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Rob,

They've been awefully quiet so far.......... Hopefully, they're staring at their plaques!! :)


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Queit, yes, but starring at our plaques, no! :D

[email protected] and I had a tough day today. To sum it up, I stuck to a non-working pattern all day in hopes of the fish "turning on", but they never did. We ended up with 3 smallies and 2 largemouth for 7.4 pounds.

Both Seth and Ted faired a little better, but not much.

It seems most of the big fish in the tx (largemouth anyway) came out of very shallow water, like 2-3 feet. I guess with the heat wave on Friday, that moved them in.

Avon Anglers had an awesome turnout with 41 boats. That's right, 41 boats in November!!! Even saw some guys out there that would normally be sitting in trees this time of year.

Ron Hill and son Brandon won with 15.7 pounds. Second was 14 and change, and I believe 3rd was 12 and change. The next three bags in the 10's (including my dad with 10.50) and the rest were less than that.

Even though we had a pitiful day on the water, Joe and I had a great time! We spent the day trying to figure out where these fish went, or what would make them bite if they didn't go anywhere. We never did answer our question(s). Joe's P and J sandwiches were excellent, along with the Peach Snapples. Thanks Joe!! (and BTW "Top Gun"!! I knew I would think of it LOL!!)
 

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Well, at least you guys had a fun time on the water. Congrats to the Hills.

At the very least, happy birthday, buddy. :)

Tight Lines...

P.S. 41 BOATS??? WOW!
 

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Noel,

Shucks, I thought you'd have about 15 worth of smallies.

Glad you had a good time, and like Rob said, 41 boats? Geepers, that's a ton on Honeoye. They(Avon) put on an awesome tx, I see there open trails growing and growing.

Well, next weekend you should be in your glory!! I am NOT working and missing that one.

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Well, my prefish report was pretty much on track. Honeoye was its usual self. Easy to catch fish, impossible to find big fish.

Charlie and I started on the usual east side drift. Right away, we had a few in the boat on the first drift. Nothing over 2 lbs. The 2nd drift never put a keeper in the boat, but I did have a good one come unbuttoned along with 2 other small ones!!??!! That tube had something wrong with it....I decided to "store" it out in about 25' of water!

The next drift produced 1 more keeper, but still no size. The next drift filled the limit, and yet another good fish came off. After gently setting my rod down and thinking about what I am doing wrong, i went back to drifting. On a lake like Honeoye, you just can't lose good fish, you may not get many chances!!!

We drifted a few more times, culling for a couple of ounces. Our first 12 fish of the day were all Brown....not even a dink largie! We decided to go flipping in hopes of finding a bigger fish, and we really never did. We sorted out 2 of the brown fish with green fish, but still nothing over 2 lbs. We weighed in a dismal 8.48 lbs for a middle of the pack finish.

On to Conesus!!!

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After gently setting my rod down and thinking about what I am doing wrong, i went back to drifting.
Yeah right!! I saw Seth "gently set that rod down", and I think it bounced one or twice off the deck of the boat once it hit. I've seen Ted set rods down like that before to :D
 

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Whoa!!

How did I get into this discussion??:confused: :confused: :confused: I didn't even post on this thread. Not fair! Besides, those rods are too expensive to NOT set them down gently. I rarely get that frustrated!:angel: :angel:

C'ya on the water,
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In all fairness, I've only seen Ted do that once. A couple Springs ago, in one of the tougher tournaments on Erie, I believe in the dying minutes of the tournament he lost a monster smallie at the side of the boat after already having one in the boat. That might of been the second of two he lost that day also, hard to tell from that kind of distance :D
 

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Yeah, I haven't seen him get out of control, either.

I may have been thinking of myself, I have 'lost it' a couple of times, like Seth, usually on 'hard-luck' days. :)

Man, would it be nice to be on Erie in this weather or what?
 

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hard to tell from that kind of distance
Ha! We have spys, way out on Erie. I guess all my "secret" honey holes are probably not secret, either. :D

Gotta love this weather!!:) I'll take it! Unfortunately, the forecast for next Saturday has taken a turn for the worst (for us). 37 deg. for the high. If that don't bring those smallies out of hiding, nothing will!:D

C'ya on the water,
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Yes, I remember that day, Ted. May 26, 2002. We were all out on Erie, on "borrowed time" sneaking out into 6 and 7 foot waves. It was "conditions day" for the tourney books. How come I didn't feel a hint of nausea that day?

But the purpose of our sneaking out there was to attempt to make something of the day. I got a 5.82 pound Smallie almost instantly, but it was to no avail for the last few hours of the tourney. The rest of the fish were dinks. There was no shame in the frustration out there. Every fish lost was a potential to win the day.

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Hi Guys,

I had company over the weekend so I'm a little late getting on. It was not a terrific day of 'catching' for Noel and I, but it was a terrific day of fishing, laughing, strategizing, etc., etc. (Good job Noel comming up with Top Gun, but his handle was 'Maverick' - I think it's a 'draw').

I got a pretty good feel for 'dragging', at least enough to start figuring it out on my own (Noel caught the keepers and I caught the peepers). In addition, Noel gave me a lot of information regarding when, where, etc. so I've got a good start.

It wasn't a good day for pics, so we didn't end up with any except for the weight in photo (the Avon guys put on quite a show). It was very nice to see Noel's Dad and Stepmom, looked like they had a good time (his Dad almost cashed).

Thanks again for the ride Noel, I hope we can do it again sometime.

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It was very nice to see Noel's Dad and Stepmom, looked like they had a good time (his Dad almost cashed).

Joe K.
Hummmm, I wonder if Sue would agree. Charlie and I did get some great entertainment as Larry decided to "unload" Sue just short of the dock. :eek: She took it pretty well, but I did hear something about a "Lobster dinner" in the discussion....:D


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Yeah right!! I saw Seth "gently set that rod down", and I think it bounced one or twice off the deck of the boat once it hit. I've seen Ted set rods down like that before to .

:angel: Ted is my hero, and I want to be just like him when I grow up! :angel:

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but I did hear something about a "Lobster dinner" in the discussion....
I heard a whole lot more than that! :cussing: I'm sure that little story will be revisited in the not-so-distant future. :D

C'ya on the water,
Ted
 

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jiggin-n-piggin said:
I'm sure that little story will be revisited in the not-so-distant future. :D
Muhahaha! I wasn't there, but I look forward to hearing that story at "the appropriate time." :D :D :D

Tight Lines...
 
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