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leech~~

Sounds like a fun time and you guys did well. I wish I could make crawlers work better but I hate getting bit off at the collar most of the time. :(

So, I fish Leeches a lot. Because that's who I am! :lol:

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smurfy

Headed there this weekend :grin:

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gunner55

Only been out looking for eyes 2 or 3 times & it wasn't for very long each time. Found some eyes & most were 16- 22 fow but we had no luck getting any to bite. Using rainbows & crawlers with rigs because that's what we do.:P Most of the time I have a leech on as well. surface temps starting to hit the 60's here. Have coaxed a few crappies into biting though.  

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eyeguy 54

we found .4  mph worked good.  3 to 4 foot leader. nice juicy crawler.:) marked a lot of fish also. 

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smurfy

Hoping to hit bowstring and Winnie this long weekend!

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eyeguy 54

hitting good out from highbanks I hear. 

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smurfy
10 hours ago, eyeguy 54 said:

hitting good out from highbanks I hear. 

yea until I get there!!!!!!!!!!:cry::grin:

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smurfy

i know this is an old post, but...........DNR has reports zeebs are now in the Bow............ actually surprised it took this long considering its connected to sand and that lake had an abundance!!!!!

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PRO-V

Probably took them this long to look.🙄 You can bet they are in every connected body of water.

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14 hours ago, PRO-V said:

Probably took them this long to look.🙄 You can bet they are in every connected body of water.

Right on. Sand lake Zebras were found in 2013 and now found 20+ miles up the Big Fork river through several lakes. Bowstring is only 5.5 miles south of Sand via the Bowstring river. Although going against flow, during most of the year flow rate is extreamly slow. DNR states wide area coverage of adault Zebras on north end. Adult females produce 1,000,000 eggs annually so most likely will spread over the entire lake by end of the year. 

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PRO-V

The DNR should require ducks, beaver and other wildlife to wash in 130 degree water or dry off for two weeks before moving to another body of water. 🤔

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