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    caught off my dock 2 weeks agoimage (1).jpg

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    Nice largemouth.

    I know there are nice ones in Kirk lake, good deep water near your property too.

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    7/24-RL with Steve and Mike. 10 degrees cooler and much more comfortable.

    We each caught at least a half dozen bass. Mostly 12" and smaller. Biggest of the day was about 16". Fishing was a lot like my last 2 trips to Rye lake. The brutally hot July weather has really warmed the water up, driving bigger fish deep. Now you have to get your lure through the smaller fish down there too. The next 3 day blowtorch isn't going to help.

    Targeting midweek for a 5:00am trip. See if that helps activate the big boys.
    Last edited by JimG.; Jul 26, 2020 at 9:05 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimG. View Post
    So since ski season 19-20 got shut down I decided to do some wading and fishing on 3/21. After passing the main parking area which was packed and seeing fly fishermen fishing shoulder to shoulder near the spillway of the East Branch in the bathtub I drove to my more secluded spot at Brady's bend. Nobody there. Parked and wadered up. Had to bushwack downstream to my favorite pool there has been no trimming of pathways yet so it was more like bramble busting and getting to the water required planning.
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    Once I got in to the pool I had targeted it had of course changed over the winter with many snags and logs moved around. My favorite cast was very difficult to line up with a fallen tree guarding the shoreline area I was aiming at. So of course I lost a spinner snagging it on the tree. There are few spots to wade out to the best casts; most of this pool is very deep.
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    This is downstream from the pool. I casted and casted a variety of spinners and Rapalas and didn't get a bite. Nothing has been stocked yet but I was glad for that because if I had gotten a bite it would probably have been a nice fish. Anyway after 3 hours I worked my way back to my pool. And of course I had to push it lining that cast up. I kept walking out towards the center of the pool on a spit of hard bottom...and my next step was into mud quicksand and I was in up to my knees in a flash. So without hesitation I became a swimmer and was lucky that enough of my torso was above water still and my buoyancy popped my legs out from the mud and I swam to shore.
    My neoprene waders are tight so very little water got in and my legs, upper torso and in fact my waders were still dry. But my arms and shoulders got soaked and man that water was COLD. Thusly my fishing day ended.



    Always an adventure and I had a great time.
    Nice spot! I've always found the best fishing holes are the hardest ones to get to. I also kind of like it when I have to do some hiking and bushwacking just to get to my spot. Makes it more of an adventure that way. And yeah, if you're gonna attempt to fish in March, you can pretty much be guaranteed that the water is gonna be cold. Looks like a fun day!

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