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Recent outings

Postby joetrain » Mar Wed 25, 2020 10:00 am

I’m still getting out 2-3 times a week. These last 2 times I have seen an increase in anglers fishing my waters. How dare they. My trips are always during the week and usually I only see retired people like myself. Now it’s everybody and his brother.

So nothing out of the ordinary as far as catching goes. I have been getting bass in 3-6 feet of water off steep sloping banks. The best bait has been a square bill crank crashing into the bottom. Got a small pickerel yesterday on a chatterbait. Also picked up some white perch that I kept and I plan to use them as cut bait for catfish probably tomorrow. Been getting some white bass too but a keeper has to be 14 inches and I have been finding most to be in the 10 inch range.

Stay safe my friends.
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Postby Aux Pleins » Mar Wed 25, 2020 10:57 am

Love the square bill bass. That's a hot bite by me right now too Joe.
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Postby polishfly » Mar Wed 25, 2020 11:26 am

Good stuff joe!!
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Postby vman01 » Mar Wed 25, 2020 11:34 am

Good to see you still at it.
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Re: Recent outings

Postby grems » Mar Wed 25, 2020 1:11 pm

Nice catches and thanks for the pics, doesn't look lots warmer than around here.

I'm not in the office but stuck working even longer days than usual at home, planning to get down to the lakefront this weekend and hopefully able to share some fish pics too!
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Re: Recent outings

Postby joetrain » Mar Wed 25, 2020 1:44 pm

It’s been 60-70 here but a cold front came in 2 days ago and dropped temps 20+ degrees. Supposed to get 80 and above Friday. 2 inches of rain last night too. I’ll be out tomorrow for sure, not sure where though. I want to maybe try for some blue cats so if it’s not to windy then that will be my target species.
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Postby cletedius » Mar Wed 25, 2020 1:51 pm

Squarebills seem to be catching you some nice fish this year! :thumbup:
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Postby Skifish1 » Mar Wed 25, 2020 10:52 pm

Nice time of season to fish down there joe. Solid fish.
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Postby RonG » Mar Wed 25, 2020 11:27 pm

You and me have the same definition of shelter in place. Place is whatever fishing place we are in. Watch those power lines if you are a crazee caster like me. :lol:

Nice fishies!
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Postby HEDDONFROG » Mar Thu 26, 2020 1:28 pm

How dare they fish your private water!! Nice job Joe. Some solid fish. Stay safe brother
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Postby Zenfish » Mar Thu 26, 2020 7:59 pm

Some nice fish, Joe. Those white bass can be fun.
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Postby joetrain » Mar Fri 27, 2020 12:35 am

They are fun. I caught half a dozen today. 5 were legal size and fat females on the verge of spawning. One had a tag in it. I called the number on it and was told it was one of 50 fish that was tagged and had a transmitter placed in it for a study that the wildlife commission is doing.
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Re: Recent outings

Postby Rambler » Mar Fri 27, 2020 9:16 am

Nice goin' Joe.

Hey - did you make it to Badin?
Keep calm and fish on...

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Postby joetrain » Mar Fri 27, 2020 9:45 am

Rambler I did not. The outing was canceled because the park is shut down. So right now I am sheltering in place in my kayak on local waters.
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Postby urbanHog312 » Mar Fri 27, 2020 9:49 am

tag bass. sweet.
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Postby Rambler » Mar Fri 27, 2020 12:37 pm

joetrain wrote:Rambler I did not. The outing was canceled because the park is shut down. So right now I am sheltering in place in my kayak on local waters.

That's what I figured when you didn't report but had to ask.
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Postby polishfly » Mar Fri 27, 2020 6:06 pm

Tag that bass or tap that ass not sure which it is on a Friday but good stuff joe!!
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