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Rush lake Snakes

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Took a trip up to Rush on Sun. and had one of the strangest trips i have ever had anywhere. Trip strted out normal with a few 5+ pounds pike near the launch. then tried a different spot and the snakes were as thick as i have seen anywhere, we got 115 between 3 guys in 4 hours,Mostly doubles or triples they were in thick pods, largest was only 31 inches! confused.gif I have no idea how to explain these numbers of pike and extremem lack of size in rush which is usually few in number but very nice in size. Anyone else ever seen this on rush? Or have any explaination?

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Maybe the slot on these lakes has caused less people to fish for pike. With more pike staying in the lake, maybe spawning has produced many smaller fish. It may be tough fishing shallow for panfish this winter with all these small pike in the lake. I might be loosing more panfish jigs than I would like. Were a lot of the fish around 12-14 inches long or bigger? You definitely caught a lot in a short time. Most likely they are shallow chasing panfish right now.

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Alot of the snakes were coughing up small crappies, most were 1.5 to 2 lbs. i think the slot is great on Rush. i have taken about 10 trips up there this year with the avg. size of the pike being over 5lbs, this was a very isolated incident, i just can't figure out why it was only small pike in this feeding frenzy.

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Might be that a bunch of food they like was in area.

Size an ease of reaching?

Seen this happen myself.

Can be a lot of fun.

But then sure enough next day you go back with a kid or a friend an ZERO.

Fun.

T.

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