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We are leaving Wed. night for our annual trip to the east end, camping just outside the american channel. Has anyone been down there lately? Thanks.

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The Gal and I just got back this evening from camping in Sag. We found fish suspeneded over 100+ feet of water East of the Kempton Channel. We found them in four feet of water casting shorelines. We found them on the usual reefs in 32-42 feet of water... The Bass moved in shallow with the clouds yesterday. I guess the upshot is that they are in all these places and you cannot get tunnel vision. Lindy rig and leech worked best on reefs, jig and leech fished vertically over suspended fish, floating #11 gold rap or shad raps worked best on shorelines. Keep moving and looking and you will do well. Good luck!!

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Caught fish Friday and Saturday American side from Brule to Kettle on reefs. Never put a line in the water without finding fish on the locator. We looked for the biggest concentrations on the reefs and tossed in a marker. If we did't see a lot of fish on the graph we moved to the next reef. Had to drive around over the top of the reef until you found the biggest school.They can be really tight in one area of the reef. Worked that group of fish with Jigs and minnows and jigs and leaches 3/8 oz. Moved on when they stopped biting. Lake Map chips help a lot if you have a locator that can use them. Had to do a lot of sorting as many small fish tossed back. Only caught 6 over the 17' mark. 23 being the largest. Our keeper ranged from 14-16.5"s.Black and oranged when bright out worked good and green/chartruese when cloudy. I did here 7 foot lindys w/leeches with plain red hook were working also. Had a blast.

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