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Went to Decker yesterday from about 10am to 2pm. Water Temp: 65/66F. Very calm to start with but the wind picked up a little as the day went on. There were about 12 boats on the water. Not as many as I expected but I guess the triathlon kept a few folks away (fyi Decker is closed today). Both sides of the lake were about the same temp. Over the last couple weeks I've been having some success at Decker with the same technique. Basically fish the submerged grass with shallow cranks. You may get stuck a few times and keep snagging some grass but that's where the fish are. Some days are better than some but this has been working recently. Yesterday was no exception, caught about 7 or 8 and few sunfish. Nothing big, biggest was about 17 inches.

On the way back when I got to the ramp a guy asks me if I saw some jetskiers and if I could check on them. So I went back to check and turns out their rope got sucked into the intake and they were stalled for about 45 mins. I passed them from a distance earlier (i'm sure others did too) but thought they were ok since I had seen them skiing earlier. They were real glad I stopped. Eventually gave 'em a tow back to the dock. Definitely the most load ever on my jon boat/motor but it went fine. They were freezing their asses off on the way back cos they were both wet from trying to free the rope. The guy on the dock who asked me to check was one of 'ems stepdad. Glad everything turned out ok.
 

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water temp:  68-70
clarity-1-2 feet
wind calm
clear skies-high pressure





Thought I would piggy back off of Fuzz' post and report on my trip to decker today.  Went to Decker about 3:30 to fish for a couple of hours.  I threw a trap around the grass near bubbler(not bubbling).  Tried my favorite color crank bait along dam rip rap.  Went to discharge and threw carolina rig senko and threw trap in there.  went to my favorite shorline and pitched a jig.

Caught zero fish total.  Not even a strike




Think I'll wait till the high pressure slacks off before I fish again.  maybe should have flipped the reeds.  I could have used a little more daylight.
 

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This time of year, I like to fish the reed line within an hour of darkness. or a clear section in the grass between the hydrilla and the tall reeds. Fish either a topwater,e.g. Zell pop or fluke. Throw right into the clear area and twitch and pop it. Leave it...Then move it slightly.

The warmer afternoons have been pulling the fish shallow in the evening.

Too bad about the skunk, but atleast you were fishing while I was working.

You are also fishing during a near full moon. I like to fish an hour after sunrise and an hour right before sunset.. My $0.02
 

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Was also out at Decker on tues afternoon and buddy left with a skunk. I caught two on a white spinnerbait over grass. Tried tx rigged plastics, cranks over the grass, flukes, topwaters..just no takers. Whites were schooling at the outflow near sunset but wouldn't take what we were throwing (which was everything)
 

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Thought I might as well add to this. Was out there Wed afternoon from about 2:30-5. Water temp were steady around 69F. Only caught 3 small LMB, biggest was right about 14 inches. Great weather and used the time to try a new technique to me. Don't use plastics much but I decided to use a t-rigged weighted senko on one of my sturdier rods to try and get into the matted grass. It takes some getting used to and u get snagged pretty often but I caught 2 that way. The other was on a shallow crank. Might be there out there on Sat morning. Holler if you see me (green alumacraft jon).
 
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