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Quillback

Dam/Indian creek area 10/16

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Didn't get to the lake until 11 AM, had some stuff to take care of in the early AM.  Still pretty cold when I got there, mid forties and temps increased a bit as the day went on.  Water temp was around 67.

My plan was to fish the dam area for smallies which is what I started out doing, throwing cranks, jigs and the shaky head worm.  2 hours later all I had was a couple of bumps and no fish in the boat so I headed up Indian to see if I could find some fish up there.  Was tossing the jig when I noticed a bunch of fish on the sonar suspended in 30 FOW.  Only thing I had available for suspenders was a jerkbait, so started tossing it and working it hard, no pauses like I would use in cold water jerk tossing.  Started getting spotted bass on it, very location dependent, when you could find them, they'd bite, but finding them was difficult and when I did find them, they'd usually be moving.  Put 10 spots in the boat, no big ones, 12-15" fish.  Did manage to catch one smallie on a crank for the last fish of the day.

Had a double on the Pointer 95.

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Just jumping in, I was out Wed am and it was flat calm. Zero topwater on whites or anything else. Pulled out ned and caught 2 keeper largemouth in about 10 minutes. Saw both of them eat it as it came off wood in about 3 fow. Fun. Wind came up so I went to PC and trolled for whites. Caught 5-6 spots up to 12" and less. Time to go in as watching these little guys skim across the water is my least favorite fishing. All by myself in PC. Many shad balls. WT 67-68.

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2 hours ago, Dan the fisherman said:

So weird that there’s is no big schools of fish on the bait.  Definitely a different year.  Going to have to adapt like Quill did

I'm pretty sure that you will figure them out Dan! Can't wait for the photos!

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