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Tyler Holm

Same Stuff / Different Day (11/09/06) (several pics included)

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Today we found things quite differently than the day before. Our hot rocky shoreline was ice cold and the free-lining gig produced nearly zilch. Today, the fish were relating to deep wood. We found most of our fish about 3-4 foot below the surface overtop deeper wood.

I truly though yesterday’s catch was unbeatable, but proved that wrong about half way through the day. Today the fish were aggressive. Many times the bobber wouldn’t even have a chance to standup before it was gone. Today produced many more fish and the fish were larger in size.

1.75” Culprit Paddletails under a Thill/Lindy Mini-Stealth float was the ticket. 1/32 or 1/16oz collarless jig heads with a #2 or #4 hook. I started fishing with darker more natural colors, but when the bite slowed, a drastic color change triggered more fish to bite.

Somewhere around 30 crappies made it to the boat today with an average size over 11” At least 2 were over 12.25”

12.25" Crappie

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This one’s over a foot (stretches up my arm several inches)

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Maybe 20 gills were caught with an average size 8.25” or so. 2 were over 9 with the largest going 9.5”

9.5"er

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A handful of smallies and a few largies also made it to the boat today. One smallie went a strong 18”. We also caught several white bass with about 4 of them going 14”. Largies and smallies were taken right next to the shoreline.

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When the water is cold like this, save yourself some bait money and just bring the plastics.

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awsome report and pics, very nice looking crappies cant wait to start chasing them on the ice that is hopefully coming soon,nice to see crappietom's still got a rod in his hand too! smile.gif

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The gent holding the smallmouth gets better looking every time I see him!

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