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Dhenry

open seat for saturday night

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I've got an open seat for saturday night. I'll be leaving the Cities at about 4:30 on saturday and fishing from approx. 7-1:30 and driving back.

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D,

I might take you up on that seat. Been a long time since I was the first mate.

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I think that would be a blast. I'd love to trade info and stories with you. Send me your phone number. I just got back from my kids soccer game and was haunted by the full moom coming up.

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Hey Mykal, Are you going to be able to go tonight? My optimistic side is telling me its going to be a good night given the change in weather expected tomorrow.

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Dhenry, Mykal, or anyone for that matter.....you guys have been doing this much longer than i so help me out. Last night, Friday we got out about 6:30pm first fish at 6:50 between the shore and a rock pile 14 ft. then up on the rocks, 8 - 9 ft 3 more, dad switches to my bait and we get 4 more, some of which are too small so 5 in the box. lot's of pressure so we move around, 1 more at 8:10. Not bad I'm thinkin....6 between 16 and 20, nice night. THEN the moon comes out from behind the clouds and it goes dead! We throw the box at them, colors, sizes, fish from 4 - 13 ft, nothing for 2 hours. It's 10:30 and we are not real night owls, the chatter on the radio is that things are tough so I think we did pretty good.

Here's the question....same thing happened one nite last Oct, but the clouds came and went. Last night it was clear after 8:15. When the moon was behind the clouds they bite, when it's out they don't. any suggestions?? i can't believe they just quit, by I also can't imagine what we didn't try, well...except corkin!

Thanks for the help. going back again Sun and Mon! It was a great night, my dad and I, 6 beautiful mille eye's and a fish fry on Saturday night! What a full moon weekend!

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That's why they call it fishing. I'm actually not as big a believer in the moonlight as I am in what the weather is doing. Having said that I've had the same experience when the moon comes out. I think last weekend was the opposite for us though as we caught a bunch of fish while the moon was out and when it went down at about midnight the fishing seemed to slow a little. The other experience I've had is that the fish sometimes have a lull after it gets dark...almost like their eyes have to adjust for a while...and then all of a sudden they turn on again. I've heard others say that when the moon is shining go to metallic colored baits...I don't know sometimes they bite and sometimes they don't. The other thing is to keep moving. Some nights we have to go to several spots to find fish and when you find them its hard to believe that the other spots you were at didn't have biting fish. How was the wind?

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We were down in the SW corner with 4 billion other guys. Wind was SE and tough at first, down wind at idle for the T8 and we were going 2.2 - 2.4 into the wind made it work a bit harder. found the fish at 1.9 - 2.2, later fished as slow as 1.4, seemed like everyone else was going the same or faster than us. and then it went down to tollerable....Hmmmm.....about the time the moon came out?? was still steady I'm guessing 10ish?nice chop, but no white caps after it went down. I hear what you are saying about the "dark lull" . I've read many posts that indicate that if you stay long enough, they may light up again after 11, 12, 1 what ever. My dad is 80, so there's not alot of interest in staying out till early am.

thanks for the input, and yes, it's called fishng not catching! I was just pretty happy that we were doing good, and frankly, not seeing many boats do better. did see one boat got something nice enough for a pic. Camera flashed a couple times. Good luck tonight!

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I still have an open seat for tonight if anyone is interested.

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dhenry,

i would LOVE to go! however, thursday was my 54th birthday and i got to go yesterday. i just got up at 1.00 after going to bed at 5 in the morning. plays havoc with a guys body at this age so i have to recoup for at least a day...haha. a year ago i got to fish the full moon in october with paul waldowski...what a treat! from my little experience with the forum it sounds like fishing with you would be similar... yesterday i just went by myself because my fishing buddy canceled.

good luck to you.

regards,

minnesotatuff

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D, sorry for the late reply, My wife and I have been at the links. It's really windy man. Anyway, I'll pass tonight but I will be up Sun, and Mon nights this week and Next weekend. If your around. I gotta runInsp Gagdet, Dhenry pretty much said it. The fish are biting somewhere. I'll share a bit more on this later when I get a minute.

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D, I'm at 612 986 5229. Give me a hollar. You going up this weekend?

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Mykal-

What's up pal? Long time not talk.

I am heading up this weekend, I will give you a shout maybe hook up on the water of prior. You got someone you fishing with yet?

D

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Ah, its nice to see the old willy fall full moon Mille acs guys on the board. Mykal we have got to hook up before the hard water season.

I have got a bunch of HJ's and number 5-7 shallow running shads waiting to get wet and do some swimming and fighting with the swallow pigs.

Another bait I had success with this year that I am hoping to try on the pond is a perch colored X-Rap.

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Alphid, Mr Pike, ahh yes, good to hear from you guys!! Alphid I will be up this weekend. Dan, give me a shout and we will meet up. Cord, come on up! I have an open boat this weekend for a change.

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Mykal, are you going up Saturday and Sunday night?

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