Dad and me went up to Raccoon early yesterday to get in some fishing before the rain moved in. We were trolling 1oz jigs and stopped a couple times to cast. I brought along some of our musky baits to try on the stripers, but no takers. There was a lot more boats than I expected, probably 20 or more on the water. A pontoon was also trolling for stripes....looked like everyone else was crappie fishing and we didn't see anyone catch a fish. I was WAY under dressed. Shorts and a couple shirts and it was windy, cloudy, and didn't get out of the 50's. I could of swore the weatherman was calling for lower 70's. It took me until about halftime of the Bears game to get warmed up. Water temp was 67.
We didn't get skunked, but it was close.
I told dad out on the water that it was a striper, but actually it was a white bass. I forgot it's the BACK tooth patch that you look at on the tongue.
Life is just a series of obstacles preventing you from fishing.
Greenedog: It's HOT. Kind of glad I'm working nights this week.
Jun 15, 2022 19:51:19 GMT -5
Greenedog: Happy first day of spring!
Mar 20, 2022 20:34:11 GMT -5
Greenedog: It's been pretty slow, although dad did have his best day off the dock yesterday getting 4 nice ones.
Jan 16, 2022 22:12:01 GMT -5
daybreak: How's the fishing for your folks this winter in Florida?
Jan 11, 2022 8:04:02 GMT -5
Greenedog: Merry Christmas!
Dec 25, 2021 10:47:47 GMT -5
Greenedog: They are on their way as I type.
Dec 25, 2021 10:47:05 GMT -5
daybreak: Warm sunshine is good for the soul, or so I've been told. Will your folks be down there to keep you company?
Dec 21, 2021 7:32:14 GMT -5
Greenedog: Probably the best weather we've had on Florida excursions. So good I just put in for another vacation next month!
Dec 17, 2021 14:25:54 GMT -5
Greenedog: Just a week and a half until another Astor vacation!
Nov 24, 2021 10:48:05 GMT -5
daybreak: Users online yesterday must of been checking to see who is going to be dining on backstrap this week.
Oct 20, 2021 15:23:23 GMT -5
daybreak: Can't think of a better place to take it easy then Astor. Good to hear things were fine.
Sept 23, 2021 17:51:46 GMT -5
fever3810: Wow. Glad your fine. Take time to recover and don't rush it.
Sept 22, 2021 5:05:16 GMT -5
Greenedog: Had a heart cath today. Everything is fine but I can't do much for a week so I think we'll just fly south and chill.
Sept 21, 2021 19:35:55 GMT -5
Greenedog: Yes but now I'm on my swing of working 6 out of 7 days working 12 hour shifts with a switch from days to nights in the middle. Whoever come up with this schedule was a psycho!
Jun 25, 2021 16:34:23 GMT -5
daybreak: Are you done covering for vacations yet, Troy?
Jun 23, 2021 19:45:44 GMT -5
Greenedog: Happy Father's Day to all the good dads out there!
Jun 20, 2021 18:17:09 GMT -5
Greenedog: The summer vacations have started and I have 60 hours of coverage next week. I'm too old for this crap! I just want to fish!
Jun 2, 2021 17:38:20 GMT -5
Greenedog: They were bedding in our ponds a couple weeks ago but this cool weather has them moved off.
May 12, 2021 9:55:20 GMT -5
fish371: Any signs of fish bedding yet? I'm coming down around the 19th and was looking for any information on bluegill.
May 8, 2021 11:17:37 GMT -5