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Sunday, June 5, 2011

• Off the pier 6-5-2011

My Twitter followers will know that I recently said that with the hot weather setting in, I'll be more of a morning and evening angler until fall rolls around. Because most of my past success has centered around fishing a Scumfrog over duckweed, most of my Off The Pier antics will focus exclusively on fishing thick cover in skinny water.

Unfortunately, the lack of rain this spring has left me with anorexically thin options. Spots where I've hooked into solid 4lb fish are not quite as deep, so I have been forced to fish differently than in the past. Unless we get more rain, I don't believe I will be able to haul in quality fish until September. To make matters worse, a thick scum has taken over the surface out beyond the duckweed. Even the aptly named Scumfrog has trouble navigating that water and after every retrieve, the lure must be stripped of its excess baggage.

Sun up is very early this time of year, so time was on my side this morning. I still got a late start at around 6:30am and fished until 9:30am. What worked this morning was persistence and repetition.

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2lbs even, 2lb 5oz, 1lb 11oz