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went out with skeet on sat in the wind and found a tough bite but stubbled on a small tourney set for the next day with a bunch of guys from Watershed. So I called and got a partner ( skeets brother Billy ). We arrive early and the wind is alot better then yesterday so the day already looks promising. We plan to fish roundout all day . We start on a bank that produced 7 fish for 23.10 last week for me . My partner immediatly hooks up with a finesse bait( small but a fish ). then he hooks up again with a 3lber. I finesse another solid fish . he follows my fish up with a chunky critter. while we are connecting with fish Pops (JJ) is on fish like everyone dreams about a isolated spot loaded with 3+lb smallies We watch him go on a tear. Then the class act pops is he calls 2 boats out to his spot so they can expierece the fun and 1 boat also bags 2 large smallies . All I can see is Pops going back and forth to his livewell . while this is going on we carolina rig up 2 more fish for our limit. 1/2 hour later Pops comes by and tells me he has around 15lbs and he is headed to esopous creek . Me and Billy now know we need some serious wieght so we discuss making a run to wappingers creek after we make one more pass down our productive bank and then we carolina rig another nice bass and cull our small one so now we decide to stay since we have found a pattern and a few decent fish. We end up culling a few more times before the wieghin and end up in 2nd with 5 fish for 13lbs 4 ounces our biggest fish is 3.2 but here comes pops with 5 football size smallies and a wieght of 17lbs and a 3.9 lb lunker. what a sack of fish . I have not seen a smallie this past month in roundout now I know why they where camped out waiting for Pops. 5bass
 

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I was out on the Roundout today too. I saw all you guys fishing and watched a few of you pull in some keepers. I talked to a couple guys (I don't know who's who) and most had decent fish.
I was planning on starting at the bank where the 23lb bag came out of but kept goin up the creek because there were about 3 boats on that spot at the time, so up the creek I went...I started at the falls and had a couple of taps on the drop-shot but nothing solid. It was tough to keep my small boat positioned in the current, but we made do.
I worked basically the whole creek, but didn't have much action. Later in the day I stopped at the bank the giant bag came out of and I got a nice 3lb+ LM up to the boat, but my line got caught up on one of my boat's rivets. That fish got off because of slack line, but I got a great look at it, and if my dad was a little quicker with the net, I would have had him. I started off throwing Jig n Pig but later switched to tube. I hooked up with that 3lber on the tube. Unfortunatly that was my only solid bite of the day. Worked other banks which looked similar and had similar underwater structure to no avail.
It seems most guys in the T were working areas between the RR bridge and the suspension bridge. Some looked like they were draggin for smallies and others were fishing pretty shallow for largies. We tried both, got a few hits on both, but failed to hook up.
One of the guys in the T had told me another guy had 15+ of smallies and I was looking forward to staying for the weigh-in, but my dad had other plans. Now I really wish I would have stayed. Wow 17lbs of smallies....what a bag!
 

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bassin on the hudson

I was the guy you talked to. when we saw you we where hoping for a big fish on wood since we had 12+lbs But we could not get it. Deeper rockey banks that was the ticket at low tide and then weed edges at rising tide. Used a jig and flipping tube for part of the day but we never got a fish on them. finesse fishing and carolina rigs produced all our fish . 5bass ( the 23.10 pound bag I got last week came from a tube and jig bite but the water was in the 50s now it is in the 40s seems it is making a difference with techniques and presentions) 5bass
 

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YEA, I FIGURED POP HAD SOMETHING GOING ON. WHEN I SAW HIM HE TOLD ME TO MEET HIM BY THE RAMP IN 15 MINUTES AND WE WERE GOING TO RUN UP THE RIVER. AT THAT POINT HE DIDNT HAVE A BITE. WELL 30 MINUTES LATER WHEN HE WASNT THERE I NEW HE FOUND THEM. HE ASKED ME TO GO WITH HIM THAT DAY TO. I THOUGHT I'D BE A SMART GUY AND TRY TO FIND THE FISH MYSELF. SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER. I'VE BEEN IN THE CLUB THREE YEARS NOW AND HAVE WATCHED HIM DO IT OVER AND OVER. THE MANS AMAZING. PALIDINE YOU ARE TOO.
 
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never made it out at all though. Maybe Peach lake next week. Sounds like JayJay dialed in. At least I saved a buck! How did Bill D'Addio do? Did Joe Mahood fish too? Jay Jay is one awesome T fisherman. If you looked in his boat you'd see the real reason why. KISS. Keep it simple, stupid! Jay Jay keeps his bait wet and on the bottom. He also doesn't miss a twig, it is very difficult to fish behind him because he leaves no spot untouched. The hardest part is he L O V E S to win! It still amazes me that I beat him out for AOY by eight ounces this year. I hope I am still going at it when I am in my seventies!
 

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The Hudson is really awesome this time of the year and when you put some some of these guys out there you,ll see some amazing sacks. Wish I could have been there as well, But a funeral & and a Christning took up both days. Are the Watershed boys going back there next weekend? Or down to Peach?
Gary
 
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