Ants, snakes, and lake chicken.

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  1. Fishtricks

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    Another great day of doing my favorite thing, hiking, fishing, and taking pictures. Did some bed fishing today. All the usual characters were present, from raging anger to utter glee. I found this fish first thing in the morning as soon as I started looking. At first I passed on it, but after about 5 minutes realized I was being rather arrogant to pass up a nice bass right of the bat, so I turned back and set up shop on her. I took about 20-30 minutes then she finally inhaled it. 1 bite, 1 fish. So far so good…
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    After that I just scouted. I spent a couple hours taking inventory before fishing. I located a couple in the 10 lb range, so of course I started on them. I couldn’t see them anymore usually, so I had to fish for them blindly for the most part. Conditions for trophy bed fishing sucked. Windy, cloudy, and crowded. I spent most of my day trying to get bit by one of these bass, but never did. When I only had a couple hours left in the day I switched over to fishing for fish I could see. I bounced around between several beds before I settled on one. It took a good half hour, but I this one finally popped the gilly. I had to chop down some trees with my bare arms to get out of the water, but I got her.
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    This is what the other people at the lake do around you, right after you find a giant bass on a bed.
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    I literally tripped over this fool twice, and he never rattled or got angry. Mellow dude.
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    Both bass were caught on Matt’s new U2 baby gilly and 15lb Trilene mono.
     

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  2. otay michael

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    More good use of the internet!

    Thanks Gore.

    Thanks Matt.
     
  3. Senko

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    Nice fish what lake is that? Looks like San v but again there closed hmm?
     
  4. fisheromen

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    Nah, Tricks don't poach. Looks like Sutherland.

    Poached fish, Yuck! Fried in cornmeal!
     
  5. halihunter

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    Nice fish thanks for the report what is your fav lake to hike to?
     
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    Awesome macro shot on those people(ants) crowding on you.
     
  7. Fishtricks

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    You guys do realize that your trying to figure out a Photoshop created background don't you?
     
  8. Tomaso

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    Nice fish, amigo! You always beat them into submission.

    Did you see many carp?

    Tomaso
     
  9. Rippinlips

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    Nice try....I was there saturday for a birthday party and saw 4 rattle snakes and a crap load of those same ant piles...along with those boulders its a dead give away if you know the lake. Good job on the swimbait bass!!
     
  10. Fishtricks

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    Wow, Are there any men left on this board?

    Seriously, the entire right side of that photo is fake. I invite the world online, to join me on my fishing adventures all the time. Nobody ever wants to go, but everybody wants to know where I went and what happened. It's not some big secret, if you want to find out, show up. It's just fishing. There's more to life than the latest internet post.

    Did I see any carp? I saw only 3 medium sized ones all day.

    What is my favorite lake to hike to? Ramona.
     
  11. halihunter

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    So i know of ramona to hike to but was told there was a few others if so what are they?
     
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    Cool post Tricks!
     
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    Nice Fish! I like to fish places that have Snakes. I did a hike like that the other day and heard one rattle but didnt see him.That place is loaded with them.
     
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    Hiking doesn't always mean you have to hike to get to the lake.

    I think I know where that is and there are a couple of clues in the reading, beyond the pics (if you know). Doesn't matter anyway because I wouldn't go to a spot just because of somebody's report.

    Glad to see the return of the Fishtricks reports (in the Freshwater board anyway). Takes me back a couple of years.
     
  15. Fishtricks

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    OMG! OMG! OMG! I know where that is!!! It's Lake Morena!! Let's go!!!

    Oh no wait...Now it's Diamondhead, Hawii. Do you have money for airfare? LET'S GO!!!
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    I don't know whether to laugh or cry. You guys act as if knowing where a fish was caught will help you catch fish. I assure you if it was an important secret, you wouldn't know about it. NEWSFLASH; Every single lake in southern California gave up a 5 and 6 lber last weekend. NEWSFLASH; Every single lake in southern California has bed fish in it right now. The only reason we went to Morena was because my friend wanted to try to catch some trout for dinner, and I wanted to chase carp with my fly rod in the same area. Bass fishing was our B plan. We could've saved a lot of money and aggravation bed fishing somewhere else.

    But don't let me stop you, go stand on the same rock and catch your 6lber. I can guarantee you won't catch those exact fish, cause they're in Tupperware in my fridge.
     

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  16. Rippinlips

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    Nobody called you out Tricks....why you gettin so heated ??? I am curious to know what "men" you are talking about. If it is me...you read me all wrong.
     
  17. chass1

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    Great report Tricks i love the pics, haha you always seem to have a good sense of humor in your posts, hope to fish with you some day... but lets see i gotta give my guess as to what lake that is, and it would be.... Lake Otay, and its the spot by the tullies, right LOLOL, good fish, you gotta teach me those photo shop skills, all i know how to do do is to blotch out the background looks much cleanner and presentable that way,

    thanks for the report

    -Chase
     
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    Those ants appear to be fire ants. Bad dudes!
     
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