DPR twosey

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DPR twosey

Postby Rambler » Jul Tue 28, 2020 1:33 pm

Hit the river for a couple hours yesterday afternoon.

Put on an orange 3/8 oz jig with a paddletail Keitech. Caught a healthy 24" pike after about a half hour. 15 minutes later I caught an 18 incher. The smaller one put up a better fight.

I watched a pair of hummingbirds flitting in the upper branches of a dead tree. Feasting on spiders I suspect. A redtail cried overhead and bluejays called in the forest.

A while later I hooked a small bass but it jumped & spat the hook. It was getting late so I packed it in.
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Re: DPR twosey

Postby jonny2can » Jul Wed 29, 2020 1:17 am

Not too shabby.. river seems to be heating up.. might have to call in sick to work soon ;)
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Re: DPR twosey

Postby Aux Pleins » Jul Wed 29, 2020 8:18 am

Well how were the mosquitoes?

Top water has been on fire for pike in my neck of the woods.
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Re: DPR twosey

Postby Rambler » Jul Wed 29, 2020 8:33 am

Skeeters are scarce although I've been bitten by something - not sure what - that causes large spots of blood beneath the skin. No pain or itch so go figure.

Last time on the DPR I threw a buzzbait & got nothing.
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Re: DPR twosey

Postby Grain » Jul Wed 29, 2020 9:10 am

Aux Pleins wrote:Top water has been on fire for pike in my neck of the woods.

Last time out I floated past the guy who was throwing topwater off the shore and caught a pike not 50' downstream, on a spinner.
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Re: DPR twosey

Postby Aux Pleins » Jul Wed 29, 2020 9:04 pm

First off I suck at making videos. But since we were talking topwater I'd figure I'd post one of my son using a topwater for a couple pike..

https://youtu.be/AjPMg9jbR8Y
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Re: DPR twosey

Postby minstrel » Jul Wed 29, 2020 10:09 pm

Hah, he's a natural! :clap: Thanks for sharing.

I've never gotten anything on the 'ploppers I have, only caught river pike on mepps spinners... it's on my to do list though!
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Re: DPR twosey

Postby Grain » Jul Wed 29, 2020 11:51 pm

Oh, I've had better than average success with ploppers on DPR, but it's always bass that takes them.
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Re: DPR twosey

Postby Aux Pleins » Jul Thu 30, 2020 7:53 am

Double Down Plopper by bass pro. I actually prefer then to Whopper Ploppers. They're half the price as well.
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Re: DPR twosey

Postby ganz1960 » Jul Thu 30, 2020 5:37 pm

Aux Pleins wrote:Double Down Plopper by bass pro. I actually prefer then to Whopper Ploppers. They're half the price as well.


Thanks! I didn't know about those. I'll check them out and give them a try.
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