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shiltsy

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Anyone else go out this morning? The storms moving through seemed to drive the fish into a feeding frenzy. It was a fantastic morning of fishing!

Also experienced what must have been some pretty serious static charge in the air right before two systems moved through. After casting all of the slack line was arcing upward (10-15' and more into the air). On a few of the casts, I left my bail open after the cast was finished and line kept spooling up into the sky. It was very cool to watch, but probably not the smartest for me to stay out on the lake. Oh well, took a risk and the fishing paid off!

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I have had that happen to me. It is pretty scary to figure at any point a bolt of lightening could hit. I am glad the fishing was good. Hopefully it will continue through the weekend.

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Shiltsy,

You were primed for a lightning strike!

It's happened to me once and not even a second later lightning struck a tree 50 yards from us. Instantaneous flash and thunder- and a 60 mph trip across the lake to the landing.

Consider yourself lucky - Isn't it nuts the way the fish go crazy like that right before a storm? Probably why most of us stay out there and risk it. Oh, by the way, buy a lotto ticket today -might be your lucky day!

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Experienced that also, scary stuff, lightning. Hard to break away from a hot bite. Have stayed and fished right through it and then have the fish turn off as fast as they turned on after the front roared by.

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Consider yourself lucky..

A) that you had a great morning.

B) Your still alive.

Great fishing is not worth your life. When your rod tips buzz or your line starts to float its telling you that the air is super charged and just looking for somewhere to make the connection to ground.

Congrats on the great morning of fishing though.

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I don't find a good bite before a storm front to be all that shocking. crazy

You see what I did there?.... Oh well never mind.

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Muddie gets a rim shot!!! Some day, you and I need to fish together, I know we do not see eye to eye on issues much of the time, but we share similar humors..

Can I wear my "Nascar" shirt when we fish together?

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Can I wear my "Nascar" shirt when we fish together?

Sure you can and I'll bring my 16' flipin stick. grin

The only thing I see where we disagree is in what a crankbait rod should do and I can live with that.

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The only thing I see where we disagree is in what a crankbait rod should do and I can live with that.

Yup.. so, lets spend a day. your boat or mine?

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Yup.. so, lets spend a day. your boat or mine?

You seem to have the bigger boat. Just let me know when and where.

gwick1@frontiernet.net

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