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Mikfish
09-24-2017, 09:47 PM
Limits of trout were hard to obtain early for me as the bass were hitting at 120' deep, more frequently than trout. Mostly smallmouth. The bait balls are huge and the bass are getting in on the action too. Although I got my limit by noon, it did take some effort. But I'll take that action any time! I continued to fish into the afternoon as the weather was nice enough to do so. I caught & released many more of both species until my arms were about to fall off and finally called it a day. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170925/f05b78e713045831ab6614cf26b83b66.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170925/35fbf21b90f475fde9e0757a61b3f508.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170925/8304999942971a00a13e7b814f786494.jpg

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sutterduckhunter
09-25-2017, 09:47 AM
What a great trip! Those smallies must have been pretty fun to pull up from those depths.

Jetspray
09-25-2017, 02:30 PM
Very nice show of how to do it, I like the fact that you went deep to find what you have. We are getting some cold nights here and many of the veggies took the hit even though we covered them. Quail are starting to bunch up as well, and we have had some snow hit low in our back yard (4,850 ft elevation). I would imagine that Topaz will show like that later this week when it closes on the 30th September........Jetspray

Cap6303
09-25-2017, 06:01 PM
Keep it up Mike, what a great season!

Mikfish
09-25-2017, 06:13 PM
Yeah those smallies put up a fight all the way up. Makes ya think you have a bigger fish than it really is. I think I'm finally able to tell what's on my line as I'm reeling in. The bigger trout seem to come in almost willingly until I get them to about 100' from the boat, then the fight is on. It seems that's about the distance they can detect the vibrations from the boat and motor. So for that reason I'll never top line any less than 150' back. I'm comfortable at 200. Really looking forward to it this fall. The sound of the drag playing out when a fish hits is exciting to say the least.

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Jetspray
09-25-2017, 09:17 PM
Funny I thought it was because they just did not like my ugly face or they just did not like the color of my boat:bananasplits::bananasplits::bananasplits::ban anasplits::bananasplits:........Jetspray

garyarl
09-26-2017, 06:51 PM
You did great Mikfish, I was on Shasta for the first time Saturday and did not have the success you did. Caught a couple of Rainbows at 55ft in the morning, caught bass at 100 and 110ft. I have lots to learn on Shasta.

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Mikfish
09-26-2017, 09:45 PM
Funny I thought it was because they just did not like my ugly face or they just did not like the color of my boat:bananasplits::bananasplits::bananasplits::ban anasplits::bananasplits:........JetsprayLol, it could be a lack of deodorant or mis-matched socks too. [emoji12]

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Mikfish
09-26-2017, 09:47 PM
You did great Mikfish, I was on Shasta for the first time Saturday and did not have the success you did. Caught a couple of Rainbows at 55ft in the morning, caught bass at 100 and 110ft. I have lots to learn on Shasta.

Sent from my SM-G900V using TapatalkThanks! Was good talking to you. Good luck out there!

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chachie
10-26-2017, 03:15 PM
Late to the game but oh well...The smallies at Lake Sonoma do this too! I regularly catch them at 65' OTW and they give bigger rod pumps that the steelhead!