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Phil Lilley

Beaver and Swan Creeks, March 13

We drove over to the creeks last evening to check out the reports we've been hearing about.  "Swan is loaded with fish.  Beaver is on fire - whites and crappie".  We didn't find much.

First bad sign was... no cars.  It would be the only one over there and catching fish but that's not how it works.  If there's cars and trucks in the park, on the road, the fish are biting, right?

Both creeks are clear - great looking water.  Didn't take any temps.

We fished in the park at Swan - Duane caught a couple of stinkin' bass.  We drove to Beaver and drove through the field past the tin whistles - I think Duane caught another s-bass.  Then we drove back to Powersite and fished from the bank below the dam.  I caught a stinkin' trout.

Here's a pic of Beaver and where the water is at this lake level.  You may be able to drive to the creek up from the whistle road across the field - the creek level is real close to going into the field so it may be tough.  But as the lake keep dropping, the creek should be more accessible.  Duane thought the first riffle would be at the bluff down from the 160 bridge.

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Looking down the road.

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Looking up the creek from the road.



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14 minutes ago, Phil Lilley said:

If there's cars and trucks in the park, on the road, the fish are biting, right?

That was not my experience a few years ago:lol:  Cars and people everywhere and I caught a trout.  Never saw a white caught.

Will not succumb to my urge to chase whites.....Will not succumb to my urge to chase whites.....Will not succumb to my urge to chase whites.....Will not succumb to my urge to chase whites.....

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41 minutes ago, snagged in outlet 3 said:

Will not succumb to my urge to chase whites.....Will not succumb to my urge to chase whites.....Will not succumb to my urge to chase whites.....Will not succumb to my urge to chase whites.....

 

Yes you will......Yes you will......Yes you will......:P

 

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3 hours ago, snagged in outlet 3 said:

Will not succumb to my urge to chase whites.....Will not succumb to my urge to chase whites.....Will not succumb to my urge to chase whites.....Will not succumb to my urge to chase whites.....

 

2 hours ago, Flysmallie said:

 

Yes you will......Yes you will......Yes you will......:P

 

 

and SIO3, you will call me and we will catch them here in the city on the fly rods.  

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On ‎3‎/‎14‎/‎2018 at 1:49 PM, snagged in outlet 3 said:

I should clarify.  I won't drive 4 hours to chase them.

SIO3 would you please call me the next time you decide to come down white bass fishing, please?  I figure that will be a good day to work in the garden, you have bad white bass mojo man, bad.  LOL.  

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I use  to go to every early march. I would always fish swan creek side but from the ball field up along the sand bank. Never did great but was always entertaining. Usually I would talk to a gentleman by the name of Paul Henry. One day when I was fishing, I found some nice size walleye right up along the bank in a dazed condition.  After working with them for a while,  they slowly swam back out away from the bank. Later that day, Paul Henry told me that AFG had been up there doing one of their shock surveys. Occasionally I would catch a small walleye or two but not that day. 

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39 minutes ago, grizwilson said:

SIO3 would you please call me the next time you decide to come down white bass fishing, please?  I figure that will be a good day to work in the garden, you have bad white bass mojo man, bad.  LOL.  

I'm done with em!!  They'll probably have a banner year since I'm out.

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