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NKlamerus

NKlamerus

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Hit the water about 5pm today and fished until dark, blue bird sky and wind out of the north at a constant 6-7mph

Water is crystal clear and the weeds/algae are unbelievable right now, definitely the worst I've seen in the area.

Never saw any bass cruising, ended up catching 2 while pitching a senko in overhanging brush

Bigger of the two went just under 4lbs
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NKlamerus

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Thanks for the report! That one was a piggy. Did you get a water temp?
Unfortunately I did not, "too cold to swim in"

I don't want a full sonar rig, might get a cheap aquarium thermometer though

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Unfortunately I did not, "too cold to swim in"

I don't want a full sonar rig, might get a cheap aquarium thermometer though

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I used to carry an aquarium thermometer before I got a FF with a temp sensor. The funny thing is that at some point the glass tube slipped a bit (slid on the metal back that had the temp grid) and I got some readings that were off for a week or two before I realized what was going on. I thought fish should have been spawning but the water temp was still in the 50s. Bad data is worse than no data :)
 
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I used to carry an aquarium thermometer before I got a FF with a temp sensor. The funny thing is that at some point the glass tube slipped a bit (slid on the metal back that had the temp grid) and I got some readings that were off for a week or two before I realized what was going on. I thought fish should have been spawning but the water temp was still in the 50s. Bad data is worse than no data :)
I might actually have a digital one laying around somewhere.

In most cases the water temp doesn't change much in what I'm throwing, fish gotta eat no matter the temperature!

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Only reason I care about temp is for the spawn. That is the only time I think temp is really important.
Agreed

I think I've relied on sight more than anything else this year, weather has just been temperamental!

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This has definitely been a weird year. The Willamette went from a good bit colder than usual to warmer than usual in really short order. Maybe we should fish wacky rigged worms to match the wacky conditions.
 
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