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Fisherman For a Lifetime

Scouting Paid Off

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Fisherman For a Lifetime

Yep, enough shantytown. Four trips there and not even one fish was probably one of the worst streaks I've ever had in 40 years. Time to get out of the mold and go scouting.

Went to a place that was within eye shot, but not earshot. No one was there - perfect. Set-up in 36 feet.

First Crappie was at 3pm and was a 13 inch'r. Some good action after that up until 5:30, left at 6. Ended up keeping one for dinner tomorrow night.

Pays to get away from the crowd!

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croixflats

Did the YMCA flats today moved around quite a bit.Hit the edges in side corners points. Didn'T fish the 21 ft depth though, mainly from 26ft to 35ft. Had few bobbers go down but they only would grab the minnow. Had one that took off on me no way of stopping it. Must have been a sturgeon was to strong for 8 # took out half of my line when it rolled, all she wrote after that. Man that was fun!

Not a good weekend yesterday dulled the blades on the nils and today transducer cord got cut. Bright side I will have 2 blades for the Nils and a new transducer.

Maybe tuesday be back out there to hit the 21 ft if its to cold to work. Sneaky suspicion their sitin on top. When we sat at 28ft we marked fish at 25 ft heading down to minnow.

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AuggieDawg11

going out tomorrow. trying to go after walleye in the morning and crappie later. Anyone else going out? Open seat? Let me know.

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catflisher

Boy I LOVE it when I can keep one fish to eat!!!!...Only clean one....5 minutes if you don't know how to do it..A 12-13 inch Crappie out of the river CAN do that!!!...Big shoulders!!! ...Num Num!That means, you can let the rest go!!....Congrats!! You know how it's done!!!...Plus you found your own fitch!!!!

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WalleyeChaser

Hey Croixflats i saw you from the 94 bridge out there all by your lonesome. You drive a car out there right? At least i think it was a car. If not it must have been someone else. Sounds like at least you had some action. More than i could say for this last sunday.

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croixflats

I drove the four wheeler out being I live a block off the river yesterday. If it was today that was a buddy of mine. He had no luck today except when he moved down to Afton and that was only two small walleyes and a small sauger. He drives an S-10 beater.

Looks lik Wendsday I'll be going out. Didnt have time to get a ducer today. So tomorrow get the ducer and weld up a rigid hitch for the sled.

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AuggieDawg11

let us know how you do. I am going out of bayport tomorrow morning and would like to go down towards afton on wednesday.

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WalleyeChaser

Augie have you been having luck on catchin eyes still? I've tried various spots with little luck. Let me know how you do.

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croixflats
let us know how you do. I am going out of bayport tomorrow morning and would like to go down towards afton on wednesday.
Would you like to join me, I still have your # I'll give you a call tomorrow. I'll email you my number If you want to call me.

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LindyRig08

How you guys get out by the YMCA? I live in North Hudson but still new to the river. I go fishing there in the summer, but never been down there in the winter. Thanks guys!

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AuggieDawg11

I haven't had too much luck as of late besides the one 17" I caught last week. The evening bite that I depend on so much hasn't been that good lately. I will keep you posted.

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AuggieDawg11

Yeah, I would like to go. What time are you planning on going out? Shoot me an email.

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croixflats

Lindy I live a block off the river so I just take the 4 wheeler out.

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