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The White River is coming up. Has been down a long time but is on the rise now. I am going to go look first but my plans are to launch and try some of my old spots to see how my buddies are. Temps are going from 50s to lower 60s. Currently cloudy but forecast to turn sunny about 2pm. Wind out of the West at less than ten. Been so ling since I have had a boat on the White I have no idea what the water temp is but it should be good for both blues and flats.

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At 4:15 I had, Had. I say again had a decent one on until he broke me off. 40#mono with a 50# leader. Line was scared up a good bit 2 feet up from the break off. First break off this year. Oh well. Back with three lines out.

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At 4:15 I had, Had. I say again had a decent one on until he broke me off. 40#mono with a 50# leader. Line was scared up a good bit 2 feet up from the break off. First break off this year. Oh well. Back with three lines out.
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That is always tough but it happens and you don't get a mulligan.
 

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Your right Stacee. With all the abrasions just above where it broke, I'm thinking gar. Could have been a big rock or cinder block but it really doesn't matter. Doesn't do any good to dwell on it. I know ny line was good when I started so it is what it is.

Didn't get another bite.

All in all it was a wonderful day to be on the water.
 

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I do remember the time when I cast my bait right back into the hole that I lost one and got the channel cat and my hook back.
I should of bought a lottery ticket that day.

Them gar can sometimes snap a line like it is nothing but I know just a little fish and some rock can snap it also.
That was a good feat in breaking that heavy of line in any case.
That always makes me go back to see if I can catch it again.
 

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I got on the east fork a couple of weeks ago ... I backed the truck as far as I could and the trailer was still out of the water. I couldn't get very far and just turned around; had a similar problem getting the old jon boat back on the trailer. Glad there was no one watching ... it was pretty comical. And, NO! I did not get wet.
 

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Yah Paul, I know what you mean. The White here has been low for a while. I couldn't go upstream because about 500 feet up it was only a foot or so deep. Down stream is a little better but I figured if I went down stream and got into shallow water I might not be able to get back up. Thus, the other day after a good rain that brought the river up was my first time on the White in a long while.
 

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Thanks Paul. I bought and received plastic runners for both of my bigger boats but just haven'r put them on yet. When ever I get the boat close to the water, rhe rods come out and nit the screwdrivers. I bought two packs of what I got so I would have enough for my Lowe 2070 and that just gave me enough extra for my 14 footer.
 
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I put the trek synthetic decking on my bunks made my boat come on and off lot easier. Where are you guys launching that you couldn't on or off the trailer even when it was really low. I launched still a number of times even when the water was really low granted it usually required backing the trailer in till the tires dropped off the end of the slab but wasn't too bad. Rockford access near seymour is what I used the most.
 

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I have not had problems launching. But the water is so low I can't go up river and if I went down river I am not sure I would get back up with a prop motor. But there are other places to go. I just have to drive a little farther.
 
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Water is going down but Sunday and Monday temps during the day will in the mid 50's. Not sure how many more nice days we will have that warm. I'm going to try to make it out as much as I can because under 50 I don't catch much of anything.
 

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I am heading out also Stacee. Just going a little south on the White. Hope the wind isn't as bad. That is always a pain when it is cold.
 
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