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Had a good morning out on Turtle on Sunday - the wind & clouds kept almost everyone off the lake until after noon when the sun broke out. In four hours on the lake we caught 16 bass & a couple stray northern. Most were pulled off docks, with a few more out of the 6-8' depths in scattered weeds. They wouldn't chase - almost everything caught on slow dropping plastics. No big ones, but only a couple of shrimps. The black Gulp sinking minnow was the bait of the day (lost an entire bag of them) - caught ten fish on them & only one in another hour of fishing other lures & plastics. I'll be picking up some more. grin.gif

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Mr. Pike1

Max, if you have been using the Gulp sinking minnow you are ready to enter the world of the Senko. Give it a shot I would guess your catch rate to improve 25-50%

Oh and Max did you happen to see a little article on a certain lake that we both fish?

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Maximum12

Mr. Pike, I love the Gulps - have been using them the past two seasons & they outproduce everything else I've used. I've been reading lots of good stuff about the Senkos & Exudes in the past couple of weeks, & there is actually a shopping list in my wallet right now with both of those words on it. I started out using Powerbait, which worked OK, so I guess I'm working my way up the chain of effectiveness!

And no, I saw no such article, but now I'm going to have to scour the 'net to try & figure out what you're talking about. grin.gif

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jwhjr

Max - The Plum colored Exudes were working on that same lake the day before... grin.gif. Also the Junebug Gulps had some action(although I didn't actually catch any of those...they robbed me grin.gif). Your partner from Sunday may remember.

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jwhjr, my Junebugs did almost nothing yesterday. One fish, & that only when my partner decided to put down his pole. And on any of the Thursday nights when we may be on the same lake, or Lord forbid in the same boat, I forbid you to use my weapon of choice. Put down the bag of Junebugs & step away slowly... tongue.gif

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Mr. Pike1

Max, it was a 49 1/2 inch tiger from one of the bodies of water that we both have spent some time on.

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TurnUpTheFishing

I saw that too! Im not usually a nay sayer but I dont know about 49.5" but its definatley a nice fish. Was there an actual story written somewhere? The picture makes it really obvious where he caught it too.

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Mr. Pike1

Turnup, no real story behind the catch. I got a 50" Musky up on Vermillion and it made the fish pictured look small. The Musky I got on the big V also was like a foot thick and a true monster.

I have had a few run ins with Tigers on this body of water and enjoy fishing that lake as close to home to get my fix in !!!!!

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Ah, yes. 49 1/2 inches. Impressive out of a body of water that size. Since it turns out some nice-sized fish of other species (especially carp - ever seen those buggers in the spring? yeesh!) I guess I'm only mildly surprised. I'd like to hook into one that size! Mr. Pike, after your Vermillion fun, we might lose your bass count to a muskie count, huh?

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Small mouth are my true passion but I try to stay as multi-specied as I can. I have seen some of the monster carp you speak of. In the spring I was out and had my polorized glasses on in the shallow sandy area by the beach. I was a few in less then 5 feet of water that kind of scared me...

One of these days I may have to toss out some corn and hook into one of these pigs. I was ice fishing there a couple years ago and got a 20lb carp through the ice. I had 3lb test line and a willow stick. It took me 30 or more minutes to land and thought the whole time it had to be a pike or tiger by the way it ran. The biggest challange I had was wedging the beast through the ice hole.

That being said the fish I saw looked to be double the size of the 20lber....

Now who wouldnt like to wrestle with a 30-40lb fish.

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Yeah, its one of my favorite muskie lakes for numbers, but the fish are not exactly 'big' as far as the muskies go. Even though its no secret and Ive seen plenty of muskie fisherman out there for some reason I still like to keep quiet about it.

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mpester

I was fishing Garvis Lake a couple of Saturdays ago for bass and I was seeing a lot of good sized carp and not getting any bass with much size. On Sunday I decided to try for some carp. I hooked six and landed two. The first two lost fish were on four pound test and they almost spooled me. The next four were on eight or ten pound test and I still lost two fish. I land a much higher percentage of the other fish I hook. The first few runs of a carp are very strong. One other thing I learned is you can't lip a carp to get him in the canoe and their tails are too big to get your hand around. It was a lot of fun and I will do it again.

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