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TrophyEyes

Report From Sun. 2/18

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I would say yesterday was tough to say the least. We had to have drilled close to 80 holes. We found fish on the flats off of Midget, but they weren’t biting. They would respond to the baits, but would not commit. We manage to get two walleyes (17” and 15”) and got four Jumbo’s the biggest being 12.5”. My cousin lost a monster walleye half way up, but that happens. There was no pattern as far as I could tell. It just seemed the ones that were hungry bit and the others didn’t. Hope people had better luck. I think the drop in barometric pressure really screwed the fish up. I keep remembering a bad day fishing sure beats a good day working any day.

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sticknstring

I'll second the tough part. I worked the west end of the lake after being unsuccessful on the south shore Sat. A lot of new territory to me and I virtually had all the flats to myself. I tried 6-7 spots from just south of Banana flat all the way down to just north of Vineland. Saw fish on the camera in every spot but they just wouldn't go. One spot was loaded with whitefish but I couldn't get them to budge either. Managed a few perch along the way. Picked the flat with the most daytime walleye activity and setup for primetime. They bit well from 530 until 645 and that was it. Caught 4 walleyes and missed 2 others. A 10", 12", 17", and 22." Talked to Lundeen's and it sounded like the walleyes were pretty slow and perch were limited to a few spots. It's been slow but I would hope with some warmer temps arriving the bite should pick up. One can hope anyways with only one weekend left.

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TRZ

i went out of red door this weekend and found a good monr. and evening bite on the south end of resort flat, totally dead during the day but hit at least 3 eyes in prime time every morn. and evening. Biggest being 27 inch( 1st ever eye for the ladyfriend) also got a good amount of slot fish 14-19. Not bad for a rental housr deadsticks and spoons produced equally. grin.gif

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deerwoody

We stuck 17 eyes and 30+ perch,the eyes went 27,26,2-24s,22.5, 7 slots and the rest were little guys.Perch were of various sizes,13 3/4 was the biggest.Mixture of fish all day,most eyes early a.m.We ended up with a nice bucket!!I could post pics if I knew how.Any help?

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Bartz

Deerwoody, nice mess of fish you caught. I hope to do that well tomorrow.

As for posting pics.

1. Use another website like Photobucket to host/download your photos

2. Copy the URL of the photo(s) you want to post

3. Post a new thread. Type whatever you want and then hit the image button on the instant UBB Code list (it's just below the area where you type your post)

4. Paste the URL of the photo

5. Preview post to make sure it looks ok.

I use Photobucket and there are a few different sizes of images that you can save. Make sure it's a good size for posting. I use 640 x 480 which makes for a good sized image where people aren't straining their eyes to see your trophy.

I hope this helps. Now let's see the pics. grin.gif

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GoggleEye

Here are the directions that i have found to be the easiest for me for how to post a pic if you don't know how. There are plenty of different ways to do it though.

1. First upload your picture to a picture hosting site, such as Photobucket or Imageshack. You will have to create an account (free) to do do. Then upload your pictures from your computer by clicking browse and then pick the ones you want to upload from your my pictures folder.

2. Now you have them stored, goto your picture you want to share,

3.Click on the thumbnail and you should get a picture the fits to the page( if not you can use thumbnail or resize). Resize to a good portion...bigger is better on here.

4. Right click on the image you want to post.

5. At the bottom select properties.

6. Highlight the web address in properties( NOT FROM ADDRESS BAR) and copy.

7. Write what you want for your post.

8. When done writing post, click on the URL link(the blue icon under where it says "Instant UBB Code".

9. Paste the address you copied from the properties in the space that pops up after you clicked the URL icon.

10. Next, another box will pop up and you have to type in "click for picture" or "click here" so everyone will know what to do to see your picture.

10. Submit Post

That should do it.

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GoggleEye

Deerwoody, almost forgot, but I started a "fish pics" topic so if you figure out how to post your pics, put them on that thread too. We have got a lot of really nice pics on there now. It's always nice to see what everyone else is catching.

GoggleEye

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DRH1175

I was up on Friday the 16th. 2 of us got our limit with 40 nice perch in the 11-13" range and 5 nice slot eyes. We were fishing the deep edge of a flat. Had to drill lots of holes to find them but once we found the schools we caught them all day long from a couple holes. The lure of choice was a orange and yellow buckshot rattle with Minnow heads. We did get a few on Larva however seemed to really get the bigger perch on the heads. This was one of the best perch outings in the last few years for me. And along with all the eyes quite a day!

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Shack

Nice fish! I just started getting photo's on my posts. It is hard to get what you want at first, but a little work and

a redo or two it all works out. I use AOL pictures. They help you with croping and getting the size you want (so you do not get the little square one). Keep working with it, its nice to see pics. Its better than reading about them.

Let me know if you have any ?'s about this.

thanks for the pics

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Shack

P.S.

Hopefully soon I will have digital videa feed from water cam

to show you all

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deerwoody

Thanks to all for helping me post my pics. grin.gif

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