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10/12 to 10/14 Report

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Friday afternoon, fished the gap from 9 to 12 feet of water. Lindy rigging with shiners. Caught 12 fish, 5 keepers. Not bad action, pretty cold. Ran out to High Banks for an hour, 1 perch. Water temp at High Banks was 48.5, 53.5 at the Gap.

Saturday morning, prime fishing from 7:30am to 10am. Caught 13 keepers, 5 fish from 18 to 19, one 23 incher. Still in the gap but from 15 to 18 feet. Lindy riggin with leeches. The perch wouldn't leave the minnows alone. Satuday afternoon, slower, went to Bob's bar, caught a few slots. Went back over the gap, caught 5 or 6 more in the slot. Saturday weather wise was outstanding.

Sunday morning, rigging leeches in the gap. Caught 8 more keepers and a number of fish in the slot. Caught everything in 18 to 21 feet.

Long snells and leeches were the key for us. I don't like to drag my sinker on the bottom but it seems like you have to get your bait away from the boat at Winnie. The fish kept moving deeper each day we fished. I don't know if it was because of the fishing presure or what.

Had a great time. Williams Narrows was a great place to stay. We were in a group of 9 guys and their 3 bed room cabins were great!

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Fished Little Stoney from Noon until 3:00 P.M. on the 12th 3 of us boated 18 keepers in the 14"-16" range - 5' to 6' of water. Others in the area fished deeper and caught fish but most consistant bite was shallow. All were full of perch minnows. 1/16th oz jig with fathead minnows. My last three fish were boated on a dead fathead hooked in the tail. Stayed on through three fish and there was enough left for the gull's to enjoy. Last trip of the year was a good one. Good fishing everyone. See you on the water next year.

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Hey Bigfisherman ... Sounds like one heck of a trip!

I have never fished Little Stoney before ... was there any particular area around the point that was best?

NW side, SE side, straight out from the point ??

Any help would be appreciated!

I might try and give it a shot this coming weekend.

Thanks

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Bruceye, Little Stoney, as I call it, is an area west of Big Stoney about 500 yards, that is somewhat of a large flat that comes out of 12' on the west side up to a depth of 3'. The south and east edge of that flat in 5'to 6' was where we had our luck. It was cloudy so the fish were up. On a sunny day they would probably be deeper. Good Luck!

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I've stayed at Williams Narrows for years. Great place. Good people. Unbelievable location!!

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There is a little stoney point on the SE side of the lake but it doesnt sound like this is where you are talking?

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