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Kman2
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4/17/15 3:36 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny
Fished the rock yesterday (4/16/15) on a perfect sunny 70 degree April day from 10am to 5pm. Launched by the Petenwell dam and fished right by the dam (where everyone goes) The gates were closed (main one open) so the current was not strong enough to ruin jigging for walleye. After catching a few small ones (and a bunch of fat cats) we decide to move away from all the boats and work the river area. We were most productive in deep holes that had decent water current. Bright Lime Green or Orange with a hint of yellow were most productive. Water temp ranged from low/mid 40's by the dam, mid/upper 40's down river, and some backwater areas with minimal current were above 50. When the day ended, we landed 19 fish, 7 fats cats and 12 walleyes of which 2 were legal and ready to spawn. All fish were released to fight another day (although had it been a different time of year, I would have eaten the walleyes) Cool Good luck fishing!

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BOB WILSON
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4/16/15 8:33 PM CST
I did a couple hours of scouting couple days ago for a trip I had today with someone who had a half day trip with me during the ice season. We did very well on the crappies and some gills. Not so many gills because we mostly were fishing for the crappies. The techniques are about as old school as it gets. Bobbers with minnows or bobbers with small plastics such as mini mites, tube jigs and nail tails. White has definitely been most productive for the plastics. The best bite was during warmest part of the day. Things are starting to happen now for the better with the fishing and hopefully the cooler temps will not slow things down. Couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day today to catch some fish and put a smile on a clients face. Good luck and may the fish gods smile on you Big Smile. For info. And openings click on the link below.

hot fish grease
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4/16/15 8:05 PM CST
Gone fishing again guide service has done it again had a ball again today. White nail tail jigs in about 6 feet of water.Good luck guys!

The Show
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4/16/15 8:00 PM CST
That's not completely true. Only a few that need there hand held. There are a lot of good fisher people that post on this forum. Can't wait to get out this weekend.

chop~chop
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4/16/15 2:42 PM CST
Figure8 guy, if you have 15 years time on the flow ages why did you even ask! Where are crappies typically at in the spring? This site has sure got a bunch of big babies. If you don't spoon feed them every detail in the world they cry!

BOB WILSON
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4/16/15 1:30 PM CST
Sorry I didn't post sooner, been busy with family and work. We were fishing 6 fow with bobbers and minnows and bobbers and plastic jigs. White was a good color for the plastics. Also, if anyone is interested we will be giving free advice and free lessons on how to troll castle rock and petenwell with harnasses SNAG FREE. You catch more fish and less snags guaranteed. For more info email myself at tylergonefishingagain@yahoo.com or bobgonefishingagain@yahoo.com good luck out there!

Rthunder223
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4/16/15 10:45 AM CST
no kidding, wow, I didnt mean to upset you, good luck fishing.

The Show
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4/16/15 10:01 AM CST
Wow getting a little worked up are we? They weren't trying to insult you. Lighten up. And if you wanted to know what bait and colors why didn't you ask. My dad and I kept a good pile of crappies using minnows under a slip bobber. Jig head or plain hook worked. As for where. You said you know where to find them. Good Luck.

OnTheFigure8
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4/16/15 9:15 AM CST
Huh... interesting. Looks like we have some real wanna-be comedians here... don't we???

I come to this site from time to time to get relevant information on a body of water that I fish (or will be fishing in the near future) or what's being caught... NOT to read someone's bragging session or to be letdown by someone's weak attempt at humor. Don't quit your day jobs guys... if you have one.

I shouldn't have to specify what I asked regarding where the Crappies were caught (I've been fishing both flowages for over 15 years now and know where to find them)... I just was just curious as to the 'area' they were caught, or maybe a certain depth or bait/technique that was used. Perhaps a certain jig color worked that day??? That's all I was looking for.

I'll be up this weekend and will post back with specifics, for those that actually want to read a legit post from a true sportsman.

Have a nice day. Cool

Rthunder223
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4/15/15 2:48 PM CST
Heres some Wedesday afternoon humor -- if someone asks you where you caught them -- right in the corner of the mouth!

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4/15/15 9:24 AM CST
In the water lol Sorry just had to

OnTheFigure8
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4/15/15 7:32 AM CST
Where??? Any hints?

hot fish grease
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4/14/15 8:06 PM CST
Went out today for a couple hours after work with Tyler from gone fishing again guide service and we found the crappies!!

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4/14/15 4:19 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny
Fished below the dam on Sunday. Lots of water coming down. Very windy from the south west. There was no way that we could vertical jig so we tried anchoring. We were out about 4 hrs. and not a thing. I had a huge carp on for, according to my partners, about 15 min and when we got it to the boat it pulled off. We obviously didn't get a tape on it but from the pictures we did get, it was at least a good 30+ inches. I would guess probably around 25 lbs. With that kind of weight and the currant, it was a battle. Six lb. fire line. That was the story for the day. No walleyes.

Mattman_150
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4/14/15 2:54 PM CST
Wolf River Rigs with bright colored floater jigs (Orange was good) and a fathead worked good for me but add more weight as needed with current. I fished from shore by the dam a couple weeks ago but I'm not sure where the eyes are at now. Good luck!

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