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"Caught" my biggest crappie of the open water season today, almost 12". It was snagged right through the back!

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Good Job;)

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Hit the secret beach on the sippi for a couple hours today with some crawlers. wind was pretty crazy. smally bit first then a sucker. then the eyes moved in and I decided to leave. a young guy came down while I was fishing and was casting a spinnerbait and I asked him what he was after. he said bass so I let him know that it is illegal to target them and eyes till next month and that the game warden watches people in the area quite often. He said he had no idea he could not fish for them, thanked me and said he wont cast anymore. nice young guy. I bet he will be down again with some crawlers. 

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Eyeguy - what size weight are you using at the Miss?  Are you using a bullet weight and a worm hook to hold your crawler?

 

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All we ever use is a few bigger spilt shots and float/bobber with crawlers. 

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fished a different spot today and it was strange, I was using crawlers and a lot of eyes bit and only 1 sucker.  guy next to me was using earthworms and he caught a lot of suckers and 1 eye.  twilight zone ! !  LOL  I just use a slpit shot most of the time. 

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Strange indeed... Try looking for much more slack water compared to the beech you were yesterday and today. The West side of the dam was on fire this afternoon; a friend and I were in the double digits within an hour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Very weird. Those little worms in the garden do catch more than little 2-4 sunfish.:lol:

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I remember when I first moved to MN I went down to the dam with a buncha angleworms. Coudnt keep the smallies off. LOL  

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We were using both, but the number of fish caught was definitely based on..... ;)location, location, location - slack water during high flows is where it's at buddy.

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yepper, almost 30 between the 2 of us in the slack water next to fast water. kinda hard to fish in that fast water when it's moving so fast... :) 

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fishing has been good around St. cloud I got into some nice bluegills and hybrids over the weekend. Made a cool video to go along with it. 

 

 

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I missed one just like this on Clearwater!! I was sightfishing, and the thing was HUGE! Sucked the hook after watching it suck my Marmooska jig in its mouth and it snapped my line!! Ughh would have been my personal best. 

 

Sunfish were biting shallow few days ago. 1-4 fow. Got a few 10" and kept a couple for the pan. 

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Nice one, tworiversman!!!

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dont say where LOL

 

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Nice catch tworiversman.:)

 

Had some fun on the river today with a couple of species.Hope it stays nice out for the rest of the week.:cool:

 

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Hit the river Sunday morning and today before the rain. Was nice to get out on opener and find some smallmouth. Hit this guy on my 4th cast waded out about 20 yards from shore at a popular shore fishing spot. Kicking myself for not bringing my scale out as it was definitely my PB smallmouth. Second shot was of the one I got earlier today down by Beaver Islands. Lots of people down there searching the river for that missing girl... hoping for the best there. 

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Kunzi26 glad you came out with some fish.Haven't fished those islands yet, atleast not close to them.One of these days for sure.:)

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On 5/16/2017 at 8:56 PM, JeremyCampbell said:

Kunzi26 glad you came out with some fish.Haven't fished those islands yet, atleast not close to them.One of these days for sure.:)

 

It was my first time exploring the islands, had a friend that fishes out there quite a bit give me some spots to try out and they all delivered at least one or two fish. So much easier fishing the river with some waders, glad I picked some up! 

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Enjoyed the river for an hour or so.Had to focus only on one small area to catch any.Even a small cat came up from it.

Anyways,Hope everyone is having a good weekend:)

 

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