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    January 19th. Lake Report

    Fishing near a dock the other day, uncovered bass boat in one of the stalls, stern sticking out past the roofline of the dock, not on a lift, down by the stern, no telling how much rainwater is in it.
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    Megabass 110 +2

    Megabass is coming out with yet another version of the 110. The +2 is supposed to get down to 12 feet. Tackle Warehouse claims they will have them in stock Feb. 8.
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    Big Fish of 2019

    OK, post up your pics of any big fish you catch this year. Can be any species and is relative to species, so an 8" bluegill would be a "big" bluegill. Your standards apply, if it is "big" to you, then it is worthy of posting. I haven't caught any big fish yet, so no pics from me, but I hope to remedy that soon.
  4. Let's see the pics! I am planning on going tomorrow, I'll take a pic of the first one I catch, whatever the size or species.
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    January 19th. Lake Report

    Man, all you needed was a cottonmouth in there for the trifecta!
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    Tackle HD at LEWS Sportmans Factory Outlet

    I might have a strong enough case of cabin fever by then that I might make the drive up there. Is there a schedule for the seminars?
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    January 19th. Lake Report

    I was wondering if anyone was out on the Rock today.
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    Finally got to go fish

    Looks like that crazy maniac made it back safe and sound to his keyboard. 🙂 Hope you got into them!
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    I need to fish Bull more

    What's the shore access like? Might drive over there one day, I like fishing from the bank every once in a while.
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    darn Area - short report - 1/18/19

    Love those chunky spotted bass like the one in your pic.
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    Big M area, January 18

    Funny how it works out with other rigs sometimes - I was the only one parked at Big M when I left at noon, when I was there Wednesday there were half a dozen rigs in the lot.
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    Big M area, January 18

    Well I thought I had located some fish last time and was anticipating catching some good numbers. It didn't happen - 3 bass total, 2 on a Ned and one on the McStick. I did have a good opportunity - I was throwing a DT 10, it was breezy and I decide to try cranking for a while, and on about cast #4, as I was retrieving it, it just stopped dead, thought I was hung on a rock. Well the rock gave a couple of good head shakes, pulled some drag, then was off. Dunno how something that was hooked that solid could get off, but it did. I threw that dang DT about another hundred casts off and on during the morning and never got another fish to touch it. It was getting pretty windy, so I called it quits at noon. Had a covey of quail fly across the road about 1/2 mile out of the Big M park - first ones I have ever seen in that area. WT45, water stained green. This post has been promoted to an article
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    Quality fishing report

    I'll have to look that one up, but I am afraid of what I might find.
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    I need to fish Bull more

    Never knew there were browns there either. Some great fish, thanks for posting!
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    NUG

    Welcome Stanley! I always think of making a steelhead trip to fish one of the runs up in the Great Lakes. Used to fish for them in the Northwest and I sure do miss it.
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    Jerkbait setup

    A good jerk bait read: http://dobynsrods.com/tips-tricks-jerkbaits/
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    Jig/worm rod reel combo

    I believe Loomis and St Croix manufacture their own blanks.
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    Big M area, January 18

    It was on pretty solid, if anything I think the hooks may have pulled out. It was just not meant to be. Hey, hope those DR's figure out what is up and get you fixed up soon so we can see you out on the water again!
  19. Well I thought I had located some fish last time and was anticipating catching some good numbers. It didn't happen - 3 bass total, 2 on a Ned and one on the McStick. I did have a good opportunity - I was throwing a DT 10, it was breezy and I decide to try cranking for a while, and on about cast #4, as I was retrieving it, it just stopped dead, thought I was hung on a rock. Well the rock gave a couple of good head shakes, pulled some drag, then was off. Dunno how something that was hooked that solid could get off, but it did. I threw that dang DT about another hundred casts off and on during the morning and never got another fish to touch it. It was getting pretty windy, so I called it quits at noon. Had a covey of quail fly across the road about 1/2 mile out of the Big M park - first ones I have ever seen in that area. WT45, water stained green.
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    January 16, Big M area

    Yep, my bad.
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    January 16, Big M area

    Launched at about 0730 and pulled out at 2:30 PM. Water is stained green, temp was around 45 degrees. Very little wind for most of the day. Fish were scattered, most of my bites came from rocky points and a long underwater ledge that runs off the end of a bluff. I caught one little spot 50 feet down on an ice jig and another one on top that hit the Zig Jig. Most fish however, came in 10-20 FOW. Caught a dozen, mostly spots with one smallie and a couple of largemouth. Ned rig was my best bait, but caught a couple on the Zig Jig and another on the McStick. Quite a bit of surface activity, bass were up chasing shad - problem was they weren't schooling and were scattered so never could get on a bunch of them. Might have been a good day to slow roll a Redfin, didn't have any in the boat unfortunately. View full article
  22. Launched at about 0730 and pulled out at 2:30 PM. Water is stained green, temp was around 45 degrees. Very little wind for most of the day. Fish were scattered, most of my bites came from rocky points and a long underwater ledge that runs off the end of a bluff. I caught one little spot 50 feet down on an ice jig and another one on top that hit the Zig Jig. Most fish however, came in 10-20 FOW. Caught a dozen, mostly spots with one smallie and a couple of largemouth. Ned rig was my best bait, but caught a couple on the Zig Jig and another on the McStick. Quite a bit of surface activity, bass were up chasing shad - problem was they weren't schooling and were scattered so never could get on a bunch of them. Might have been a good day to slow roll a Redfin, didn't have any in the boat unfortunately.
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    January 16, Big M area

    I'm an early morning type, which isn't the greatest this time of year as it is often the coldest and foggiest part of the day. If I was closer to TR I'd probably do more evening and night fishing there.
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    January 16, Big M area

    Thanks Bill - The camera deserves the credit, it's a Nikkon 5300D and I'm using an autofocus lense. It is something you really need three hands for when you're holding a fish in one hand and the camera in the other, but that autofocus makes it easy to one hand the camera and get a quick shot. I have not located those brush piles, I think I might know where they are based on seeing where some other folks have fished that point. That smallie came from just inside the cove where the first tree sticks out of the water, it was right by the base of that tree, which I think is about 15 feet deep right now. First good smallie I have caught in a while. I did throw a McStick for about 5 casts off that point but nothing touched it.
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    Ned Heads?

    Hard to force the Elaztech over a bait holder also. It can be done, but so much easier on a bare hook.
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