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They don't call me Skunked for nutten... :roll: Actually I think it's only the second time I've been skunked at Sag. Last time was Friday Dec 13, 2002. ...that's the day I lost my trolling motor and my prop hub. Today I noticed a different problem. I'm not fishing on Dec. 13th anymore...

Maybe I should hire Joe's friend to show me what's up... :wink:

Anyway, had a good day and saw some good friends (D A, Rippinlips, Josh (good to finally meet you)). Didn't have any luck spooning deep or with Senko's along the banks. Had a good visit with my cousin Jeff though. Looking forward to getting out there again - first trip in 6 weeks.
C'ya!
 

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Rippinlips and I didn't do so hot either. I think we had two largemouths (both Jim's) and 9 or 10 yellows. The bite died as the day got later, I guess you could say the fish were "inactive".
It was nice meeting you as well Ray. Also great talking and getting some lessons from d a. Thanks Jim for some great company and a great day. Good lcuk everyone! Josh
 

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Saguaro was a bit slow today. When we first got to our secret spot to use our secret bait, da was in my secret half of the lake and stopped by. He told us he had caught a few bass earlier and the bite turned off before we got there. After a bit,Baxter was tired of watching us do nothing, so he back hopped on da's boat and back seated with da for a bit. I think da enjoyed it, he actually smiled a couple of times. (It may have been gas) Toad managed one just short of 4 pounds on a crank bait in the narrows. Only yellows for me, again. Chatted with Rippinbladder and Josh. They looked pretty bored too. Oh wait, I didn't see Rippingbladder, he wasn't fishing, he was home following doctor's orders. Nice day on the lake, minimal traffic and parking at ramp 2 was a treat. No ramp rage for Toad today. Dave.
 
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It wasn't gas Spidey, I actually like Baxter! He calmly sits on your boat, surveying the lake and other boats, nattily attired in his winter jacket, and always alert to greet an approaching boat. Kind of like the doorman at the Ritz Carlton. Very dignified.

Bax and I had a nice visit. Since "the fish were inactive" we had plenty of time to talk. Seems he has a problem with a recently acquired feline in the Spidey household. He wants that cat out of there! He asked my advice. What would I do? I told him, being from Chicago, we solve all our problems by putting a contract out to eliminate them. I could tell by the look in Baxter's eyes he was shocked. Calm, dignified but shocked nonetheless. He thought for a few seconds and said, "Oh, no, no, no I couldn't do THAT!" He paused and went on, "Hmm, but there is a Rottweiler around the corner who, for a couple Milk Bones,........"
And his voice trailed off and he sat there blankly staring across the water. Very calm, very dignified was Baxter.

It was a good day on the water Saturday. Great Weather, and fun hangin' with 'Lips, Josh, Spidey, Toad, Baxter, Jeff and Skunked. Caught fish too. From 8:30 to 9:30 am caught 5 LM up to 3.5 lbs and lost 3 more at the boat working a KSW in the main lake deep. Also boated 15 to 20 yellows. Once those fish became inactive, I tried pitching a 1oz Hopkins spoon to steep bluff walls for an hour. Nada. Found Rippinlips early-afternoon on some flats and joined him for a brief d-s bite. 3 small bass for me in about 13'. Went back to the mainlake and spent a few hours trying to entice the same deep bass to bite. They were declared "inactive" and about 3pm, being bored and frustrated, I went to the other side of the lake hoping to find some "active" fish. Found 'em and loaded the boat from 3:30 to 5pm on KSWs in the same depth as the morning bite. Another 10 LMs (3 and 4 lbers) and 40 or so nice sized yellows. A fish on every cast, they literally filled the screen on my graph! Jim, I tried the radio and either my batteries were low or you and Josh had left the lake (or you were inactive :lol: ) The clouds had moved in, the sun had gone behind the hills, I had put my running lights on and donned my sweatshirt and jacket again and continued to fish until I couldn't anymore. Unbelievable as it sounds, I had to leave while the fish were still biting. My right hand and the tendon in my right elbow were cramping up on every fish. That's how good it was. I love the winter bite!

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You had an awesome day, Denny. It was a pleasure to watch "the master" at work, even though the fish were "inactive". :lol: They were there and were pounding the shad, and the later it got, the more they moved up. I'd graph fish, and as soon as I dropped the spoon, they were gone again. Those fish are moving.
Glad to hear you slayed em at the end of the day. Too bad those radios don't go over mountains and through channels! The next time you make the offer to tie off to your boat, I'm going to do it. It's awesome when you find the fish schooled up like that. It's been quite a while since I've found that kind of school.
It was good to see everybody again. It seemed like I hadn't been out there for a long time and it had only been 2 weeks? Ray, sorry we didn't find you before we left. We looked for you and left around 4:00.
Josh, thanks for putting up with me. I guess you should've jumped in Denny's boat!
 

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da, Aweome afternoon fishing. Wished I could have enjoyed some of that. More importantly, I was very interested to hear that you and Baxter had that discussion. I guess I have been neglecting him a bit, and haven't been there to listen when he needed help. I should of recognized that look as you two putted away. I am guessing that he gave you some fishing insights. My plans for next week are to take the cat (Herm) and Baxter for a boat ride some rainy, windy night. Rainwear, dark glasses, long johns, burlap bag, concrete block.... :twisted: I think you have the picture. I think Baxter is feeling better already. He just dragged the cat's blanket out to the dumpster. Thanks for your help Doctor Da'il.
Dave.
 
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