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Tyler Holm

3/29 Pool 2 Report

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Tyler Holm

We unloaded at Lilydale ramp last night and fished from 4-7:15. A lightning show and some rain took us off the water a bit earlier than we wanted. We caught 6-8 eyes with the biggest being 15" We also boated 1 channel that went something like 6-7lbs.

Jig and minnow took most of our fish with only 1 coming on a ringworm plastic. Most of our fish were caught in 15-20FOW and during the daylight. We did see one fish that was about 3lbs, but that was the biggest we saw caught.

Might give it a go again on Sunday if the weather permits.

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LuckBites

Thanks for the postings Tyler. I was down checking out the Lilydale ramp today and there were sure a lot of trees going by. The Army Corps web site has it up 2.5 ft in the last 3 days. The water I saw was very stained. Anyone care to share successful stratedies? I did see 2 boats come fishless! I'll be there this week for the first time. Same old story, trying to avoid the crowds.

See you on the River...

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Tyler Holm

Nice to meet you tonight LuckBites,

We never even caught a single fish tonight. The water was dirty and fast. The rain was cold. We fished from 4:30-7:30. Snagged 1 small channed cat and that was it. Tough night

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ratherbefishn

Tyler, I believe I met you down at the ramp while you were meeting up with the crew. We had about the same results that night. 5 fish on jig and minnow and 2 on ringies the biggest was about 20" Also caught a quillback. First one I have ever caught so that was the best part!

Went down friday with the girlfriend and we olny caught 3 eyes and missed one nicer one at the boat. The river was up about 2 feet then and it has to be up about 5 feet now from last wendsday so that area may not be the best choice for a bit. Anyhow good to hear you guys got into a few also!

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Tyler Holm

Yes, nice to meet you as well. I saw you guys out there and I did see you guys boating a good number of fish. I'm sure I saw you hit 3-4 yourself and then the older gentleman got ahold of a decent looking fish. I'd like to get back out there on Thursday, but the weather is looking crappy. Keep in touch ratherbefishn

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To bad you cant get out today!! looks like another big low coming in tomorrow. I havnt been down there since last week but the water was rising pretty good the last few day on P3. Let us know how ya do. I will be south in the backwaters the next week or so but will be back that way once the water comes back down a bit. Olny a couple weeks away from LOW !

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LuckBites

FYI - The log jam @ Lilydale ramp is on it's way to New Orleans. Hopefully it crest this weekend. With all these lake open now it shouldn't be a problem finding alternative until the river is back down.

Good luck if you get out. The MN is expected to crest Sun...

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