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Stockton 12/10


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We didn't get in too big a hurry to get there yesterday as we were planning on fishing some after dark.

Several there by the time we hit the ramp at Ruark. Most of the places we fish had 1 or more boats sitting on them.

Run on up into Sons Creek and found a brushpile that was deserted. Graphing lots of fish but not biting then found a little 20' strip where they'd hit a minnow when we drifted over it. We had 4 keepers and 7 shorts when we realized the start battery was dead. Apparently the tilt switch on the 9.9 was stuck in the up position and being hard of hearing I didn't realize it. Didn't take long to drain the battery. got the jumpers out and the supposedly copper ends were so corroded we couldn't get a jump thru them so had to pull a t/m battery out. By this time we decided to just head for the house.

Water was running 46* and the bite was lite so you had to be ready or you missed it. 20' to 25' of water seemed to be where they were holding, about 2' to 4' off the bottom.

Was good to get back out even for a short trip.

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I got there early and found that about a dozen and a half had beat me there. Never saw so many boat humped up around the ramp area in my life. It looked like they were afraid if they moved they would get lost.

I went up the river for some walleye and crappie. I found the crappie but not the walleye. But my fish were a lot deeper than yours were.

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The wally's have been real scarce for us and that was why we were going to stay a little later. Seems really unusual to not pick up one now and then around the crappie. Atleast everyone was scattered out a little and not bunched up one on top of the other.

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Last winter the 14 1/2" walleye were all over the crappie spots. It was normal to catch 8-12 of them every day along with a few keepers. This year is a different story. I can't find them at any depth. I've even been working the ledges and bluff ends.

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I've a friend that has been doing well on the walleye last couple of weeks and he's been fishing a lot shallower than we have but later in the day.

That's the main reason we were going to stay later than usual. He says they're still coming up to feed. I imagine this cold weather will change things. Know it will keep me home.

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I've a friend that has been doing well on the walleye last couple of weeks and he's been fishing a lot shallower than we have but later in the day.

That's the main reason we were going to stay later than usual. He says they're still coming up to feed. I imagine this cold weather will change things. Know it will keep me home.

Me too for a while and no night fishing for me in the winter. I don't have the cojones for that kind of stuff. I like to hit the water and be home well before it gets dark cause these old eyes don't like to drive at night anymore.

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