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#1 Jun-12-20 10:15AM

drxfish
Patagonian Toothfish
From: Sterling
Registered: Jan-04-14
Posts: 2215

Beaverdam Reservoir 6/12/20

I got out early and waited for the guy to open the gate (6:08am).  There were 3 cars behind me (2 kayaks and a pelican type boat).  I put in and ran upstream. 

After trying different baits, I got no bites.  No topwater, spinnerbait or crankbait bites.  Only got nibbles on the UL.  I ran down toward the dam gradually and tried a swimbait with an underspin and swimbait on one of George's SWM jigs.  I got a hookup on the underspin, but never got a hookset and it threw the bait.  I was moving and casting/dragging the swimbait.  As I got near some deeper water I got a good hit and the fight was on!  It was a big fish and fought hard.  I was not sure what it was until I got it near the boat.  It was a BIG LM!  I was able to grab the net and finally got the fish to the boat.

https://i.imgur.com/mB67Gzk.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/otElmSA.jpg
[https://i.imgur.com/5zTbjje.jpg

I tried to measure it and take a picture, but I could not get it all in the picture.  I was pretty pumped up.  I ended up taking 2 pictures to show the length.  Just short of 20.5" and FAT.
img]https://i.imgur.com/cz1UF0l.jpg[/img]
https://i.imgur.com/Hlcvxwd.jpg

I was very happy to catch that fish as I was targeting big ones mostly.  The wind picked up and I tried drifting around , but got no more bites. 

There were a lot of kayaks and a few other boats.  I ended up eating my sandwich and slowly drifting back toward the put in.  I was off the water a little before 12pm.

It was a nice day.  Sunny and a breeze.  Great day to be on the water!

Last edited by drxfish (Jun-12-20 10:19AM)


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#2 Jun-12-20 12:14PM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
Registered: Feb-03-06
Posts: 14255

Re: Beaverdam Reservoir 6/12/20

Nice slob!!

One of those kayaks was Paul, he got a few. Maybe he will tell the story.

Inquiring minds want to know, how do you target only big ones? That's all I ever want to catch! cool


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#3 Jun-12-20 12:14PM

hookup
Patagonian Toothfish
Registered: Jan-31-12
Posts: 1658

Re: Beaverdam Reservoir 6/12/20

Another 20" Nice

Last edited by hookup (Jun-12-20 12:15PM)

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#4 Jun-12-20 1:13PM

Curly
Patagonian Toothfish
Registered: Mar-15-10
Posts: 5234

Re: Beaverdam Reservoir 6/12/20

Sweet fish!


Hell or High Water...........I'm Fishin!!   big_smile

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#5 Jun-12-20 1:16PM

drxfish
Patagonian Toothfish
From: Sterling
Registered: Jan-04-14
Posts: 2215

Re: Beaverdam Reservoir 6/12/20

I started thinking deeper water near cover.  They seemed to like swimbaits today.  Wind kills me on that lake.  I was not trusting my battery life.


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#6 Jun-15-20 10:45AM

Houli
Northern Snakehead
From: Leesburg, VA
Registered: Dec-09-10
Posts: 250

Re: Beaverdam Reservoir 6/12/20

Nice one! I was the guy behind you with the 2 kayaks. I got 2 blowups on a whopper plopper early but no hookup .... threw everything I had for 2 hours and got a couple bumps on swim jig but no set. My buddy picked up a small LMB on red texas rig worm. It was a beauty of a day to be out there.

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