Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Back on the Lake

Sunny and Warm, Water Temperature 74* Up lake, 75* Mid lake and 77* at the 3rd Dike
First I would like to thank all the followers of my journal for their concern about me not posting any thing for the last few weeks. Many of you have written wondering if I was OK or what was going on at the lake. September is a month that I usually do not fish very much. In September I try to get as much done around my farm as I can so that I can be ready to fish and hunt daily for the rest of the year. Yesterday I got my last load of firewood up [I have an outdoor furnace that I heat 2 houses with] and taken care of most of my "Honey-Doo's". I have trips scheduled for later in the week so I called a friend [Greg Whitlock of Louisa Boat and Motors] and asked him if he wanted to go out to check out the lake and find some fish for my clients. He happily agreed so we got out early this morning, caught bait and set out a spread of planner boards checking out the shallows since it has been so cool lately. After pulling boards for a couple hours with no luck I decided to make a big move and run down lake looking for schools of fish. I found what I was looking for [Picture on my Lowrance] so we set out downlines setting the baits at 18 feet deep and could not keep up with the action. We kept the first 8 fish and released all the other fish we caught to fight again. We went through a tankful of bait and were ready and happy to come off the water and get home before lunch. Greg is holding up a couple we had hooked up at the same time then released the fish back to swim away. I took the picture of my Lowrance as I was walking up to put my trolling motor in the water. I turned the boat out to the left where I was seeing larger fish in deeper water as Greg tried to put down lines out but as you can imagine we could not get too many in before we started taking hits.

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