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Late Report 3/20


abkeenan

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Came down last weekend to pick up a new rig with the brother from Bull. Fished just Saturday 3/20 around the dam and just past the 86 bridge into long creek. Long creek is about as muddy as I've ever seen it. Might have cleared up some by now but it was straight chocolate milk and maybe 4" of visibility. Up around the dam the water is still pretty clear. Rock snot is really bad in the clear section of the lake around the dam. Makes throwing a wart or any bottom bouncer a nuisance if not impossible. Broke the bill off my favorite wiggle wart by being lazy and slapping the water to get the green snot off. 

Wind blew pretty good for most of the day. Tried some main lake stuff around the dam with A-Rig and a Jerk. Didn't catch anything. Moved a little back into creeks and picked up a couple on a jerk. One nice LM about 3.5. Also one nice healthy brownie on a wart that went 3.70 on the scale later in the day.

Went down into Long for the afternoon and flipped a jig right up on the bank on bluff walls with the sawdust debris clumps and had some better action. One went 5.10 on the scale on one of Bo's NuTech and as always stuck perfectly in the top of the head. Threw a spinner and bladed jig but didn't get a sniff on either.

Water temps were 48-50.

Should be getting really good here shortly. Fish all looked really thick and healthy. The big one looked like she'd never been stuck before and was a pretty fish.

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5 minutes ago, willyfish said:

I noticed you have a big swimbait tied on one of your poles. Do you ever do any good with it? 

I bring it out for giggles mostly. I throw it a handful of times when I think the situation presents itself to go for a monster. I haven't ever really committed to it or big swimbaits in general. The one in the pic is a Savage Gear Shine Glide in the 9" magnum model designed for musky I believe. I've never caught anything on it but have only had it about a year or so and only have probably 20 casts on it. I threw it for about 5 casts that day in the clear water with no followers.

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9 hours ago, abkeenan said:

I bring it out for giggles mostly. I throw it a handful of times when I think the situation presents itself to go for a monster. I haven't ever really committed to it or big swimbaits in general. The one in the pic is a Savage Gear Shine Glide in the 9" magnum model designed for musky I believe. I've never caught anything on it but have only had it about a year or so and only have probably 20 casts on it. I threw it for about 5 casts that day in the clear water with no followers.

Don't let that thing even dangle above the water in Beardsley. Good way to lose a rod-and-reel and maybe even a boat! 😂

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12 hours ago, SplitG2 said:

Good job and report!   And congrats on the new Ranger. What year and model?   

Wouldn't you like to know. I'm keeping it a secret so I can stealthily fish a dock on Pt. 2 without hindrance.

2009 Z520.

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Abk, nice looking boat. And from earlier pictures it appears it catches fish too. I guess the permit fee and tip jar cost is going up when fishing near a certain dock. 
Mike

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