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Sinker

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From the lack of activity on this board this winter,I would guess the fishing on the river has been just as slow for many others as it's been for me.There were some good days but more slow ones.Oh well.Good Luck Fishing!!!

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Mr Special

Hey Sinker,
Sorry to hear it was a slow year for ya. As you know I haven't made it out that way yet this season. It's hard to leave productive spot for marginal ones ya know. but I figured by how many 13"-14.5" wally's last spring it would be great this winter. But anywho spring is right around the corner and you still have a spot on my boat.

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Mr. Special,sounds good.Just have to free up a time to go.Yeah, I thought with all the walleye being caught during the open water season last year that it would translate to good ice fishing but that hasn't been the story.Sauger and crappie were OK at times but not like last year.Good Luck Fishing!!!

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TRZ

Looks like the crappies are on a down cycle, hopefully they will pick up in the next few years. maybe it was a good thing with all the "citiots" (that's city idiots for those who don't know) who came out there this year with no clue as to what they were doing the river would have been a zoo if they had hit a couple of slabs and really started to run thier mouths. I'd hate to see the river turn into a white trash heaven like bald eagle or something.

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TRZ, remember the guy who drove out a half hour before dark and was asking us waxies or minnows,how deep and what kind of species were in the river? That was pretty good.I don't mind helping people out,but.....Anyway,the saugers seemed to slow down by your shack towards the end and I did so terrible on walleye that I didn't even bother going down to the river on the last weekend.Normally I'll go to the bitter end.I'll probably fish panfish on some other lakes for the rest of the season.Keep in touch.

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