Post By: Mcook Posted: 8/9/2019 10:18:03 PMPoints: 855
Sorry to everyone! I realize my conditions report is lacking clarity. I tried everything, tackle, changed speeds, depths, species, spots that work, etc a few times. And had them in multiple spots on fish finder. (No "live" bait on me, but worms, but others said they had it) No luck. People I talked to all said the same thing. So all factors, people, poles times 0 is always 0. I was frustrated and just said nothing, which wasn't clear nor helpful. Morning, night, different day, weather, etc obviously plays a role. But I was shocked and a little frustrated. Better information in the future!
Reply by: Gurnman Posted: Aug. 10, 8:27:49 AM Points: 434
Ive only fished once and we were skunked 2 weeks ago. We though we had some pretty good info from 2 different friends but it led to nothing. Tough time of year. Talked to a boat of 3 other guys who said its been really slow all year. Could be that i just dont know how to fish it.
Boyd is a tough one to master regularly.Its DDOS right now(dog days of summer) plus Boyd is a huge rec boater lake.The timming for spawn was all messed up in most lakes around here,I'm sure Boyd will rebound next yr.
Reply by: Ajax5240 Posted: Aug. 10, 11:40:22 PM Points: 26993
I havenít been out much lately, once last weekend and also skunked. Typical time of year that there are masses of bait fish. Fish arenít struggling to stay full. Itís a lake that you have to fish 2+ times a week to really dial in. Then it changes.
Reply by: anglerwannabe Posted: Aug. 11, 7:50:16 AM Points: 50201
The conditions of the water is the most important piece. Hot, cool, windy, which direction, water clarity, algae growth etc. Then adding success or lack thereof completes the deal.
When you provide a "fishing" report (what caught not caught) thats ok for that day or two. But a good conditions report is information that can be applied for future fishing endeavors. That you caught fish on a specific date doesn't mean you'll catch them on that date next year. From my experience water conditions if they are at a certain point predicts the bite for me. Waters turn on and off given temps, clarity, barometer etc.
If you combine a good conditions report with whether or not you caught something.. that information could be invaluable.