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« on: December 03, 2018, 03:51:14 PM »
Maybe there is hope!!

After 20 minutes of ice...20 minutes of heat...2 Excedrin...some Ben-Gay...and 15 minutes of back exercises... ;)  ;D

Me and my aggravating sciatic nerve decided to go fishing. It has been a while since I've seen a smallmouth but I finally refreshed my ageing memory.  :)

Fished a little over 2 hours with only four hits...all came on the small Lockett's minnow. One fish was a very decent walleye.

The other 3 were typical winter smallmouth...

A 2 and 1/2 pounder.....



A 3 and 1/2 pounder....



And a just over 4 pounder...



Maybe there is hope for the rest of the year but is there any hope for my sciatica!!  :(  >:(

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Maybe!!
« on: December 03, 2018, 03:51:14 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2018, 10:58:30 AM »
Slowly but surely...they might be coming back for the Holidays!!   ::) :)

Carp scale on undulator lure....



When the carp are around...usually so are the smallmouth...





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Re: Maybe!!
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2018, 05:58:43 PM »
Glad you got on some fish, those are good looking smallies! Pray you'll get relief with that sciatica. Each yr seems to bring a few more aches and pain for me as well
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Re: Maybe!!
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2018, 02:08:36 PM »
Glad you got on some fish, those are good looking smallies! ...

The Susquehanna has risen again almost 2 feet and water temp dropped 2 degrees...the bite that I found over the last 2 days has evaporated...or should I say drowned and frozen.  ::) :)

We all need stability...that's what my fish need...stable conditions for a few weeks...just as long as we don't get icebergs.

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Re: Maybe!!
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2018, 01:52:50 AM »
darn nice smallies bill wish I could have caught one jf7

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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2018, 09:35:43 AM »
The Susquehanna has risen again almost 2 feet and water temp dropped 2 degrees...the bite that I found over the last 2 days has evaporated...or should I say drowned and frozen.  ::) :)

We all need stability...that's what my fish need...stable conditions for a few weeks...just as long as we don't get icebergs.

Bill

Even a little rise in water temperature earlier this week might have made a difference. Gotta watch everything in winter. Take advantage of every opportunity.



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« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2018, 10:55:01 PM »
Have you been back out?  Just wondering if the temperature dropping back down had an impact.

Between the weather, the river level and my schedule I havenít been out since before thanksgiving.  Hoping that changes next week.

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« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2018, 08:07:46 AM »
Have you been back out?  Just wondering if the temperature dropping back down had an impact...

Something had an effect.  :(  Wed and Thurs (after a 3 degree water temp drop and a foot rise in water levels) I had only one hit...one smallmouth and no snagged carp.

Fortunately, being retired, I can afford to just go out and fish...even if I'm not catching. I find the cold weather numbs my deteriorating back and joints...and the peace and quiet is refreshing  ;)  ;D

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« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2018, 04:38:48 PM »
Have you been back out? ...

Thursday was a bust. Couldn't find carp or smallies.

Today (over about 2 hrs.) I checked four spots and in one of them I found carp...along with 3 smallmouth.

This 3+ pounder deserved a picture.



My wife has me reserved for the weekend but I'm anxious to get out early in the week...no rain forecast and I wanna get some more time in before the ice comes.

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Re: Maybe!!
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2018, 04:47:22 PM »
Nice going Bill.  I won't be in anyone's favorite spot until spring and I can fish from my boat. :)
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Re: Maybe!!
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2018, 06:16:12 PM »
nice fish bill your my hero

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« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2018, 08:34:59 PM »
Speaking of ice, my recollection is that we wonít see that until daytime highs are below freezing for a week or so. Correct?

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« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2018, 10:01:54 PM »
Speaking of ice, my recollection is that we wonít see that until daytime highs are below freezing for a week or so. Correct?

Water temps at Danville (just north of me) are around 36-37F.

For the next few days daytime highs are forecast to be in the mid to upper 30's.

And night time temps in the mid to upper 20's with a couple nights in the teens.

You are right...That shouldn't produce ice...but I was hoping for another water temp rise to near 40F...Accuweather shows a long range forecast for daytime temps in the mid-40's late next week...there is still hope.

I'll have to write Santa a letter.  ;)  ;D

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Re: Maybe!!
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2018, 10:08:19 PM »
I have my fingers crossed too.  Unfortunately that warmer weather is supposed to bring rain with it.  >:(

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Re: Maybe!!
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2018, 11:33:48 PM »
e-mail him bill it will get there faster jf7

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