October 20, 2008 Fishing Report

Discussion in 'MEMBER FISHING REPORTS (BECOME A FISHING LEGEND)' started by rspd507, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. rspd507

    rspd507 New Member

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    Rising Sun,IN
    I hit the river today after work and found the bite to be slow. When I went home from work there was a high hovering fog, but when I got back to the river it had fallen and was like zero visibility. After catching some nice shad, I began drifting the shallows of the creek mouth. I stayed close to the shoreline to eliminate the possibility of getting turned around..lol This spot turned out no fish, not even a bite. After the fog raised off and it was safe to move I tried another similar spot. By this time the wind had got up too much too drift and not enough current to hold the boat against the wind. I decided to try another approach. I dropped the anchor strait down and suspended my baits. This seemed to be the key today because I started getting hits. After landing a couple small blues, I got the catch of the day, being a 16 Pound Blue. Below is a picture of 16 pounder for your enjoyment. rspd507
     

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  2. azcataholic

    azcataholic New Member

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    State:
    arizona
    Your flexibility made your success. If you would have remained on your first spot and just figured it was one of those days you would have probably had an uneventful fishing day!
     

  3. river_runner_85

    river_runner_85 New Member

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    State:
    Kansas City, Missouri
  4. HRCats

    HRCats New Member

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    State:
    Ohio
    Congrats on the catches!
     
  5. fishnvince

    fishnvince New Member

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    na
  6. jason berry

    jason berry New Member

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    State:
    Evansville
    I know how days like that can be frustrating but then they pay off its funny how things work out.
     
  7. catman4926

    catman4926 New Member

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    State:
    Texas
    Ross,

    reps for the story and a nice catch there also sometimes it pays off to change things up a little
     
  8. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    State:
    Montgomery, Alabama
    Ross thats a nice Blue.
     
  9. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    State:
    Shelbyville, TN
    That is a very good looking fish, congrats and good luck in the future
     
  10. Army Guy

    Army Guy New Member

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    State:
    Missouri
    Nice fish... way to adapt.
     
  11. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper New Member

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    State:
    Dallas, GA
    Thanks for the fishing report Ross. Nice picture of the blue.
     
  12. schoonie

    schoonie New Member

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    State:
    Oklahoma
    It does pay to be adaptable!