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Finally got out this afternoon launching at the State Park. The Chain is still very high and no wake. Water temps are surprisingly warm from 57-60 degrees on the river as well as the lakes. It was a calm day with very little boat traffic.

Started off nicely with 3 eye's within the first hour on chartreuse jigs with plastics and fatheads.







Was a little surprised to see the turtles out already but the water temps have raised 10 degree's since last week.



Got this channel cat on a chartreuse hair jig & minnow.



.... also got this Flathead on a jig/minnow combo. Man they are ugly. :lol:



Doesn't look like it in the picture but she was a bit over 21 inches.



Finished up with one more eye and called it a day.



Not bad action but the sizes were a bit small. Biggest walleye?? 16 inches. :-? Still nice to feel the tug on open water again. All fish caught in 8 foot or less. A slow twitching retrieve seemed to be the ticket.

Looking forward to a long and productive open water season. :)2
 

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Thanks Matt, looking forward to a great year with some good reports and pic's. :)2

We were also on the water Sunday but the results were dismal unless you love drum. We only boated a single small eye and lost an 18'r boat side. Also got a largemouth and several white bass but in general, it was a tough day. :-?
 

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Not too many Kman, I've boated three in the last two years. One baby on the river, this one at 21 in Grass lake and last years 28 incher from Fox Lake. There's certainly more channel cats than flatheads but I really don't target them. They just show up every once in a while. :)
 
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