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05/17/2014 & 05/18/2014 - Bass Fishing with Mike's Guide Service


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Had a great time fishing with Mike's Guide Service and fishing with PowerTeam Lures this past weekend for my Dad's birthday!

 

Here's a few pics from the trip...


Day 1...gotta hit up a little breakfast at Marsha's Sugarhollow Diner on the way up!

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Dad's ready for a little fishing!

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We arrive at Mike's place, and given the massive flooding rain on Friday, opt to fish the lake on his property for largemouths!

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You know there's been a lot of rain when the dock is underwater...

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Dad with his first of many that day!

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Yeah another...note the Ronnie smirk developing as he beats on the fish!

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Oh look, another!

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RonnieSenko strikes again!!!

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Wacky worming!!!

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Ah just another largemouth!

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Still catching!

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Wacky Ronnie and his wacky worm strike again!

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Brokeback bassin...ouch!  I was tossing bigger baits with Mike trying to land a big girl when I landed this guy with a little bit of a curve to his backbone!  Ouch!

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Meanwhile...RonnieSenko gets another!

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Mike, despite wearing 7 sweatshirts amidst a cold front, is tossing topwater and enticing some strikes!  Get em!!!

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Ronnie back on with another one!

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Even some crappie...the weather might be crappie, but the fishing on the lake was lots of fun!

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Nice shot of Dad and I, he's loving it!

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We're seeing a pattern here...

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Almost identical shot with a different fish and a different background!

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OK Day 2, and we try to give the river a go by fishing on the of the local tributaries in hopes that the water will be a little clearer.  As you can see, we're slipping into a river raging with coffee colored water.  The river rose 11 FEET on Friday and into Saturday...wow!

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Mike and Dad, ready to rock!

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Let's go...here we come Susquecoffee River!

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Couple more shots of the muddy mess!

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Oh just slightly flooded...

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Another cold and dreary weekend day...it's mid May and morning temps were in the low 40s

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Ronnie bundled up!

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Multi-sweatshirt Mike is ready to tear it up and give some new lures a try!

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Here's we're heading into the tributary...obvious break in water coloration!

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Transition edge...

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We're going THAT way!

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Nice view down river!

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The smallies liked the NEW PowerTeam Lures natural color!  Still trying to swim away with it on the boat!

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OK he calmed down for a shot!

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Dad's into the smallies too!

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Then I landed this guy, apparently he found a tattoo artist...

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Cool shot showing off his ink!

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So I catch this stickfish, one of many resting on the bottom of this river after the storms and this little guy is attached to it.  I never saw a leech spread out wide like that to conform to the contour of a tree branch...cool!

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The underside...

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Dad and I on the river with the a nice one he landed!

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And dad with another nice one, the big one on the day!

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I had to jump in a picture with him, nice fish Dad!

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And a final exit photo, looking upstream on the tributary!  Next time I hope the weathermen predict awesome weather with no rain and warmer temps!  As always Mike put in a ton of effort and got us on the fish despite the incredibly adverse river conditions!

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