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I need to first preface this report with, my partner and I are not great fishermen. We are usually happy to catch a keeper or two where most of the guys we fish with are upset if they aren't catching 5 and 6 pounders. So be warned you will probably have better luck somewhere else but we were thrilled to death.

We fished the rock today. It was cold and wet and very very windy, It was one of those days when the fishing was miserable but the catching was hot. My partner and I fished from 7 am to 3 pm in a small tourney. we swam 4 and 5 inch single tail grubs all day mainly smoke with black flake but we also used a white with black flake a little. We lost count on the number of short fish we caught. If I were to guess I would say at least 25 to 30 a piece. They were biting lite and we missed a bunch of bites. We also weighed in a limit of keeps, but we weren't even close to placing. It took almost 22lbs to win. The winner was also swimming a grub but I'm not sure where. We were fishing chunk rock/bluff mixed banks with trees on main lake channel swings in the holiday island to mill creek area. We were positioning the boat in 40 to 50 feet of water. The fish were holding from 15 to 30 feet. We were throwing to the bank with a slow straight retrieve. Water temp ranged from 44 to 47 degrees. It has taken hours and a really hot shower to warm up, but it was worth every minute of it..............

Good luck and good fishing

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We fished the Rock today today in a small club tourney. I think we had 15-16 boats. Partner and I caught about 40-50 fish. 9 Keepers, all on jerkbait. We fished out of Big M. Fished from Big M to Shell Knob. I was throwing mcstick, blue bandit and norman flake. He was throwing clown excalibur. We had the best luck on the windiest points we could find. We got on one point and partner caught one 3 lbr and we caught about 12-14 more short fish on one little 20 foot section of bank inside the point. We ended up winning with a little over 16 lbs. I never tied on a grub, I wanted to and probably should have but was hard to put the jerkbait down. Also had one good walleye, thought it was a good bass, still fun.

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50 feet of water!!!!!! How can you hit a blue heron on the bank if you are in 50 feet of water. :lol: Congrads on a great day fishing I am going tommorow, not sure yet what I am going to target.

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You guys enjoy all the hot action on the Rock. I'm stuck down here at Beaver trying to get ready for Central Pro-Am early next month. Fished all day Saturday for three fish. Two keepers on a jerk bait and Donna caught one "liner" on a shaky head. Good times. :angry1:

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Joe,

We were using 1/4 oz heads and still had a hard time keeping feel of them in the wind. We lost a lot of jig heads yesterday fishing the trees. We really like black heads made with good hooks (gamakatsu or a good mustad). Do you make your own or do you know somewhere that sells them in more than a 5 pack?

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