Fishing report: Cooling off Fast!!


Fishing report: Cooling off Fast!!

Water temperature will be in the mid 70s this week. Fish are buried in grass with an abundant food supply. Fishing hard cover, low tide grass edges and scattered grass away from grass edges will produce.

Fish will be on the move with clouds, but staying put on hard cover with sunny days! NBC 4 meteorologist "Weather Kim" Martucci says, Showers on the way late Monday with high winds and rain on Tuesday. Highs slipping from around 80 early in the week to the low to mid 70s and back to the upper 70s for the weekend. Overnight lows around 60!

An overlooked technique this time of year is drop shotting drops or grass edges. Light line like GAMMA Copoly 8-pound test prevents finicky bass from feeling resistance. Soaking soft plastics in Jacks Juice garlic bait spray encourages fish to hold on. Use light wire hooks like Mustad Mega Lite wide gaps to Texas rig weedless. Slow presentations required.

Work crankbaits like Lucky Craft 1.5 RT in shad patterns on 10-pound GAMMA Copoly on shallow wood cover at lower tides, around riprap at higher tides and docks and bridge pilings.

Texas rig MIZMO Tubes on 30 Mustad Ultrapoint Tube hooks on 14-pound test GAMMA Edge Fluorocarbon line pitched to grass edges, docks and scattered wood. Texas rig weightless stick worms in all areas.

With high morning tides, clear water over grass beds, buzzbaits might work, but walking a loud Lucky Craft Gunfish could bring up a few good ones early or with clouds. As tides fall, throw chatterjigs with green pumpkin skirts and green pumpkin Manns HardNose Flippin Craw trailers. Vary speeds. Manns Baby 1-Minus will work too! In clear water, try shad patterns. Crawfish patterns have been working very well in all water clarities.

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2018 Power Rankings: Patriots prove they still got it, Rams remain top dog

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2018 Power Rankings: Patriots prove they still got it, Rams remain top dog

In a thriller in Foxboro, the Patriots handed Kansas City its first loss of the season.

It wasn't pretty but the Rams slipped past the Broncos to remain the lone unbeaten in the NFL.

Remember when the Lions beat New England on Sunday Night Football and folks were ready to bury the Patriots? Yeah... how did that 'hot take' work out?


Will the real Redskins please stand up? A win over the Panthers moved the Skins up three spots. Give the Redskins this, they are consistently unpredictable.

The Ravens are on the rise and Marcus Mariota is happy the Titans won't have to play Baltimore again.

So the Cowboys have an offense now? Or does Jacksonville not have an elite defense anymore?

And the Bears let Brock Osweiler throw for 380 yards. Yes. You read that correct. 380 yards. 

How far will the Bears drop because of that dreadful defensive performance? 


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The Kerrigans are having a baby and, WOW, this is all so very exciting


The Kerrigans are having a baby and, WOW, this is all so very exciting

The Kerrigan family is about to make a big-time addition to its roster.

Ryan and his wife, Jessica, already have two very, VERY, very, very cute bulldogs in their household. 

But on Tuesday, the two announced in separate Instagram posts that Jessica is 18 weeks pregnant and that a third human Kerrigan will arrive in 2019.

"Can I eat dis sign aftur da picturr iz over?" George the bulldog said when reached for comment on the news.

"How did dey gett such a smawl jerzey for da baby alreddy?" Franklin the other bulldog added.

This is all very wonderful.

Come next March, the world is about to get a little precious-er.