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I deleted my last thread, because I have updated my 2003 Lakes and Techniques analysis with pictures and more information. Although, I plan on fishing more this year, I thought this would suffice. John G requested that I put something together all year...so here it is!

Please follow this link for the report (best viewed on a full screen):

http://home.att.net/~hugefish/2003_Season_Story.htm
 

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Huge, this is an awesome report. Thanks so much for sharing it! I have read it over and will read it over a couple more tims, especially the breakdowns and stats to see what I can learn from them.

Interesting to me were the following:
  • The role the buzzbait played in your success. I know many competent bass anglers who disregard this bait completely. I have always thrown in sporadically, and next season I will give it more of a shot, especially in early to mid fall.
  • The role of the jig-n-pig, a bait I gained a lot of confidence in this season. It is known to be a big fish bait, and it was interesting to hear it worked for you as well, although not surprising. Jig-n-pigs rule!
A couple questions...
  • The Drop shot caught you one fish...a big fish. How often did you drop shot? Are you interested in doing it again next year? Did you just learn about dropshotting this season?
  • You list C-bait in your big fish breakdown. Is that Carolina Rigging you're referring to?
  • You have walker and stick bait listed separately. Does walker mean dog walker, as in the dog walking style of working topater? What is the difference in your opinion? I always thought stick baits were dog walked, and I know there is a difference between a Zara Spook and a Spittin image, but I never thought much of it. Do you think there is a big difference, or a time to throw one and not the other?
  • Did you do any stat computations about numbers of fish verses time fished at specific locations?

I'm sure I'll have other questions as I read this again, and feel free to ignore my questions. I don't expect you to spend inordinate amounts of time answering them. If I really want answers I'll keep detailed stats myself next year. In fact, I ythink that's exactly what I'll do!

Thanks again for the info...

Mark
 

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Mark, I guess I need to clarify some of my abbreviations.

S-Bait = Spinnerbait
C-Bait = Crankbait.....I have never c-rigged up a fish in my life.
Walkers - Spit n Image, Spooks, etc.

I started tracking the hours initially, but I got too lazy to continue during the course of the year.

Only one fish on a drop-shot and it happened to be 4lbs, that is because I caught it at Rockland Lake. Never tried it before, and I will need to do more drop-shotting in the future.
 

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for anyone who doesn't click on John's link and check out his unbelievable report, you are missing out on a real treat...


there are no words to describe the layout and logic of his summaries.......

it is inspiring......

Please everyone go check it out!!!!!
 

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Awesome, awesome report!! That is great! Congratulations on your great season! - Fishinut
 

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excellent report, John....ever considered applying for a statistician job, say with the Knicks or the Mets?.....very detailed report...

Speaking to Ray Scully, he says record keeping is an important facet of bass fishing, of which Im guilty of not doing. I will certainly try it again this coming season.

Congrats, again, John....what a season!....

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Great season!! And a phenomenal recap of events!!

One thing's for sure. You have WAY, WAY, WAY, too much time on your hands!!!:p I'm jealous!!

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JP, the funny thing is I put most of this stuff together at a temp job. They hired me for a couple of weeks, but the last couple of days I was begging for work. My "boss" said don't worry about it, so I compiled my stats and worked on my excel graphing skills! LOL!
 

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John,

Unbelievable report!

The Fishing Gods blessed the right man this year. It will be a year that you will never forget and the best part is that you were able to share these times with your dad.

Congrats on a great year.

MikeYac
 

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Huge:

Thank you so much for your time and effort. Very cool reading, and very informative....Plus, great living vicariously through someone who actually caught fish this year....

You've got me jonesin' for the April/May water already!!


Zuke.
 

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OUTSTANDING report and recap as usual John.

I am also honored that you included me, my stomach and that nice Hopatcong smallie in it. I will certainly look forward to fishing with you again in the spring as you are one of the finest gentlemen and anglers that I have met on the board. We shall certainly hit Hopatcong again when we can go more than 5mph without getting harrased by the lake police. LOL We will also need to get Mr. Pido involved for another trip to that lake that I'm not allowed to talk about for another "massacre" I also have a few new ones to take you too as well.
Have a joyous Thanksgiving holiday my friend.---LP
 

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There you go John...the secret is finally out.

Kudos to Nicky!
 

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John,

This is a very impressive and detailed summary. I was fortunate enough to get out and fish with John quite a bit during this year. He is a very talented angler that can utilize many different techniques effectively. The one thing that amazes me is his persistence with throwing topwaters even though he will have long stretches without any hits. More often than not he is usually rewarded with some incredible fish (Musky included). There is no substitute for time on the water, and developing confidence in your abilities. :beerchug:
 
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