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It’s been a minute since I’ve got a report out.  We had a lot going on the month of July outside of fishing.  Basically family time and just wanted to take a break.  

Since my previous trip I’ve been wanting to fish a different area and get a look at something new.  Decided to go fish the other river since it’s been like April that I’ve dumped my boat in it there.  

Got started about 6am.  Figure just pick the first flat, put out, and start searching.  Caught one right off the bat in 13 fow.  Kept searching the 20-15 fow and started narrowing the depth range down as the morning progressed to 15-12 fow with baits down about 9 feet.   Most of all the fish I seen were above 10 feet in the water column.  The bite for me continues to be how it’s been all summer.  Tons of shorts with a keeper mixed in about every 5 to 8 shorts you catch.  It’s fun because you’re catching a lot though.  It’s still you’ll either get just under or just over a limit trolling this year.   It’s a good mess for a few meals.

Lake level 1118.5.  Which is much lower than it’s been this time of year in a long time.  The CORP really pulled the plug and got it way down this year.  If it keeps going like this, we’ll be fishing really shallow this winter.  Fingers crossed!  Water clarity was a little stained and WT was 85-87.  

Setup was minnow rigging BnM 16ft PST’s with 1oz rigs I tie up using Pico Lures/Vanguard Terminal Tackle.

Felt good to get out and mentally reset.  Nothing like it and look forward to the next one.  Got a starting point.

Pictures below are from trips towards the end of June and my last one a couple days ago 

Good Fishing 

Lance Hughey Crappie Guide Service 






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51 minutes ago, Lance34 said:

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                   Welcome back lance. Time out can be a good thing. 

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


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Lefty Kreh

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Lefty Kreh

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