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Thread: Claytor Lake July 21, 2013

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    Default Claytor Lake July 21, 2013

    I planned on fishing a Rage Toad on the New River around Whitethorne yesterday, but when I found the water too brown and high to be fishing from my yak so I detoured to Claytor Lake where I found the water quality not much better. Still, I went out and tried a few things around some timber and docks. I fished a jumbo chigger craw rigged wacky stile through the head with a finishing nail inserted in its tail. I had a few strikes on this lure and caught a short little tubby guy who came in around a pound. I could tell he had been loading up on these flies or moths that eating up all the leaves along the shoreline, because the tail end of one of those flies was sticking out his gullet. After I caught this fish, I had no luck at all on a crankbait and jig and pig. I was about to continue down the same side of the lake when I got dumped on by another thunderstorm before I could paddle to the ramp. After the storm blew over I launched again and stayed on the same side of the ramp. I then started throwing a Rage Toad and on my third cast, I caught this tanker:

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    I was using Berkley Pro Braid 40 pound test on a Med Heavy Rod fast action. I hooked her pretty good and there was no chance of her coming free.
    Thank God For Rednecks

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    Nice toad fella
    Crank That Jank!

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    Great fish. Thanks for the report.

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    The river and Claytor will be a mess for weeks. Just too much wate coming thru. Great fish!

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    Nice report and picture.tks
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