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20lbSloughShark

I've always wanted to try one, but the seem so rare. I imagine them a mix between a northern and a trout.

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jigginjim

Or like a sucker, boney as heck. I smoked sucker only once, never again, use for cut bait only.

I have thought of doing one for my taxidermy display, can really look cool.

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Tom Sawyer

Fished several Annandale area lakes yesterday. Found lake one to be very turbid, river system and another few inches of rain, muddied the water. Where I did find cleaner water, I did find fish that were willing to bite. Not much for size or quanity so desided to try a lake with cleaner water.

Fishing was much better at lake 2; water was much clearer throughout the system. Found most bass in transition mode, starting to set up along the deeper edge of developing weedlines. They could be caught on several presentations, jigs, cranks, and traditional worming techniques all brought fish topside. No big girls, but a lot of fish in that 15" range.

Lake 3 was a quest for large gills and finding big bass; although action was fast, the size never got me to open the livewell on the gills. Unless you wanted to keep a limit of pumkinseeds and various hybids, they were huge. Just wasn't what I was looking for; knowing that this lake has nice gills. Only 2 bass over 17. Maybe I'll find them big bluegills next time out...If not the bass fishing on this lake was also nonstop, although the bass are normally picky about what they want. The bass fishing here stays consistant during this time of year, once you unlock the pattern for the day.full-44147-46775-038(800x690).jpg

Good Fishin' Everyone

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20lbSloughShark

Or like a sucker, boney as heck. I smoked sucker only once, never again, use for cut bait only.

I have thought of doing one for my taxidermy display, can really look cool.

I've always wanted a big sucker all smashed up and bleeding in a big pikes mouth as a mount.

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amateurfishing

a new PB for me this am 24" pike practicing crank baits on eagle topping my 22" mille lacs walleye last year full-37274-46836-img_0004.jpg

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perry p

It's always fun to share with people when you catch your personal best. I just caught my p.b. in Howard lake recently. If someone was in the boat with me I would've released it after a good picture, but shared with a number of people some fresh walleye. I would like to focus on some catfishin' in Buffalo lake soon. p.s. The walleye was 4 lbs 2oz.full-45113-46850-bigwalleye.jpg

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H2O Milfoil

Perry P. check your email.

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H2O Milfoil

I was snorkeling around some bulrushes one day, and one of them big ugly suckers came up face to face with my swim mask. I ran before he did.

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Avid Angler

Fishing has still been good for all species, but like always, you need to be fishing a lake that is producing.

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mnguy152

yeah pretty green around here

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Faner50

Tuesday July 8th: Super windy...fished windy shoreline...4 Walleyes of which 3 triplets just under 19" and one 24" plus, 3 football smallies... spinners with red, white, blue beads and indiana hammered copper blades. Used fats. Wednesday...nothing...no wind at all, lake was flat. Bottom line...the cormorants haven't gotten them all !!

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Avid Angler

Haven't seen the small fish this year. If you catch anything, they are nice size. I do think the pelicans and cormorants are effecting the area lakes. Washington should be a panfish factory and you can't buy more than a few panfish out there.

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amateurfishing

Did some trolling sat a.m. skunk ed on that but found crappies & gill s to be very active on weedlines with twisted tails

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Naturboy

I went out to Clearwater Saturday afternoon and there was a hatch of something going on. 5 feet down there was a cloud on the depth finder 2 - 3 feet thick. They looked kind of like a dragon fly but smaller with a long skinny tail. There was also clusters of them on the surface. Fishing was slow for everyone I talked to but the weather was so nice.

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Tom Sawyer

Fishing hasn't been slow on Clearwater at all lately; especially if your looking for bluegills in that great to eat 8-9 inch range. Weed edges from 10-16 foot range, using jigs tipped with live or artificial bait. Don't overlook deeper rock areas or mid-lake humps.

Bass fishing has also been fantastic, with fish holding along think coontail edges. Carolina rigged lizards and 7 inch worms have been rippin' plenty of lips in that 15 inch range, with an occasional 18"er to keep you on your toes.

Natur are you sure you were on Clearwater??? Lmao. Even a blind squirrel like me can find fish that want to bite on Clearwater,... lots of spots and plenty of fish out there. Hope you have better luck next time.

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The gills have been suicidal out there, as long as your looking in the right areas with the correct presentation I guess. The mayflies are sure fattening them up nicely.

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pikerliker

Wow nice bunch of fish! I might be coming up to that area in the next week or so to take my dad out fishing and those 8-9 inch sunnies would be the ticket!!

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Naturboy

"Saturday fishing was Slow on Clearwater". Not all summer. Everyone I talked to had similar experience. I did catch fish but it wasn't lots of action, then again I wasn't fishin for gills I was trolling for eyes and some crappies. Their was a bug hatch going on also. Thursday might have been good , Friday might have been good, and Sunday might have been good, but for those Actually There Saturday that I talked to and myself it was slow. I don't post pictures of every fish I catch but you can be sure if you see me post a picture on a report it would be from the lake I'm talkin about on the day I'm talkin about.

