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Night report - 10/4

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Headed to the south end of the lake Weds night to pull cranks. Hit the water about 5pm and scoped out some new rock/gravel spots til dark. We checked from 8 to 26 FOW and only marked a few fish in 16 FOW during daylight, but not many in ML terms.

First fish hit in 6 FOW right at sunset as we crossed the top of a reef, so we keyed in on shallower water. Long story short, we ended the night with 20-some fish with 80% coming in 3-6 FOW. No pigs - the biggest was a fat 22".

Lessons learned:

- 1.8 +/- seemed to be perfect speed. We used bow troller (calm winds by 10pm) to stay in the prime range. Tried 1.0 to 2.5mph to change things up.

- size 14+ floating raps and HJ worked best. We landed one 16-17" fish on a size 18 floater - it was half the size of the fish!

- no fish caught with less than 80' line out.

- fish hit ALL NIGHT - we fished past 3am and they were still going strong.

What a great night - clear skies, calm wind, and good cigars! wink.gif

Hope your next trip is as enjoyable as mine was.

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SW or SE? It sounds like you were primarily on rocks. Did you try any weedlines? Sounds like a great trip.

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SE side - wind pounded us til dark, then it died off, thankfully. We didn't work the weedlines much simply because we started hitting 'em on the rocks right away.

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