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#1 May-01-14 6:07PM

drxfish
Patagonian Toothfish
From: Sterling
Registered: Jan-04-14
Posts: 1516

The Dead Sea give up 7

I had to get out and try my luck on the "Dead Sea" (aka Burke Lake) after all the rain blew out the rivers.  I waited until the pavement was dry and left around 11:30AM.  I stopped and ate a sandwich and then headed for the lake.  The afternoon was nice with air temps in the 70's and passing clouds with 5-10mph winds.  I went to a cove where a creek comes in and tried several different lures until a nice 16"er hit a custom made balsa wakebait.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p237/johndrx/IMG_0629.jpg
I was psyched to get the skunk out and tried that bait for a while longer before moving on.  I went to the next cove over which was a little clearer.  I tried several lures until I decided to skip a tube to shoreline cover at the back of the cove..  This 16"er hit aggressively as the tube stopped moving.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p237/johndrx/IMG_0630.jpg
I tried this along the shore and got this nice crappie on the tube.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p237/johndrx/IMG_0632.jpg
I worked my way back to the first cove and continued with the tube.  After a couple smaller fish and a miss or two, I got another nice 16"+.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p237/johndrx/IMG_0633.jpg
I decided to try something different as I got toward the back of the cove.  On about the second or third cast with a white chatterbait, I caught my biggest fish at 18" and FAT.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p237/johndrx/IMG_0635.jpg
You can see the end of a tail in it's gullet.
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p237/johndrx/IMG_0636.jpg
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p237/johndrx/IMG_0637.jpg
That was it.  Seven in all and any time I catch fish there I am happy.  Last two trips were skunk-o.


Always wishin' I was fishin'

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#2 May-01-14 6:13PM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
Registered: Feb-03-06
Posts: 13124

Re: The Dead Sea give up 7

We just talked about the Dead Sea while we got wet on Monday.

Well done John!!


Time to go fishin' again!

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#3 May-02-14 5:31AM

AndrewDo124
Patagonian Toothfish
From: Alexandria
Registered: May-27-08
Posts: 963

Re: The Dead Sea give up 7

That's a fantastic outting for burke lake! Nice work!

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#4 May-02-14 5:44AM

firemunkee
Patagonian Toothfish
From: Ashburn, VA
Registered: May-23-13
Posts: 1525

Re: The Dead Sea give up 7

Nice job!


Together we'll fight the long defeat.

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#5 May-02-14 6:16AM

drxfish
Patagonian Toothfish
From: Sterling
Registered: Jan-04-14
Posts: 1516

Re: The Dead Sea give up 7

Thanks.  My last few trips out (anywhere) have not been as good.  All fish were shallow and pre-spawn.


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#6 May-03-14 5:26AM

John F
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From: Potomac Falls, Va
Registered: Dec-21-13
Posts: 39
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Re: The Dead Sea give up 7

Nice going !


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