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Nice morning to go to work on the lake.


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Started out very shallow looking for some gills for supper. Worked alot of water from 2-6ft by weeds in areas that have always given me some nicer gills during the spawn year after year on the lake I was on this am. Last week I did pretty good in this same shallow spot but nothing today.

So, I went to another location where I typically boat some nice gills after the spawn and man, were they packed in this location.

Water temp was 65.9 degrees and almost all my gills-35- came from 9-14fow. Nice part about this bite was I also boated 9 eyes and keep 3 for a meal. Also picked up a nice 9# pike for my neighbor as she likes to pickle some pike every so often.

I used my usual tactic of trolling a crawler harness for the bigger gills as that has always treated me very well and then the bonus eyes were real nice.

Out of the fish I kept and cleaned, 1 had a very small amount of eggs and the rest were empty.

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I am seeing the same sort of gill action. A few still on the beds but it seems most have moved off.

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Beautiful morning on the lake this am.

Eyes, crappie and gills were biting better than yesterday. All eyes went back as I have my limit in the freezer. Kept a meal of gills and my limit of very nice crappie going from 12-14 inches. Only one was at the 14 mark though. Only 1 sheepie today. Caught 4 eyes that were keepers and 3 little ones, all still swimming.

Today I boated almost all my fish from 7-10fow and I fished a different area of the lake. All my fish came on a hammered gold spinner and a crawler. I was trolling my bait about 2-3ft of the bottom using 2 small split shot to stay above the weeds.

Have to take a few days off and eat some fish now before I can go out again. It's the weekend and that's fine as I typically do not fish those days. lake was pretty busy this am at 5:30am.

Good luck to all who go out this weekend. Fish are snapping.

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