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Got to the ramp about 11am ready to go, jump in the boat father in-law backs me in. Won't start, killed the already weak battery!. For some reason I pumped the primer bulb before backing in the water(which I never do) and flooded the crap out of my motor. I already knew my starting battery about had it but was putting it off because my boat usually fires right up. No tools in the truck, stuck at the ramp I ask a guy if he by chance had some jumper cables he said no but had tools, switched it over to other battery and it fired right up. Many thanks to the man in the green and white basscat at the ramp. Off to fishing!!! The 5-10mph wind they said was 20+ constant out of the north on fayette all day. Found some nice fish on a point of a creek channel in 6-8ft holding tight to the timber. Caught 4 fish back to back in the 3-4lb range. Broke of 2 that wrapped in the timber, time to change line that 10lb gamma doesn't cut it in the tree's. Fished til dark waiting for the bite to pick up but never happened for us. Ended up with 10 with most being around 3lbs with a couple 4's. Pretty slow by Fayette standards but good quality. Time to break down and buy another cranking battery :p  
 

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blueskeeter, was on the water at fayette around 9am...your right about the wind..i always take the wind forcast and double it!! worked yesterday for sure..we had a tough time in the am and when the wind slowed some in the afternoon we headed for the dam and started picking up some good fish..several to 4 lbs...had another lull till around 4pm and went to the creek channels in the wood and got on a really good spinnerbait bite...ended the day around with around 25 fish and my partner lost a TOAD in the trees!!! good day on the water!!!
 

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Yeah, I was out there as well. Did something I never did.......underprepared for the weather. I was expecting that 5-10mph wind, and was darn near blown off the water. Finally wimped out and only stayed on the water about 3 hrs - Skunked!!. Had to get back to my truck and HEAT!! Oh well, it's all good, as I always say. I'll try again next time when it's a bit more favorable. BIG UPS to all of you guys that braved the weather and caught fish. Brrrr!!
 

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BlueSkeeter, it was good to hear you two got on some fish. After I had looked up what time the moon would rise, and saw it was much later in the day, like 6:45, I just had to call you guys to fill you in on the info.

I called them around 1 or 2 and they had just started getting on some nice fish. The reason I called several times is because I was thinking about going out there to join them. But man if the wind is blowing just a little here at the house, then I know what it is going to be like out there. Plus it didn’t seem like the outside temp was ever going to reach what the weather folks had predicted, so I was second guessing this whole idea of meeting up with these guys. My wife told me to go a head and go on out there because I was bugging her to death pacing back and forth trying to make up my mind if I wanted to go or not. Who knows, I may go tomorrow since the weather is suppose to be a little more angler friendly for this lake. I may even take some chicken liver with me to use. When the bass bite stops, I’ll slip on over to the discharge and catch a good mess of channel cats for the freezer.
 

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I had a spinnerbait tied on a rod laying on the deck all day and didn't throw it once. I need to start throwing them more often, and longer than 10 minutes when I do. Thats one of those baits I have little confidence in now, but used to catch a bunch of fish on them. Tried a popper on a reed line I usually do pretty good on about 5pm or so and caught one nice one and missed another. Right at sunset got out into the tree's and started throwing a red craw crank while my father inlaw went back to the worm to pu one more fish before dark. Guess I should have picked up that spinnerbait. This trip was like fishing a new lake for me because I've never fished Fayette in strong north winds before. That wind makes fishing the damn almost impossible and pushed me into areas I've never fished before. Congrats on the 25 fish thats a pretty good day considering the conditions.
 
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