Mid-Summer 2012 Fishing Report

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Posted by: CaptainDave, on 07/18/2012, in category "The Crockett Rocket Fishing Report"
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Abstract: Catch up with Captain Dave as he recaps this unusual summer on "the Hill" and looks forward to the fall!
Steve and Phillip
Father and Son trips are some of Captain Dave's favorites.


Greetings fishing friends around the world!
  It has been an unusual year on Lake Thurmond/Clarks Hill so far.  We continue to have some great trips although not as consistently as the last several years.  Fish are strange creatures- who can explain them?  The warm winter may have been the culprit.  Despite the 100 degree days that we've experienced in the last several weeks and the Lake continuing to drop, we have had some exciting early morning fishing.  I've especially enjoyed the family trips.  As many of you know, I always look forward to introducing young fisherman to the striper fishery.  They get so happy when they land a really nice one!  
If August goes like normal, we will see acres of breaking fish on the surface.  This can be really thrilling as we run from school to school before they go down.  Here are a few photos from this season (from May to July).  I hope you enjoy them.  
Thanks and I hope to see you aboard the boat this fall!
Good Fishing,  
Captain Dave

Leigh and Lyn
Sisters Leigh and Lyn enjoy a lovely summer day on the lake.


Matt & Will
Another father and son team take on the stripers!


Reagan & Lucy
Young ladies are some of the best when it comes to striper fishing.


Phillip J.
And the young men are always enthusiastic.


Avonne
Friends come from far and wide to enjoy the fisheries at Lake Thurmond.


Hugo 
On a cold May morning, Hugo landed this nice one.


Boat lights early in morning
A great shot of the green lights off the back of Captain Dave's boat during an early morning run.

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Comment posted by: Glen Johnson, on Thursday, July 19, 2012 7:38 PM
Some great shots Dave. See you out there until hunting season!

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