Gotta love the Mondays...

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  1. mcfish

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    Another San V monday, I'm gonna milk em for everything they're worth...and as long as my pattern holds up! Clear skies to start the day, I'm always hoping for some cloud cover early, but the fish had come to play! I threw my flukes the first 2 hours for 6 fish, not counting the 2 I gagged badly! Lost a really nice fish when it jumped, lost another nice fish when I pulled the fluke right out of it's mouth before it clamped down! That's the problem with clear water, you can see when you do something really stupid! I switched over to the dropshot and continued where I left off last week, fishing parallel to steep banks in 15'-20' of water. I was picking up a fish about every 15 minutes for the next four hours! Early on I lost 5 or 6 fish, once I upsized my dropshot hook I solved that problem. I learned a lesson that I had gone too finesse! Mr. Vinnybass told me last week that my hooks were too stinking small! I've pretty much been on this deeper pattern for 2 months now, something I really didnt expect in March and April! For any of you struggling for better fish at San V, give the deeper pattern a shot. I'm sure there are some fish on the banks, but the majority are those are 12" bucks! I'm not sure what's happening with the spawn at the V, they're either spawning deeper or they've delayed it this year! I've seen a big spawn as late as June at the V before! All the lakes are happening now, you just have to be on the right pattern! El Cap might be the place for you if you feel compelled to throw at the shore! Good luck and good fishing!! 20210419_083420.jpg 20210419_113647.jpg 20210419_091257.jpg 20210419_111315.jpg 20210419_113707.jpg 20210419_065443.jpg
     
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    Ah.....another Monday where most get up to start their work week, but mcfish gets up and starts his fish week. A Monday for most that work are usually a drag, but for the only drag for mcfish is the bass pulling the drag out on one of his reels at San V. Yeah maybe I had a couple drinks before I wrote this, but always look forward to seeing the San V fish report each Monday. Looks like another fun day (despite losing a couple nice bass) of fishing and the post and pics pretty much tell the story that Monday’s are @mcfish’s favorite day of the week.
    Nice job buddy! :)
     
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    White Russians no doubt!!
     
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    wordsmith !
     
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    well done. all our fish were either in the bushes(dinks) or 15-25' of water(2 lbers) The flukes sound like fun fun fun!
     
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    Flukes in 10' water visibility is just stupid good fun! Most of my fluke fish shot straight up from the bottom, hard not to set the hook too early!
     
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    almost frog fishing!!! first time for us was otay and we hadn't found the pattern yet. Hayden ties on a weightless fluke,huks it as far as he could and two twitches in he sticks one!! so exciting!!. Once again mcfish well done. Almost forgot HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
     
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    Love fluke fishing. So many ways to fish them! Yesterday they wanted them reeled back just under the surface with subtle twitches. Always a game figuring out what they want...so fun!
     
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    I think I saw you and yelled out "McFish"! I figured you were on em. I hooked up on a few top water fish early on but couldn't land any, and then proceeded to fish the swimbait for the next four hours with nada to show for it. Then I remembered your last weeks report about the same thing fishing in 15-20 next to steep banks. Hooked up on 2 landed 1 of em before the wind blew me outta there. I have really been concentrating on getting a swimbait fish outta the Vee so even getting one and not having a stripe is a plus, and your reports always help with that! You always give enough info to help get me on something after I try pulling em out my way. Thanks for always posting good info, tight lines brotha!
     
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    I remember you, that was great, come over and say hi next time! Love talking to people on the lake..of course, last time I said that, Vinnybass stayed for 8 hours..lol!
     
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    You did much better than me. Saw you come into the parking area. Sorry I missed seeing/talking with you out there.
     
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    I cheated..been fishing the lake a lot..for 50+ yrs! I was looking forward to talking to you, next time we'll get it together!
     
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    50+ years, that explains it! hahaha...Definitely like to meet up with you out there one of these Mondays.
     
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    Commie privilege! You must get tired of catching fish... said nobody ever!
     
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    Will do! I never just like rolling up on folks especially with out the troller in the water. Can't be scaring your fish off! Glad you did good out there maybe I'll run into you next monday! I won't tether a line to you like VinnyBass!
     
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    Hey.....I resemble that remark! ha ha
     
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    Hey Vinny isn't like that ! Tell him to get lost and he does! mcfish told me that! :emoji_grin:
     
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    Go ahead, roll up on me..I wouldn't pull a gun on you like Mr. Vinnybass...
     
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    Ha..tethered to me with 50lb braid!!
     
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    Thank you....I asked mcfish a bunch of times if I am bugging him and was going to move on more than once and he wanted me to hang around. We shared fish stories and it was fun to both catch bass in an area(of course he caught a lot more). We are not in a tournament and I always try to stay out of his way. Every time he caught a bass.....I wanted to cast right over there, but that would not be cool. I wonder if I was catching more that day if mcfish would have cast where I just caught one????ha ha. Next time, it will be fisheromen, mcfish and myself hopefully pulling in bass in that special area until they tell me to get lost. :)
     
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