Lake "M".....what's new? :-)

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  1. VinnyBass

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    Made a couple recent trips(week of August 3) to Murray and was able to land some bass on topwater baits. Its is always fun watching the surface explode when a bass slams your topwater lure. I used a Sammy and a Gunfish for my topwater choices and landed 5 bass in 2 trips. Some of the bass need glasses as they somehow missed my bait more than a few times. Had one healthier bass shake my Sammy a few feet beyond my net(you always remember the ones you lose especially when they are nice and so close to the boat). Because of the large presence of bait, I also worked spoons in different depths and better results letting them drop to about 20 feet below the surface bait and landed 4 bass doing that. I need to invent hooks that will snap shut like a mouse-trap I guess as I missed at least 3 bass as they shook my spoon before I could land them. I used plastic worms and caught 4 dinks working some of the grass areas Overall...the majority of bass were all small, but it was nice to get out on the water in the fresh air especially in the morning before the weather gets too hot. Hopefully the topwater bite will start to open up more. Did not see mcfish on both mornings so that was kind of sad. :-(
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    At least there is somethings in our current environment that has remained unchanged. Well done Vinny. That Gunfish is my favorite topwater.
     
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    Nice report, Vinny.
    It wont let me like. I've been playing with a new technic for those breakers.
    It includes some of big lines tricks, micro line and a long light rod, makes the cast possible, but flylining a 3" salt and pepper grub on a straight shank rebar hook into boils and reeling slowly back. Deadly.

    Tight lines
     
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    I used to use small paddle tail flukes with light line and a spinning rod a few years back and the bass went crazy on them riding along the surface. The last few years it just has not been the same results. I guess I could try them again...only problem is you cannot cast them too far. They just cannot reach most of the breaking fish. I used Kalin grubs(Slt/Pepper) several years ago at Poway and they worked well on bass chasing shad.....hmmmm...I like your technique you mentioned........on to the Tackle Warehouse site...ha ha. :)
     
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    Vinny,
    4lb nanofil, is the ticket. It breaks at about 8lb. Open water is game on.

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    Thank you.......very interesting. I remember when fishing buddies would be shocked when decades ago I would use 6lb test mono...ha ha. The fact is... on clear lakes...it worked better!
     
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    Went yesterday, 8/5, with a fellow veteran and we hit Del Cerro point and San Carlos point. Just bites bites no commitments. I was able to catch this one below, I think it is a red herring, but not sure.
    Finally around 4 PM I broke my LM curse and caught a small bass. After years of zeroing out on that body of water. Whew! Bankers have it very hard there, boaters/tubers/yaks definitely have the advantage there.

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    Put a treble hook on that red herring and toss it out there ,,,, ha ha !
    Hey you’re not alone I have experienced bites too and I reel in the slack to set the hook and there’s nothing there. They hit the worm, but either dropped it or did not commit to it.
     
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    Not so new technique..20 years ago at San V, we were throwing 2" sluggo fin-s on 9' rods, 4lb test, and swimming them back on the surface...you are correct, very deadly!
     
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    Good to hear that you got your Sammy shaken! I planned on being there..but my wife thought having water in the house was important, so I've been working on the well..picky, picky, picky!
     
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    You are smart husband making sure that there is water in the house!
    And speaking of water.....Murray actually has been tough lately , but I know a guy like you can find a way to pull a bass out of the middle of a puddle of water. :)
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    Good sign, Mr. Vinnybass throwing spoons..let the good times begin!
     
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    Sometimes a puddle is easier than Murray...and between you and me, we've got more than a 100yrs on that pond....but that's my math!
     
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    So nice to get out early before the heat arrives. Good job finding and catching fish on topwater, spoons, AND worms!! I need to get back down to Murray soon before you and mcfish catch them all. Tight lines Vinny and thanks for the report and pics. Now, where is my frog?!?!?:emoji_slight_smile:
     
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    The 9-10 frogs that I have are sitting safely in a small Plano box staying well clear of the water and hot weather...ha ha
    Smart...if I ever post them in the "For Sale" section because being basically new, they will bring in top dollar.... :)
     
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    There were several large pairs working the young schooled up in between the cattails patches up and down San Carlos Bay. I had regretfully left my bluegill swimbait at home but something like that might fool those smash n grab pairs. In retrospect, I should have also ran a much longer fluoro leader. Even though there were wind waves and boats, some of those open spots still had very clear water.
     
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    Murray fish allergic to frogs!
     
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    I seen these posted on some trees around the lake.....did you do that mcfish?
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    Don't make me raid your Plano box.
     
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