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#11192118 - 10/28/15 03:48 PM Conditions were tough this morning
Smithaven Offline
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Registered: 03/23/10
Posts: 1867
Loc: Hurst, Texas
Conditions were brutal this morning. A front moved through the area about 6:53AM bringing a North wind at 20-25 mph with gusts to 35. The temperature was 56 degrees but it felt colder due to the wind.

Ahead of the front the bite was good, but afterward it was slow. I caught a dozen or so bluegill. None of them were over 7 inches. They were caught holding tight to the pier at about 4 feet depth in 10 feet of water. I was not able to find them anywhere else. They were definitely not in the shallower water. They were not near the bottom in the deeper water. The depth was critical to getting bites. The wind made detecting the light bites difficult. As the morning wore on and the wind got higher the bite got less and less. We gave up at 11:30AM.

Keeping ourselves and our gear on the pier was a challenge. I have never seen the wind blow the heavy chairs around before. At least the pier was not crowded.

A side note: Friday is the last stocking of catfish for the year in the community ponds. Conditions are forecast to be poor then too.
Seventy years of chasing the elusive sunfish.

#11192370 - 10/28/15 06:11 PM Re: Conditions were tough this morning [Re: Smithaven]
Fitz® Online   happy
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Registered: 08/12/10
Posts: 9320
Loc: Feeding Time
You are a brave man Sir, it was very windy this am. Nice to hear you caught some and it wasn't crowded. thumb
Don't worry about the mule, just load the cart

#11192459 - 10/28/15 06:54 PM Re: Conditions were tough this morning [Re: Smithaven]
Kent Meadows aka Team Hooligan Offline
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Registered: 07/04/10
Posts: 1693
Loc: Austin
its easy to forget the brutality of a Northwest wind after the long summer. Very impressed with the skills to even catch a fish that is under atmospheric depression. Good Job Mr. Smith
" Used to Chase giant's on Lake Austin & Town Lake "

#11193110 - 10/29/15 12:04 AM Re: Conditions were tough this morning [Re: Smithaven]
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 42254
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Nice post! Good job catching fish under some very rough conditions! cheers

Side Note: Trout season is right around the corner! thumb

IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

John 3:16

#11198990 - 11/01/15 08:25 AM Re: Conditions were tough this morning [Re: Smithaven]
Gitter Done Online   content
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Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 10913
Loc: San Antonio Tx.
At least you found some. Great report and thanks for sharing.

#11205756 - 11/04/15 04:30 PM Re: Conditions were tough this morning [Re: Gitter Done]
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Registered: 07/03/11
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Loc: San Antonio TX
Originally Posted By: Gitter Done
At least you found some. Great report and thanks for sharing.

Plus #1. woot


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