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  1. From now till fall what works best for me is split shot rigs/live crawlers and jigging spoons. Trolling crankbaits is also effective. Main lake gravel points. I generally start at 20 or 25 feet and idle around until I see fish on the graph. Sometimes you'll see them suspended over 100+ fow. You'll catch bass, bluegill, white bass and catfish. Occasionally a walleye too. If you see squiggly lines just off the bottom those are blue gills and you'll wanna pinch your crawler in half.
  2. I'm surprised Bps doesn't have anything you like in one of their store brands. It's about all they carry, but they do have a great selection of their stuff. You almost need to go online for specific brands/models unless you get lucky. Also....a sub 6ft light power casting rod is a really uncommon rod....I've run into similar issues looking for specific sizes/actions and tapers. Most stores carry a million 7ft med and med heavy rods but pickings are slim for specific stuff. 🤬
  3. https://wjla.com/news/offbeat/wisconsin-fisherman-catches-giant-goldfish
  4. Yikes...I just sold my 1998 mariner 40hp for 600 bucks. Ran like a champ...now I'm thinking I could have got more lol.
  5. I bring up crankbaits because, a few years back you mentioned you catch them on shad raps. Since that time, I have caught a few walleyes down below valley park. I caught 1 on a jerkbait, and the other 4 have all been tossing a flicker shad. Most often I use a jig worm, jerkbait, or a keitech on a jig head, but oddly enough have not caught walleye on them (save the jerkbait fish), but they seem to eat a flicker shad ok. Mine have all been less than 20 inches long, but i saw a guy fishing minnows under a bobber once, and in his bucket he had 5 or 6 small sunfish, and 1 walleye that was at least 25 inches, probably bigger. Biggest eye ive ever seen in real life, looked to me like 8 or 10 lbs. There are some giants swimming around there.
  6. For those of you who have no idea what this stupid thing is...It is the main monster from a movie in the 60's or 70's called "Its Alive". It is most definitely worth a watch! First, because it takes place in the Ozarks, and second because its quite possibly the worst movie monster of all time.
  7. no more than usual, although i was there on a tuesday. If I am there on a weekend I normally try to get off the beaten path to avoid the crowds.
  8. In other news the crappies at Busch are starting to go crazy. They are stacking up on the first drop before the spawning banks. Usually 3 to 5 feet deep. Lake 35, 36, and 37. Takes about an hour to 2 to get a nice limit. Slow swimming jigs.
  9. Yup horseshoe lake. Its right by my house, and loaded with dink bass. There are other coi/goldfish looking monsters swimming around there as well. I see em all the time nosing around the shallows.
  10. Sorry ethics police, I wasn't about to touch that God forsaken creature much less drag it onto shore. It was at carondalet park...you guys can go fish it out, kill it on the bank, and leave it to rot at a public park for a bunch of people to see. Not really my objective though for that evening of fishing.
  11. Thats a good question. No river connection, its pretty isolated.
  12. Also, it swam off seemingly alright, although a bit worn out. I was able to get my jerkbait back as well, although not without avoiding a giant tail splash getting me all wet.
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