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Fished River Bend Yesterday!!!

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3 Of us fished out of River Bend Resort yesterday so here is a quick report.

Started off a little slow for the first couple hours so we changed depth around 11 and it got a lot better. It was not fast and furious but there were enough fish to keep u interested. Not many small fish at all(probably 5-6 scuds all day), The rest of the fish were in the 15-19 inch range so they were very nice fish. Moved shallow for a night run in search of the ever elusive "pig" but to no avail. We did get the rest of our limit though. 3 guys; 12 eyes, 6 saugs, 1 jumbo, biggest on day was 19 smallest about 15, and one of the saugs was 18".

River Bend did a great job of doing everything possible to put us on the fish, they are great people, so a big "thank you" to them!!! wink.gifwink.gifwink.gif

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Sprinter: Thanks for posting your results. Sounds like a good day. Were you over Pine? IN your houses or Riverbends? Headed that way in a couple of weeks. Bill

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Bill, Yeah we were over pine in River Bends houses. 23 fow was the best for us but I'm sure that will change quickly after the weekend traffic. There is already a ton of houses out there. What was nice about River Bend is there houses are spread out over a large area so we had some depth options. They were nice enough to get us into 3 different houses so we got to do a little scouting. Ice conditions were really good too. The thinnest was about 8-9 inches of good rock hard clear/blue ice.

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Sprinter, thanks for the update. I've always had good luck with Riverbend, they really want you to have a successful trip and do everything they can to make that happen. Bill

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Sprinter,

Great report, things will only get better. How much snow on the ice?? Any problems with using a wheeler and portable??

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ice is looking good fishing is great should have the road open here at adrians very soon

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