd say that was a great day!!!


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Awesome!
Heck of a day!

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Great day's work, carry on!

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Great day fishing cheers

Glad the boat didn't take on any damage loser8


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Awesome trip! Those days are getting more rare for me every year. Good news on your boat and/or motor not being jacked up, too. And by the way, I'll take a couple bags of crap, if you think you have too much, lol.


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Originally Posted by JCB
I got on the water just before 8am and right off the bat I hit a log running to my first spot. That's a clear area to run but with all the rain I am sure there was a floater just below the surface and I found it.


I have the same problem on the TN River. February's historic floods downed a lot of trees. When the release is high, the raised water level and current will pull a bunch of them off the shore and launch them. Luckily, most of them are floaters.


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Awesome day!

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clap I'd say that was a great day!!!

cheers


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clap I'd say that was a great day!!!

cheers

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Originally Posted by dlrz71
clap I'd say that was a great day!!!


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Re: JUST A CRAZY DAY!! AND I ALMOST STAYED IN BED! [Re: JCB] #7512211 05/14/19 09:14 PM
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Thanks yall.

I think these are going to be set aside for a July 4th fish fry. flag

That means I have to go catch some more for myself. clap

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