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"I'm not left handed"

Updated: Apr 29, 2019

I'm not even sure what that means. It was a right handed reel, but I guess she doesn't use a bait caster that often so she grabbed it upside down initially. We corrected it, but it still didn't feel right to her. Matt is using a piece of shiner that Lily froze, and Drew is using some hot dog that her and her sister were cutting into pieces and then stuffing with beef fat. It worked very well, and I caught my fish on the same thing.

This is what it looked like on the way down, but it has been doing this every day for two weeks now. At some point you just have to suck it up and go fish. Sometimes fishing in the rain actually pays off, but sometimes its too much rain and it actually effects the water chemistry. In deeper bodies of water you can have lake turnover, and in Florida's shallow lakes, we sometimes have PH crashes due to the heavy rains. Most of the lakes I fish are rather alkaline and buffered against this, but I have seen dies off due to what was determined as DO levels. The heavy rain may have an adverse effect at times. Flash flooding causes massive run off which sweeps pollutants, fertilizers and large volumes of what could be much colder water into the ecosystem. Depending on the size of the pond and other influences, like springs, it may or may not handle handle this well. Sometimes the fishing takes a steep dive, but I attribute this to stress, and conservation of energy due to low oxygen levels. "Yea dad, uh can we go fishing now?" Sorry, where were we?


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