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Re: Lake Arthur 2019 2019/04/08 13:28:17 (permalink)
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 Got into the Hybrids this morning, boy are they fun! Keep forgetting how good a fight they are. My arm is very sore from all the casting & holding rod. What works best for muscle/joint strains? Between bicep & forearm might put me on DL for awhile.
 
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Re: Lake Arthur 2019 2019/04/08 13:39:15 (permalink)
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Those tournaments are another good reason to never fish that end of the lake.  Though they've started running them at Bear Run also.  


They all started at McDaniel's.  About 20 of them went by us.  2-3 followed well behind, going my speed...  I didn't realize a 16'-17' boat with console, two guys and gear, could go that fast with a 20HP?  Most of what I have read on this board, have said they can't get their Tracker console's on plane with a 20HP.  I'd imagine only 10 minute shoot from McDaniel's to 528 Bridge if you can get to 20MPH.  It would take me 1/2 hour.  Don't get me wrong, I can see a 16' aluminum tiller boat without any floor boards getting that sort of pace.
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Re: Lake Arthur 2019 2019/04/08 13:53:43 (permalink)
You are joking.  McDaniel's?!?!  So if you happened to be fishing the island at start or check in... you are just eating mad waves.  I can't imagine they slow down for anyone, but hopefully some of them do.  The engine thing is its own thing.  My 20, which is really an 18 I think, is stickered 9.9 because some bass_hound didn't like the rules on whichever lake he was fishing.  Nobody cares about the rules.  
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Re: Lake Arthur 2019 2019/04/08 15:45:46 (permalink)
Believe me. They had no problem waking every boat around yesterday. Even in Dutch where we wer trying to hide, this Tracker came flying by. I wanted to say something but why bother? It was nice to hear that motor bog when dude hit that 2 foot of water all the way in the back.

Also. My 20 Yamaha on a 16' Fury , by myself, will get 22mph on flat day. So I can see some of those bass boats hitting well above that.
post edited by pensfan1 - 2019/04/08 16:46:07
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Re: Lake Arthur 2019 2019/04/08 19:16:39 (permalink)
45" pike...ugh! I just sold my old boat and new one is on the way. Should be here this weekend. Hope I don't miss too much! Leave some for me!
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Re: Lake Arthur 2019 2019/04/08 19:21:53 (permalink)
Beagle congrats on your new boat.... pics or Didnt happen. 😏 sorry
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Re: Lake Arthur 2019 2019/04/08 19:29:10 (permalink)
Basically just a bigger version of my old one but optimized for Arthur. 1648 Luma, 20hp Suzuki, badass trolling motor and electronics. Fish finder has that new-fangled spot lock that enables me to make bait catching a one stop shop instead of thrashing the water all night with my cast net.
Have to make cast netting quick--I don't want Bighead zinging a muskie lure at my cranium!

Wishing all my fellow anglers a good sesson. I have a good feeling about this one.
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Re: Lake Arthur 2019 2019/04/08 22:49:57 (permalink)
 A young girl caught the 45" & a 42" with shiners, they were the nicest ones I have seen around here ever. The biggest I've caught from Arthur is a 39.5". 
 
 After dark tonight the bite was almost dead but daylight was on the gooder side with multi species caught. Good surface action after dark also.
 
Headin' to Pymy on Thursday for a bit and hope to make it out a couple times.
 
Good luck with the boat & your fishing adventures sir.
 
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Re: Lake Arthur 2019 2019/04/09 12:42:32 (permalink)
 This morning was as good as last night.
 
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Re: Lake Arthur 2019 2019/04/12 21:55:59 (permalink)
Looking for new fish finder. Any thoughts on what is best for $300 or less.
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Re: Lake Arthur 2019 2019/04/13 08:56:57 (permalink)
The Humminbird Helix 5 Chrip GPS Fish Finder is an awesome unit!
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Re: Lake Arthur 2019 2019/04/15 08:25:02 (permalink)
I have a Helix 5 Chirp GPS G2, its a good little unit. But no downscan
 
But the Lowrance Hook2 5 comes with Chirp Sonar and Down scan for $300.  
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Re: Lake Arthur 2019 2019/04/15 08:37:09 (permalink)
Can't imagine why you would post asking for gear advice in the LAKE ARTHUR thread.  Unless you wanted to buy one at the lake... which you can't.  
 
