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Goons onesy

Postby Rambler » Apr Tue 13, 2021 12:02 pm

Hit the south end of the 'goons with my best friend yesterday afternoon to christen the recent repairs on my solo canoe.

Absolutely spectacular day although a bit windy - I was worried I might have a mishap getting the canoe off my car. But all went well - at least until we started fishing.

I started out throwing a lipless crankbait and got zero interest. Switched to a white spinnerbait and after many, many casts hooked a nice, fat 12 incher. This was at about 4:30 - we'd been fishing for 2 hours. I tried a couple of other spinnerbaits & finally tied on a jig & twister with a safety pin spinner. Nothing got any more interest.

My buddy started with a Heddon Torpedo with the same results I got with the crankbait. He tried various lures but wound up with a skunk.

Fished until just before sundown. Good to get the boat out - it came thru with flying colors.
Keep calm and fish on...

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Re: Goons onesy

Postby joetrain » Apr Tue 13, 2021 12:38 pm

This time of year I would be hitting all them lay downs with a weightless wacky worm. Green pumpkin senko should get you some fish.

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Re: Goons onesy

Postby minstrel » Apr Tue 13, 2021 12:38 pm

Never been out at the 'goons even though I lived for years in Evanston as it was in my other life, pre-fishing...

That was the worst winds we've seen so far this season I think, it was borderline unfishable at Busse. I picked one up on, yes, a white spinnerbait on the calmer side of the dam. It's been a skunk saver for sure.
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