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#1 Nov-17-17 2:18PM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
Registered: Feb-03-06
Posts: 12690

11-17-17, UP

Since our striper trip got called due to high seas and wind, Paul and I decided to try some windy smallie fishing.

We were on the water at 10:30a, hoping for the lunch time bite.

We tried many different areas, deep to shallow and back to no avail. No bites to be had.

https://i.imgur.com/yrS9HA6.jpg

Finally, Paul go  a hit but in reality, he snagged a little channel cat!

https://i.imgur.com/R3jFsvk.jpg

Then we fished some more and he snagged a sucker!

https://i.imgur.com/qg3sifo.jpg

We finally went back to where we started and a small smallie was legitimately caught!

https://i.imgur.com/1JPkmsh.jpg

Paul did have a follow on a jerk bait...fish came right up to the boat and then turned away.

We went down to the push water at Seneca to look around and maybe spot a deep hole or two for the winter fishing.

It was almost 4 when we headed back....

https://i.imgur.com/CBFKNxB.jpg

Some observations: we had a high pressure system (30.20+) on us for most of the day, the wind and current had us moving really fast when not "spot locked", we only saw 1 or 2 fish roaming around, water temp was 46-48 degrees, leaves and grass were annoying but not a big factor, we only saw 1 boat and that was late in the day.

So....time to change tactics and location....just need some more 50+* days!


Time to go fishin' again!

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#2 Nov-17-17 4:17PM

drxfish
Patagonian Toothfish
From: Sterling
Registered: Jan-04-14
Posts: 1286

Re: 11-17-17, UP

Good scouting!  Sorry the fish were not cooperative.  I like the way you are ruling out areas.


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#3 Nov-20-17 7:08AM

Bryan
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From: Bealeton, VA
Registered: Mar-18-11
Posts: 901

Re: 11-17-17, UP

Windy, high pressure days are always the toughest fishing IMO. Thanks for the report.


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