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Well, I went out yesterday to both Erie and Hook. Let me say first that every weather station was wrong on their temps...again! grrr Was really looking forward to a gorgeous day on the water (temp wise) and it ended up being a bit chilly.

Anyhow, I got to Erie at about 7:00 a.m. Started fishing my old reliable location which is from the launch on to the west. One LM bass. Fished the point across from the island...nothing. Fished the points off the island...nothing. Fished the north shore...nothing. Dead sea! Tried minnows, crawlers and leaches and fished from 6' to 18' deep. Went into the shallows to see if the panfish are in yet, but they're not. Only saw a couple small LM bass.

Went to Hook at about 11:00a.m. Set up in the gap between the island and point north of it. Water is VERY merky on this lake right now. Clarity is about 12" at best. Used bright orange/chartruese fuzzy grub with minnow. Caught a 14" walleye (and kept), released a 10" walleye, released a 2lb LM bass, released a 20" northern and released a 26" northern. Saw one guy casting a stickbait and he caught a bass I think, a little to far away to tell. Tried the northwest corner and the point on the northeast side and didn't get a thing, though I missed one hit. Fished until 3:00 then had to get going to take my wife out for her b-day dinner and movie. One more thing...LOTS of carp at the outlet on the north side. Some BIG ones too. If any of you like to bow/arrow carp, that would be as good a place as any.

Water surface temp was around 56.5 to 57. About 5 degrees warmer than last weekend.

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nice report basscatcher, theese are the posts I most look forword to reading. I too will post when I get out there and give my favorite lakes a try. good luck. ff

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Erie has been one of my more favorite lakes in the past, but I think I'm going to cool my jets on this lake until we get a more significant warm-up. For whatever reason I just haven't been able to find the fish in this lake, and I've looked from 3' to the deep 30 and 35 foot holes. Didn't fish 35 foot deep, but didn't see anything either.

I think Hook would have produced a little more if it wasn't so murkey. The fish I caught came while anchored and pitching the jig. Really "jigged" the jig too to create as much movement and bottom bouncing noise as possible. Fish I caught actually were right up close to the boat where the jig was bouncing nearly vertical.

I think I'm going to try my luck at Belle, Collinwood, or perhaps even Howard. If Hook were to clear up, I'd be hitting that one harder, but with all the rain and the amount of runoff that runs into that lake, it may be a while before the clearity improves.

Just have to keep lake hopping I guess until we find the hot bite...of course, weather has quite a bit to do with that too.

Good luck and good fishin'!

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Started out yesterday a.m. First disappointment was the rain. I would love to be a weather forecaster and be paid big bucks to screw up so bad!! Went to Big Swan. trolled and drifted with crawlers, leeches and minnows. 1 dog fish. Packed up and went to Jennie. Drove out onto the lake and was really disappointed to see the weeds. What a mess. Didn't feel like slip bobbering so put the boat back on the trailer and went to Belle. Fished this lake hard for about 2 hours or so. Fished all the main areas and did not boat a fish. I was shocked. It must be this horses**t weather we are having. It really needs to warm up a bit or at least give us a few days with steady temps. That's my post. Heading out today to see if I can do any better. confused.gif

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Went out last night for a couple hours after dark and got one 21" walleye out on washington. Got him in about 7ft of water. I also missed two more that got off right after the hookset. One of them seemed like a very biggen. I could feel them shake their head a couple times and they threw my rappala. Wanted to get over to Jenny and give it a try but did not make it. I have heard they are getting a few their in front of the creeks. I may try the river today and possibly washington again Monday night. good luck. ff

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Went out to Hook in search of the ever elusive carp... seen one at the outlet,,, waded down in there a bit and none to be had anywhere,,,,, decided to try elsewhere ,, shot about 40 carp between Hoff lake and Belle lake

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lundduckboat, I drove by you when you where out shooting carp on belle. Looks like you had a good time today. Say, What do you do with all the carp you get? just wondering, ff

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definatly had a great time yesterday,, normally we bring them out to my buddies house by Marion and put them in the field,, but today I brought them to land that our duck slew is on and put them in the field,,, good thing I allready had my waders with,, it was pretty sloppy..

my dads worker said that I should try and get ahold of the guy on hwy 12 between darwin and dassel that has the carp holding tank,, and maybe he would want them,, maybe even buy them,,,,,

anybody want some carp????

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Caught two on Friday, but it took all day to get them. Scattered. Nothing to produce a pattern. Still searching....

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