Fishing report: Passing Fronts!


Fishing report: Passing Fronts!

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By Steve Chaconas

October is a month of changes! Expect more with cold weather, falling water temperatures, and fast moving windy cold fronts. Fish the moment, as conditions will be changing! Make a lot of casts to cover water and keep baits around fish.

Water temperatures are sliding fast into the mid 50s. NBC 4 meteorologist "Weather Kim" Martucci says, “The week starts with overnight temps in the upper 40s, a bit of wind and a few showers in the low 70s. A front comes through on Tuesday dropping temperatures to the mid 60s. Sunny skies will dominate the rest of the week, highs only reaching the mid 60s and cooling into the 40s overnight. A few clouds and passing showers will arrive by Friday as daytime temperatures stay around 70.”

Versatility will be key this week. Basically, a cloudy day or early morning low light will allow moving lures. With early morning rising high tides, fish over grass with low light or over wood with sunny skies. Mann's Baby 1-Minus is a good high water choice, with the 1/4-ounce Mann's Classic able to run a bit deeper in early morning high tides.  Lucky Craft LVR D-7 will work over grass remnants at higher tides. Also try chatterbaits. Either braid or GAMMA Edge fluorocarbon line will make it easier to snap these out of grass.

Stay with spinnerbaits as long as possible this week, slowing retrieves, especially in colder, muddier water. Take note of water temp, as it should warm 5 degrees by midday. In late afternoon as tides fall, if the moving bait bite slows, move to deeper cover, grass edges or wood and slow down with Mizmo tubes, drop shot and shaky head. These techniques are important with sunny high-pressure conditions rolling though. Fish tight to cover.

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Prediction recap: No one saw Tuesday's defensive matchup coming


Prediction recap: No one saw Tuesday's defensive matchup coming

Well…that certainly did not go the way many thought. With two of the best offenses squaring off against two questionable defenses, the goals were expected to come fast and furious on Tuesday between the Washington Capitals and Toronto Maple Leafs. Instead, Braden Holtby and Frederik Andersen allowed only one goal between them on the night with Toronto adding and empty netter for the exclamation point in a 2-0 win over the Caps.

So this was a game that did not go at all the way anyone expected. With that in mind, let’s go over the predictions!


Fan predictions:


After allowing eight goals to the Philadelphia Flyers, the Caps did a good job stifling one of the NHL’s bright young talents. Matthews only managed one shot on goal for the game.


After a strong start for the Caps’ offense, no one was able to get one past, least of all Andre Burakovsky despite four shots on goal and seven total shot attempts.


There was no overtime and I really liked just how bold this prediction was, so I will give it a push.​

JJ’s predictions:

Both teams will combine for at least 10 goals – Wrong

I was close though, only eight goals short.

Evgeny Kuznetsov will score a goal – Wrong

Had Kuznetsov shot the puck before he was caught on the backcheck on his power play opportunity in the second period, I may very well have gotten this one right. But Kuznetsov once again resorted to the bad habit of waiting too long to get the shot off and it turned a great opportunity into a much more manageable one for Andersen.

Toronto will outshoot Washington by at least 10 shots – Wrong

Heading into Tuesday’s game, the Caps had only managed to outshoot their opponents once in six games. Toronto had been held to fewer than 31 shots only once in five games. So what happened? The Caps and Leafs each managed 30 shots on goal. Go figure.



Correct: 0
Wrong: 2
Push: 1

Correct: 0
Wrong: 3
Push: 0

Both the fans and I are off to a roaring start. Better luck next game.

Want to see your tweet among the fan predictions for the next game? Tweet your prediction to @JJReganNBCS every game day! Remember, we don’t just want to know who will win or the score, we want to see specifics. Be bold!

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Wizards Tipoff podcast, Ep. 45 - Season preview with over/unders and bold predictions

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Wizards Tipoff podcast, Ep. 45 - Season preview with over/unders and bold predictions

On the latest episode of the Wizards Tipoff podcast presented by Greenberg and Bederman personal injury lawyers, Chase Hughes and Chris Miller previewed the 2017-18 Wizards regular season with over/unders, biggest questions and bold predictions.

NBC Sports Philly Sixers Insider Jessica Camerato also joined the show to preview the first game between the Wizards and Sixers.

You can listen to the episode right here:

You can download the podcast on Apple Podcasts right here and on Google Play. If you like the show please tell your friends!