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Offline DRY

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mid-October doldrums??
« on: October 17, 2018, 12:56:15 PM »
Fished (waded) the old girl today starting around 9:30 AM (just can't bring myself to get the boat out)

Picked up 2 nice smallmouth on the first 2 casts   :D ...and then.................nothing for 2 hours...not a hit.

"Mariah" (the wind) picked up and the white caps rolled and the leaves fell.

It ain't right...but then it ain't been right all summer  >:(  :(

We shall overcome!!  8)



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mid-October doldrums??
« on: October 17, 2018, 12:56:15 PM »

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Re: mid-October doldrums??
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2018, 01:30:13 PM »
Hang in there buddy. A couple of good days will make us forget all the bad this year.....hopefully!
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Re: mid-October doldrums??
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2018, 03:48:52 PM »
Waded a little this afternoon ( 2-3 hrs.)

Picked up 4 smallmouth on tubes. Snagged one. Snagging smallmouth to me means they are sitting tight with their mouths closed. Happens to me more often in 35 degree water.

Brisk upriver wind again today...nice cold front...14 degree water temperature drop in 7 days.

Accu Weather Forecast shows 30-40 degree night time temps thru the end of October into November. Water might not warm up much during the day at that rate...giving us a very short Fall and a long Winter.

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Re: mid-October doldrums??
« Reply #3 on: Today at 07:55:05 AM »
I was finally able to get into the water with my boat. It's been about 6 weeks for the starts to align. Still pretty stained, my best luck was below a small trip where there was a bit of clearer water mixing in with the muddy main flow. Wasn't any bonanza. I got a couple aroune 16 inches and a few sardine sized walleyes. Funny thing, Very cast I hooked a 30 inch ish musky or pike didn't last long on 6 pound test.
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Re: mid-October doldrums??
« Reply #4 on: Today at 11:11:52 AM »
Nice....
How would the cat fishing be now dave???
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Re: mid-October doldrums??
« Reply #5 on: Today at 01:56:05 PM »
You can always catch a few channel cats. river bank conditions are not very pleasant at this time. Very thick mud.
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Re: mid-October doldrums??
« Reply #6 on: Today at 02:06:16 PM »
It's been a very tough summer. I've caught my fair share but had to take advantage of every day I could. I've started taking my boat apart, replaced the floor, repainting some, ordered a new motor, re wired the trailer etc...Getting ready for next spring already! Ha! Oh boy, it's gonna be a long winter for me. I should not have fixed the old boat up so soon! She's lookin good. On the bright side, my home did not get flooded as a lot of folks had trouble. For that I'm thankful. Hope that those who did have trouble get back to their routine a soon as they can.

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