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Fayette 3-11-08

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Sorry for the late report!

Water temp was around 65 degrees.
Winds were out of the north, north west around 5 to 10 mph.
Water was little off color due to rains the day before.
The bite was very slow for Fayette.
All of our fish were caught in and around the timber area in about 8 to 12 feet on lizards and swim baits. There’s really not a lot of grass in the lake at this time. What few females we caught appeared to be completely spawned out and they looked pretty poor.
My father- in –law who is almost 70 years old made a comment in California that he would like to go fishing with me some time. I told him that I was pretty sure that I could arrange that, so I did. I fished a little but my main goal was to put him on some fish and teach him how to fish with artificial baits. On his first catch, he landed a 5lb. 3 oz. bass. His first catch was funny because he thought he was hung up on a tree, but I told him he had a fish on his line and it was stripping line. I had to coach him on landing this fish from start to end. Boy did he get excited when the fish started jumping out of the water. It was moment to remember. He also said that this was the biggest fish he had ever caught.
It was a short trip, but one he will not forget.
Here are a few pics of his catch.

This is the 5.3 bass. Boy is she skinny.  She measured out at 23 3/4 inches

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Thanks for the report. I will be back on April 15th for 4 days of fayette!!!
Glad to see you're back in action. I hope the shoulders are doing well.

I'll be at Fayette the week of April 27 with my (85 yr old) Dad. Seeing the post about you and your Father in law has me getting anxious already.
Yeah Bill, I may be back in action as we speak, but my trips are very very short ones. It doesn't take much before my shoulder starts bothering me a little, and when that occurs I get off the water.
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