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Dennis and I went fishing for 2 hours yesterday evening ( 6:30 - 8:30 )
Its the first time Dennis and I have fished together in a long time. With his new job and coaching 2 different age divisions in baseball he stays pretty busy.

We arrive at the pond by his house at about 6:20, and notice the water is way way way down. I bet the water where we launch the boat at is back 30 - 40 feet from where it was last time we was out there. We are in a major drout around this area.

My lures of choice for our outing was a Z-Nail in junebug and a Gambler blade dancer in black & blue ( chatterbait ) . Dennis' choices was a baby torpedo and a GYCB Senko in Junebug

I draw first blood off the Z-Nail and land probably a 1 1/2 lb bass. That would be the only one we would land on the first trip around the pond. Dennis had missed 2 on the baby torpedo.

The second trip around found us both landing a couple of bass each. But nothing of any real size.( all off the Senko & Z-nail )

The 3rd trip around was the most productive . I was useing the chatterbait and I thought I landed in some hydrilla , But Mr. Bass hit that bad-boy on the fall so I failed to get a hook-set and when I realized I had a bass, it was to late. He went airborne and my chatterbait was kindly returned to the water . :mad: .

I have found out I need a slower reel for the 3/8 oz chatterbait though. my 6:2.1 curados are entirely to fast for it.

I also used what I call a ' Gary Yamamoto ' hookset when I was useing the Z-Nail ( after watching his Video again on fishing the Senko ) I basicaly let the fish hook themselves. I kept pressure on the line and when they turned to run with it, it turned the hook and got them in the side of the mouth. ( The best way I can describe this process is pretend its a circle hook ) . I didnt lose a single fish doing this method.

When everything was said and done we had landed 11 bass. The biggest was the one I missed on the chatterbait. Other then that, 2 pounds was probably the biggest of the ones we landed.

The pond is a great place for me to ' practice ' different things and try to get the hang of different lures. Im not to sure I could do a ' Gary ' hookset in a tournament, but at the pond I dont mind doing it at all ;D
 

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Im gonna have to experiment with reels, John. I have an older reel I will try out on it ( baitcaster ) I dont recall what the ratio is on it off hand, BUT I know it isnt near as fast as my Curados. I will even try with a spinning reel if need be . ( again the ratio for this escapes me also ... I got the paper work on them SOMEWHERE, if I can find them to know what the ratios are )

I looked like I belonged to the ' BLACK FEET ' Indian tribe yesterday lol rofl, walking through the mud to launch and retreave the boat. I bogged down so bad I broke my fishing flip-flops lol.

And I forgot to mention, man them skeeters where out in full force after the sun went down.
 

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Jared, I will try your suggestion next time and USE more of the rod ( I was pretty much useing it like a spinnerbait.. still experimenting with it )

John, im sure them skeeters arent the only ones getting plastered ! lol
 
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