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Bull Shoals Lake Day 4: Captain Mike vs. Moby Bass

Our last full day dawned and Mike was more determined than ever to get a fish for Vi.

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You would think, with all of this tackle, that something would bite.

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Casting with the bait net didn't work.

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More casting by rod and reel didn't work.

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All that was caught was this:

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The fishing was slowly becoming a Greek tragedy. I gave up and went noodling with Vi.

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By late afternoon, it was time to leave the dam area and make our way back toward the marina. We decided to return to the mooring from the night before since the boat had to be back by 9:30 a.m. the next day and we wanted to get in line as soon as possible. On the way, we stopped at the cliff walls along the side of the lake. A few brave guys were cliff jumping into the lake.

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Mike decided to take one more stab at getting a fish for Vi when we cruised past a small island of trees.

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Success! Mike caught a 2.5-pound, 16-inch small mouth bass (insert happy dance here).

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Unfortunately, Mike's happiness was short-lived and the fish got him back. He was sawing thru the poor little thing on the back of the boat when I said, "That knife sure doesn't look very sharp." Not thirty seconds later, Mike cut his finger to the bone with the fillet knife. Apparently it was sharp enough.

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Vi and I got him patched up and Vi finally got her fried fish.

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Posted by zihuatcat 22:31 Archived in USA Tagged lake bull shoals

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