11-27-2015 Tims Ford

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Robert Alsup
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11-27-2015 Tims Ford

Post by Robert Alsup » December 2nd, 2015, 3:56 pm

Water Temperature: 59 degrees
Water Clarity: Very Good
Wind: Calm

Umbrella Rigs (3 oz. 4 wire, and 1 1/2 oz. 3 wire)
1/2 oz. White Hair Jigs
1/2 oz. White Jigs
4" Sassy Shad - Chartreuse with glitter
6" Mister Twisters - White

After talking two months off from fishing for the hunting season, I decided it was time to get back on the lake. Filled the boat with fuel and oil and headed to the lake to look for Stripers and/or Hybrids. Located fish in large bay area keying on baitfish. I set out two Urigs to start with. One was based on a Capt. Macks 3 oz. 4 wire frame. The other was on a Capt. Macks 1 1/2 oz. 3 wire frame. The idea was to check out shallower depths than I would normally target. Boat speed was between 2.5 and 2.7 MPH. The Smart Troll probes were deployed to determine the actual running depths of the Urigs. The heavier Urig was running at 15 feet, while the lighter Urig was running at 9 feet.

First hookup was on the shallower Urig and included two fish on the Urig, a good way to start. Here is a photo of one of the fish ...

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I then set out two more Urigs using the lighter frames for a total of four rods, three running shallow and one running deeper.

This depth finder view appeared under the boat ...

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This is what the same school looked like on Downscale ...

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Needless to say, I hooked up on all four rods ...

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I was able to land five fish from the four Urig sets, one of the Urigs had two fish on it (13 lbs. and 9 lbs.).

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This is a better photo of the largest fish.

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I was watching the Smart Troll App on my Android display and noticed that the deep Urig was running about five feet shallower. I reeled it in and the Urig was dragging a nice walleye.

We are still in Deer season here so I was wearing the required Safety Orange and had a weapon on board just in case ...

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Did not see any deer.

It has been raining for the past four days so things are flooded right now. This is going to be a GREAT Winter fishing season!
My name is Bob and I am a Striperholic!

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Mike Werner
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Re: 11-27-2015 Tims Ford

Post by Mike Werner » December 2nd, 2015, 4:29 pm

Good to hear from you Robert. I thought we'd lost you. Nice report.

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Ezell Cox
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Re: 11-27-2015 Tims Ford

Post by Ezell Cox » December 2nd, 2015, 6:45 pm

Good report.

Justin Rose
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Re: 11-27-2015 Tims Ford

Post by Justin Rose » December 2nd, 2015, 8:08 pm

Nice catching. Thanks for sharing

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Jay Garrell
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Re: 11-27-2015 Tims Ford

Post by Jay Garrell » December 3rd, 2015, 10:17 am

Nice catching Bob!
The tug is the drug!

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will hackney
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Re: 11-27-2015 Tims Ford

Post by will hackney » December 3rd, 2015, 11:46 am

Nice report! Those teasers with the blades look good.

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Mike Ward
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Post by Mike Ward » December 3rd, 2015, 2:37 pm

Welcome back! Great report!
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Dustin Pate
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Re: 11-27-2015 Tims Ford

Post by Dustin Pate » December 3rd, 2015, 2:59 pm

Very nice!!!!

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Steve Hightower
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Re: 11-27-2015 Tims Ford

Post by Steve Hightower » December 3rd, 2015, 5:34 pm

The Troll Master is back!! Nice ones Bob....and I like the boat security system.

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My Grandpa's favorite fishing phrase...."Come on baby... Hit me one more time Loretta!!"

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Shawn McNew
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Re: 11-27-2015 Tims Ford

Post by Shawn McNew » December 4th, 2015, 1:11 pm

It's cool to see them bang away at the teasers until one gets snagged by a sharp curved piece of steel.
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