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styx

I am coming up this Friday. Is the bite better in the morning or afternoon. If it is good in the morning I may get an early start and get up there by 7am.

Thanks

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mnhunter 3815

i been fishing out of zipple bay and the fish were biting all day in 18 ft

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SDbowhunter

Definately get out in the morning. You never know, sometimes we do better in the morning and the next day not catch anything untill mid-day.

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mnhunter 3815

later i nthe yr i'll sit in the shallows and get up and start fishing by 5:30 till they turn off then move out deeper.but for now im parked in 18ft and they seem to bite alll day.

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Windy

I was out all day yesterday trying some reef fishing with some luck but nothing Great. We moved over towards Zippel around 2:00 and set up in 18ft. and ended up with a pretty nice bucket of fish. I was told the early morning bite there yesterday was real good. I would definately try the early morning in shallow. We didn't really have a hot lure but the rattle reels probably did the best set up with a plain hook and shiner.

Jason

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Royal Dutchman

Jason,

How high you setting those rattle reels off the bottom? I haven't had a fish on my bobber line in three trips. Must be doing something wrong!

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SAILFISHFOREVA

duch...set the drag on that rattle!!!!!

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mnhunter 3815

i use a bobber on 1 and jig with the other.i set my bobber about 4 to 6 inches of the bottom.if i see fish on the vex on the bottom and they wont bite i set the bobber just about on the bottom.that seemed to work the last couple times i was up there.

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Windy

Doug,

I have been setting one rattle reel about 3" off the bottom and the other appr. 12-18" off the bottom so far this season. It has been varying daily but averaged out, they have been producing about the same. Usually though, 12"-18" is where I set them.

Jason

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Royal Dutchman

Yeah I think I've been running a bit low. Especially since everything seems to need to come up to eat lately.

Hope to spend more than a couple hours out and figure things out soon!

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