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DCurt

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Clayton and I fished lures on Sat., hoping to get’em on Sassy’s, Slabs and Alabama Rigs.
Lookin’ around close to home (mouth of Big Min.) it looked kinda quiet so opted to run East.
Started out on some birds workin’ the area between N. Island and Oil Well Point.
Only pulled a couple fish, live bait was working well, but marks were scattered and we weren’t catching too many so we moved on.

Wind was out of the E-NE so we put together a plan to try some “windblown” ledges and banks, and keep an eye peeled for birds.
We worked TI to Island View with a little success, kept about 6-7, released a handful of smaller ones.
Then we eased over to the flats east of Mac Cr., kept a couple, released a couple, and worked back West closer to Mac..
We got into a little run there at Mac, kept another 8-9 and released a half-dozen small ones.

Axman shot me a text and said he was pullin’ a few back near Island View so eased back over there, visited with THE MAN [smile], finished out our box, and released a couple more.

Caught a couple of Sassy’s but most all came on the A-Rigs, rigged mainly with slender “Coho” style swimbaits, Glow, Glow Chartreuse, Chartreuse Ice on ReAxtion Belly Spinners and Coho Heads.
Most of the fish hit the “back” middle bait, which was either a Coho and a little larger swimmin’ fluke style bait.
Our fastest action came on shallow feeding fish 10-18 fow, reeling it pretty steady, medium speed.
But, when things would die down a little, fish were out a little deeper, we did better on a slow roll.
We also added in an occasionally pause, or stop and drop your rod tip back towards the lure, allowing the baits to fall, and that’d trigger the strike.
Just experiment with your retrieves and presentations, different speeds, depths, stop-n-go, how many “counts” you let is sink, etc..
It’s the only way I know to stumble on to something that works, just the beauty of fishing, figuring out what they want, and how they want it.[smile]

Caught my first Harris Mud Crab on a Sassy, lol…fishing a point and got into the rocks…came back with a Crab.[smile]
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Clayton and I had our first “Double Double” on A-Rigs, 4 fish at the same time.
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Here’s what got a ride to the cleaning table.
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We ate’em fresh that evening !!!
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Lincoln224

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Sounds like a fun trip.  Thanks for the good report.
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Ross

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Thanks for report - been a couple of weeks for me on the water :-(
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Sounds like a great day on Big T. That spread you got looks mighty good!
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What JoeSlab said! Way to go!👍
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I've caught crabs on a hook before but I never caught one quite that size. Did he put up much of a fight? lol
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Riveron, the lil'fella only stripped a little drag and got tuckered out pretty quick.[biggrin]

I'd actually got hung up in some rocks and when it pulled loose and I reeled it back to the boat I thought I had some debris hung on the hook, but it was a crab.[smile]

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Never caught one on a hook. Did catch an old beer can that had one inside. Never knew they were in the lake til then.
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Awesome report and good pics. Now I'm fish hungry. Thanks
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Now I understand why Clayton is growing so fast. What a spread. That's living the good life[thumb].
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Yeah Rowdy, I didn’t even take a pic of the stove, had skillet full of Homestyle fried taters with bacon and onions, red beans, and….sumtin’ else.

It’s problem for sure, kids are growin’ up, but I’m growin’ out !!!
According to my pants size 38Wx32L, I’m taller layin’ down than I am standing up.[smile] 


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