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gator_slayer2

Excellent fishing report, 3/15 & 3/16!!

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Just wanted to give ya all a report, since I enjoy reading all of your posts!! 3 of us fished out from Bablers west of the rock, road was froze over and very rough! Didn't want to dredge the long bumpy road all the way out to 16 mile. Thank goodness we didn't have to worry, limited out! Fished 29-31'fow, and the action was awesome, every 10-20 minutes, they were biting! No special lures, seemed like anything we threw at em, they bit! Pink/white, gold, blue/white jigs is what we used and only chubs! Shiners, nothing!! We caught and released a 24" & 25" walleye's, got a nice pout too, around a 6lber, also sauger city, limited out on both sauger and eyes, 2 jumbo perch as well! Had planned staying until Sunday, but our limit was fullfilled, so ended on a good and awesome note! Also ran into some friends in and around the same area, they all limited out as well.

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Awsome report, im probably headen up next sunday to fish off bablers road. had some buddies that did really well out that way. hopefully there will still be some fish left for us to have some fun with. cool.gif

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gator_slayer2

77, Plenty of fish for ya! Threw back lots....lol!! Have a great time! Gator

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fiskyknut

Yepper it's been darn good out on the rocks and rubble off of Babblers road all over it sounds. I spent Thur, Fri, and Saturday fishing out that way and had darn good results each day. Did'nt see the mass numbers we saw on this waypoint the weekend prior, but big numbers of nice fish none the less. Some Whale-like Perch thrown in the buckets too!

Gotta love late March on the big pond!

fiskyknut

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gator_slayer2

Fiskey, For all the big fish getting caught and released, is it do to their sponning soon? Just a thought, cuz when we have been up later in the season, seems the biggums come in more so than in the earlier part of the season?! We sure had a blast anyhow, hoping to get in one more time for ice fishing! Glad you got lots of fish too! Seems when someone posts a hot spot, and by the time we get up there, it's not hot anymore...lol!!....Gator

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