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The weather in Florida has been on a roller coaster with some fairly high winds to cope with. The lake temperatures are dropping a bit quicker than they did last year with the water today right at 66 everywhere that we checked it. Today was breezy early on and there was a good enough chill to need a jacket, but the sun shone brightly as a high pressure area hung directly overhead.

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<p>Bo White, his wife, and friend Greg arrived at the ramp at daylight. Scott
met them with live well loaded with shiners and they departed for the Farm. They
started at the spillway and ended at the spillway. The twist to that is the
start and the finish was at two different spillways. The first in the SE corner
of the Farm only produced sporadically and was harboring a healthy crop of
pickerel. <br>
<img border="0" src="http://www.imaginationbassin.com/photogallery/November2003/November/DCP_0602.JPG" width="400" height="266"><br>
However, as you can see by the photo, the second spillway was producing fish
more to their liking. Placement of the shiners was extremely critical, but
dropping them in the right spot turned what would have been a so-so day into a
good day. <br>
<img border="0" src="http://www.imaginationbassin.com/photogallery/November2003/November/DCP_0603.JPG" width="400" height="266"><br>
I fished a half day with friend Don Willis and we worked several areas of the
Farm and the Marsh. We found fish in the southern areas of the Farm. We didn't
find fish in the Stick Marsh and we spent a bit of time in the NW areas.<br>
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Mostly what we saw were bucks making ready for the upcoming spawn but we did
manage to get a couple of ladies also. Senkos were the bait that worked,
although we tried buzz baits, spinner baits, rattletraps, and jerk baits. The
wind wasn't too bad which was a major improvement over the last couple of weeks.
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We have a very busy week coming up with lots of people vying for 1st position in
our contest. Some lucky fisherman is going to really enjoy the $2500 first prize
and all they have to do is catch the biggest fish between now and the end of
April. See you on the water. Say hi if you get the chance.</p>

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Stick Marsh = success

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<span style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt">Today I had the pleasure of taking Larry Elswick
for a ½ day afternoon of Bass fishing. Larry decided that he wanted to give
shiners a try so with 4 dozen shiners we headed to the Spillway area on the
C54 canal. Fishing the shiners both free lined, and with balloons we had
constant action until the 4 dozen shiners where gone. The fish came from both
open water and from underneath the matt of Hydrilla and Hyacinth. No real big
fish made it to the boat today, but with plenty of action Larry had a great
time and will be back in Decemb</span></font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt">er
with hopes of catching a Lunker such as Ken Bugaj did on his trip to the
Marsh.<br>
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<span style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt">Yesterday we headed out to do some scouting, and
catch a few bass along the way. The bass are on the move and fattening up in
preparation for the upcoming spawn. Look for clean water in the south end of
Farm13 and you should find Bass. The most productive bait has still been the
Senko’s in dark colors fished weightless. We did managed to catch a few fish
on a Bomber Long <span class="GramE">A</span> (Shiner color) and lost one big
fish on a white Buzz bait. The SW corner of the Farm is still holding lots of
fish, but don’t hesitate to work other areas on the South end of the Farm you
might be pleasantly surprised. There are big fish out there as we head quickly
towards the December spawn and don't be surprised if you nail a fish in that
double digit range such as Wydham Hewitt and Bruse Ense did on one of their
many trips here.<br>
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<img border="0" src="http://www.imaginationbassin.com/test/WyndhamHewitt2.jpg" width="424" height="433"></p>
<p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt">Good
luck and see you on the water. Say hi if you get the chance.<br>
Scott</span></font></div>

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Competition is good

Mark Richards was the man today. Many of you either know Mark or know of him as he fished your area and lived in Cranford, NJ.

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<p>Mark Richards came to the Marsh to get some quality fishing in and departed
with not only his biggest fish of his life so far, but also possibly the
smallest.<br>
<img border="0" src="http://www.imaginationbassin.com/test/DCP_0554.JPG" width="400" height="266"><br>
However, prior to catching this one he had already warmed up his arm and shoulder
muscles wrestling the below lady to the boat.<br>
<img border="0" src="http://www.imaginationbassin.com/test/DCP_0553.JPG" width="400" height="266"><br>10.5 Lbs on the Boga Grip
Just to make sure things weren't cooling off to quickly a short time later he
followed up with another nice fish.<br>
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Mark has taken over the lead for first place towards winning the $2500 prize
with the above 10.5 pound beauty(two photos up). He caught it on a #222 Senko. She measured at
26 X 18 and was weighed on a Boga Grip. Not only is he in first place with the
biggest fish so far, but he is also leading for the Yamamoto Custom rod for the
biggest fish caught on a Senko.</p>
<p>We spent the day in the south end of the Farm working with buzz baits,
Senkos, and the occasional popper. Obviously the most successful bait was the
Senko that caught the above fish. The fish are starting to stage for spawn and
although the bulk of the population is bucks, keep in mind that the very next
cast could be that fish of a lifetime. </p>
<p>Weather was good, water temps were approaching 71, and for most of the day
the wind was calm. </p>
<p>See you on the water. Say hi if you get the chance. Got a question? Send me
an e-mail.</p>

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