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Owendog
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3/2/15 3:47 PM CST
Same thing for me on pool south of you yesterday Ted. Everything and the kitchen sink from 8-1 pm. Took a break for the Badger game, went back out at dusk with tipdowns, bingo. Pretty good action from 630-830pm, in 3' of water.

TED PECK
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3/2/15 3:28 PM CST
On the ice at 10.Poked 5 holes, fish under all of them--crappies. Tried horizontal, vertical, waxies, spikes, minnows, plastic...only one decent fish in 4 1/2 hrs. A guy who was nearby caught five fish from first light until noon.We need a little runoff and subsequent oxygen entering the system to wake em up.

TED PECK
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3/1/15 4:22 PM CST
Mike--I remember it was more like 75 saugers, but if it felt like 200 to You n Ben even bigger grins in this old guide. $250 against $500 seems like a more than fair wager for 50 degrees by the 15th...but before you start putting ripple in that still water be advised we're talking about 50 degree ambient temperature as recorded at the National Weather Service substation at Bossier City, Louisiana! Easy wind, cross the bayou today. Kinda pumped about tomorrow. Gonna try a spot where there are three springs on the northwest side of a slough on the northwest corner of pool 9 with one tricky spot between the access and the backwater where you need to lightfoot with the ATV across a mudflat bending the FWS prohibition on running across land for about 10'...at least if the ice is spooky right there. Haven't fished there since June. Caught a 14+ crappie. Thinkin they should be hanging near the bubbles about this time of winter. Nope, not talking about the spring at the north end of Visagers...although they ought to be hanging there too right about now Evil Grin

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3/1/15 3:29 PM CST
I'll bet $250 for $500! My Lund is pointed into the wind, Yamaha tilted into the air, like a dog on the first cool day in the fall. Rods are rigged. I dont think Ted, We will be fishing that spot where you , Ben And I caught about 200 saugers that day, you know that spot, the one by the trees, along the bank, yes that one on the 15th? You dont need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows?

TED PECK
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3/1/15 3:08 PM CST
Two guys on ice below Genoa dam. borderline nuts. Two guys on all of DeSoto Bay. Six guys on Cordwood. One north of 82. Gas taxes went up in Iowa today. Kwik Trip in Lansing now 2.42 for regular. Kwik Trip in Stoddard 2.34. Proof that spring is on the way! Politicians finally took hands out of their own pockets and got back in ours again. Today's tip: start keeping a fishing diary. I've been doing this since '76, compiling some truly valuable info along the way. Little things like knowing the average date of walleye spawn here is April 15-24 help you anticipate what's coming. looking at the data over the past 10 years I'm gonna go out on a limb and predict a high of at least 50 degrees by March 15. also predicting we're back on open water by the 18th. Last two years it has been March 21 and 26 for reasonable access between the floes. Cleaning out jig boxes and rigging long rods today. Must make sure all drags are set pretty loose, cuz those dual dorsaled, myopic scaly critters can expect to feel the mother of all hooksets when they gernip a Killer jig in a couple of weeks. Gonna hang the MinnKota next week and new E-Tech the week after that. Also, Vibrations Tackle is now taking orders for the Teddy Cat, a willocat pattern Echotail. Capn. hooks will have 'em real soon. 50 by the 15th? place your bets Evil Grin

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3/1/15 11:05 AM CST
Ted, that is a brilliant and inexpensive solution to protect these expensive rods during transport. Fortunately I had save the cases. Thanks!

iceperch
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2/28/15 11:36 PM CST
thanks BRD

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2/28/15 10:35 PM CST
It's iced up from the power plant to the dam..

iceperch
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2/28/15 10:01 PM CST
I don't care if the fish are biting,or where they're biting ,u can give me your GPS waypoints ,i wont use them,just need to know if u can put your boat in at geona and drive to the dam or is the river froze up,has any boats been up at the dam the last few days?

TED PECK
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2/28/15 5:28 PM CST
Fished DeSoto Bay this afternoon. Same place I caught a few perch the other day. Still a few fish there, but they weren't interested. Iced a decent one the first time down the hole and that's all she wrote. Wife got Roadhouse pizza tonite

TED PECK
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2/28/15 12:04 PM CST
while waiting for the temp to warm and the afternoon bite to kick in I came up with a workable rod tube to protect those pricey Legend series Croix ice rods:1. Cut off one end of the plastic tube 2. Cut a U shaped notch about 1" deep in the tube on the end you cut off.3. Poke a small hole pretty much even with the back of the "U" at a 90 degree angle to the U cut. 4. Get a heavy rubberband, tie a knot in one end, and slide the rubberband through the hole 5. Insert a rod w/ reel attached into the tube, sliding vertical shaft between reel seat and reel into the "U" channel 6. stretch the rubberband behind the reel shaft, around the tube to keep the rod/reel from sliding backwards. This protects the rod and keeps it from tangling with other rods. See ya out on the ice! Wink

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2/27/15 3:48 PM CST
Few more

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2/27/15 3:46 PM CST
Ice Depth: 22" Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 6° - 10° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Hooked into 5 different spieces today. Much better than last week when I hooked into just 5 fish. Went to my Walleye spot and found nothing but 8" white bass. They were clobbering the preso but who wants to sit around in -10 air temps and catch 8" strippers?

Hit a descent flurry of pan fish activity for about an hour after leaving the WB hole. Pulled the trifecta thanks to the new BY Bait Fresh Water Shrimp with the crappie leading the charge in numbers. Did a lot of toying with plastic presentations through out the day. Not just color and jig head style/weight either. Fish definately react differently on the flasher screen depending on how ya thread the plastics on the shank (HINT HINT).

Overall, bite still sluggish. Have to work for em with different presentations and different jigging cadences. Could have brought home a mess for dinner but steak sounds better.

TED PECK
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2/25/15 11:42 AM CST
Slob gills--see my post of a couple days ago. Monday there were 4 guys out there below the dam. The spot where we usually fish on the west side is boiling wide open. The panfish were fairly active downriver this morning during the snow--which is still going on. No big fish, but 8 of the 20 i caught on a green Mooksa w/plastic could have gone under the knife. The deer baloney n kraut in the crock pot will be ready, soon as I fry up some taters. Smells AMAZING! hoo-ah! Smile

SlobGills
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2/24/15 7:10 PM CST
anyone having any luck below the dam on genoa?

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