Tuesday, November 25, 2014

November Recap

The beginning of the month was nothing short of spectacular. The fish were staged between markers 1 and 2 at the mouth of the river 24/7. Most mornings and evenings I could run out, spot birds, and toss the Dogg with immediately hook up. Unlike most of the summer, the fish were mostly keepers with several in the mid to upper 20's. On November 4th I was able to capture on my Go-Pro the best topwater slam of the year. The fish was a solid 28 inches and danced for me for what seemed like 2 minutes (especially is slow motion). If you look right over my left ear you can see the fish slam.The middle of the month was quite breezy and it was difficult to work a plug. I still managed quite a few nice fish, but all by jigging a shad on 1 oz lead head.

Tonight was a nice surprise. The weather has been quite cold and windy for the past week and we been traveling quite a bit. I had fished Sunday for the first time in over a week and did not see a sign of life. So tonight my expectations were low. I anchored at the shoal around 4 pm. It was overcast, incoming tide, with a  water temp of 49. After a half hour of fruitless plugging with Papa, I switched over to a swim shad. It was not long before I picked up a football sized 18. I picked up another fish the same size a few casts later before hooking into something real nice. Although the fish was sluggish, it still put up a nice fight...a real fat 28. Great way to end the year.

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