Lake Taneycomo

Last Fish of 2016

Posted by Phil Lilley on January 2nd, 2017
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Had some friends come stay at Lilley’s for the weekend and they asked that I take them out for the day.  I put in at about 7 at Cooper’s Creek and in the 20 min my friends were getting breakfast from McDonald’s I caught a 7.82# brown on my second cast and 5 casts later hit one that was in the 3# range.

I don’t trust my scale so I ran up to Lilley’s and asked for them to weigh it.  Ryan, the dockhand (I think that was his name) was very helpful weighing the fish.  Weighed it, snapped a few pics, and put her back. Other than that we picked up a few fish here and there but I considered it “slow” even though we boated about 30 fish all day.  Later in the day, I had 2 nice browns (at the same time) follow my jerk bait back to the boat but they didn’t really seem to be aggressive enough to commit.  I think if water was running they may have taken a swipe.  Big fish came on a jerk bait.  Today I experimented with a glide bait.  I’m sure I look ridiculous chunking a 8″ bait on a flippin rod but I really want to catch a “teener”.

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