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Tom Sawyer

Yeah, I guess I shouldn't even have responded to such a post. Why feed trolls.

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Tom Sawyer

Wow nice bunch of fish! I might be coming up to that area in the next week or so to take my dad out fishing and those 8-9 inch sunnies would be the ticket!!

Thanks, if you put a good game plan together you should have no problem catching some nice gills out there. Let me know if you need a good starting point. As you've read some people are out there fishing, while others are just wishing.

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Tom Sawyer

Was fun to run into several fish around that 9 inch mark today. Good times smilefull-44147-47965-dscn0534(800x557).jpg

It's definitely big gill time; wish I could have stayed longer.

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eyeguy 54

nice fishy smile

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Tom Sawyer

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Beat up male from the spawn it looks like caught today, worthy of a pic I thought, was released of coarse.......full-44147-47981-p8020193(800x473).jpg

Sometimes a fresh fish fry ends a good day on the water, life is good grin Time to start the Coleman....... Cheers smile

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Avid Angler

Crappies going strong last night along a sharp break off a reed bed. All nice 10 inch crappies caught on a slow tolled 1/8 oz jig with a minnow. Even had a bonus quality gill.

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perry p

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I caught my personal best smallie this morning in the Hutchinson area! @4 lbs.

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    • Tom Sawyer
      A bit of a hike in, but well worth it, Mud Lake off the Inchon Trail I'm sure.....maybe we can meet up Brian and Tracie, I'll bring the potatoes and baked beans 😎
    • Wanderer
      Probably Lake Alott.   It kinda looks like a lot. 😉
    • Agronomist_at_IA
      I seen on JR's Facebook they had a pic of a tournament on upper red.  It showed a #8, #12.6, #14.4 and a #15 walleye......I thinking this was some kinda joke....can anyone enlighten me. When I talked to a guide a year or so ago I asked him how many #10 walleye he seen come out of upper red......he said he hadn't seen one since he started to guide.    
    • Agronomist_at_IA
      After reading all the post and having gone to upper red once a year sometimes twice (Started renting shacks then got a wheel house 3 yrs ago) for the past eleven years. I find this entire thread and topic somewhat laughable. The locals and resorts seem to complain about an issue they've brought upon themselves. I kinda agree with the post you've put up to a point.    Here is my view.....maybe it is wrong. I drive 7+ hours from Northwest Iowa pay the fees to fish in Minnesota for a couple days. Pay the resort fees for roads, pay for services at the resorts. I tend to buy fuel, bait, propane, and food at the places we use, and sometimes other services. These people make a living using the lake to BRING the business to them. Then when they get the people to the lake and get some money flowing and are having success with people showing up.......the big problem is trash......Seems pretty simple to me if your a resort......figure out trash management for you customers. They showed up and are using the services you provide. A simple $5 tagged onto a road fee with avalible dumpsters could solve the problem. I actually have never had any issues with trash on my trips....so I'm a bit supprised by all this. I mean people are going through the resorts for services and willing to pay. If $5 was a deal breaker.....then why wouldn't people just go out of the public acess points, and not pay any resort fees.   The first 7yrs the guide we use had a trailer on the lake and had his customers throw tied off bags of trash in it. Then he disposed of it. The last three years with my shack the resort we went out of had a dumpster to throw the trash in. I'd gone out of JR's Access, West Winds, and Rogers. When We came off the lake we stopped in and asked if we could throw our trash away....they always said yeah put it in the dumpster.   
    • SkunkedAgain
      Thanks. That's one of the ones that I was considering.
    • SkunkedAgain
      The water temps were 44-47 degrees over most of the lake this weekend. Black Bay partially froze Friday night into Saturday.
    • SkunkedAgain
      I saw a lot of guys running planner boards. We braved the cold ride Friday and Saturday, going from the far west end over near Shamrock. We spot locked in the wind and had pretty good success with the 11-13" walleyes but nothing of size except a few beautiful jumbo perch. We just used jigs in 30-35ft of water with rainbow minnows, the smaller the better. Big minnows were useless.   We didn't stay at any of the west end locations too long, but mostly because we weren't marking fish and weren't getting any bites. I would have liked to work longer for the bigger fish.
    • ANYFISH2
      Care to share where in Ripley this feeding flat is?  Maybe I shoot a deer and catch fish in Ripley this year!😁
    • seifjr
      As usual Curt, thanks for all the reports you provide to us folks that only get up to LOW 4-5 times/year.  Coming up again for the MEA weekend, fishing Thursday-Saturday.  Looks like Thursday's going to be nice with warmer temps and WSW winds.  If we get the heavy WNW winds on Saturday, is the LP area fishable.  Seems like the more west it is the comfort level goes up dramatically.  Bringing the kids this trip, so there not real big fans of the 4-5 footers if you know what I mean.  Hope to see ya Thursday, we'll be in a 2150 Lund and 18.5 Alumacraft. 
    • monstermoose78
      These fish came of the feeding flat.