Snow Day

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Snow Day

Postby ttb31183 » Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:31 pm

The first snow in my area usually means people drive really crazy. I know from experience that it also makes the smallmouth a little crazy. When I woke up yesterday and saw snow on the ground, all I could think about was smallmouth. I waited a little longer to get on the road just to be safe. Turns out there wasn't as much snow closer to the lake. I live at a part of town with a higher elevation so we got hit a little harder.

With it being this late in the year, middle of the week and on a day that snowed I was the only boat on the water. It turned out to be a great day and the smallmouth were biting on Long Lake.

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My biggest of the day was right at five pounds and fell for a dropshot. This was the first time I thought of bringing a tripod for my phone and it really helped for taking photos when you are by yourself. Much better than the arm stretched out "selfie" I am used to. My Galaxy S7 just requires you to say "smile" or "cheese" and the photo timer starts. Love the new technology for my fish photos.

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With the water being around 50 degrees, I knew the blade bite would be starting soon. I picked it up at the end of the day and caught a four pound smallmouth and several crappie. That time is near and it should only get better as the temps drop.

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Can't wait to get back out there.
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