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RandyR

I just couldn't stand it anymore!

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I haven't been able (or willing) to get on the river this season due to low water levels, but with the recent rains the water level is up a bit so I decided to give it a try this morning.

After a $600 lower unit repair bill last year from running into a rock I didn't know about I have been reluctant to tempt fate this year with the water level running at least three feet lower than normal.

Glad I went, no rocks (I went real slow!) and some nice smallies. Once I figured out the pattern this morning I found them to be aggressive and mostly nice in size, 15 - 18 inches with a few youngsters scattered in the mix.

I relied mostly on the electric bow mount and used the outboard sparingly. I was not able to get to some of my favorite spots, I chickened out when the Lowrance was reading 1.5 feet of water. If I had someone with me I would have poled through that shallow stretch because deeper water and good fishing spots were beyond, but overall it was a very good morning. Wish I had a jetboat!

Fished with tubes, and they definitely preferred dark green today.

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Kevin Turner

Sounds like agreat day! I'm stuck in Missouri for another week, Then I'm nArth bound to God's country & my fav river!@!

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    • monstermoose78
      Green has some nice gills. Glad to hear they are biting
    • Fully Kraeusened
      I’m wishing you luck my friend. It’s hard to get away and it can be very deflating when the weather doesn’t cooperate. 
    • MinDak Hunter
      Hit Green for a couple hours this afternoon, almost zero traffic and the sunnies were active. It’s nice to see this lake is back!
    • jigginjim
      still frozen in?
    • CigarGuy
      Was out for a while on the Partridge River this afternoon, didn't have any minnows, managed one 13" crappie on Gulp waxes.  But, the old Strikemaster almost bottomed out-close to 30" of ice.
    • SkunkedAgain
      I don't know what your Helix 7 requires in the manual, but a quick look would figure out if that 3amp is too small. Definitely wire your sonar to the motor battery using the correct gauge wire and fuse. If you connect it to another battery, it should be a stand-alone. Connecting to the trolling motor battery will generate interference.
    • SkunkedAgain
      I've done cheeks quite a few times and they are always good. They take only a few seconds to carve out. I like to get the most out of the things I kill to eat, so I'm not afraid to pull them out of smaller ones. I'm glad to see that so many people picked up a new tip. That's the point of congregating on these forums. I wonder how many non-registered folks will read this and learn something new.
    • CigarGuy
      I've been doing them for many years.  Like Cliff, a friend who was a guide on LOW brought some out prior to the main course-been doing it since. 
    • Tom Sawyer
      With the snow cover completely gone and lots of standing water, 60s in the forecast, with plenty of sunny days next week, and a good chance of rain mid-week; this may be my last weekend on the ice, South of Hwy 210 anyway . Fish have really been on the chew
    • Alex wilhelmi
      hey guys..i installed the helix 7. took it out the other day. it keeps  randomly shutting down, with the motor off it will stay on no problem. Heres where i think i f'd up. i used the same 3 amp fuse harness from the old sonar that came with the boat, the old hb depth only kind. its wired right to the ignition wire. i used the correct gauge wire where i needed it. im guessing its not getting enough juice? also if i wired it direct to a separate battery, how do i go about hooking up and on board charger? or would i be ok just wiring direct to the battery that runs the motor? thanks for any advice. those musky lures look so bad ass! nice work !!