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Sand Burr

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Sand Burr

It looked like it wasn't going to happen this weekend! Trip to the clinic on friday morning with the youngest and yep strep throat! He could'nt swallow so he had to take a shot to the leg! OUCH! But by Sat. morning he was bouncin around and ready to go.
Lots of sportboat traffic due to the Floe wedding sat. night! Very spectacular! also made for some great evening entertainment.
I head as far away from the traffic as possible with a couple of additional teens that we were watching over the weekend.

Belle horn bay:
Fished in front of the prarie river inlet and picked up a couple of eyes but were small at best. Also small pike. Dragin blades. Colorados and there was no preference on what they wanted. Left when the boats started to come in.

Battle island:
This seemed to be the place to be. We picked up 3-4 that could of went in the livewell if we were keeping. There is a weedline south of the island next to a single bouy. Drops hard to the east and levels out to 6 to 9 feet to the west. Stay as close as possible to the weeds. Once agian hammered copper at 7ft long leaders was the hot ticket. We also were using various sizes of blades and the bigger seamed to be the better. The eyes were as gold as rings! Quite the sight for the youngsters in the boat.

Cor of Eng campground:
If your looking to get in there it stays pretty packed over the month of august. I will let you know the have drive in sights available that can not be resereved. Fabulous place for kids.
Funny note:
I did talk one of the kids into kissing the first walley to give him better luck! Bad thing was he got spined by the eye just as he puckered up! Still makes me laugh.

Hey nice Rack

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united jigsticker

Hey Burr!

Have you heard of any Crappie reports coming off Big Sandy, specifically Bell Horn Bay?

Good fishing,
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Sand Burr

All my crappie reports were old and was told a week ago they were slowing down (moving from known spots). Sorry but would try the old dead pine tree early in the morning.

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