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Lakeshore Estates Assult

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TEAM JO-JO:

Decided today, (1-8-20) was going to be a fishing day in-lieu of a work day, no plans, no first mate, just a solo trip on the water with me, meself, and me aboard the Bay Flat Jr for a relaxing day on the water.

SIGNS:

• Tough time sleeping
• Late get up
• Loveofthepack cooked breakfast
• Me than decide to go fishing, it now be 10:15 AM
• Off to Dock Side to figure out where me be going fishing
• S.E. wind 12-15 mph blowing steady
• Had me mind made up Lakeshore Estate or bust, me and the Bay flat Jr road out the 2 to 3 foot waves as we headed east, turn out to be a piece of cake.

CONDITIONS:

• Perfect
• Wind S.E. 12-15mph steady as she blew
• Water, ripples in the pond, Lake P had some 2 to 3 footers running almost parallel with Twin Span
• Sky, Sunny & clear
• Temp cool temps, jumpsuit on all day
• Water level, down 2 plus feet hard getting off dock to Bay Flat Jr, same when getting up
• Water Temp , 58F steady all day
• Water clarity on a scale of 1-7, a
 Lake P 2 minus
 Pond 3, looked dirty all the way in the back
• Tide, falling at first than turned and start to come in, you could see the dirty water mixing with the clear water, you could follow the tide as it came in by watching the colors change.
• Boats out and about, had 4 Bay Boats and (2) Kayaks
• 1 pull Yamaha Nightmare Machine started right up, this be a real good sign

TECHNIQUE / STRATEGY:

• Be safe
• Have fun
• Put some run time on Bay Flat Jr. and Yamaha Nightmare Machine
• This be me daily therapy for ALL me aliments
• Gather Intel for future trips, and to share with fisherperson, (on rodnreel.com) to help assist them in their choice of areas to fish, lures to use and presentation of same to the elusive Silverwonders.
• Need some alone time
• Needed to relax, get on the water and vent
• Try all me new trolling rigs / techniques
• See if the Silverwonders wanted to join us for dinner tomorrow
• Learn, learn, learn, how to fish the Lakeshore Estate canal system
• Bring home dinner, set me goal at 5 Silverwonders, all me needed to have a small fish fry
• Find a spot # with the seven fundamentals / criteria of catching:
1 WIND AT YOUR BACK: (No way getting out of it, helped me to troll somewhat, it actually slowed the Bay Flat Jr down when heading into win.
2 (MOVING WATER: (Looked like it moving all evening late evening looked like the pond came to life, fish on top of the water and Pelicans eating them up.
3 WATER CALRITY: (Lake P not good, pond it was a 3 to 3 plus depending how far back up in the pond you went.)
4 HOLDING FISH: ( S.E. shoreline, 15-17 feet of water)
5 PATIENTS: (Reached the honey hole at 11:53, 12:07 first Silverwonder in the boat & box, next bite / catch 2:45 to 3:50 PM, no patients needed today)
6 SKILL: (Notice on me last trip, Silverwonders being caught at an area we never fished before, so me gave it a try today, BINGO!!!!)
7 LUCK: (Making the decision to try a new area)
• Anchor up cast & retrieve slowly along the bottom, with a twitch every now and then, tight lining…………………………………DID NOT TRY
• Drift with the wind cast & retrieve (DWWC&R)……………DID NOT TRY
• Oak River Troll (ORT)………………..DID NOT TRY
• Reverse Oak River Troll (RORT) ………..DID NOT TRY
• Oak River Skim (ORS) ……………DID NOT TRY
• Cork ……..DID NOT TRY
• Lake P Troll (LPT)…………….Caught 15T, 1M
 S.S. wire w/ Long A lure & trailers caught 1
 Lead core caught w/ Rattle Trap & trailers 1M
 Power pro caught w/ ¾ oz. jig head w/trailers 15t
 Orange & Green trailers caught 95%, Matrix Shad Lemon Drop caught 5%
 All matched up with ¾ oz. jig head
• Dead bait………NONE
• Live bait………………… NONE

• LURE DU JOUR:

• 3” H&H Purple Beetle, matched up with H&H ¼ oz. round white head with gold hook……………Did not try
• 3” Chartreuse Glow Beetle, matched up with H&H ¼ oz. round white head w/gold hook………….DID NOT TRY
• Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, matched up with H&H ¼ oz. round white head w/gold hook……………Did not try
• Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, matched up with H&H 3/8 oz. round white head w/gold hook……………DID NOT TRY
• Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, matched up with H&H 1/2 oz. round white head w/gold hook……………DID NOT TRY
• Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, matched up with 3/4 oz. round lead head ………Caught 95% of Silverwonders with this rig, added trailers

AREAS / SPOTS / NUMBERS OF THE MAP FISHED:

Spot # Lakeshore Estate canal system

OUR REWARDS:

• Lived to fish another day
• (15) Silverwonders. (3) Miniwonders
• (1) Mullet
• (5) Missed at boat, small trouble hook me think was the problem
• (1) Popped line, fish broke me lead core line, hit it so hard like to pole out of my hand
• (3) Hits me missed
• Trouble hooks caught everything in the boat, including me twice, hate trouble hooks.
• Learned a lot to day, this was the best part of the trip, leaning how to fish Lakeshore Canal System
• Relaxing evening on the water just what me needed to bring me back down to reality
• Lots of cool fresh air
• Sun in me face
• Dinner for tomorrow
• Best fishing trip of my life, until the next one.

FISHERPERSON OF THE DAY:

Easy call, me, meself, & I it be.

SUGGESTIONS:

Me tried the S.S. Wire rig, Lead Core rig, and Power Pro rig, comments as follows:
• S.S. Wire too hard to manage, will take some time to get used to, hard to get line out, cannot feel the lure like me like to feel, heavy to handle, hard to reel in, but that might be cause me have to reel with me left had. This rig would be me third option to use for trolling.
• Lead Core, once again, hard to get line out, heavy rig, me like the feel of it, and me can feel me lure pretty good, hard to reel in, with trailers line to long, (short pole) have to almost stand up to get fish in boat., hard to reel in, this would be me second option for trolling
• Power Pro, all very easy to use, line flows right out, can use me thumb to let line out and stop it when me want, feeling of lure good, easy to reel in, setting hook great, fighting fish smooth bring them in, this be me # 1 option for trolling. However a lot of line needs to be let out to get to bottom.
• Lures:
o Option 3 Long A
o Option 2 Rattle traps
o # 1 option 3/4oz. jig head w/Matrix Shad Lemon drop
o All above should have trailers, orange & green ones w/red hooks
Just me suggestions above, works for me is all me can say.

PONDER OF THE DAY:
Are there limits to fisherpersons creativity?

Q&A:

Would things get better or worse if fisherpersons focused on what was going wrong rather than what’s going well?

TEAM JO-JO’S FUTURE STRATAGEM:

Trip with Big Wayne tomorrow, heading to Bayou Bienvenue in the AM, until then:

Good Fishing

Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack
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