Speaking of Lake Arthur... temps still in the mid 50s.  And since it is sleeting on me and 36 in Zelie this morning, doesn't look like we're hitting 60 any time soon.  SIGH.  
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Re: Lake Arthur 2019 2019/04/15 22:09:14 (permalink)
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I have a Helix 5 Chirp GPS G2, its a good little unit. But no downscan
 
But the Lowrance Hook2 5 comes with Chirp Sonar and Down scan for $300.  


Thanks both for info on fish finder. Hope you warm up Zelie. 
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Re: Lake Arthur 2019 2019/04/16 10:21:36 (permalink)
Starting a new thread is not that hard and will get you a ton more responses. The search function is a gold mine of good info too.
From doing a similar search 2-3 years ago, I found the following helpful when buying and accurate after buying.
Get the largest size unit that you can afford, that has a good rated sonar and GPS combo. The DI or SI is more of a luxury and rarely use mine. Also, make sure the maps of the lakes that you fish the most are available.
Generally speaking, again going off of what I have read, the name brand units are good. Lowrance is a bit more complex to use, but once you figure out, can do more. Humminbird is easier to use, but limited for some that are used to their units doing certain things. I am very happy with my HB 859HD. Although, I wish that there was a temp sensor built in. Likely adding this season. More to post on here, more than anything... I fish when I am able to fish and not really when the temps are optimal. I like fishing then, but often my calendar doesn’t agree.
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Re: Lake Arthur 2019 2019/04/20 21:40:32 (permalink)
Porktown... Zelie was that either of you guys fishing just north of the 422 bridge this morning (now Easter Eve) 'bout 11:30 AMish??

Sure hope nobody was on the water in that general area 'bout 7:30 PMish.

Good grief, I was west bound and down 'bout the South Shore exit when suddenly the area is covered in heavy white stuff!!! 'granny' lane is wet but the 'hammer' lane is covered in slush with the shoulder and nearby embankment laidened in white stuff.

I wanted to stop for pics but conditions weren't favorable at the time. Don't know if it was hail or snow.
post edited by BeenThereDoneThat. - 2019/04/21 13:02:06

Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you will feed him for a life time. ~Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie (1837–1919)~
 
 
 
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Re: Lake Arthur 2019 2019/04/21 12:40:17 (permalink)
Highly doubt it was snow in the 60s/70s degree temperatures!!!!!!
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Re: Lake Arthur 2019 2019/04/21 12:58:30 (permalink)
I hear you DNJ, but at that time, the temp display on my dashboard was reading 46 degrees.

We departed Ford City during a thunderstorm and hit brief heavy rain just east of Worthington but conditions improved to where we were seeing the trailing edge of the system and brighter sky's in the west.

We filled our gas tank, under cloudy sky's, at the Pilot ($2.92 reg) before connecting with I-79 while noting the temps now in the mid 60s.

Happy Easter🐰
post edited by BeenThereDoneThat. - 2019/04/21 13:00:50

Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you will feed him for a life time. ~Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie (1837–1919)~
 
 
 
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Re: Lake Arthur 2019 2019/04/22 14:18:21 (permalink)
I wasn't out on Arthur then.  That same storm system reached us down in Florida on Friday.  Pretty strong straight line storm with 60+mph winds.  Saturday, the winds stuck around a bit and kept us from getting off shore the only day that I did any serious fishing (New Smyrna area).  We hit up the Inter-coastal Waterway and got into some mangrove snappers, sheepshead, jack crevalle, seabass, catfish and a snook (my brother caught it).  A few days prior, we tried our luck at Fort Desoto on the other side of the state.  But same issue with the winds making the Gulf look more brown than blue.  It messed up what was supposed to be Spanish mackerel migration time.  I hit the east side of the island in the bay to avoid the winds, but nothing biting.  Saw a bunch of fish cruise by, including a good 30+lb ray chasing something.  I fished a pond down there too, had a few bites, but no takers on some flukes.  Nice to be in the sun, but lacked the amount of fishing that I have come to expect during a vacation.
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Re: Lake Arthur 2019 2019/04/23 05:39:20 (permalink)
I was under the 422 bridge that goes into the park office when that MONSTER Hail Strom came in. there was almost 5 INCHES of hail on 422. Never seen a hail storm like that before. rained most of the night. Did get a Bit of fishing tho Can't complain
 
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Re: Lake Arthur 2019 2019/04/23 12:00:50 (permalink)
Porktown that is super, you're fishing the "big lake" and in Florida no less. Sucks about the weather and catching though.

