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JeremyCampbell

Heat was taking some time to get use to but I stayed hydrated and kept on fishing.Noticing the bass really were awake today.Most of them were right on that edge of current and would hit that bait like it was there last meal.A few other species were fun too.Hope to try a few more spots tommorrow and see if I can get some more carp on my hook.Have a great weekend all:)

 

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eyeguy 54

nice paint free pic :) 

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monstermoose78

Way to go Jc 

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JeremyCampbell

Experimented with corn on the river today.Guess it really does work:)

 

 

 

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Borch

My dad and I got out on a local lake from 11-5 pm yesterday.  Best bite for us was shallow for a mixed bag of walleye, pike, crappies and bass.  Trolling cranks over and around weeds was the most consistent approach.  Ended up keeping 5 nice eyes and a couple crappie.  Best trolling speed was a bit under 2 mph.  Color didn't seem to matter much.

 

Good Luck!

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Team Bobberdown

Went  out in the morning( Saturday)and brought home some supper. Nothing better than fresh walleye. Got them on leeches and spinner rigs with 3/8 oz trolling sinker. One was 20" the other 19" and got other smaller ones. But I only got two hands.

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Team Bobberdown

Beautiful morning

 

 

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Rick G

Area bluegill bite has been very good as of late. Look to deep weedlines or hard bottom areas  in the 6-18ft range to hold better numbers.  Please remember to release the larger fish to help keep our area lakes healthy.

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Borch

Nice gills Rick!

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JeremyCampbell

BoOm! Nice:)

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Rick G

Back on the hunt yesterday. Finding better fish relating to the remaining weeds on hard bottom areas. 

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Borch

Did some late night trolling this weekend.  Small shad style baits trolled on the inside weed edges got bit.  Lots of small and eater eyes caught.   Also got a few nice smallmouth with the biggest just over 19 inches.

 

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Rick G

Bonus night time smallies are always fun:)

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Borch

Yes they are...

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Team Bobberdown

Cold weather equals fall walleye. Love it. And bonus perch.

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Rick G

Nice one , Nick!   I still recognize the background though;)

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Tom Sawyer
31 minutes ago, Rick G said:

 I still recognize the background though;)

Yeah, not many good shore spots in our area with reeds..... His spot is safe Ricky!

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eyeguy 54
1 hour ago, Rick G said:

Nice one , Nick!   I still recognize the background though;)

me too ;)  must get back there. smallies were hungry at college dam this afternoon and managed 2, 14 inch eyes. fun time of the year. 

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Tom Sawyer
22 hours ago, eyeguy 54 said:

me too ;)  must get back there. smallies were hungry at college dam this afternoon and managed 2, 14 inch eyes. fun time of the year. 

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NICE smallie!

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eyeguy 54

6 to 7 inches where I was this morning. lotta smalls again but a few nice ones in the mix. This nice female just broke nine inches. Not a monster but a beauty. 

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4 minutes ago, Tom Sawyer said:

Good one Roycey

 

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Tom Sawyer
27 minutes ago, Tom Sawyer said:

Nice fish, but not a male. Those gills in your lake sure have an unmistakable purple hue. Might have to stop down there sometime after the walleye bite fades....

 

 

4 hours ago, eyeguy 54 said:

 This nice male just broke nine inches. 

 

 

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smurfy
4 hours ago, eyeguy 54 said:

6 to 7 inches where I was this morning. lotta smalls again but a few nice ones in the mix. This nice male just broke nine inches. Not a monster but a beauty. 

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where'd ya say that was!!!!!!!;):P:grin:

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