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pool 3 wing dams

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I tried working some pool 3 wingdams with little success last night. I caught some smallies, sheephead, and some of those big eyed shad thingys. Also caught one sauger trolling some rip rap. The water is getting pretty low and clarity is increasing some. For those looking for bass the inside part of some of the windgams had fish chasing around minnows. Maybe its turning into a trolling bite rather than the wing dams for a while? I did have a couple good hits on a k grub, but was not able to hook the fish. I was pretty suprised to not find a single walleye as I fished some dams that usually produce at least 1 fish per outing. frown.gif At least the boat traffic wasn't too bad.

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Someone I know that fishes Pool 3 a lot says that if they are smallies or drum on a wing dam, the eyes will not be there. I dont know if they are there but less aggressive, or if the eyes just leave-but he knows that water very well.

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Thanks for the advice Dave! I usually get a few sheephead mixed with the walleyes. It seemed when I was using crawlers last night I always had little fish pecking at it on the top of the dam and the front. I have caught sunfish on these dams too. I should have tried a few more dams instead of fishing the same ones that usually produce. Oh well, there's always next time.

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