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Hopedale Inside Big Dody Fishing Report

Hopedale Inside Big Dody Fishing Report,

Today Glen (alias “Big Dody”), his wife Lynn, and I left out of Pips’s Place to fish one of our usual fishing haunts. The weather was very cold early morning and the tide was falling till the evening with a 2 ft differential.. The water was 45 degrees when we launched the boat and the weather was predicted to be moderate. Using clicking corks and 3 inch New Penny Gulps with 1/8 oz. screw jig heads; it wasn’t long before we were into non-stop redfish. Lynn started out slowly but after figuring out that she could cast a real rod & reel and not that antiquated Zebco her husband gave her, she kept up with the big boys casting and catching fish. We landed about 8 keeper reds but threw back about 4 under sized ones. The reds stopped biting as fast as they started so we headed to One Quart of Fuel Lake and trout fishing was slow to start. Many boats were out in the lake today. We drift fished and got into sporadic bites with nice sized trout mixed in. We threw back a bunch of under sized trout but ended the day with a nice mess of trout and reds. It didn’t take Lynn very long learning how to flip the trout into the boat without the use of a landing net just like a veteran angler. The trout really liked the clear DOA’s today for some reason, better than the usual Gulps.

Good fishin’,