I see on "Weather Nation", more crummy weather heading to the Sunshine State.

🍺Here's to better catching🍺


BUT WAIT...... Isn't this "Spring Break" weather?? 👍😎

Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you will feed him for a life time. ~Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie (1837–1919)~
 
 
 
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Re: Lake Arthur 2019 2019/04/24 18:53:16 (permalink)
Porktown....Rodgers is closed!Does any one know if the small bait shop by Dairy Queen on 108 is still open?
 

You should have been here yesterday.............. Streams are made for the wise man to contemplate and fools to pass by [Sir Izaak Walton]
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Re: Lake Arthur 2019 2019/04/25 08:47:43 (permalink)
Any tournaments this weekend at Arthur? Thinking of trying the lake again Saturday and want to avoid whatever launch a tournament is using. Thanks
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Re: Lake Arthur 2019 2019/04/25 20:26:54 (permalink)
Wasn't me.  I was in Sin City and it wasn't sleeting anywhere near the place.  My first visit, and I quite enjoyed myself.  Didn't hit big, so no new boat.  SIGH.  
 
Flew back into this rainy BS a few hours ago.  Yay PGH.  :(   
 
Pork - no fishing, no Florida.  You're doing it wrong.  
 
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Re: Lake Arthur 2019 2019/04/25 22:39:08 (permalink)
😱 WHAT... on the coast and doing no fishing? What dummy would do something sooooo silly? 😒

Sam I saw just today, the temps was in the 90s in Vegas. What a bummer returning back home to this crap.

The gooder part though, crappie if not already, will be hitting.

Ohhhh yeah..... most forgot, glad you enjoyed yourself aaaand Welcome home😊
post edited by BeenThereDoneThat. - 2019/04/25 22:41:30

Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you will feed him for a life time. ~Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie (1837–1919)~
 
 
 
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Re: Lake Arthur 2019 2019/04/26 10:45:35 (permalink)
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Pork - no fishing, no Florida.  You're doing it wrong.  
 

Trust me, I know.  You can replace "Florida" with "vacation", for what we usually do.  We had a free place to stay in Orlando.  Ended up costing us more than a week at the beach, after the ridiculous park fees (for one day).  The wife convinced me that "you have to do this for the kids".  The kids told me after, they would rather go to the beach.  Orlando is just too far to go to the beach for a day.  With traffic, both Gulf and Atlantic side are around 2 hours.  Like going to Erie from Pittsburgh to go fishing.  The drive there isn't bad, getting home all exhausted is rough.  If doing 4 hour round trip, I want to stay the night.  The hour drive home from Arthur is pushing it for me.
 
I did hit the local community fountain pond too.  Not sure if allowed to fish there, but no signs saying not to (other ponds on the property said no fishing).  Had a few hits on some Zoom Flukes and some Bobby Garland shads, but no hook ups.  Only fished for an hour or so.  First few days, I didn't even know the pond was there.  Then other stuff going on.
 
We all had fun, but just not what I expect from vacation.  A week off of work and maybe 10 hours of fishing total...  Most beach vacations, I usually have 10 hours in by the end of the second day...  Usually fish for 4-5 hours before most are out of their PJs.  Then an hour here and there through the day.  Always try to catch the evening bite too.
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Re: Lake Arthur 2019 2019/05/01 11:08:18 (permalink)
The new Beaglecraft is prepped and ready. The maiden voyage is this weekend. If you see somebody vaguely resembling a sasquatch in an Alumacraft jon be sure to say hi.

Will probably fish Saturday night. Hoping to get into a wiper or some catfish. I assume its still a little early for hot and heavy wiper action?
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Re: Lake Arthur 2019 2019/05/01 19:55:00 (permalink)
4---6 am
 
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Re: Lake Arthur 2019 2019/05/02 20:18:22 (permalink)
Beagle- If you see a short squatch in a Grumman, give me a tree knock! I’m hoping the showers aren’t too heavy to keep me off of the lake Saturday too.
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Re: Lake Arthur 2019 2019/05/03 10:32:08 (permalink)
I'll be out this weekend also.  Haven't picked a day yet.  I know I WON'T be up at 4-6am, so those wipers are safe from me.  If you see the big aluminum blue out there give me a honk.  
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