Lake Hodges to reopen and here is my favorite rig for it

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  1. fishingap

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    It reopens on July 1st, this Wednesday. The fish there probably have forgotten what a hook looks like after this long break:emoji_yum:

    As an online fishing buddy asked, I've put together a video on my favorite rig for the lake.

    In case you're interested, here is the youtube link: https://youtu.be/WtkznZIMvCE.




    Tight lines!
     
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    Some updates from my friend on the opening day at lake hodges:
    • Lots of active fish: almost non-stop bites in the morning
    • So many people: took 30 minutes to check-in:emoji_eyes:
    • Fish has strong smell, probably due to the algae

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    Whoah! I need to try this! How did they taste? Good despite the smell? Sometimes, its fun to just catch a bucket of fish in a short time.
     
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    It's from my friend. Bluegill tastes good and I like it. He mentioned strong algae smell, probably because the lake has been close so long. So I would soak fillet in water with salt for a few minutes before cooking to reduce the smell.
     
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