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I've been hitting up some local creeks and ditches and I'm finding fish, but not in numbers like I have in the past. I'm just wondering if you guys are finding any around. I've been out on the boat a couple times too, but even then I haven't had the best of luck.

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It has been a really goofy year with the warm up then rain and cool down. The creeks haven't been the best for me,Ifound them with the really high water for 2 days then they dispersed. The lakes have been the most consistent at night so far.

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Found a spot the other day that was stacked! As fast as you could shoot they were swimming by. I'll be curious when I go there this afternoon (with a bigger garbage can) to see if there still around.

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Yeah early in the year a couple spots had carp stacked in them like you were saying but now since its been warmer out Idk I haven't been seeing them like I was I thought that I'd start to see more running, but oh well what can you do but check and shoot what you see. Good luck to you guys.

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coworker got a 45 pounder this past weekend and a couple 30's i think he has been sticking some hogs this year

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I think that cold weather last week moved them out a bit but I am hoping this warmth will be the ticket for the weekend.

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I think that cold weather last week moved them out a bit but I am hoping this warmth will be the ticket for the weekend.

Hopefully I'm heading to pool 4 and 5 for the border battle tomorrow night

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I'm curious as well bassman! Care to share your spot? I've only gotten a few 15's, would love the chance to stick some big ones! Still new to the sport.

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Went yesterday around 4pm to check and there werent nearly as many but they were still there. Going out today about 1pm, hopefully the wind stays down. Everything I saw yesterday nothing had much size to them but the quantity was good.

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bassman, depending on how my afternoon goes here i may be checking a couple spots on my way to maple town.... we'll see what happens

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Went out today I saw some, but not in big numbers a group of 3 or 4 would swim through had to wait awhile for a new group to come and pass through.

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i didn't make it to check today... my dang nab wood chuck showed himself, but I ran out of time to wait him out to re expose himself while I was armed with the 243.... he lives another day...

maybe i'll find time to get after some carp sometime this weekend

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I've been seeing a lot of woodchucks lately.. Kind of weird usually don't see as many as I have been.

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me and this particular chuck have been facing off for 2 months, but I am only at that other house once every few weeks or so... and only for a short time while i am there... i need to take a day and do some work around there, and just keep the ol gun handy...

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