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It was a bad day to be a minnow…. Crappie


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Had to reschedule trips last week due the weather.  Cold and windy.  I’ll go out there in it because I just hate myself and will put up with it.  lol…. But I’m not for taking people out in those conditions.  This is for fun for them and that’s the goal.  

Lake elevation was 1125.5, WT 45-48 and water clarity was pea green.  A little more on clear side of that actually.  Wind was 5-10 but seamed to be more on the upper part of that.  Eyelets freezing and the wind would cut like a knife. I fished a main river flat, off a channel swing.  There was fish all over it ranging from 13-18 fow and about 8 feet down.  They bit fast and basically would bite anything.  I had my limit like in a hour and a half.  Fished another hour or so.  Probably caught another limit just catching and releasing.   It was just too early to go home and was having fun.

Slow vertical trolling minnows with BnM 16ft BGJPs and 1/2oz rigs that I tie up with Pico Lures/Vanguard Terminal Tackle.  A lot of fish were caught with yellow/white tube and 1/16oz chartreuse scope eye jig head.  My buddy coworker Mike is getting into tying hair jigs.  I gave him a pack of Pico’s scope eye jig heads to practice with.  Asked him to tie up a few yellow/white ones.  Several came off of it.  Thought that was cool.  Just remember a sunny day and cold water…. Yellow and white 

It’s about to take off.  Hopefully this weather will behave.

Good fishing.  Lance 





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              But it was a good day to be a Lance!

"We have met the enemy and it is us",


   If you compete with your fellow anglers, you become their competitor, If you help them you become their friend"

Lefty Kreh

    " Never display your knowledge, you only share it"

Lefty Kreh

         "Eat more bass and there will be more room for walleye to grow!"


    " One thing in life is for sure. If you are careful you can straddle the barbed wire fence but make one mistake and you will be hurting"


  P.S. "May your fences be short or hope you have long legs"


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