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Tyler Holm

2 LC Reports (3 pics)

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My buddy Nick and I hi-tailed it to Lake City Marina this past Friday morning. On previous trips, gills were a pest, so we adopted a plastics only arsenal. Nick went with a Cutom Jigs & Spins Ratso and I opted for the JB Lures Gem’n’eye tipped with a Little Atom Nuggie. Neither of us changed baits all day. Really no need too.

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The crappies would give you a nice pop as they gulped in your lure. FISH-ON. We had 4 that went over 12.75” and another half dozen that were an inch or so smaller. Plenty of dinks in the mix as well.

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All fish were released today.

On Sunday I shared the docks with Rugbyguy and we had very similar results as the above. I fished the same pink/white (Glow) JB Lures Gem’n’eye and a LA Nuggie. I caught fish on both glow green and glow purple colors. The key (for me) was to fish these nuggies in a vertical fashion. Once in a while I’d miss a hit which pulled the plastic down the hook making it a horizontal bait and once that happened the hits stopped. Reel up, push the plastics back on the hook for a vertical profile, and WAHAMO. A few gills were mixed in today, but the focus was crappies. If you’re looking for gills, they wouldn’t leave a waxie alone. Got crappies up to an honest 13” today. 10 “eater sized” crappies between the 2 of us. We’re not doing major numbers of these larger fish, but they are big.

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There was really no consistent depth that held the larger fish. Some would be 2’ off the bottom, some 10’. I don’t think I fished in less than 11’ and went as deep as 21’ On Friday the crappies would chase after your bait and slam it; on Sunday it you had to put it right on their nose and they would hit it immediately.

I love hunting under the docks. I think we’ve passed the peak of our marina fishing, but there’s still a few around for the persistent.

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Ty after having fished those docks and the marina every fall for the past 8 or so years I will take you out when it is real prime time. In my opinion....it hasn't even started yet.....

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To speak of it, I'll share my first experience of the lake city marina with ya. WAY back in the day when I was eleven years old and my uncle introduced me to crappie fishing in that marina. It was the day after thanksgiving and I was sick with pneumonia but I wanted to fish. We got there at about 2 in the afternoon and left and about 5 at night right as it was gettin dark. We both ended up catching out limit that night. We made plenty more trips over there through december and the bite never stopped.

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Awesome report Tyler. I might have to give that a try in the next week or so. I can't wait for first ice! Won't be long now. smile.gif

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Ty after having fished those docks and the marina every fall for the past 8 or so years I will take you out when it is real prime time. In my opinion....it hasn't even started yet.....


Hanson, I'd take you up on that offer.

Tried the docks yesterday for an hour and got skunked. Didn't figure there was a reason to spend anymore time out there.

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I'm going to give it a try this afternoon and evening with some glow jigs and enjoy the full moon.

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