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Old 04-09-2006, 01:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default The Spinner Report 4/8 Nice White bass!!!!

Launched at the State Park at about 2pm and cruised up to Oak Point. Water levels are back up with strong currents. Temps have fallen since last week and remained 47-48 degrees till will pulled out at about 5pm. We hit the timber with jigs and minnows looking for some 'eye action but the river walleye are still sluggish at best. A single bump was all we could come up with. As we drifted down stream we tossed some 1/8 jigs with twister tails at the fish we were marking which paid off with some nice white bass action. The one below measured 16 inches.



Here's two more, one at 15 and one at 11 inches.



It will be a great year if the Fox produces White's like this all year. A total of 6 were caught with these being the biggest.

Gonna try to get out tomorrow and see what a bit more warm water will produce. Talked with two guys pulling out saying they got 4 'eye's off the lakes. Crappie are still around but the larger ones are still far and few between. This weeks warm up should really help.
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Old 04-09-2006, 06:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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When's Maria taking me out?

I might try taking the 'floyd float out this week.



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Nice!

Them "fishin' wives" are tough to catch

She put up a good fight?

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Everyday!!!

OH !!! You mean the fish.

Actually, she bit soft and didn't seem to worried until she saw the boat, then she ran several times. It's not too often I reach for a net while catching a white bass but I didn't want this mama to break free at the boat.
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Way to go JD.

Could only muster one LMB at a bridge today. A couple short hits.

Water temps were way down campared to last week.


Highlight of the day was getting back the boat launch to see the DNR...unloading hundreds of eyes that they spawned out back into the lake. No wonder they were hard to find. Most of the eyes are all done spawning they said. They picked up the fish I saw getting dumped over a week ago. They pulled all the nets off the water already. He said biggest they seen was a 9#er. Everytime the guy pulled the net out of the tank there was at least one solid female and a half dozen males.

I was so in awe I forgot I had a camera. DOH!

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Warming water should get them going again this week.
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JD, you going out at all this weekend? I might tow up there and try that "secret spot that nobody ever goes to" LOL Gonna try leaving my home teritory for new digs!
If I remember there's a bait shop right by the ramp I met you at, what time do they open or is there a better place to get meenows.
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Actually, I've got him booked for saturday. Looking at weather forcast and lunar tables, should be pretty solid!
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Sorenson's bait is on Rt 173 west of Rt 59. Or Triangle bait at grass lake road and Rt 83.

Oak Point is NOT open yet. You have to use the Main State Park launch off Wilmot Rd. There's a Bait shop at the state park but not sure if they have bait yet.
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Cool, we might just run into you and Jax on Saturday then...figuratively speaking of course...
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I bet we will. Haven't decided the full game plan yet. Probably won't until I see where the water levels and temps are at. I do know it will be a full day of pounding the water. The spinner boat has spent 90% of it's time this spring on the river with limited success so far. Anyone who is planning on fishing the river now or this weekend, be prepared for high water levels and currents. Lots of floating and submerged debris out there.

Be-careful!!!!
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