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YukYuk
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9/15/14 5:07 PM CST
The only thing I can think of is that if they were anchored on a steep drop off... that any wake or any up and down water movement from the shallow side would lift their anchors up a little and push them down the drop off. That's a stretch though. I kayak a lot and always appreciate it when other boaters slow down when nearing me, even if it still rocky its the thought that counts.

[This post was last edited on 9/15/14 at 5:08 PM]
coolhawg
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9/15/14 2:12 PM CST
I would of gave him the one finger solute right back, if you say you were where you say you were......senf him up to freemont fort he walleye run.....h will know what rude is....lol

cycleguy
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9/15/14 1:42 PM CST
It is all opinion... for some, you can't leave enough room. If you thought you were ok, made an effort to be polite, just blow it off and get back to enjoying the day.

Like on the river, some people get pissed if you stay on plane, others get frustrated with 2 mph, slowing traffic. Use common sense, try to be polite, and ignore everything else.

Manitou
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9/15/14 1:27 PM CST
Was fishing Sunday p.m., 9/14. Nothing to report except an ugly confrontation. I cruised into University Bay to escape the wind. There was a boat with 2 guys anchored close to a waypoint I had planned on fishing, so I passed by them at slow speed headed back into the Bay.

They appeared to be blade bait fishing, anchored about 70 yards from shore where the bottom drops from 10 to 25 FOW. I passed by them in 10 FOW, no closer than 50 yards away, between them and the shore. One of them started screaming and cursing at me, intimating that I had ruined their fishing and stated in no uncertain terms that no one should ever pass between an anchored boat and shore.

Granted, there was no one else in the bay and I could have swung way out and around them on the open side, but I figured that 50 yards away (well beyond casting range) at slow speed was showing plenty of courtesy.

What is your take on this? Was I being a jerk? Could I, even at 50 yards away, have impacted their fishing?

Sweating

Fillet Show
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9/15/14 6:16 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 51° - 55° F Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
Got out for a few hours Sunday, looking for bass and pike. Only one bass, but went 3 for 4 on channel cats. They were crushing the spinnerbaits like a freight train. Almost busted my knuckles on one of the hits. Measured the two bigger ones at 14lbs., the smaller one was about 8. The battles were epic, around and under the boat, etc. My arms and wrists were done after three. Medium light tackle. Shallow water (8-10) on north side of lake.

Didn't see a pike.

FS

herbsuperb
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9/14/14 7:00 AM CST
Conditions: Night Time Air Temp: 51° - 55° F Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
Tried for cats up at Tenney after dark last night. Between 7:30 and 10:30. No hits. Dragged one bullhead in when I was leaving. Did pretty well out there last year at this time, under similar conditions. Thought I'd at least get one.

In any case, I was treated to a top-notch fireworks display I did not expect. Celebration of Mexican Independence I figure. So that was fun.

BoatFever
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9/13/14 9:39 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 56° - 60° F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
Was out today with my brother in law this afternoon until sundown. This is only my second time on Mendota this year - last weekend was my first time for the year. I usually don't do well on Mendota, but last weekend I decided to completely change tactics and instead of fishing weed edges I fished deeper humps and rocks in 20-30 fow. I did a lot better. Last weekend I caught some very nice gills and kept a smaller cat. Today was pretty much the same, we kept 7 nice gills, threw a few smaller ones back and kept a decent catfish. My brother in law caught one of the *big* cats toward the end of the day (released). It was his biggest cat and I could tell he really enjoyed the fight. They are fun to catch and will give your arms a workout.

No walleye today at all. Last Saturday, the water temp was about 74" and I caught a few walleye. Today water temp was between 65-67F. Not one walleye. We caught a number of smallies, one big one, a white bass, a couple rock bass, and a few sheephead as well.

It was beautiful weather! Hardly any boats out.

go2fish
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9/12/14 5:28 PM CST
Nice gator Yager - What a beaut!

Plan B
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9/12/14 4:10 PM CST
btsbds....i understand what you are going through. I myself fish for lmb n smb. My wife thinks that its a waste of time if you dont bring any fish home. But i thats the fish i am after. Then i hear a whole mouth ful when i get home. Women these days. We can never have any fun. CPR and TIGHT LINES.

btsbds
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9/12/14 3:09 PM CST
Hey All, Wondering if anyone has gotten into the perch lately. Last year just had to pull out of the boat launch at the state park and anchor up in the 10 - 12 ft water (along with a few dozen other boats) and drop waxies to the bottom. This year that has not worked so good....wife is starting to doubt I am even going fishing when i keep coming home with nothing....Bill

Yager19
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9/7/14 8:22 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Fished for Pike Saturday in 8-10FOW, throwing buck tails over weeds on the north side of the lake. There was a surprising amount of wind out there! A few follows and this nice 40". Beautiful healthy fish, got her back in the water right away.

[This post was last edited on 9/7/14 at 9:19 AM]
Rusty Duck
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9/2/14 9:59 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 66° - 70° F
Crappies on fire again this morning. Also ran into a big cat about 12 or 13 pounds wich is fun on 4 pound test. Also a bunch of smallies with an 18 being the biggest. It had a yellow thin tag in it without any nombers on it. Thout that was weird. Just before I left I lucked into this 19.75 incher. Made for quite a bowl of fillets. Tight lines

walliyeewillie
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8/29/14 11:19 AM CST
Has anyone been catching any perch? If so what bait and how deep, and if want to share we're at.

spoonplugger2
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8/27/14 7:37 PM CST
Rusty Duck take a look at this forum; a posting by pcutch, Crappie Disease - SOLVED, about half way down. It may answer your question. http://www.crappie.com/crappie/texas/85701-crappie-disease/?s=d2953c460cf5ddd6c32583a4a1fb5d85

[This post was last edited on 8/27/14 at 7:40 PM]
gilleater
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8/27/14 12:06 PM CST
I doubt it jointed rapala. That is a virus that's fairly common with crappies in the chain (can't remember name) but it ain't VHS

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