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Saturday 9/4/2010

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Sorry about the late report... been busy.

We fished the last 1/2 of outgoing tide on Saturday. We tried ground fishing but the seas were too rough so we came back in and drifted the mouth. The mouth of the river was as active as I've seen it in some time. We caught 8 bass (all nice fat ones at 27") and a bunch of blues drifting very light tackle. Light was the key as we saw very few other hookups.

I have leaders tied up with a short trace ( 3" - 4")of the white knot-able wire with 15lb fluoro above that. We always switch to those once we have a blue cut us off on the straight fluoro. On this day the blues were leader shy and would not hit leaders with wire on them. We switched back to straight fluoro and got hit on every drift. A quick hook set might get the fish in the corner of the jaw. We probably lost 1/2 the fish (and lots of hooks) but the hookup rate was great.

On the way in there was a bluefish blitz just down stream of Badgers. Even with a bunch of boats running over them they were still staying up. We managed a couple on topwaters...lots of fun. They would hammer the plug and leap into the air just like a smallmouth bass.

I think I'll go back tomorrow and try again.

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Nice report. Wish I was there. We stayed up the lake (Northwood Lake) and did the pontoon boat trolling Krocodile spoons while entertaing family and friends. Several Smallmouth, best one being about 2 lbs - probably the same size as your bait! :lol:

Going this weekend for Cod and Haddock for a while, then troll around for Tuna. Usually get some blues this time of year as we are trolling back in.

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Sounds like a great day. Thanks for the report. I'm hoping to get out one more time with the old man before the fishing in the river comes to an end.

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Sounds like a great day. Thanks for the report. I'm hoping to get out one more time with the old man before the fishing in the river comes to an end.

Yes... the river will be done very soon.

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