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Our club went down to Blue Cypress Saturday, rather miserable weather with wind, rain, and cooler temps, (not freezing like all you good folks up North). Neither my partner (John) or I had pre-fished at all so we went to places we both had found fish before. We started on the outer edges of the grass and cypress trees with slightly deeper water, which was hard to find deeper water since the lake is three feet low and extremely shallow anyway. John caught a couple shorts early on and then we went for hours without a bump in several locations. Then we decided to check the canals near the ramp because they held more water depth. Well we no sooner started into the first canal and I hammered a 4.44 pounder on a baby bass colored Kinami worm and just as I eased the fish into the net my Loomis rod snapped in half :cussin: |x| |!!|. I don't think I was doing anything wrong looking back, I wasn't horsing her and had both hands on the handle. We picked up three more fish in two canals, I got another 2.56 flippin the speed craw into Hyacinth mats and missed two other s flippin. John caught two 2 pounders flippin a black & blue jig up against docks and bulkheads. He also lost a nice 3 1/2 because he didn't re-tie after catching one of his 2 pounders. That 3 1/2 pounder came up trying to shake that jig like six times in the next 15 minutes all around us. I also caught a 5 inch bluegill flippin into the hyacinths with the speed craw, it didn't have a clue what happened, I set the hook so hard it just pegged the bluegill to the top of the mat and the hook snagged the stems keeping him from going totally airborn. I finished 9th with 7 lbs. and I believe 14+ lbs. caught on a spinnerbait won it, the big fish was 5+ caught on a spinnerbait.
 

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Man, you could have kicked me in the nads with that description of your loomis and probably got the same sound! That blows man. Sounds like you did ok. Did you cash a check? I don't know what to say except I been there, you feel as though you are one or two fish away but can't seem to get it together. Never give up!
 

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Ugh man!! I feel for you and your G Loomis! Is it covered under warranty? Whether it is or isn't I'd get on the phone with G Loomis and explain how it broke from normal use.
 

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That's my next step and yes it should be covered. No I didn't get a check, it was a club event and we only pay top five, 1st & 2nd big bass, and boat pot for heaviest weight per boat optional calcutta. I got bumped out of big fish by less than a pound. I guess that wasn't the whole story either I tore the tip and first eye off my loomis crank bait rod trying to free up my RC 2.5 which was stuck on a log that we just couldn't quite get in close enough for retrieving. So add to my losses repair costs for crankbait rod, a lucky craft, and a booyah spinnerbait which went sailing up in the swamp in the first 5 minutes, even though I had just re-tied everything before the tournament. Should have stayed at the bar the night before and home in bed that morning! DANG IT MAN!! :banghead: :cussin:
 

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Ouch!

Well, they say bad things come in three. If thats true then youve gotten all the bad out of the way for a while but dang what a way to accomplish it :(
 

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Rob your piggy bank and get ya another one at BPS Friday ( and watch me drool lol rofl )
 

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Boy you have had a few bad breaks lately. Hope they are all behind you. Did you get your truck fixed. We are going to have to hook up and do some fishing.

Do we have enough Bassholes close enough in Florida to put together a small fishing trip, sounds like that could be fun

Sorry to hear about the damaged rods, but if you had not flung your crankbait away early in the day, you might have won, since that appeared to be the bait that landed that 14lbs.

10-4 on the weather, I fished Harris this weekend and the weather was terrible., I ran from rain, hail and finally pulled out when the lightning started to pop. I managed to do OK, but had to slow down and fish the CR with with a wacky rigged senko.

Good to hear you placed well in the event.

I also check out one of the spots you told me about out of Palatka, Actually found some schoolies and had a pretty good afternoon between them and hitting a few docs. I ran up deep canal and caught a few keepers as well. Just can't seem to find the bigger fish. Thanks for your help
 
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It has been a while since I was on Blue Cypress. At least you caught some good fish.

I am up for a Florida get together. For numbers of fish I can't think of a better place then Ansin Garcia.
 

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Sorry to hear about your rod Shannon. At least you did get to boat some fish though. Did you get a picture of your big'n?
 

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Mary, I did get a picture and I'm going to see if Ray can e-mail it to me today so I can post it.
I got the truck fixed and Rodney that piggy bank is empty with the sides sucked in after the truck deal.
TCB did how did you place in your tournament on Palatka?
Keith I definitely think we should pull a crew together for a fun trip, allthough it may be difficult with everyone fishing different tournaments and being spring these first couple months are packed with tournaments between qualifiers, BFL, other circiuts, and club events. I know I have two tournaments a month from now until June, but we can talk about it, and Garcia sounds good since you guys have been loadin up on em'.
 

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Well its a little more complicated than that. Its gonna take some prior planning on my behalf and I want to come when we can all get together.
 

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A get together sounds pretty good to me, But I know it would be hard for me until May at the earliest.


I reckon your piggy bank is like mine then, Shannon :cry01:

But if the good Lord is willing I will get a new trolling motor Friday.... Will use the wife's money :dance01: )
 

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You can't afford to. lol Sorry, I had to.
Do we have twin piggy banks???
 

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I might join in on the get together down in Fl. I have some family in Clearwater- Free food, rent, beer. They're loaded, and cool. ;D So all a trip there would cost me is gas. And time off work, which the company I'm with now frowns upon. :mad: But I could pull it off, so if there is a get together down there, I'll jump in on it.
 

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Shannon, I have a tournament out of Harris on Saturday and then on Sunday going to the Palatka tourny . Hopefuly the fish I located will still be hanging out waiting for me. I will post out Sunday nignt.
 
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