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It is time to put fear in the fish. We are here to take on any battle they throw at us. Usually it is about 11am and we have almost half of day fishing. We launch the boat at the dam and idle out to the river.

My buddy has this Nitro Z8 with a 250 on the rear so fasten your seats belts here we go.

We like to start at some honey holes that we know are close to the dam and see if the lures that we used last year are going to work. I have a rattle trap tied on and always a shaky head ready to go and of course the spinner bait and buzz bait or frog.

After we arrived, I am looking at the rear of the boat and My buddy ask me what I am looking for. I explained as fast as we went across the lake, I just know part of me is still back at the ramp. My face skin is all to the back of my head, I know now we are about to lower the trolling my skin will get back to normal.

We try not to throw the same lures so if one of us lucks up and hits the mother load of Bass the other one can switch lures.

We divide the lake into 3rds, what I mean we start at the dam and fish to the mouth of Yellow Creek by the time we get to the mouth it is almost dark and we head for the ramp.

I know I did not say about any fish caught that is now that TWRA has a rule the fish has to be 15 inches. After last year, we almost got caught with three fish that were short based on the TWRA ruler that did not measure the way our ruler did. We try and make sure that there is no doubt about if the fish is 15 inches. If it is not 15 inches, it could cost you $150 per fish. That is why I ask the anglers to throw the fish back and that way you do not have to worry about short fish.

It's Quitting Time!

Back at the ramp, we get the boat back on the trailor, and this new stuff called Shazzam is used to wipe the boat down. It does not need water to work and gets all the dirt off but creates slippery surfaces so use with caution.

Time to fix dinner and we always have chili dogs for the first night. It is fast easy and we do not feel like a big dinner. After dinner, it is time to get everything ready for the next day. Make sure the trolling motor batteries are fully charged, the lures that we plan on using are tied on and on deck ready to go.

I usually turn in about 8:30pm I am a early riser and start getting breakfast cooking. Bacon eggs biscuits and maybe gravy O.K. everyone up we are burning daylight even though it is still dark at 5am.

Fishing Time - Day 2

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