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Old 05-01-2006, 03:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default amazing fox...weekend report

simpy incredible...fishing late saturday mornng into afternoon..waded my faved haunts...SURPRISE the ice and high water took out the structure from last year...did not find any takers..off to explore...nice sunny day...saw a river mink..cool...see them more each year..

no luck on rap shads or twisters...went to fatheads..

found a nice current break that is good only when water is high been here before :-)......next hour was amazing..nine smallies, one drum...two of the smallie very very nice..one and outright slab..best smallie ever on the river...thats saying alot considering i have been fishing it regular for 15 years...i was stunned....and happily smiling from ear to ear...awesome battle was actually nervous i would lose it...doh!

tips: find the clean gravel bottom with mixed current breaks and fish the edge of the current where the fish are posting along edge...pitch bait upcurrent and drift bait from above the current, in and through it as natural as possible..they will pick up...large fish posting near the current break end..trick is getting by the smaller ones up top..

Sunday

late afternoon start, decided to stay close to home and fished from shore...again went looking for gravel..nothing on shad rap..bummer i like this lure in early spring...went back to fatheads...nothing...slow day lots of rain..figure the fish were passive and i downsized my hook and minnow down to very small hook with crappie minnow...ZING thats the ticket.. four smallie..one a serious fish and also one proper walter that made my day..smiling again.....

the female smallie's were packed with eggs...no spawn yet!

got the fever bad..will leave work early tomorrow i think...

good fishing!
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Old 05-01-2006, 04:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice report good to see the smallies staying active even in this weather.
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Nice to hear from you again digger, glad to see you having some good outings.
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Awesome post dude
How bout your Sat afternoon, thinkin bout wading after work.
call me or PM me
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Default digger nice post

Very nice post digger, im glad someones getting them , anytime your ready let me know
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