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Old 04-07-2014, 09:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Launched friday morning around 10 a.m. into 30 mph winds and 40 degree air temperature. Water at dishcarge was 75 degrees, 60 basically everywhere else on the hot side. Fished both days almost exclusively between the 54 and 48 bridges. Caught a fair amount of bass on Friday and Saturday morning/afternoon with the afternoon being the better bite on both days. We tried a bunch of different stuff fishing main lake shorelines and in some coves, also fishing the mouths of the coves. Friday we basically had the lake to ourself with the high winds, but Saturday there was at least 100 other boats on the lake. 75 were part of a high school tournament, so it was a bit hectic. The old man took me to school, not leaving much behind for me to catch. Friday he caught a 4+ pounder, a couple threes, and several twos. I added in a couple twos myself and we both caught a few 1 pounders. Maybe 12-15 fish Friday? Saturday was a rough morning and we didn't really start catching til after 9 a.m., after launching at 6 a.m. Same basic results as Friday, maybe not quite as much weight but still solid numbers. He added in a nice 3lb? walleye and two whiteys that we took home for dinner on Saturday night. Deeelish. All in all it was a good trip with hard baits doing most of the damage. Also caught a couple on a chatterbait and senko too. I'll attach a couple pics of each of our big bass for the trip and the walley/whiteys
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Old 04-07-2014, 09:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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His best-a shade over 4
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My best-almost 2.5
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I drive 2 hours from home to go fishing and of all people I run into you lol

FYI people the Wally World in Clinton is tiny and won't have what you want!
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yea that was funny seeing you at that hotel, I saw the Gambler and I thought, "wonder if dave's here?" Sure enough there you were standing outside. Small world of bass fishing Dave
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Nice Fish'n
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I heard Clinton had a big fish kill, any sign of one? My local club has a tournament down there in two weeks and we are talking about moving locations because of this rumored kill off
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I didn't see any sign of a fish kill
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When we were there three weeks ago I saw 3 small white bass dead in a cove. There is always flow so below the ice they would be fine. Trapped in a cove not good. I did not see any comments on it from last week with the 3 tournaments going on. I say good to go.
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Nice! Those will fry up nice and crispy.
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Thanks for the news
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