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Fish or Hunt for Sheds?

Fishing or shed hunting? That was my dilemma this afternoon. A quick inspection of the temp revealed 50 degrees w/ 5-10 mph winds, weather much more suited to a walk in the woods. Shelley had just been to town and noted that the cows were all laying down. In this household that’s a sure sign that the fish would not be biting. I really wanted to fish so I checked the barometer and the graph revealed that it had started dropping about the time Shelley got home. I grabbed an extra wind jacket, called the dog and headed for the boat. In 1.75 hrs I caught 8 bass, the big one was 5 lbs. Really should have caught several more, but I lost one good fish that just came unbuttoned and had other strikes that I snoozed on. Water temp was 50 and the fish did not seem to mind that a cloud bank moved in just as I launched the boat. Looks like it could be an early spring!

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