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deerme1
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FISHING REPORT
4/13/14 9:43 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 46° - 50° F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
Went Wednesday in the hot water arm.I Started fishing at daylight. The water temps started out around 60 degrees at daylight, and peaked out in low 70's in the late afternoon. I caught around 20 Crappies. They averaged 8.5 to 10 inches, with a half dozen well over 10 inches. Several of them were black nose crappies. They have an 1/8 inch stripe from the mouth down the back, and under the head as well. The fish were in shallow water early. The bite was basically over by about 9am. I used a 12' crappie rod and minnows. The lake was calm early, but windy by 9 am. After the wind increased, I drifted over the flats with minnows, and fished a couple of drop off's with no Crappie bites. I did not fish beyond the DeWitt bridge towards Muscoutin. The lake is low,and the hot water arm is shallow. I was floating in 2 foot water, and catching in 1 to 1.5 foot of water. The Crappies were on the main shore. I caught only two in one cove, although I did fish two or three. The fish were scattered, and obviously not spawning.

jross1901
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FISHING REPORT
4/1/14 10:32 PM CST
really windy today but water was running in the discharge. i fished on the warm end and managed two lmb.

lots of boats out and alot more wind.

walleyeman10
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4/1/14 12:38 PM CST
rattletrap did you hear of any walleyes being caught. I haven't been able to make it down yet and by the looks of thing may not for a couple weeks. Just wondering how the walleye bite has been this spring so far.

rattletrap
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FISHING REPORT
3/31/14 6:59 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 41° - 45° F Water Temp: 40° - 45° F
power station was not running, cold water. station might be running again in 2 weeks, until then it will be very tough to find fish. fished 2 days without a keeper. gl all RT

Axemaster86
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3/20/14 10:39 PM CST
Anyone have any tips for largemouth this time of year? Lures, locations, anything. I've only been there a handful of times and never caught more than a few. I'm hoping to key in on some bigger fish this spring.

Coach_DRob
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3/14/14 11:19 AM CST
I've only fished where IL48 goes over the lake for early April crappie. Is there another good shore spot that's easily accessible by car?

Fishin Man Mike
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3/11/14 2:23 PM CST
nice! i heard there are some pigs in this lake and look forward to catching em

mrbirmi
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3/11/14 2:20 PM CST
It's worked for me Big Smile

Fishin Man Mike
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3/11/14 2:18 PM CST
thanks for the input guys. hopefully i can translate some of this info into some big bass and a 1st place trophy Big Smile

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3/11/14 2:14 PM CST
Hey Mike I saw the post from 3/2. I've had good luck with shad-colored square bills in the springtime. This is the one I make/use with good results, so something like that would be perfect.

Matt

DrowningWorms
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3/11/14 2:08 PM CST
Hey Mike, The only isolated rock structure I can think of is on the "gravel pits". I've never caught many bass there, but there are quite a few different species that hang around those areas. The only smallmouth I've caught were on deep ledges close to shore (small ones). Good luck!

Fishin Man Mike
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3/10/14 12:55 AM CST
Can I find any rock structure in deeper water to find some smallmouth bass in early April? Any input is greatly appreciated

walleyeman10
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3/7/14 12:20 PM CST
Sorry Go N Fishin no Musky anymore. Hasn't been any for years now.

Go N Fishin
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3/6/14 10:17 PM CST
Over all, how's the Muskie fishing on this lake?

Thanks, and good fishing to everyone this year!

Fishin Man Mike
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3/2/14 11:30 PM CST
Me and my buddy are entering a highschool bass fishing tournament at this lake in early april. Can anyone give me some tips to this lake or what the bass are biting on in pre spawn/ spawning conditions. Thanks

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