"The Ditch" 5/3/08

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Ole Wayno and I fished "The Ditch" (Fern ridge) on Saturday from 7am to 1pm and had a fairly good day. The water temp was 55 early and rose to 57 by noon. We fished spinnerbaits and plastic worms on grasslines in about 3 feet of water with deeper water nearby. We managed to put 8 fish in the boat with the best 5 going about 12 lbs., topped off with a 4 lbs. 2 oz. fish. I wish I could have stayed longer as the warmer water had the fish moving up and becoming more active. The fish were scattered in the usual places and with a few warm days the bite should be wide open. In the next few weeks I'll be going a lot after work and welcome someone to join in on the fun.

4 lbs. 2 oz.
 
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2 lbs. 10 oz.

2 lbs. 10 oz.

nice fish but i need to fire the photographer. LOL
 
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2 lbs. 8 oz.

2 lbs. 8 oz.

th fish were hitting the bait so hard that they would throw slack in the line coming right at you. you had to set hard and reel fast and set again to assure a good set.
 
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Blade fish

Blade fish

looks like this one narrowly escaped an Osprey. a few fish had claw marks on them.
 
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Dead tree cove

Dead tree cove

lots of wood to pitch jigs here. the tules are still dead but the grass is coming up.
 
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Nice fish. Now I just gotta figure out where that is so I can chase them little fishies too.
 
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wow, Fern ridge? near eugene?

I didn't know it held bass. I've fished there many times (from the shore) and have no luck every time. All we got were small catfish and blue gills.
 
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Bass in the ditch?

Bass in the ditch?

wow, Fern ridge? near eugene?

I didn't know it held bass. I've fished there many times (from the shore) and have no luck every time. All we got were small catfish and blue gills.

there's a good chance a state record is swimming in the ditch. i have personally lost a teener there. ya ya, the one that got away story? LOL

there used to be a great crappie population there too but the last few years they haven't shown themselves well. maybe this year......
 
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nice fish but i need to fire the photographer. LOL



I've heard folks say on other websites that photos can be lightened.............on Photo Shop site...........................


them thar are mighty beautiful Bass .....Bro.........................:lol::lol::lol:
 
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I'm not an expert Photoshopper by any means, but I did get them a little brighter for you.

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photochopper

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thanks trollin4trout for the effort. i prolly could have done it but was too lazy. hahaha GAWD!!!! am i that ugly in person?
 
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If you ever have an open seat, I would love to join you. I'm about 10 minutes from the ditch. Anytime, let me know. Great looking fish.


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