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are available in Greenfield across the street from the convenience store at hwy 160 and H highway, its the old dollar general location that is now a hardware store and has a really good selection of fishing tackle to include flicker shads.  Went yesterday.  Winds were a bit stronger than forecast.  The cold front had definitely put them out a bit,  instead of 16 fow I found them at 20-22.  They like shiners.  Have been catching them just off the bottom but those fish were kinda lockjawed,  every once in a while I would spot a solitary fish at about 15 ft,  lift the jig up to that level and they would quickly oblige (thank you Livescope). Caught 6 nice keepers and 3 dinks and one rubber fish.  No white bass but seen several schools come thru, some large ones trailed by smaller ones,  me thinks they had luv on their simple little minds.  It was chilly out there but semi productive.  Had one boat come by twice  and another in a far cove,  really quite peaceful.  

   Last time I cleaned fish at the cabin I left the carcasses  in the red  5 gal bucket for Ricky Raccoon, he always cleans them up.  This time  I left the tuffy (fat head) minnows in the bucket too.  Guess what the scavenger wouldn't eat!  Just saying.

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I went to Masters yesterday afternoon, talk about tough. 

Wind was up and she was really rocking and rolling. Caught one short crappie and a white. 

Went down Maze right at sunset and started marking some fish. Didn't fish very long though, didn't feel like navigating through that minefield in the dark.

-Austin

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1 hour ago, MrGiggles said:

I went to Masters yesterday afternoon, talk about tough. 

Wind was up and she was really rocking and rolling. Caught one short crappie and a white. 

Went down Maze right at sunset and started marking some fish. Didn't fish very long though, didn't feel like navigating through that minefield in the dark.

How are the courtesy docks?  The last time I was there they needed adjusting.  They were way too high for this old man.

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fished yesterday from noon to 6. Mostly up the Little Sac around State Park area. Was targeting walleyes. Tried casting jerkbaits and crankbaits. No luck. Tried trolling a flicker shad. No luck. Tried drifting a jig/crawler combo. No luck. Went home with tail between my legs. 

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Wind on Stockton? Awwwe pawshaw....😂🤣😂🤣😂

boat noise makes the fish twitchy on Stockton....seems waves slapping your boat tells them you are there...this time of year noon till dark is best....last 2 hours of daylight...slip bobbers with a rattle bead just above your shot.....secondary points are your friend

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MONKEYS? what monkeys?

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3 hours ago, MoCarp said:

Wind on Stockton? Awwwe pawshaw....😂🤣😂🤣😂

boat noise makes the fish twitchy on Stockton....seems waves slapping your boat tells them you are there...this time of year noon till dark is best....last 2 hours of daylight...slip bobbers with a rattle bead just above your shot.....secondary points are your friend

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Live bait? Ain't nobody got time for that.

-Austin

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2 hours ago, MrGiggles said:

Live bait? Ain't nobody got time for that.

A nice plump conditioned crawler works well with that setup as well....sometimes blasting about is warranted if you don’t have spots or confidence in those spots.....but after 30 years of every water and weather conditions you get to learn about the heartbeat of the lake...

 

I also recommend this book...I’ll warn you it’s the most expensive paperback you will ever buy...

as a note “slicks” are the bait of choice on bullshoals, half the battle is finding a good trapping spot ( glass minnow traps rock)

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MONKEYS? what monkeys?

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11 hours ago, MrGiggles said:

Are you using forward on down on Livescope?

I used down primarily on the last trip, played with forward a little bit yesterday. My transducer pole setup needs some improvement.

I use down for the way I fish.  I fish 2 poles, both 10 footers, one in a pole holder out the right side of the boat which is also the side my livescope is on, the other pole I usually fish holding out the left side but may vary to the right side also.  I want to see both rigs on the scope if possible.  If I were casting I'd probably use fwd view, but about the only time I cast is w/ the ned rig.

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