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Old 11-09-2017, 04:31 PM
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Last several weeks have been very hit or miss as far as a good bite goes. Seems to be very current dependent and the larger fish seem to only be feeding in shorter windows. Lots of pods of shorts in the bay so I am hopeful for the future. I am not sure if it was due to the full moon but the afternoon/evening bite has been better as a general rule.

I have been fishing both north and south of the bridge mostly hitting the mouths of the rivers, even going in the rivers looking for a bite.

One trip we got all our keepers in the first 45 minutes of fishing then couldnt buy a keeper the rest of the trip after the current changed. Another trip, I ran all over catching shorts but squeezed out a couple keepers along the way only to find out my neighbor nailed them that evening in the same places I fished under birds saying it was an easy bite. A family trip gave us a nice evening bite on top water in the middle of the bay.

Last Saturday I had my worst trip of the regular season only catching dinks throughout the day. I was hoping to find a hot bite due to being in a tournament and went against my rule of "do not chase rainbows". By that I mean I kept running to other peoples bites rather than sticking to my plan and grinding out fish while waiting for a bite in an area I knew was holding fish..

Today I did some running around but ultimately we found a good bite. Most stops yielded small fish with a couple to around 22". However we did find a steady bite on jigs and caught a nice limit to 34". Most were mid 20's but there were some larger. Hot bite didnt last too long due to crowds but we still had a steady pick for a bit and released some really nice keeper-sized fish.

Family trip.. Most fish on top water:



Open bay fish around humps and bumps north of the bridge


Morning river-caught fish


Kids caught a couple of keepers among a bunch of shorts


Had a good bite today with fish to 34"
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Old 11-09-2017, 05:20 PM
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THanks for the report. Should have stuck around last Sat. The bite turned on about 45 minutes after I saw you. We had 9 keepers up to 34Ē. I figured you were WAAAAY south by then so didnít bother to call but saw a lot of your tourney competition there.
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Old 11-10-2017, 10:29 AM
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I know. That is what I meant by "chasing rainbows". I ran south to a bite that was diminishing by the time I got there. A friend close to you called me and said it was on about 45 minutes after I had left. By the time I got back up there fish were scattered due to the weekend fleet, which made it very difficult with a party who only wanted to jig. Had I stuck to my plan of following bait and marks, I wouldnt have missed the bite.. Chasing rainbows rarely pays off and I should have known better.
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Old 11-12-2017, 09:02 PM
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Stuck to the plan this afternoon:

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Old 11-13-2017, 06:24 AM
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Thanks for the report Greg. Itís great when you can get the whole family out!
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