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After much searching, trying different presentations and staying mobile, my clients and I were able to get on some nice 'eyes today. Our smallest was ~16" and we had a few that pushed 20". As a bonus, one of my clients stuck a beautiful smallie that touched the 20" mark on the tape. Just a horse. I'll post some photos tomorrow evening. Hopefully I have some to add from the trip tomorrow. smirk.gif

We spent much of the day riggin', draggin' jigs, pitchin' and trolling cranks and even some corkin'. Our focus was on murky water and emergent vegetation. Turned out, by day's end, that we were way off! We ended up getting our fish pitching jigs and leeches to submergent vegetation in 6 - 10' of water that was crystal clear. We actually saw a few 'gills flare around the jig on a couple of the fish. That made setting the hook obvious. grin.gif

I'll put together a more detailed report tomorrow evening. I think I'm off to a smaller lake in the morning but we'll see what happens.

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Smallie huh? shocked.gif Must be tetonka cool.gif way to go! nice report.

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T.O. was that you my dad was talking to at the landing on Sat. Afternoon? He was putting in the pontoon and was like is that you?

After we where done unloading he asked me whats that guy's name again.

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Did you have a key?

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Nope, not me.

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