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Fayette 12/21/2020 #13815081 12/22/20 03:10 AM
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Well...This year is almost over & had to get back on my home lake today. Weather was totally awesome & so was the bass bite. The lake was really crowded, but just tried to go mostly where the people weren't. Ended up with 2 red ear 3 bluegill & 55-60 bass. Water temp was mid 60s almost everywhere except the discharge, where it was around 80 degrees. The big fat girls seem to be staging a little early this year which is OK by me. Big bass today was 6.2 lbs & a heck of a fight in the timber. She tried to wrap me up around a few trees, but eventually I won the fight. Overall today the bass were way bigger than the last trip 2 weeks ago. As said b4...Merry Christmas to all you Gil busters, bass busters, Carp & catfish chasers, deer hunters etc It's been a fun year chasing these fish around & looking forward to a better 2021...hoping we can put an end to the Covid next year... [Linked Image]
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Congrats Steve and ditto on the COVID.
Now hoping that we the People can withstand & prevent potential implosion.
Merry Christmas my friend and may the Peace and Comfort be present with you always !! ๐Ÿ™


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Thanks Steve and Merry Christmas to you! You are one heck of a fisherman and I hope I get a shot at fishing with you again next year.

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Nice "HOGS"! Great Job Steve! cheers



Side Note: Home Lake! nuts Even though Dunlap is No More hammer Hopefully one of these days it will be coming back. hmmm

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Re: Fayette 12/21/2020 [Re: Vogey] #13815333 12/22/20 01:56 PM
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Thanks guys...I forgot to mention the Rio & Rainbow rustlers & Crappie catchers...Happy Christmas to you guys too ! I had the privilege to meet many of you this past year...Donnie, we can do it again this year for sure. Alan...I told you the big girls were in the trees...especially now through Feb...go for it !

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What a day! Awesome bass Steve cheers Merry Christmas


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Re: Fayette 12/21/2020 [Re: Vogey] #13816174 12/23/20 01:54 AM
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I went today. Most of the fish were in the 12 inch range that I caught but I caught a bunch of them. I did not try the trees but that was ok.Wind was whipping up pretty good. I did manage 4 really nice fish. On the plus side i ran into Alton Jones on the lake and at the ramp. He was really nice to share and show me more about using my Garmin units. He answered a bunch of questions I had. Some of them I had I was right in my assumptions and there were others I was way off base.

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Tom...Sounds good...The bass are pretty active toward the middle and ends of these warm spells between fronts. Especially when you can get a day that's at least partly cloudy. I think this winter is worlds better than last year. Last year we had the big fish kill and the screwed up lake turn over thing going on & the lake did not recover til January. That's why I think the bigger bass are staging earlier this year than last. BTW...One of the best tree fields was the one just inside your super secret spot. I caught a number of quality fish in there. Had to fish the worm real s l o w at the base of those trees.

Thanks Gar...you guys have a great Christmas as well...

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Nice bass Vogey. Good job! woot



Side Note: Glad you were able to get some sunnies also. clap

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Great report. Looking forward to getting back out there. Looks like Christmas day has the least wind for a while. Can one of you guys ask my wife if I can go that day? ;-)

Merry Christmas all!

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Nice bass Vogey and Merry Christmas to you!

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Alan...How bout I call your wife Christmas Eve & tell her some of the cattle got out and are a danger to everyone on the highway...Wouldn't it take all the next day to run them back in ? stir

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Originally Posted by Vogey
Alan...How bout I call your wife Christmas Eve & tell her some of the cattle got out and are a danger to everyone on the highway...Wouldn't it take all the next day to run them back in ? stir


That would work! ;-)

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Outstanding day, thanks for sharing & Merry Christmas!


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Merry Christmas Steve !! Glad you got into the bass. Gorgeous 6.2 !!

Canโ€™t wait to get back on the water !

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