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Oct 12, 2021 15:07:23   #
JB134 Loc: Montana
 
Launch ramp was full of all the locals, probably wondering what dummy would be launching this morning in 14 degrees 🥶

Interesting day. Water dropped to a surface temp of 51. 30 ft plus water visibility. Probably saw more free swimming smallmouth than I’ve ever seen, sometimes as many as a couple dozen. Didn’t seem to matter what I threw at them, as they completely ignored everything. But did manage about a dozen or so that made the morning. Winter is practically here, as night time temps are dropping in the teens. Tight lines to all.





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Oct 12, 2021 15:11:06   #
Spiritof27 Loc: Lincoln, CA
 
Surf and turf. Oh my.

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Oct 12, 2021 15:19:44   #
Robert J Samples Loc: Round Rock, Texas
 
Montana: I cannot tell for sure, but it looks like the red cow on the right has been branded COW! I would have thought that all the folk in your part of the country would have known the species and sex of those animals! But you have caught some beautiful fish, congratulations! Just Sayin...RJS

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Oct 12, 2021 15:56:29   #
Jeremy Loc: Oregon
 
Robert J Samples wrote:
Montana: I cannot tell for sure, but it looks like the red cow on the right has been branded COW! I would have thought that all the folk in your part of the country would have known the species and sex of those animals! But you have caught some beautiful fish, congratulations! Just Sayin...RJS



No RJS it’s branded with

COLD

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Oct 12, 2021 15:58:21   #
Robert J Samples Loc: Round Rock, Texas
 
Well, that is original. There are a lot of ranchers who brand COW so city folks wont shoot them thinking they are deer, elk or such. Just Sayin...RJS

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Oct 12, 2021 16:08:27   #
ranger632 Loc: Calif
 
Now I know why you don't smile, your face is frozen.

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Oct 12, 2021 16:22:24   #
Whitey Loc: Southeast ohio
 
JB134 wrote:
Launch ramp was full of all the locals, probably wondering what dummy would be launching this morning in 14 degrees 🥶

Interesting day. Water dropped to a surface temp of 51. 30 ft plus water visibility. Probably saw more free swimming smallmouth than I’ve ever seen, sometimes as many as a couple dozen. Didn’t seem to matter what I threw at them, as they completely ignored everything. But did manage about a dozen or so that made the morning. Winter is practically here, as night time temps are dropping in the teens. Tight lines to all.
Launch ramp was full of all the locals, probably w... (show quote)


That's a cold morning for sure JB fish still got ta eat 😁👍 did your cattle get out or did they just show up to see the crazy guy going fishing this morning when it was 14 degrees 😂😂

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Oct 12, 2021 16:36:29   #
OJdidit Loc: Oak Creek Wisconsin
 
14 is a little chilly, nice bass, though!

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Oct 12, 2021 16:49:02   #
Slimshady Loc: Central Pennsylvania
 
Brrrrrrr. Don’t even want to think about those temps. I can wait for a little while yet. Good pics though and it sounds like you had a good day

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Oct 12, 2021 17:56:54   #
Fredfish Loc: Prospect CT.
 
JB134 wrote:
Launch ramp was full of all the locals, probably wondering what dummy would be launching this morning in 14 degrees 🥶

Interesting day. Water dropped to a surface temp of 51. 30 ft plus water visibility. Probably saw more free swimming smallmouth than I’ve ever seen, sometimes as many as a couple dozen. Didn’t seem to matter what I threw at them, as they completely ignored everything. But did manage about a dozen or so that made the morning. Winter is practically here, as night time temps are dropping in the teens. Tight lines to all.
Launch ramp was full of all the locals, probably w... (show quote)


No surprises JB, except the cows and the temperature. Nice job You get a waiver on the smile today,frozen cheeks. Thanks for the pictures.

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Oct 12, 2021 18:56:35   #
JB134 Loc: Montana
 
Whitey wrote:
That's a cold morning for sure JB fish still got ta eat 😁👍 did your cattle get out or did they just show up to see the crazy guy going fishing this morning when it was 14 degrees 😂😂


Lol. No, but with the price of beef, wouldn’t mind taking one home 😉. They were the only signs of life at ramp other than me. They all gave me that look, “like really human… your going in the water” !

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Oct 12, 2021 19:46:51   #
fishyaker Loc: NW Michigan (Lower Peninsula)
 
Great story JB! You are one hardy fellow! Even avid steelheaders would have probably stayed home snug in a warm bed! Glad that your perseverance still paid off with a dozen bass coming up to meet you! Sounds like Winter is definitely tapping at your door out there!

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Oct 12, 2021 19:50:06   #
Whitey Loc: Southeast ohio
 
JB134 wrote:
Lol. No, but with the price of beef, wouldn’t mind taking one home 😉. They were the only signs of life at ramp other than me. They all gave me that look, “like really human… your going in the water” !


Haha 👍 you getting any of that storm everyone's been talkin about

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Oct 12, 2021 19:59:44   #
Rhyno Loc: Santa Rosa,California
 
Nice catch!! And that’s dang cold🎣

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Oct 12, 2021 20:02:12   #
JB134 Loc: Montana
 
Whitey wrote:
Haha 👍 you getting any of that storm everyone's been talkin about


No… I’m up here in Whitefish, which is pretty much the northwest. It apparently did snow to the southeast… but just some rain and wind. But as mentioned, it did drop some cold nighttime temps. Just an unusual amount of really nice smallmouth swimming in 20 ft in groups… and wouldn’t even turn a head at my presentations. The dozen or so fish I caught all spit up small 3 inch fish, but I never could retrieve any to inspect. Those spit up fish were pretty digested so I’m thinking they fed actively deeper in the night. Metered a ton of trout & Kokanee deep, but no bass out there.

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