8/30- Morning@Murray

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  1. VinnyBass

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    Been a while since I fished and my buddy Joe was going to be out at Murray this morning getting acquainted with his new boat, so I figured I would go get a little fishing in. Overcast skies and no surface action for a long while and then later every once in a while a bass would pop up. It's always fun to head one direction and then have a few bass jump behind you and then head towards them and they stop and then back where you were they jump again. Anyway, I started throwing flukes and despite missing 4 or 5 bites, I started landing a few bass....nothing real big but at least some surface action. The bass near or breaking the surface was slowing down, so most of the time it was just trying to get closer to get a cast off. Then mixed it up with a IMA Skimmer and picked up a few more bass. I had to try a spoon and picked up one down a little deeper. I mostly cruised around and so did Joe sticking to any chance of surface action. Shortly before leaving I tossed a senko and picked up a bass that was a little bigger than the surface ones and it was time to head in.
    Overall, besides the missed bites(that I always remember vividly), I ended up with 9 bass, again nothing too big but still had fun. I only wished I could have been closer to a few of the busters as some of them looked pretty healthy. It was great to see Joe finally back on the water again breaking in his boat and always fun chatting
    it up with another buddy Larry.
    Going to Murray for a Monday morning fishing session is a lot better than going to work on a Monday(since us 3 are all retired..ha ha). :)

    A few pics...

    fluke.PNG ima.PNG spoon.PNG
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    ...and working a worm before leaving caught the biggest
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    Joe finally... on the water again...... :)
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    You have to try your whopper plopper. You can cast those things a country mile. Nine fish at Murray is pretty darn good though.
     
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    Pretty boat!
     
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    What's going on???? No where in your story did I see the words "Tokyo Rig"...are you sure you went fishing today??? Maybe those are rehashed photos..I recognize those fish!
     
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    I stayed out mostly in the middle looking for topwater action......the Tokyo rig sinks too fast ha ha!
     
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    Nice morning session for you Vinny! Small ones count, too, you know. I hate when they bust in front of you, then as you troll towards them, they bust behind you. ACK! Sounds like a fun morning at Murray. Tell Joe he's got a real nice new boat. Thanks for the report and pics. Tight lines my friend!
     
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    Sorry, no excuses..put a bobber on your Tokyo Rig.....
     
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    Welcome to the world of chasing breaking fish, always where you're not!! Instead of chasing them, wait them out..most of the time, they will come back to your spot! Sometimes they will chase the bait up the lake though, then you have no choice but to follow them! Concerning Vinny, we don't let him count small fish..he's too good!
     
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    Amen!
     
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    I did notice they came back to the spot I was just at.....troll, wait, wait, troll. LOL Maybe I should CHUM the water.
     
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    I don't have any bobbers. I saw that you have a bunch in a ziplock laying in the back of your truck to use when you are fishing for bluegill on the days you do not post stories on SDSFish.
    Just a suggestion...you should throw away those 10 or more half empty nasty Styrofoam red worm containers out of the back of your truck. Heck...they were starting to smell over a month ago when we fished Sutherland
    that one Friday and I was not social distancing...but staying back from the smell when you were getting your float tube ready. :)
     
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    That smell was my float tube waders.......! Not sure I own a hook small enough for a red worm! Do they even sell those anymore?
     
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    Chum...hmmm? That must be why Vinny goes by the tropical fish store on the way to Murray.....he knows no one will see him at Murray, with that big bag of feeder gold fish!
     
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    Sorry....I did not know your waders were the culprit. I have seen some of your Roboworm hooks you were using when Sutherland opened this year and they were pretty small. Glad you use bigger hooks now and even catch bigger fish too.
    I need to ask RamonaAngler what in the heck would he chum to help get the topwater bass to bite more...ha ha
     
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    The "chum" is already in the water! Schools of baitfish! Many times you can see them just under the surface, even from afar.
     
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    Flying fish!!
     
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    Tons of bait fish cruising by my tube last friday...sure didn't look like shad!!
     
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    I'll bet it's going to take a few weeks to break in joes boat at Murray!! 5 mph is tough. 9 fish!! Well done Mr Murray.
     
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    He was just happy to get back on the water. He has not fished for over a year(since the Covid thing). He was a little rusty...but at least he has a nice boat to fish out of and better fishing days are ahead for him.
    Hope all is well and tight lines always to you and your son. :)
     
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    Gracias mi amigo. We leave Friday morning for Yuma to (hopefully)get some doves. Then our two boys drive home Sunday for work on Monday (remember work!) While me and the wifey head north to southern Utah(hurricane area)for the week to investigate relocating out of the state. Tight lines V.
     
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