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Thursday Eagle Rock, Friday Big M area


Quillback

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Thursday I launched out of Eagle Rock and fished upriver.  Water is still pretty stained up there, kind of a brownish green color.  Started off pretty slow, and it didn't get much better as the morning went on.  Wind started howling after a couple of hours so I went into coves thinking some fish would be back there on the sunny banks, but if they were, I could not show them anything they liked.  Only place I could catch fish was on main lake chunky rock banks, got 2 on a Wart and another dozen on the Ned.  Every fish was close to the bank.  Wind was getting on my nerves so I left at 1230.  2 keepers.

Today it was almost dead calm when I launched, cold and frosty, but it warmed up fairly quickly.  Fishing was much better.  Caught fish on a couple of deep spots near cove mouths, deep being 15-20 FOW.  Deep fish were spotted bass and smallies for the most part.  Fished the Ned deep and a little bit of shaky head with a lizard.  Ned fished best deep, but did get a few on the Liz.

Fished in a couple of coves and found some largemouth on the shaky head/lizard combo.  5-10 FOW around trees, slowly dragging the Liz.  Caught several keepers, but none that were over a couple of pounds.  Also caught an 18" spawned out smallie in one of the coves.

Caught 29 today, didn't keep a good count of the keepers, but had something like 6-8.

Water temps today were 57-59.  A lot of boats out.

I went a little crazy with the camera.

 

 

 

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Awesome report Quill!! and very nice pictures, just wish you showed a little more background so i can see where you was fishing.....lol

I guess people dont work around here cause they always out fishing....lol

I know everything about nothing and know nothing about everything!

Bruce Philips

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Good report!  I launched out of Eagle Rock this morning with a buddy around 9:30.  We hit main lake points around coves and pockets. I started with Shakey Head and was catching some. I tried a jig but never could hook one up but did have a few bites.  That tends to happen to me with the jig. I am still learning to fish them. We moved up and fished inside the Roaring River Arm and caught a few. Same drill, shakey head. Then moved down towards Big M and hit small coves. We did go down a larger one and my buddy started catching them on an underspin.  He caught 4 in about an hour as we moved down the bank. 

We finished with I think 12 or 13. 1 keeper. Beautiful day on the water. I would have caught more if I would have focused on the shakey head but I kept trying the jig. Thanks for all the reports it definitely puts me on fish faster.   Warmest temp we saw was 61 towards the end of the day. 

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Nice reports from both of you. Lizard bite tells me it is gonna get real good soon. Nice pics Quill. 

Mike

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QB

Great report. I love seeing all the photos. Have never been shy myself about putting in too many fish pictures. Not only adds credence but also content to the report. Now that the boat is running, I'll miss seeing more of your bank fishing reports.

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Good report!  I launched out of Eagle Rock this morning with a buddy around 9:30.  We hit main lake points around coves and pockets. I started with Shakey Head and was catching some. I tried a jig but never could hook one up but did have a few bites.  That tends to happen to me with the jig. I am still learning to fish them. We moved up and fished inside the Roaring River Arm and caught a few. Same drill, shakey head. Then moved down towards Big M and hit small coves. We did go down a larger one and my buddy started catching them on an underspin.  He caught 4 in about an hour as we moved down the bank. 

We finished with I think 12 or 13. 1 keeper. Beautiful day on the water. I would have caught more if I would have focused on the shakey head but I kept trying the jig. Thanks for all the reports it definitely puts me on fish faster.   Warmest temp we saw was 61 towards the end of the day. 

CarlW

Great report! Congrats on getting on some fish and also trying to learn new baits. Would live to see a photo or two. Keep the reports coming.

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