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Old dog 417

Caught some Thursday!

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Embarrassing to admit...I've been remiss on posting reports so hoping to improve on that!  

Invited a friend that typically only shore fishes for trout to try crappie fishing on Stockton. We launched at Rurak at 8:15 AM and proceeded to troll creeks with #7 Flickershads.

The screen was showing good marks suspended at 15'-18' in 35'-40' of water and we hadn't gone 50 yds when we caught the first crappie. After a few snags, a couple of line

tangles from too short of turns,  and some bait switch-outs attempting to tweak color the 1 o'clock hour arrived and we needed to be going home. Final count, 25 crappie and

1 bonus 19" walleye. (Only 20 crappie in the pic..the other 5 are still in the bucket) No wall hangers were taken and the 4 largest crappie were only 12"-13". Most were around 11".

Threw back about 6 shorts. All retained fish were females and full of eggs. Took some quick pics and filleted all in preparation for the weekend fish fry. All in all a great day on

the water! We never did hone in a specific color. Pink Cougar, Firetiger, Blue Firetiger, and Uncle Rico all seemed to work equally well. Guess they were just hungry!

Most valuable piece of equipment used...SPF 50 sunscreen as the sun was doing it's thing! 

Conditions observed:

WT; 69

Wind; WSW at 15 mph.

Water; stained, Clarity 3'-4' 

Limited amount of trash (few leaves) observed in creeks 

Trash and floaters in main lake have decreased greatly compared to last week.

Tight lines,

od

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