Twin Lakes 4/1/14

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Twin Lakes 4/1/14

Postby mschmalz » Apr Tue 01, 2014 9:09 pm

Was able to get out right after work today from 5:30 - 7. Pretty good day at Donut after only 1-2 days of open water there, especially with the strong winds. Sunday afternoon it was almost completely locked up still. Fished the wind-blown North corner of the lake and picked up two within the first 20 minutes. The wind was pretty brutal, but manageable. Only stopped to take a quick picture of the first, which was coincidentally the largest for the day. Managed three more and missed one, all on a 5-1/2" Husky Jerk run down to 4-5 feet then aggressively snapped back up. All hit after the first or second rip after a moderate pause.

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Two or weeks after ice-out last year and the year before, with the exact same conditions, I've found them stacked up in the North wind-blown corner like crazy. The elusive pigs that seem to vanish there after the spawn. Hopefully as the water temp continues to rise they'll be chasing more and it'll really pick up. This is one of my favorite local spots in the early spring and late fall. Will be out there (hopefully) quite a bit after work in the next few weeks.
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Re: Twin Lakes 4/1/14

Postby George W » Apr Tue 01, 2014 9:28 pm


Very Nice! Beautiful Fish and spring Lure :)
Great Report

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Re: Twin Lakes 4/1/14

Postby bapentec » Apr Tue 01, 2014 9:45 pm

Killer stuff, it's been a rough start for me.
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Re: Twin Lakes 4/1/14

Postby jmdog2003 » Apr Wed 02, 2014 7:33 am

Awesome job!
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Re: Twin Lakes 4/1/14

Postby ohoffm » Apr Wed 02, 2014 8:19 am

Nice post and fish.
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Re: Twin Lakes 4/1/14

Postby EGFish353 » Apr Fri 04, 2014 7:42 pm

I'll give it up, the wind was so brutal today I made about a half dozen casts before a killer bird's nest, windburn and frostbite sent me packing
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Re: Twin Lakes 4/1/14

Postby localyokal » Apr Fri 04, 2014 8:30 pm

Nice fish and report
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