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Offline cousinlll

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Pleasant Road Trip on Friday Night?
« on: July 20, 2011, 04:45 AM »
Buddy from work & I are planning on hitting Pleasant this Friday - late afternoon until possibly Saturday morning.  Anybody else want to join us for some Striper chasing?

Same deal - Wild Horse West for a burger & brew first then hit the lake.

LLL

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Re: Pleasant Road Trip on Friday Night?
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2011, 03:58 PM »
good luck, been doing good with the early morning surface bite there early and off by 9:30am have fun be safe
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Re: Pleasant Road Trip on Friday Night?
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2011, 07:45 PM »
I think the wife & I are going saterday nite.
Please post up report.
Thanks
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Re: Pleasant Road Trip on Friday Night?
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2011, 06:19 AM »
The wife and i went last saturday night only to be discouraged. i think it had to do with the full moon :bootyshake: We fished the 1270.

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Re: Pleasant Road Trip on Friday Night?
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2011, 03:36 PM »
I've been out there almost every weekend the last 10-12 weeks, sometimes twice. I'll be out with an AZBZ guy tonight and an AHT guy tomorrow. The last 4-5 weeks the bite has been the best from 4-7am.

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Re: Pleasant Road Trip on Friday Night?
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2011, 04:10 PM »
Thanks for the words Fishless....

eo - I'll be on da water around 7pm ish or so.  Silver & dark purple Ranger - say hey if you see us! 

Hopefully I'll have something to report.... :dance:

LLL

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Re: Pleasant Road Trip on Friday Night?
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2011, 05:51 PM »
The last 4-5 weeks the bite has been the best from 4-7am.
Last two times I went out there I had the same luck. Just before the sun was coming up was when the bit took off. Made me just want to go to bed early and wake up early rather than hang out there all night!

Good luck everyone. I need to get the e-brakes on my trailer disengaged before I go fishing again. :-/

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Our Report
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2011, 09:07 AM »
So after another great burger at Wild Horse West, we hit the water as planned around 7pm.  Not much boat traffic but seemed as though the wind picked up a bit just as we put in - just enough though to make our search for Striper boils/slurps difficult to impossible.  Searched a few coves with no activity. Ran out of sunlight so decided to anchor up in Scorpion Bay Marina.

Spent the entire night within the breakwater of the marina - wind did pick up a little more so we just stayed put.  Wind was out of the west so even within the breakwater there was a slight chop.  Again, nothing real bad.  It just would of made anchoring someplace else a bit of a chore.

Fishing was slow but steady, if that makes any sense.  We put 11 Stripers in our blue cooler ranging from 2 lbs to maybe 3 1/2 lbs.  Nothing big but half way decent size filets for my Iowegian friend to make a meal out of.  All were caught, of course, on anchovies fished between 3 to 5 cranks off the bottom in 71' of water.  Great night on da water even with a little wind.

Just before sunrise, we headed out once again to search out boils & slurps.  The breeze again made it difficult to impossible to find them.  So we called it a day before the lake got too busy.  Off da water around 0630.

Da pics below show our very first catch of the evening (of course it was a double hookup!) & then the evening's other catch.....

LLL
« Last Edit: July 23, 2011, 09:12 AM by cousinlll »

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Re: Pleasant Road Trip on Friday Night?
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2011, 12:18 PM »
ice report :)

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Re: Pleasant Road Trip on Friday Night?
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2011, 02:42 PM »
The blue cooler rules  Nice catch. 

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Re: Pleasant Road Trip on Friday Night?
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2011, 10:11 AM »
We did great on Friday night. I brought a nice kid from AZBZ named "Toasty". The stiff breeze kept the boat bobbing and swaying just enough to keep the bait moving. We were anchored just inside the "new" no wake bouy line inside Coles on the west side just east of the main channel. The water depth was 65-70' depending on which way we were drifting. Our most productive depth was right about 40' give or take 5'. There is lots of 10-12' high trees in the area so it's nearly impossible to drop to the bottom without getting snagged. We topped off the 100 qt blue cooler and put the over flow in Toasty's 48qt. Right around 60 or so. We had 4 over 20" with his largest jsut over 22". Not my best night, but definitely in the top 10.

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Re: Pleasant Road Trip on Friday Night?
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2011, 10:32 AM »
Nice job eo - we even cruised around the Coles buoy line just before dark!  Guess I need some lessons....   Although I think I need to put more fishing time into Pleasant.  Just don't like going there on weekends during the summer.  But of the 3 times I have been there this summer, Pleasant has actually been Pleasant! 

Next weekend might be good - no moon.  Thinking of another friday night trip.  Will see how the week goes.

LLL

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Re: Pleasant Road Trip on Friday Night?
« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2011, 11:27 AM »
I hear lots of people say they don't like Pleasant on the weekend nights. I've been fishing at night there for years and have had very few incidents. My biggest problem has been pleasure boaters not staying a "courteous" distance away while I'm fishing, but nothing truly unsafe. I have seen a few folks doing some really stupid stuff out there but always out in the main lake. We'll see if I have figured out this attachment thing.

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Re: Pleasant Road Trip on Friday Night?
« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2011, 01:35 PM »
What a great pic!!  Is that recent?  Thought I remember that pic posted on Da Zone awhile back.

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Re: Pleasant Road Trip on Friday Night?
« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2011, 04:03 PM »
It was on AZBZ a little less than a year ago, but I didn't post them, somebody beat me to it. I was anchored in Jackass fishing and I can hear this guy race up lake and at the end of the run I hear WOOHOO!!! He races back down lake and WOOHOO!!!!! Once more up, same thing, once more back and CRUNCH!!! You can't really tell from that angle but he almost made it all the way over. I snapped a couple of phone pics of his Scarab in the AM as I was leaving.