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First fish of the year!

But it was a challenge. Arrived with my ultra-light gear and had to toss it down to the spot so I could use both hands to climb down. Well, my f**king reel broke! Right at the handle! So I climbed back up and went home to get more gear.

Wound up fishing from 2:30pm-3:15pm; overcast; snow; winds NW 10-15mph and increasing.

Managed one nice crappie with a white twister-tail. Also got a huge gizzard shad on a Sweedish Pimple jig.

Love being out on the first day of the year!



Didn't make it out last New Year's day, but in '06 also got a crappie from the same spot...

 
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