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BEE CAREFUL OUT THERE... #13195603 06/25/19 02:43 PM
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I have been home from work dealing with a raging sinus infection.
Started Antibiotics last Wednesday and finally started feeling better Sunday.
I know it is allergy season, but when it morphs into a sinus infection those are no fun.

Forecast yesterday was for the wind to NOT be blowing like a hurricane. We had those wicked storms on Sunday evening.

Dad was feeling well enough to try a trip so we set out for the Lake.

Anyone who knows us can usually find us fishing concrete somewhere because it is easy and it is in the shade.

When we first got to the lake yesterday the tail end of that front was blowing through and the sun was coming up. The result was white caps on the lake.

We could not fish our normal location so we decided to go find some trees out of the wind only there was no getting out of the wind.

I kid you not the wind was out of the South, Southwest, Northwest, East, Southeast...we saw it all yesterday. Crazy!

It was better than main lake so we decided to give it a go anyway.
It was a two man operation with my Dad trying to keep the front of the boat pointed into the wind with the trolling motor and then me using the big motor to help hold us in position.
We started fishing and we started catching when we could hold the jig still long enough to get a bite.
We also lost probably close to 30 jigs yesterday because we would lose control get hung up and break off while losing control. The wind blew and blew and it was a rolling.

We both laughed about it because we lost more jigs yesterday on one fishing trip than we have in over a year of fishing.

Hey if your not losing jigs your not Crappie Fishing at least that is what they say. roflmao

The wind actually settled down around 10am and then the lake became like a mirror. We could have used that about 3 hours ago and 30 jigs ago. flame

The bite was actually better when it was rolling in all honesty. When the lake settled down to be like a mirror the bite virtually disappeared.

I put a picture of the jig colors we were using. Believe it or not that pink and blue was the number 1 producer. We caught fish on all 4, but the pink and blue was slaying them. Pepto for Crappie.

We rolled up on this one tree and we immediately pulled 4 Crappie off the tree. I was fixing an issue with my rod tip and looked up and dam near fell out of the boat.

What the heck...Those are BEES!!!!!! That will wake you up!!

I took a short video and grabbed some pictures and then we...BOLTED! bolt

Check out the Lower Right of the picture I actually captured one BEE mid flight. Kind of cool I was able to get that on a picture with my iphone.

I sure am glad they were not those aggressive ones that just attack. Plenty of people have died from those type of bees. I will be more vigilant as we approach a tree from now on I can tell you that much.



Then to top off our day I went to throw the boat into reverse and it did not go into reverse. I looked back and our throttle control cable was snapped right where it goes into the engine. eek2

I sure am glad it was reverse that broke and not forward or that would have been a whole other adventure.

We are officially out of commission until we can get that repaired. We are going to replace both cables because the other one is probably not far behind.

I snapped a quick picture of the Live Well and we ended our excursion with 33.

We were both happy we got to go spend some time together.

Sorry I do not have some better pictures to post.

If you are going BEE CAREFUL OUT THERE...

Tight Lines to All of you!!! thumb fish


ACC CRAPPIE STIX
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BUBBAS BAITS
MAD CRAPPIE JIGS
DANS JIGS
CRAZY ANGLER TACKLE
THERMOCLINE LURES
CONSTANT PURSUIT OUTFITTERS
MR CRAPPIE
POWER PRO SUPER SLICK BRAID
BERKLEY VANISH GOLD/TRANSITION
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G3 BOATS
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Re: BEE CAREFUL OUT THERE... [Re: HOGON] #13195635 06/25/19 03:23 PM
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Good read... always something as a boat owner..
Already been down that allergy road...
Good fishin’

Re: BEE CAREFUL OUT THERE... [Re: HOGON] #13195662 06/25/19 03:51 PM
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Looks like a swarm. Once bees swarm they are not very aggressive. If it was a hive in the tree, even european honey bees would have a few guard bees that might have flown into you and warned you to back off before stinging. My grandfather used to have 75 bee hives and several times I have found myself in the middle of a big swarm of honeybees when the old queen leaves the hive. Pretty scary until you realize nothing will happen. That said, I keep an eye out of bees when I am catching bait up creeks. It would be a really bad thing to be attacked by Africanized honeybees when up a creek too shallow to allow me to use my gas motor to escape.


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Re: BEE CAREFUL OUT THERE... [Re: HOGON] #13195702 06/25/19 04:40 PM
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Good job on the crappie. Yes. might as well replace both cables. Those Africanized bees are nothing to fool with...they will attack vehicles just driving by.

Re: BEE CAREFUL OUT THERE... [Re: HOGON] #13195704 06/25/19 04:43 PM
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Good lookn jigs..... Nice catches.....


