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URL report for 5/6, 5/7, 5/8 & 5/9

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Barbelboy    13
Barbelboy

Went out of westwind on sunday the 6th. Nicely marked channel, but the 30-40 SE mph wind sure made it hard to fish. After 4 hours and no crappies I called it a day. I wasn't there to catch walleyes and that's all I was catching. I tried to fish the SE side of the lake, but the 2-3 foot(or bigger) waves made it pretty difficult. North end was out of the question.

Monday the 7th was a much nicer day, still windy but not 40mph. Went out of the river. By the afternoon it was calm and I was able to manage 5 crappies (released) along the north shore.

Tuesday 5/8 was GORGEOUS. 75, no wind, not even a ripple on the lake. WOW cool.gif. Again I went out of the river and this time I managed a nice limit of crappies out over towards roger's.

I didn't make it out on 5/9 due to the fact that I had my possesion limit and I had a 6 hour drive ahead of me. So once I was done with work I simply drove by the landing. I believe I could easily have reproduced tuesday's results though.

I was catching crappies in 5.5-6' of water but at all depths. I'd catch 'em on the bottom or 1' below the surface. I figured that out when I had one swim by my boat 1' down and I managed to drop my jig in front of him. Crappie minnows and a JB ant seemed to be the ticket. They really seemed to like the very slow fall of the ant over other types of jigs. I did spent some time to the N. of the river and I did catch acouple crappies, but I had 2 guys motor withing 100', yes 100' and start fishing. If I wanted to be that close to people I'd fish in the cities. Overall I got to see the worst and best of URL. I can't wait to go back!

p.s. Kelly P. did you eat lunch at westwind on sunday? I think I saw you there, but i've never met you so I was unsure. If you did I was the short guy in the corner who looked like I had the tar beat out of me on the lake.

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LABS4ME    0
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you shoulda stopped by and said hi... Kelly, Jon and I were the ones who looked like the lake beat the tar out of us too... but we weren't even fishing!!! grin.gifgrin.gif

Good Luck!

Ken

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Barbelboy    13
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I should have, but after 4 hours of continuous beating I could hardly stand upright frown.gif

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Stud    0
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Thanks much for the fishing report, I'm heading up this weekend and am just pumped. Hope the wind stays down. Bringing a newbee, I just want her to catch one of those 14-15 inch hogs everyone talks about. Seems like there hard to come by in the past couple of years. Good luck, will try to post how we did.

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Barbelboy    13
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Good luck! wink.gif

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Labs

Are you going to be around this weekend at all? I would love to buy you jon, and kelly an adult beverage! (and mabe pump you for some info) grin.giflaugh.gif

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LABS4ME    0
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My kid is begging me to go....

I got a wife who's B-day is this weekend...

depends on what style doghouse I plan on living in!

I'll let you know if I survive the asking.... grin.gif

Good Luck!

Ken

and oh yea... I buy Kelly and Jon an adult beverage on occassion from time to time... but we usually forget about who's giving and who's getting the info... grin.gifgrin.gifgrin.gif Your investment would have a greater payout hitting the 2 Petrowske boys up... I'd still be out in the lake in my ice house if it wasn't for them 2!!! smile.gif

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Random guy    1
Random guy

Labs, looks like we better get the fishouse fixed up for you and the boy.

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Barbelboy    13
Barbelboy

Jon,

When do you start booking ice house reservations?

You can never plan too early grin.gif

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crappeyeslayer    0
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Hey take the wife with you.... grin.gif

Well if you are up there I'm sure that I can be found at one of the watering holes!!! grin.gifsmile.gif

Hopefully I can still wake up for the fishing! lol

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