|The bass tourney guys woke me up this morning around 6 a.m. when they were pulling out. I figured I'd wait until around 7 a.m. before heading for the ramp figuring they'd all be launched an gone by then. They were - too easy. The wind was predicted to blow pretty hard by noon or so. I decided to fish close to home in protected waters. It was a good decision. I fished the entire falling tide which went standing around 1 p.m. The wind was really building so I bagged it. The score was 16 to hand with several nice ones and only a few sub-legal.|
I got a phone call from Toby Uppinghouse just as I'd made a cast. I put the phone on speaker and while chatting hooked a fish; dropped it; two pulls, hooked another; dropped it. Did that a total of four times on one retrieve. Damn! I looked at my Humminbird Helix 10 graph and the screen was loaded. Told Toby I'll call him later that I had to get a shot of that screen.
Oh, I discovered my hook had opened up a bit on a larger fish and that's why I was dropping those fish. I had my hands full and couldn't check the hook until the fire drill was over.
All in all it was a great morning fishing one of my favorite areas - especially when the wind is blowing and the fish are there.
It's supposed to blow even harder tomorrow. I might just forget it and clean the trailer...
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