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bill1wts
04-29-2009, 07:42 PM
Me and squire went out with teddy carr today. we had a ball, caught fish and learned alot. Squire had an awesome day and I faired pretty well although Teddy made me quick release my huge gar. HA HA. Disappointed we did not get to fish the "famous" dock because of the wind. It was cranking out of the north and made the river rough. We caught a bunch of fish and what they consider dinks up there you would take all day at LKA.

oh yea the geico rig is pretty sweet !!!

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Gman
04-29-2009, 07:47 PM
Thanks for posting pics and a recap of the day....

31Airborne
04-29-2009, 08:01 PM
Great story and pics. Thanks for sharing.

I woulda loved to have seen the gar.

B

Rudedog
04-29-2009, 08:43 PM
Catching big bass while saving on insurance - what a deal! Applaud

Squire
04-29-2009, 08:54 PM
Well, Bill and I launched out of Hope Springs around 7am today (wednesday, April 29th). Since I am new to this area of the river, I'll leave it up to either one of them to say where.

Net/Net....Long live grass and Wakebaits, Spinnerbaits, and Mann's minus 1. Pictures will be available sometime soon, but Bill, Teddy and I all had 4+ pounders, Bill even hooked a very large Gar (est 15+ lbs) that came off near the boat (Teddy wanted nothing to do with that in his boat, but WE DID :-)

I had a monster hit, run with my lure with all of us looking on before it came unbuttoned. I was throwing for the first time the King Kong Custom Painted Swimbait I bought on this forum during winter from Striper, and man, shook me up and Teddy yelled at me and smacked me with his hat for missing it as he said I could have made him some money had I landed it :+0 (something to do with future business based on the photo's....don't get it but....))))

Anyway, Bill and I thought it might have been an 8 plus pound Snakehead, but Teddy is sure it was a monster bass, in the 8ish pound range. I did catch a 3lber on it later on, but almost all of my 5 and 4 lbers (yes multiple) came on the jointed wakebait in a natural color. Bill caught toads on KVD Sexy shads and Mann's minus-1 and Teddy caught toads on spinnerbaits, minus-1's, and even a dinger, all in all, we all got limits plus.

Listen, I will go out with Teddy in the future as a regular. He is fun to be with, tells lots of stories that are incredibly interesting, shares his thinking about baits, sizes, colors, locations (why are we here at this moment information), etc.....If he is catching fish, he sits down and makes sure he is not catching your fish.....wow....I have discovered what alot of you all already know, he is a hell of a guide and fisherman, and just a damned nice guy to spend a day on the water with.

Btw, fished with Bill for the first time today......Yo, Gman and Striper and whoever else does the odds making for the upcoming tourny....this guy can fish, can cast, thinks very well, and loves to catch fish on lures his wife bought him so he can tell her how well the lures she bought work for (smart girl, the KVD Sexy Shad kit) him....Poor guy, gonna be happily married with that women for a long time.....LOL

Anyway, Teddy + Bill equals an incredible :Toast:day on the water....

Striper, we should figure out a date and book Teddy soon.....:Agree:

dirtman
04-30-2009, 04:49 AM
Steve...looks like you three had a geart time. Nice fish. You need to do a better job with the pictures though. I can't tell where you were based on the background....LOL

JayT
04-30-2009, 08:50 AM
Steve I told you that it would be a blast, and oh yea... do you agree that you won't be missing LKA?? thought so.

Squire
04-30-2009, 11:32 AM
Steve I told you that it would be a blast, and oh yea... do you agree that you won't be missing LKA?? thought so.

Yes, LKA will no longer be my primary home....just a matter of boat logistics.....need a covered place with electricity close to the River....

just1more
04-30-2009, 11:52 AM
Wait until June 15th, thats when all thoes big mamas start fasting and shrink down to 11 and 3/4 inches long, LOL.
I am so glad you guys got to enjoy the Potomac with one of VA's best. Well done!

Squire
04-30-2009, 12:39 PM
Steve...looks like you three had a geart time. Nice fish. You need to do a better job with the pictures though. I can't tell where you were based on the background....LOL

Just for you Dirtman.....grass flats on the left of Aquia as you leave, above the spawning dock there. Bass were POST Spawn and scattered mainly. We tried Potomac Creek, the marshes there, but not much and due to Tide and Wind, Bill and I got quite the nasty ride. Teddy and Bill had things hit there and I had the monster hit on the Strike King Kong bait, but nearly all the damage was the area (apologize for the lack of knowledge to describe it better) at the mouth to the past the no wake...several other boats were hitting it and Teddy said it is in its waning compared to a couple weeks ago when it was pre-spawn....but the bite was on averate 3+ lbs, so we stayed (it was comfortable, out of the wind and in the grass :-)

The only reason I think I caught a few more is the bait I was using ran shallower than Bills series 3 KVD Sexyshad and he spent more time cleaning grass off the trebles than I did, thus I got more casts in. Mine just nipped the tops mostly....We both got bit on smaller baits and more natural colors....

The Perch were THICK in Potomac Creek area....

bill1wts
04-30-2009, 06:08 PM
that is true - in my feverish casting I managed to break the lip off the only minus 1 I had - which teddy gave me to use, so as my punishment I had to throw my sexy shad the rest of the day. It ran about 4" too deep. I am not complaining though. A dt fat did the same - definitely want a shallow running wake bait. chrome & black. I would have given my left arm for an original rapala f7. I bet they would kill it. and i took no rapalas with me.

J.Cash
05-01-2009, 09:39 AM
:ROFL:what? no f7? Bill, bill,bill..... Never leave home without your favorite bait! Still caught some good fish... Now you can take me to the potomac.... lol, I need to have another appearance in your log!