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Early morning comes to the Bass fishing folks that want to catch the big mouth. The alarm goes off about 3:30am and I roll out of the bed excited of what might happen today. I hear the coffee pot already starting up so in the shower I go and I know it will be done by the time I get out.

Dressed and into the kitchen I go. Must have that two cups before a hardy breakfast of eggs, bacon, biscuits and orange juice to get my motor running. While I am eating, I check on the weather for the day. And if they are going to be pulling water, that really makes the fish bite like crazy. After Breakfast, I like the cabin that has the dish washer so I do not have to do the dishes other than rinse and put them in them in and turn it on.

I always pack a snack with plenty of water in my cooler for the day on the lake and will stop for lunch at the Fillin Station, will explain that at lunch. Outside meet a little chill in the air when I go out and unhook the battery charger and ensure everything is all charge up and ready for the day. Gas was filled up the day before, and that is one thing I always make sure that I do not have any gas smell on my hands the fish do not like the smell.

I lay out two rods and tie them down. Do not want to trip over them or kick them in the drink seeing it is still dark and will be when I launch the boat. Start the truck and let it warm up, check and make sure the cabin is all secure and start toward the ramp that I will launch from this morning. Will Launch from Yellow Creek, the one I choose this morning, because I have a few spots right off the ramp to check out first.

I arrive at Yellow Creek about 8 miles from the cabin and the ramp is wide open so I can proceed to the launch.

At the top of the launch, I stop and begin to unhook all the straps and the transom motor holder and check to ensure that the plug is in the boat, laugh if you will, can not count on how many anglers forget and have to put the boat back on their trailer and drain the water back out because they forgot to put the plug in and I have done it two times myself . When unhooking your boat always keep the nose hooked until the trailer wheels are in the water then unhook it.

I saw one angler that unhooked everything and he started down the ramp and stopped real fast and launched his boat on the concrete. It slid right off the trailer and onto the ramp, lucky did not bust the hull put alot of scratches on it and took forever to get it back on the trailer.
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