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Rick G

Good job, Nick!?

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Borch

I got out a bit later than I normally do for a night trip as we had an early mothers day dinner with all of family mom's.  Happy Mother's Day by the way.  

We started fishing about 10:30 pm and were still getting hit at 2 am when we called it a night. Found scattered walleyes up shallow willing to hit crankbaits trolled slow.  Water temps were in the low 50 degree range.  Nothing huge but nice eaters.

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Borch

Very cool Tom!

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Borch

Pretty quiet in here.  I've been fishing out of town the past 2 weeks.  Hope to fish the area lakes this week.  Heard reports of a good day crank bite on the chain but not much else.  With the full moon coming up this week may try some evening trolling.  Anyone else having any luck?

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Wanderer

Been out of town for most of my fishing as well.  Looking forward to being in the boat around home in the coming weeks.  It’s just never for the amount of hours I get on board for the out of town trips.  More like 2-4, maybe 6 hours at best here.  Never the marathon 12-15 hour days I’ve been blessed to have a few times this season so far.

I did just walk down to the river to make a few casts for my evening fix and picked up a 17.5 smallie on a Pop R.  That’ll have to do for today. 😉

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Tom Sawyer

To call this summer "busy", would be the understatement of the year for me.....

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Wanderer

@Tom Sawyer

Its not supposed to be that way.  Is it??  It stinks when everything else gets in the way of spending some time on the water. 😒

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Tom Sawyer
On 6/23/2018 at 9:53 PM, Wanderer said:

@Tom Sawyer

Its not supposed to be that way.  Is it??  It stinks when everything else gets in the way of spending some time on the water. 😒

Making up for it this week, in a BIG way while on vacation. Perfect weather for chasin' down eyes. See ya' Saturday. Bring plenty of size 7 and 9 in blue crome. Lots of gators feeding on the same forage, win a few, loose a few.....

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Borch

Friend and I hit the chain this morning pulling cranks shallow.  Slow fishing with a few nice walleyes, pike and lots of catfish.  Fish we found were on shallow flats.  Also a few panfish caught on cranks and several schools seen in the shallows.

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Borch

My dad, eyeguy and I hit a local lake last night and pulled some lures for the full moon.  Dad wasn't able to head out until my nephews baseball game was finished.  We got a late start but that was fine.  It was a beautiful night with a stiff ESE wind and very mild temps.  The moon was bright with some low wispy clouds blowing by us.  I've been out of town the past few weeks so things had changed a lot since I last fished this lake.  Water temps have warmed ro 76 degrees,  the water has cleared and man have the weeds grown up.  This made for some difficult trolling conditions as lures continuously fouled with weeds.  We did fine a few spots that were clear enough to troll some shallow cranks over the top of the weed growth.  The first spot had some small eyes and a lonely smallmouth bass.  We didn't find the second spot until we were about to head home.  Eyeguy popped a nice eater almost right away.  We caught several walleyes and rock bass the next 2 hours and ended up going home with a couple meals worth of nice walleyes.  When we were packing away gear at home the skies were getting brighter and the birds were starting to sing.   It was a fun night even though it took us a while to get on the walleyes.

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eyeguy 54

Thx for not kicking me out of the boat when I started howling. ;)  Sure was fun. 

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Borch

Well I made a solo trip for some evening trolling on Tuesday night.  Same program as before.  Water temps a little cooler and water levels up from all the rain we've received the last week.  Had a hard time with fish staying hooked once they hit.  Lost fish from right after the hit to right at the boat.  Some nights are like that.  Ended up keeping 3 for a fresh meal of walleye after fishing a couple hours.

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smurfy

;):wow: nice eyes!!!!!!!! thats more eyes then i catch in 3 years!!!!!!!:wacko::blink::crazy:

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eyeguy 54

nice! 

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smurfy
34 minutes ago, eyeguy 54 said:

nice! 

he went solo this time??? musta been the howling!!!!!!!!!:crazy:😂:P

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eyeguy 54
3 hours ago, smurfy said:

he went solo this time??? musta been the howling!!!!!!!!!:crazy:😂:P

HA!   would have gone but had a busy day planned wednesday. then ended up in ER we night doing a dance with a kidney stone. not fun but getting better. 

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smurfy

UGH!!! Hope all is better. I hear them are painful!

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ANYFISH2
22 hours ago, eyeguy 54 said:

HA!   would have gone but had a busy day planned wednesday. then ended up in ER we night doing a dance with a kidney stone. not fun but getting better. 

I fight stones from time to time too.  No fun.  Hope all passes well.

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eyeguy 54

first timer. not in bladder yet. not fun. drugs helping. 

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Mike89
2 hours ago, eyeguy 54 said:

first timer. not in bladder yet. not fun. drugs helping. 

did they break them up for ya??   never had them and don't want them!!!!!

hope all goes well for ya....

 

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eyeguy 54

thx, just one.  2mm. no need to make it smaller.  just gotta let it do its thing. 

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Wanderer
Posted (edited)

I found a tightly grouped school of smallies last night hanging on a pile of 22 - 50 mm stones in the river. 😉

18 incher

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They’ve been pretty tough in the high muddy water lately but if you can find the right current break they seem eager to eat again.  3 inch swim baits and Rapalas are doing it right now.

Good luck Royce.  I’ve only had one in my life and that’s one more than I needed!

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Tom Sawyer
5 hours ago, eyeguy 54 said:

thx, just one.  2mm. no need to make it smaller.  just gotta let it do its thing. 

Glad your on the mend...

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Coleman

Has anyone been able to find a few eyes on the chain? I've been really struggling this week. Water temps in the upper 70s and weeds seem to be everywhere. I've been seeing weeds up to 18' deep. I've been mainly fishing Horseshoe, but plan to hit Cedar this morning. Mainly been dragging a spinner rig with a crawler in 15-17'. Thanks for any help. 

 

Luckily I have a load of venison to feed the crew if the eyes don't cooperate. 

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