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  1. Creekyknees
    12-29-2014 10:45 PM - permalink
    Peter, are you talking about Cat's post or the message I sent him ? I like the way Cat reports as well.
  2. Creekyknees
    12-29-2014 10:40 PM - permalink
    most likely it was a 1/2 oz swim . jig with a 6 inch swim bait . smallmouth, walleye and channel cats .. I don't even own a tube any more . they are very productive but there is just so much you can carry while wading. the older I get the tougher it is to pack heavy loads so I simplify what I carry into the lures I have the most confidence in and the odd lure I get a wild hair to experiment with .
  3. PeterB
    12-27-2014 11:15 AM - permalink
    10-4 Outstanding post! Please contribute more often. Post like your are needed to continue to educate those that don't have a clue on how to make a positive educational post on CLF! Thanks again.
  4. CatInTheBag
    12-26-2014 07:58 AM - permalink
    Thanks for the Report and Merry Christmas to you.
    I struck out on the last Kayak run. Not a bite. Think the drift may have been too fast for the fish. What was that big lure you were using. A Tube? Whatr does that catch?
  5. Creekyknees
    12-22-2014 06:28 PM - permalink
    water temps mid 30's, clearer than I like, still above normal flow. due to the clearer water algae back on the bottom in various stretches . air temps not bad, fished thru light rain on one of the trips.

    I fished a series of slack water areas on one trip, primary catch was smallmouth bass with some walleye mixed in. rattlebaits on the current seam got some , a topwater in the slack part of an eddy got one smallmouth, a suspending rogue twitched with long pauses got the most smallmouth and the handful of walleye .

    I fished a series of inflows on another trip, mostly walleye, a couple of smallmouth bass. A suspending rogue, drift, twitch, drift worked best. the hits came on the twitches .

    I fished some slack areas associated with bluffs , smallmouth bass the only species caught. A jig/pig was the only lure that got bit. It took an extremely slow, inching retrieve with frequent pauses to get fish

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