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FLOAT TUBE FISHING FORUM » U.S. Post and Topics » U.S. Midwest Region Introductions and Discussions » Fishing Reports Midwest Region » Hooks in the Heartland

Hooks in the Heartland

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1Hooks in the Heartland Empty Hooks in the Heartland on Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:13 pm

bigfish

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Heading out to the 'Pit Pond' tomorrow. Its one of my favorite spots to fish. It's an old gravel pit from decades ago now turned into a fishing lake. It's a beautiful place and the bass fishing is fantastic.
This will be my second trip to the Pit Pond this year. Last time the water was still cold, 51 deg., and the bass weren't interested at all. I'll be having my coffee sitting on the water getting ready for that first ray of sunlight.

2Hooks in the Heartland Empty Re: Hooks in the Heartland on Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:24 pm

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Bigfish good luck out there if you get a chance take some pictures and post them up we would like to see you water's. What a Face


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3Hooks in the Heartland Empty Re: Hooks in the Heartland on Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:45 pm

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Good luck out there bigfish!!


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4Hooks in the Heartland Empty Some older pics on Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:56 pm

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Here are a few from last year. They were taken from a phone camera. This year I'm going to have some cool camera gear on the water. It's not all here yet.

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5Hooks in the Heartland Empty Re: Hooks in the Heartland on Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:13 pm

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Sweet bro thanks for sharing, I wish I could hit it up with you out there bro.


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6Hooks in the Heartland Empty Re: Hooks in the Heartland on Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:20 pm

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That's some awesome looking water. Good luck with the fishing.

7Hooks in the Heartland Empty Re: Hooks in the Heartland on Sun Apr 12, 2015 5:36 am

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What a great day! Up at 4 a.m. loading fishing equipment in the truck.

As I was heading to the Pit Pond I was thinking that it was still a bit early to catch any bass because of the water temperature. But this trip was about more than just catching fish.  Arriving at the location I began the ritual prep the float tube by head lamp under the stars (No light pollution here!) Lets see...this lure box goes here and this one there, oh and don't forget the net. Don cold weather clothing and put the waders on.
Strap the Float Tube on my back, grab the rods and equipment bag and hit the trail. Arriving at the waters edge I gently lower the Float Tube into the water and assemble the fish finder, rods and misc. stuff on board. Strap on my fins, turn off the head lamp and make my way to the center of the lake by the light of  the moon and stars.
Reaching the center of the lake I prep my lines with the lures for the initial attack. I pull out my thermos and sip my coffee waiting for the first ray of sun to slip over the ridge and slice through the water. I think to myself that even if I don't get a single strike I've had a great day!
As the sun rises and begins to slice up the water I start my assault with some plastics and spinners. A very large bass exits the water in an aerial somersault creating huge ripples near me. A good sign for sure.
But the water is still cold (54 deg.) and I see very little activity on the down looking and forward looking radar screen. Getting no action I decide to change to top water tactics and move to the edges. I slowly work my way around the lake trying to convince the bass to eat Kermit. But the water is cold and they aren't interested.
Making my way around the lake the sun is now high in the sky. I toss Kermit into some cattails about eight feet from me and make him hop around a bit and then fall into the water. The solemn still of the morning is broken as a bass erupts from the water and engulfs my frog. The fight is on! This is my first one for the year and I don't plan on losing him.
With adrenaline surging thru me and a huge grin I finally net him. And with that my Float Tube fishing year begins!  

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The only record this one set was the first for the year. He was also the only one for the trip. But all in all it was one heck of a great trip!

8Hooks in the Heartland Empty Re: Hooks in the Heartland on Sun Apr 12, 2015 7:07 am

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Awsome report bigfish and WTG on that bass, That's my kind of fishing right there when you plan your attacks. You know till this day I have not had 1 bass of the frog (Kermit) lol! I have had followers but no dice.


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9Hooks in the Heartland Empty Re: Hooks in the Heartland on Sun Apr 12, 2015 7:38 am

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Congratz on the first bass of the year!
Top water is a great way to catch em, always exciting.
Thanks for sharing.


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10Hooks in the Heartland Empty Re: Hooks in the Heartland on Sun Apr 12, 2015 1:11 pm

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That was a great report bigfish and congrats on the first of the year I am sure there will be plenty more to come keep up the good work.


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11Hooks in the Heartland Empty Re: Hooks in the Heartland on Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:38 am

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Awesome report Big Fish!!! Love all the play by play......I was all amped up just reading this! Good stuff sir.....keep the reports coming! Plus that lake looks like its holding lots of fish....and thats all it takes. just one to get that stripe off! WTG

12Hooks in the Heartland Empty Re: Hooks in the Heartland on Tue Apr 14, 2015 1:26 am

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Awesome report!!!! the frog! my fav. ever!!!


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13Hooks in the Heartland Empty Re: Hooks in the Heartland on Fri May 01, 2015 6:49 pm

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Next time you go out let me know if you see signs of crappie spawn. Usually the bluegill move in after the crappie move out. Hopefully in 2-3 weeks.

14Hooks in the Heartland Empty Re: Hooks in the Heartland on Fri May 01, 2015 10:43 pm

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ah man that looks like fun! great report man Smile

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