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    Quote Originally Posted by P.A.W. View Post
    Out there Friday the 13th and it was BAD LUCK for MR. Stripey. I started early at the inlet and caught so many fish that I was literally tired out. At least 15 maybe 20 in 2 hours (all C&R). I needed a break so set my trolling motor on #2 and set Ipilot to follow the south shore back to the east and threw out a 6" Producer to troll while I had a snack and rest. Got maybe 50 yds and BAM! the rod was bendo. Turned out to be a big chunk LMB 4-5 pounds. After that I did some LMB hunting and it was pretty slow. Just one here and one there. Off the water by 11:30.

    The quality of stripers is improving. They were all real chunky and fought like freight trains. Average was 3-4 pounds. I'll be skipping the weekend and report after Monday.

    damn i shouldve went this morning. decided not to go with all the thunderstorms at 2am. did you get them all on lures?

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    Yup, all on jerkbait. I bet anything fishy would have worked though.

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    What a payoff! I can't believe they were all 3-4 lbs, those are some real chunkers by Skinner standards.

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    Sunday the 15th. Went right to the inlet and though the water is high the inlet was running a bit slow. Made 30 casts +- for nada. HMMMM.... Went off in search of LMB and found some in a bit shallower water than the last week. Transitions from 10-25 were where I found them from 7:30 to 10:00. Not a big number (around 10) but they were nice chunks. Off the water around 11:00. Still on senko fished weightless and sllooooow.

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    Where did they go? Sure felt like stripey weather this morning. At least you got on your backup bass!

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    Interesting day today(Tues. 17th). Started at the inlet for nada. Surprising since it was cloudy and perfect feeding conditions. I figured they HAVE to be feeding somewhere. I tooled around and found a nice boil. They were chasing a big 'ol shad ball. I followed the school around for a little over an hour. Even though they were actively feeding they were real wary. They would follow my lure right to the boat. I'd stick one every so often though! HEHEHEHE. They would go down and hold around 25' then come back up. Lots of fun. Just remember they are very sensitive to trolling motors and fish finders. Looks like tomorrow will be the same cloudy morning conditions....... can't wait!
    Last edited by P.A.W.; 07-17-2012 at 05:00 PM.

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    Thanks for the updates! They are great. Glad to see you are getting in to some fish. Hope to get lucky out there this weekend. Taking my son and wife out on my boat this weekend at skinner to try and slay a little something. Hopefully I can find the fish and work them over like you do. Keep the repots comming. Thanks

    socalfab

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    Glad to help Fab. Just got back from a tip today Wed. 18th. Basically the same as yesterday. Nothing at the inlet early. Went to my hangout to wait for the morning 9:00 boil. Nothing. Man, I was getting bored so I went back deep into the east end past the marina and looked for LMB. They were there but real spooky. At 10:00 I decided to go home at 11:00 so I'd give a try at trolling the main water. Dropped the downrigger with a white fluke at 35' and started off. Got about 1/2 way down the south side and thought I saw a disturbance on the water. Broke out the binoculars and YUP! A boil out in mid-lake almost to the dam..... and it was headed my way!! Picked up the rig and broke out the old jerkbait rod.

    They were frolicking and splashing up a storm. I casted right in the middle of them for nada! Followed them around for 1/2 hour casting in front. behind, in mid-pack. Got bumped a few times but no real hits. Changed to a white fluke and finally a topwater. Landed a couple on the Xcaliber topwater, but only after many casts and chasing them for a while. Fun but frustrating.

    Generally real slow today for everyone I spoke with. Maybe a pre-front thing? Skinner is a fickle place.

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    Thanks for the updates Pat, I hope the fishing gets better for the weekend.

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    Ha! Me too! BTW check your PM's. I was going to take Thursday off from the lake, but I just loaded up a couple of reels with new line and I think I'll try some early morning frogging just to see what's up there.

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