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Pelican report

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Well heres my report for you diehards out there.

Fished pelican Tues. and Wendsday for 4 or 5 hours each day. Found a slow but consistent bite both days in 26 to 45 feet. Fish seemed to be scattered to me. When I caught one, I,d throw a marker, but wouldn't catch many more in that spot. Had to keep moving. Had my best luck on chartruse jigs with a stinger. Redtails and creekchubs. More bites on the 4" or so minnows, few on the small ones. Fish were averaging about 15", kept a couple of those each day for supper. Did throw about 3 or 4 20 to 23 inchers back each day. Pulled a boneheaded blunder Tues., erased my trails from my H2O cause they were getting cluttered.Then tried to get back to the Jones bay landing in the dark. Big mistake. Ran aground 8 or 9 times behfore finding my way through. Thought I was going to spend a cold night in the boat.

Hope to get out this weekend before putting the boat away, sigh...Hope we have good ice before the end of the season this year.

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I was out last night from 3 to 7. I didnt have a bite till 5:15 and it was on from there. Caught a limit of 14"-18" released a fat 24" and let some smaller ones go. Caught all of the eyes in 26-28 feet. Jig and a fathead is all you need.

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