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I haven't been down to the Springs for two years but plan on getting down their Sunday morning and camping overnight so will fish two days. Plan on using micro jigs with smallest being a #16 hook. Weather should be perfect, forecast is for mid 80's. Plan on fishing the trophy area in the evening for smallies and trout. Hope to get some pics, new camera should be here by then, hopefully. Going solo. If anyone is going to be down there say hello and I will give up a few of my jigs. I should have a Huk shirt on, wading without waders and hopefully catching and releasing trout. Have a bunch of jigs tied and plan on tying more before I go. Got some 1 lb. Maxima that needs testing, will use 2 on the other rod.

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Good luck to you. I hope you do well.  Looking forward to the pictures. 

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  I got down to the springs Sunday morning and it turned out to be a typical average day catching 1-2 at about every spot I fished and finished with 18 trout with several colors producing fish. Mainly used dark colors but later in the late afternoon I got several on a 1/32  pink and white marabou flasher jig with a #10 sickle hook. Total for the day was 18 trout, all sore lipped and released. Around 6:30 I went to the trophy area and started fishing the warmer water and caught 1 smallie about 9 inches long, 6 rock bass and several longear sunfish fishing the rocks.They could use some rain there, water seems about a foot lower than normal. Didn't sleep very well that night due to a sore back, probably from standing all day and a lot of walking so decided to fish the second hole to start Monday morning. It started out overcast so I started fishing with a 1/64 bright green jig with a peacock herl body, gold wire and olive marabou tail and the trout ate it up, got to see most of them eat it. Caught ten in the first hour before the sun broke through and it slowed down. Fished until 10 am when I caught #20. About 15 were caught on the bright green jig, the rest were caught on assorted colors, couple on the pink and white from the previous evening. Average size was about 10-11 inches but did catch a couple 14 inchers. I did take pictures using a new camera and will post pictures once I figure out how to downsize pictures since I didn't bother to read the manual yet. Will take pics of the jigs I used to catch them as well.

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Didn't take a lot of pics. These are from second day and they were biting too good. Hard to take pics while you are fighting them still.Had one run between my legs while trying to take a picture. I think it was the fish in third picture. Pictures of the jigs I used will come later.IMG_0007.JPGIMG_0009.JPGIMG_0010.JPGIMG_0011.JPG

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Pictures are of the jigs I used most of the two days and what I caught almost all of them with. The star of the show was the first one with the bright green head. The float is a 3/4 inch round weighted float that I color up with permanent markers so fish eat my jig instead of the float.  I never would consider using a color like this except for a thread by Johnsfolly showing a picture of one with warm water species attached to it. I think he said he purchased the jig at Bennett Springs. I couldn't get a good look at the jig so I made my own version with a peacock herl/gold wire body. I will be tying more like it soon including a 1/32 for a faster drop and so I can fish it faster.  IMG_0015.JPGIMG_0014.JPG

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 Blast from the past. Picture was taken five years ago today of my granddaughter Luci when she was 10. She caught this smallie below the springs. She loves to fish and wanted to go but couldn't since she had a Sunday afternoon hockey game. They grow up so fast, hard to believe that she is going to be a sophomore in high school this fall.001.JPG002.JPG

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52 minutes ago, JUNGLE JIM 1 said:

 Blast from the past. Picture was taken five years ago today of my granddaughter Luci when she was 10. She caught this smallie below the springs. She loves to fish and wanted to go but couldn't since she had a Sunday afternoon hockey game. They grow up so fast, hard to believe that she is going to be a sophomore in high school this fall.001.JPG002.JPG

awesome post a report dude.....I lost your number.......again

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2 hours ago, JUNGLE JIM 1 said:

Pictures are of the jigs I used most of the two days and what I caught almost all of them with. The star of the show was the first one with the bright green head. The float is a 3/4 inch round weighted float that I color up with permanent markers so fish eat my jig instead of the float.  I never would consider using a color like this except for a thread by Johnsfolly showing a picture of one with warm water species attached to it. I think he said he purchased the jig at Bennett Springs. I couldn't get a good look at the jig so I made my own version with a peacock herl/gold wire body. I will be tying more like it soon including a 1/32 for a faster drop and so I can fish it faster.  IMG_0015.JPGIMG_0014.JPG

Glad to help with your color selection. Looks like you had a great time! Congrats! Let me know if you ever decide to sell some of your jigs. I'll even pay postage 😁(inside joke for some other OAF Folks).

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1 hour ago, JUNGLE JIM 1 said:

 Blast from the past. Picture was taken five years ago today of my granddaughter Luci when she was 10. She caught this smallie below the springs. She loves to fish and wanted to go but couldn't since she had a Sunday afternoon hockey game. They grow up so fast, hard to believe that she is going to be a sophomore in high school this fall.001.JPG002.JPG

Thanks for posting this! Love seeing kids fishing. Hopefully she stills loves to get out with her granddad and hit the ponds and creeks!

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