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Rugbyguy

1st Openwater Fish 2007

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I know many of you have CPR'd many fish this year already openwater, but I got my 1st one today. This beauty came out of Silver Lake on a White/Green paddletail on the UL rod. Fought it for a long time before I could get it on shore. SilverLakeCarp.jpg

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That pig looks like it swallowed a football. How long before you figured out what it was?

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you did better than i did, i fished the NE side of silver 2nite from 6:30 till just after dark with out even a bite,first open water of the year with a big stinky skunk! i was using minimites and other small ice jigs tiped with waxies under a slip bobber, did get to see a few different kinds of ducks up close with there spring feathers on though , that was pretty cool

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Nice one Andy,

Looks like he a little goose "behind" smeared on him thou.

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As soon as I set the hook and my drag peeled out I knew I hadn't hooked into one of those Silver Lake crappies. It was a good fight on light tackle, the fish did what it wanted for a good 5-10 minutes.

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I went for a lunch time run around Silver Lake yesterday and the roughies were working the surface pretty heavy on the West side of the lake near shore. I remember watching an In Fisherman show a while back where they bobber fished for carp. May be a tatic to put into practice.

Andy

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