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Old 06-29-2006, 11:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Does anyone know if any tips have been posted in the daily journal yet, or when they will be posted. I threw the paper away not even thinking about checking for them. Thanks
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Old 06-30-2006, 12:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Are you talking about the arcane tips that Big Don comes up with ? I knew where the fish were put in because I did it myself and I still couldn't figure them out for the most part .

The fish are shocked , tagged and put in the water the Wednesday before the Derby starts . Most of the fish move from where they were put in , sometimes a very surprising distance in a couple of days . Just for fun cuz I wasn't eligible to fish the derby I went to the exact spots they were put in and didn't catch them . The best advice is to fish the areas you know best and hope to catch lightning in a bottle .

Due to the slot limit , I'll bet a good many of the tagged fish are smallies under 12 inches so fish the areas you usually would for smaller fish . I didn't make shocking day this year but that is what happened in years past .

BTW , on average 14% of the tagged fish are caught in any given year .

The first tips will prolly be in the Friday/Saturday issue , didn't see any in the Thursday paper.
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