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Finally got an opportunity to spend a few days on the lower end of LOZ for a family vacation.  Most time has been with the grandkids, but I have been sneaking out from time to time in search of walleye or stripers….and mainly catching crappie who are roaming with the huge schools of fry and about the only fish(except catfish) spending any time relating to structure that I can find.  I did finally locate a school of feeding LM and a few hybrids at midday yesterday and had a ball for about an hour hooking up on most casts.  Caught blue cat, hybrids, and a handful of nice LM in addition to many more lost before I could bring them to hand.  These fish came from 35 FOW horizontal jogging a 1/2oz Bink’s spoon….I tried other offerings and they only wanted a bait that size and color(white/chart).  Attached are a few pics of fish, I didn’t take many as I was having too much fun.  Unfortunately, the flotilla will B4DB0E0A-3822-4181-9896-20C75D8C1B83.jpeg1BF53B89-C6E9-4BA8-845A-E59A7AB254CD.jpeg4B77FA74-0800-4576-AC9E-041399E330FA.jpegarrive with clearing skies and midday fishing forays will be done for the week after today.  

Mike

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Got out for a few hours after lunch today and fish were not hard to find with the water they are moving from Truman - getting them to bite was another story.  Had to work at it but had 3 hybrids(lost a 10# ish trying to get it in the net), two real nice LM, a big blue cat and a 13” crappie that smashed a 5” flutter spoon.  Fish were deeper(40 FOW) and chasing gizzards all the way up to the surface at times; all bites reaction strikes 🔥 the spoon as fast as I could turn a 6.6:1 reel handle.  Pics of the best 2; the 3 hybrids made the ride home.

Mike

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On 7/1/2021 at 9:41 AM, nomolites said:

Finally got an opportunity to spend a few days on the lower end of LOZ for a family vacation.  Most time has been with the grandkids, but I have been sneaking out from time to time in search of walleye or stripers….and mainly catching crappie who are roaming with the huge schools of fry and about the only fish(except catfish) spending any time relating to structure that I can find.  I did finally locate a school of feeding LM and a few hybrids at midday yesterday and had a ball for about an hour hooking up on most casts.  Caught blue cat, hybrids, and a handful of nice LM in addition to many more lost before I could bring them to hand.  These fish came from 35 FOW horizontal jogging a 1/2oz Bink’s spoon….I tried other offerings and they only wanted a bait that size and color(white/chart).  Attached are a few pics of fish, I didn’t take many as I was having too much fun.  Unfortunately, the flotilla will B4DB0E0A-3822-4181-9896-20C75D8C1B83.jpeg1BF53B89-C6E9-4BA8-845A-E59A7AB254CD.jpeg4B77FA74-0800-4576-AC9E-041399E330FA.jpegarrive with clearing skies and midday fishing forays will be done for the week after today.  

Mike

Personally I think the spoon bite is so fun !

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15 hours ago, dan hufferd said:

Personally I think the spoon bite is so fun !

I agree Dan!  There is a spoon for every occasion….most of the fish I caught on this outing were on a 5” Lake Fork  but I was mixing it up with a 1oz Binks. You just have to figure out what they are in the mood for.  Walleye have been hit and miss, mostly miss, but I will keep working at it.

Mike

 

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On 7/17/2021 at 6:55 PM, nomolites said:

Got out for a few hours after lunch today and fish were not hard to find with the water they are moving from Truman - getting them to bite was another story.  Had to work at it but had 3 hybrids(lost a 10# ish trying to get it in the net), two real nice LM, a big blue cat and a 13” crappie that smashed a 5” flutter spoon.  Fish were deeper(40 FOW) and chasing gizzards all the way up to the surface at times; all bites reaction strikes 🔥 the spoon as fast as I could turn a 6.6:1 reel handle.  Pics of the best 2; the 3 hybrids made the ride home.

Mike

You've got those deep fish dialed! 👍

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