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Gravel bite

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Just wondering if there is any sort of bite on the gravel at all right now. Seems like most of the action has been on the mud. Headed up this weekend, and with as cold as it is going to be, I think I want to narrow the search a little. I am trying to decide if it is worth staying away from the crowds and working some of the gravel or not.

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I had a fairly good gravel bite until Saturday. I attribute this directly to the increased amount of traffic. There were countless vehicles driving around with their pull behind fish houses, hanging their transducers out the door to measure depth. With the light snow cover, the relatively thin ice, and all the noise I think it spooked the fish good. I had one guy set up right next to me where he proceeded to fire up his old POS generator. It was like you flipped a switch and turned the fish off. Some people are just clueless and inconsiderate.

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You would think people could understand that they want to be away from the pressure, not create more by piling right on top of everybody. It really isn't that hard to figure out....thanks for the report.

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We were working the gravel a few days last week, and it was a good bite until everyone started rolling in on the weekend. There were two people around us tues., by saturday there were 20+. I'm sure the change in the bite was because of comosion (sp?) and pressure.

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