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Koke Machine83
01-18-2014, 11:52 PM
I was going to fish with my Daughter and Grand Daughter but my Daughter Texts me at 6:10am and said she was not feeling well... So this will be a solo trip...

I launched from North Shore at 7:00am and headed towards the Narrows. I stop a little short to put my two lines in. Just as i finished with the first line, i grab the second rod and starting putting it out... I counted about 35 pulls and just about had the rod yanked out of my hand... Miss this one. I then turned around to see the first rod, bent in half... Landed this one... So i turned around to go back over that point. Get one more grab that didn't stick... So i went up the North Bank of the Narrows, past China Gulch to just pass the Tree that is sticking out... Turned around and back to the Entrance... So i thought i would make a pass in front of the Rockwall... Even with the Buoys, rod gets bent in half again, as i was letting the other out... So i grabbed the rod and quickly reeled up the other... Now its just me and this big fish... I played him for about 10 mins. or so... W O W!!!! This thing is huge.... I put him in the net, just to have him come out... So i tried the second time, this time the hook get caught on the net and i just rolled the net over and put him in the boat... This Piggie weighed 8 Pounds and 3 Ounces... Oh Yea!!!! Whopper Mug for Me!!! I stayed in this area... I kept my 5 fish limit and released another 5 fish... Also had about 8 more Grabs that didn't stick... So about 18 to 20 Grabs.... I picked my lines at 12:00 to weigh my Piggie in... Got my Mug and Photo Taken from the nice folks at North Shore Marina...

White Grubs / 1.3 to 1.5 GPS / All Top lined

Here are some photo's to enjoy...

Morning Sunrise...

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh2/kokemachine/IMG_1866_resize_zps73d854c2.jpg (http://s252.photobucket.com/user/kokemachine/media/IMG_1866_resize_zps73d854c2.jpg.html)

8 Pounds 3 Ounces.... Here Piggy piggy...

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The five that came home with me!!!!

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The Blue Plate Special...

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Whopper Mug....

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh2/kokemachine/IMG_1874_resize_zpsc8937a31.jpg (http://s252.photobucket.com/user/kokemachine/media/IMG_1874_resize_zpsc8937a31.jpg.html)

There are plenty of fish in the Lake... The Lake Temp. is 50 degrees, i seen so many people trolling really fast... I have always waited a bit to troll fast, until the water warms a bit...
So Until Next Time....

Robbie (Koke Machine)...

FishBandit
01-19-2014, 12:05 AM
Nice catch there. Maybe we should have went to Camachee instead of Slamador today

Lucky Lund
01-19-2014, 06:37 AM
WOW Robbie, you continue to slay'em at the big 'C'. Congrats on the Piggie and whopper mug.

NaughtyFlashLures
01-19-2014, 06:47 AM
Nice Robbie! Way to pull out that monster fish mug! Did you check the wall for biggest fish of the year weight?

Jfitalia
01-19-2014, 09:49 AM
Nice Robbie! Way to pull out that monster fish mug! Did you check the wall for biggest fish of the year weight?

Yeah I checked it out. It had some no name guy on there for biggest fish of the year. :biggrin:

salmonid
01-19-2014, 10:14 AM
Beast mode!

Sweet hawg,

NaughtyFlashLures
01-19-2014, 10:55 AM
Yeah I checked it out. It had some no name guy on there for biggest fish of the year. :biggrin:

Probably some jerk

Captain Compassion
01-19-2014, 12:32 PM
Now that there is a pig and a half. Congrats.

CC

Reel Fun
01-19-2014, 05:17 PM
Probably some jerk

He probably posted about it.....but his "buddy" told him to keep the lake a secret!! LOL!!! OK I will stop!! NICE FISH ROBBIE!!!

NaughtyFlashLures
01-19-2014, 05:18 PM
He probably posted about it.....but his "buddy" told him to keep the lake a secret!! LOL!!! OK I will stop!! NICE FISH ROBBIE!!!

Nope I didnt post about it. I just know who has/had the big fish and wanted to see if there was a new one yet. Shouldn't take long to be beat.

Reel Fun
01-19-2014, 05:26 PM
Nope I didnt post about it. I just know who has/had the big fish and wanted to see if there was a new one yet. Shouldn't take long to be beat.

Oh OK I see now. Must be you? Sweet! 8 lbs is a hog especially from Camanche! Now Amador I would call it big but at Camanche (these days) its a hog!! RF

Koke Machine83
01-19-2014, 07:18 PM
Here is the funny part of the day... Just as I past by the buoys by the Rockwall, the same white grub gets slammed again... This time I see the fish about 10' or so away, It comes off... It was every bit of six pounds!!! Darn It!!! Oh Well... Been hearing of, no one catching fish on Grubs.... So i just had to try my ole favorites... There still biting them!!! I was going to run four Grubs, if my Girls had showed up!!! I have that much confidence in those grubs!!! As soon as the water temps warm back up, I will be pulling my Rapalas and Spoons... Good Luck to everyone!!

Robbie (Koke Machine)...

NaughtyFlashLures
01-19-2014, 07:51 PM
Here is the funny part of the day... Just as I past by the buoys by the Rockwall, the same white grub gets slammed again... This time I see the fish about 10' or so away, It comes off... It was every bit of six pounds!!! Darn It!!! Oh Well... Been hearing of, no one catching fish on Grubs.... So i just had to try my ole favorites... There still biting them!!! I was going to run four Grubs, if my Girls had showed up!!! I have that much confidence in those grubs!!! As soon as the water temps warm back up, I will be pulling my Rapalas and Spoons... Good Luck to everyone!!

Robbie (Koke Machine)...

Grubs work great on that and lots of lakes. I see lots of people going rapala speed and saying they havent caught crap on grubs... slow down.

Hookum Greg
01-20-2014, 10:52 AM
Nice fish. Sure is fun seeing pic's of the blue plate. It's always full of nice filets

FresnoJack
01-20-2014, 01:55 PM
This Dude must be good!

He has his own personalized tote board!

Grin.





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Robbie (Koke Machine)...

Line Stretcher
01-20-2014, 03:44 PM
Most Excellent fish, congrats on getting on the leader board!...

The guys trolling fast might have been looking for bait and fish. I do that all the time if I need to find the fish. I'll run something like a cadis fly or a wooly bugger on a near vertical rod out 100' and something like a rip-n-minnow on a horizontal rod back about 80' and then kick it up to 4 or 5 mph and go on the hunt. It's a pretty effective method for getting on the fish without wasting half your day in a dead zone.

mikeandkristy
01-20-2014, 04:49 PM
Robbie I bet you have a cupboard full of those mugs by now!

Ognort
01-21-2014, 07:55 AM
Great color on that fish!
We pulled one in a little over 7lbs on New Year's Day for the record for 2014... Probably only lasted a day! Lol. Not as pretty as yours though.
Congrats!

Koke Machine83
01-22-2014, 05:04 PM
Thanks to Everyone for the Kind words.... I have been doing really well up there... I just hope the water clears on the West End of the Lake... I love trolling the Causeway and around the Big Hat Island too.... Just has been to much debris and grass over there.... Good Luck to Everyone, Hope to see some Sniffers on the Water!!!!

Robbie (Koke Machine)...