Jigging; it's faster than chasing a minner in a bucket!

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Re: BEE CAREFUL OUT THERE... [Re: HOGON] #13195728 06/25/19 05:04 PM
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Re: BEE CAREFUL OUT THERE... [Re: HOGON] #13195763 06/25/19 05:33 PM
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Good mess of fish! Like them jigs thumb

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Those bees are bad news. When I was a kid I would have thrown a rock at it. grin

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Don't u have spot lock..





Re: BEE CAREFUL OUT THERE... [Re: FishingGuy] #13195895 06/25/19 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted by FishingGuy
Those bees are bad news. When I was a kid I would have thrown a rock at it. grin

L.....O....L or shot them with my bb gun.....


Jigging; it's faster than chasing a minner in a bucket!

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Check Out SK's CRAPPIE Catching Adventures on YouTube....
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Re: BEE CAREFUL OUT THERE... [Re: HOGON] #13195902 06/25/19 07:50 PM
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Jim we have a First Generation Ulterra.

We absolutely love the auto stow and deploy feature.

We work it with a remote instead of a foot pedal and love that as well.

Spot Lock is absolutely worthless with it.

So no we do not have spot lock. grin


ACC CRAPPIE STIX
LEWS REELS
PEPOPS JIGS
FEARLESS JIGS
BUBBAS BAITS
MAD CRAPPIE JIGS
DANS JIGS
CRAZY ANGLER TACKLE
THERMOCLINE LURES
CONSTANT PURSUIT OUTFITTERS
MR CRAPPIE
POWER PRO SUPER SLICK BRAID
BERKLEY VANISH GOLD/TRANSITION
RAPALA LITHIUM ION KNIFE
G3 BOATS
YAMAHA
LIFT SAVER TROLLING MOTOR MOUNT
SHUT UP AND FISH
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Re: BEE CAREFUL OUT THERE... [Re: HOGON] #13195907 06/25/19 08:00 PM
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Did you instsll and calibrate the bearing sensor for the Ulterra?

When you do that correctly the spot lock is impressively excellent.

I use mine on a 26ft giant center console bay boat with a huge oversized Ttop. It will keep me right on the spot in heavy current and wind.

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Re: BEE CAREFUL OUT THERE... [Re: HOGON] #13195985 06/25/19 09:17 PM
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Is yours the first generation Ulterra?


ACC CRAPPIE STIX
LEWS REELS
PEPOPS JIGS
FEARLESS JIGS
BUBBAS BAITS
MAD CRAPPIE JIGS
DANS JIGS
CRAZY ANGLER TACKLE
THERMOCLINE LURES
CONSTANT PURSUIT OUTFITTERS
MR CRAPPIE
POWER PRO SUPER SLICK BRAID
BERKLEY VANISH GOLD/TRANSITION
RAPALA LITHIUM ION KNIFE
G3 BOATS
YAMAHA
LIFT SAVER TROLLING MOTOR MOUNT
SHUT UP AND FISH
HUK FISHING GEAR
CRAPPIEHOLIC
Re: BEE CAREFUL OUT THERE... [Re: PKfishin] #13196073 06/25/19 10:26 PM
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Originally Posted by PKfishin
Looks like a swarm. Once bees swarm they are not very aggressive. If it was a hive in the tree, even european honey bees would have a few guard bees that might have flown into you and warned you to back off before stinging. My grandfather used to have 75 bee hives and several times I have found myself in the middle of a big swarm of honeybees when the old queen leaves the hive. Pretty scary until you realize nothing will happen. That said, I keep an eye out of bees when I am catching bait up creeks. It would be a really bad thing to be attacked by Africanized honeybees when up a creek too shallow to allow me to use my gas motor to escape.


Spot on commentary. I don’t have hives any more, but still have all my beekeeping equipment. There is a queen in the middle of that swarm and the workers bees have gorged on honey to make the move to start a new colony somewhere. Bees are like us in that they don’t get too frisky on a full belly and are much more docile.


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Originally Posted by HOGON
Jim we have a First Generation Ulterra.

We absolutely love the auto stow and deploy feature.

We work it with a remote instead of a foot pedal and love that as well.

Spot Lock is absolutely worthless with it.

So no we do not have spot lock. grin

I think you can upgrade the ulterra to 2nd generation, $800. The spot lock on first generation does not keep you right on a brush pile very well, but it is not worthless. I would use my remote to stay on spot, when I caught a fish, I would hit spot lock to keep me close while I get fish off hook and put in ice chess, maybe put a new jig on...otherwise wind blows you way off. And it works good for staying in area for sand bass or stripers.

Generation 1 keeps you like within 15 foot, generation 2 like 5 foot. I got generation 1 for sale per my sig.

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