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Backed the boat in the water at 6am ready to attack the top water. No go; motor wouldnt fire. 3 spark plugs, 1 fuse, 1 can of ether, friendly advice at the landing, and 3 hrs later we stopped at our 1st point of attack. My Brother-in-law, NCTommy hooked something BIG. We knew it was a spot from the pull. 10' out from the boat, she showed herself, leaping out and shaking her head faster than a rattle-trap. BAM! Rapala hits the boat. Definitely a fat 4 lber, which would have been the trophy of the day. What we missed in size, we got in numbers; even a double at one point. The next largest was a fat ol Bodie bass, which pulled just like a spot. Fat with either shad or eggs. It was steady from then on with spots nailing anything looking like a shad. The double was NCTommy's only one at that point, but he had to man the trolling motor up front and kept us on the fish. Sun: Blaring. Water temp 81-83. Spots were breaking water chasing tiny 2" shad. Would have gotten more if we had gone smaller lure-wise, but we fished with blinders on and stayed with what we knew. Pics may give away locations, but I'm keeping techniques under the belt since this is only our 3rd time on Norman and our guide 1-2 taught us well! I'm stoked for our next trip.
 

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Great report and some nice pics. I fish the area you were in and have done well there. Glad you had a good day on the water.
 

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I have seen that surface water temp fluctuate like that many times, especially going from complete cloud cover to sunny like it was yesterday. It looks like yall tore em up, I keep telling people Norman is on fire right now, the pattern keeps changing but if you can figure out what they want it can be an amazing day!!!!
 
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