Very nice! Looks like it is beginning to pick up. I was out at Newton last weekend and saw about a dozen or so. No hook-ups, but plenty of follows. Won't be too long before they are going crazy out there too.
Nice ones there Catman! Sure they won't be your last. So putting all them "Charlie" tips to work, nice. Almost a 50 incher!
Had a few follows and chases this past weekend myself. Had one follow RIGHT up to my feet - not 3 feet away while I was on shore - ran out of jiggling room - but he just sat there staring at it. Man my heart was pounding! I hooked ONE up, but think he wrapped a log and broke me off. Drat.
It'll come! I didn't even find bass bedding up, so me thinks it's still a bit early and cool for the hot action.
Those sure are some nice looking fish, some day I will get them figured out and be able to catch them with some consistency (seeing how I have only caught one 20 incher 2 years ago, and its not from lack of trying).
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