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Got out to a creek mouth this evening and found the panfish willing to bite.
My camera batteries died as the first picture was saving so... :evil:
Maybe it's time for new batteries 8:)

Anyway from around dusk on the bite was on.
The fish move up into shallower water right in the creek mouths.
There's warmer water coming out of the creeks, expecially on days when the sun has been shining, and they want to get into it.
Of course during the day they'll still be there but will be farther out.
They'll still want to be near the warmer water but as the sun sets they aren't as spooky.
Under cover of darkness it's amazing how shallow they will move.
Today that wasn't the case of course but when there's been rain or it's raining the flow is greater coming out of the creek and that draws them in too.
Combine a nice day and a warm rain and you'll have a great time in the spring.

I actually got in the river and waded out a bit so as not to spook any fish.
I was able to stand out of the current coming out of the creek and face downriver so my being there wouldn't be noticed.
If you position yourself so any current hitting you is from the main river you can actually get within a short cast of where the fish are.

This evening I was catching crappies, white bass, yellow bass, and largemouth within 15 feet of where I was standing in the river.
I was using a 1/64 ounce pink/white jig with a glow nail tail.
Why the glow nail tail?
It was the first thing I tried and it was working so I didn't bother putting something else on. 8:)

I was out from about 6:45 until 8:15 and caught 2 nice sized yellow bass, 2 largemouth, 2 white bass, and a bunch(30-40?) of 8-11 inch crappies.

It was a little wierd being in the river by the creek mouth with muskrats, a beaver and later raccons hanging around too. ;)
And by the way, yes, my feet are finally thawed as I type this.

I'll get some fresh batteries so next time I'll have some pictures.
 

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Great report, Ed!

I remember a day a couple years ago where that Glow nail tail was the only thing that worked. I must of tried 10 different colors before I tied that on. Crappies love it!
 

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Ed said:
I actually got in the river and waded out a bit so as not to spook any fish.
Are you serious -- the Fox is at about 34 to 36 degrees right now.
 

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Ed,
nice report. The last time I waded out in cold river was on the maumee for walleyes. My knees locked up from the cold and could hardly walk back to the shore.
Is the Oswego portion of Fox worth fishing or is it worth to drive further north? I'm looking to battle some river eyes.
Thanks,
 

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Ed said:
I actually got in the river and waded out a bit so as not to spook any fish.
Are you serious -- the Fox is at about 34 to 36 degrees right now.
Yep, it wasn't bad at first but then my feet got cold after the first hour.
I was pretty bundled up though.
The water Saturday (out in a boat) was 37° at it's warmest.
 

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FishinMatt said:
Nice report Ed. I take it you must have some top-end insulated waders. That water had to be chilly :eek:
Actually they're just 3 mil Hodgeman neoprenes.
I had a pair of sweatpants and 2 pairs of nylon (like rain gear) pants on.
Of course by a creek mouth I wasn't in the water real deep either.
I just didn't want to stand on shore and cast because they were so shallow.
I would have spooked them.
 
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