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SLABHOG, HOW MANY

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WHAT DID YOU DO THE PAST 2 DAYS

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PLAY THE HAND YOUR DEALT

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shhhhhh. it's a secret wink.gif

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keep your stick on the ice!---jigglestick---

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Jigglestick, they must have put a computer in at the WW! Happy New Year everyone!

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the way i see it is, the funnest part of fishing is pulling whatever your after up in the ice. the second funnest part of fishing is finding out where they are and what makes them bite. my first trip of the season was a blast. just out of superstition i went to the same location as i started out last season. the bite was not phenominal, however given the 30 + mph winds and blinding snow visibility at 20' at times, we did pretty good. we caught 11 crappies all over 12 inches. a small pike, a 7 pound pike, and one of the boys caught one about a hundred pounds. it was catch and release, so you'll just have to take my word on it. it was really 36 inches smile.gif the evening bite was there around 4:30 til about 7:00. after supper, i went back out to try my hand with the vex. from 9:30 til 11:00 i pulled up 6. one measuring 14 1/2". i had had enough by then and called it a night. we got one more in the a.m., and the 36 incher.
while i was watching the vex, i would see the fish come up and sniff the bait, then float back down. frustrating. the fish were there, just not real aggressive. i took off old faithful, and tried a plain gold hook, with a small crappie minnow, and i got two more right off the bat.??? who know's, it worked. i've had outings like this before, but when it's tuff, i just keep bouncing around maybe picking up a couple here and there, or til i land on a school of aggressive fish. that was not a possibillity yesterday, so we took what we could get. 11 crappies is a nice meal.
they are there, go get em. they will turn on. be there when they do.good luck.

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