Made it out again on Saturday morning, same as last time found big schools, had to do some sorting though a lot of 9 1/2 but ended up with a 2 man limit 10 a piece and the size limit is 10 or bigger, biggest one was 12, and a couple bonus walleye. 16th ounce jig and large fatheads. Slip bobbers caught a couple, jig and minnow more productive
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Not that specific type but I know guys who use them. Most people prefer the ones you can mount your own rods on. The better versions have counter weight adjustments so you can rig them to tip with very little resistance. They work pretty well for light hitting fish and gives you a few extra seconds to make it to the rod before they drop the bait.
Was out this weekend for the halloween stuff with the boy and our family, paid dues, dropped my lot as those are going up 50.00 a year for the next 4 years straight.. Talked to our neighbor who knows the guy who stocks very well.. They did not stock this year.. "contamination" at the hatcheries, couldn't find the fish?!?! GTFO Wilmington Rec put in 12k worth of fish divided into a spring and fall stock this year. CCAC was around the same funds wise. All that info is public to my best friends club, everyone gets a yearly report on what is spent and where/when. You have to dig and get a bunch of excuses at our lake to whats being put in, how much. I heard at the meeting last year they only budget 3k a year for the lake. 1/4 of that goes to the bluegill pens. And I agree, there is slob channels in packs out there, they do damage to live forage like no ones business! Good luck this fall LR. Oh btw, restriction sign was off the board. The purge of 8" crappie has begun lol.
Yes still have the restrictions. But all the fish r thicker this year finally. I believe they have been putting in minnows. They need to get controll of the cats there r some biggns in there. No more pike or musky haven’t seen any in years
Belong there also. Have stayed away ALL summer, still have the bluegills and catfish only creel in effect? Such a disappointing last few years, this lake used to be amazing!!! Raise dues every year and stock less and less.. Those crappies you CPR. Look real hungry, (wait till they lift the restriction on keeping, good ole boys will load buckets of 8" paper thin crappies) I don't even fish it open water anymore. I'll ice fish it because I pay for it and my son loves to catch panfish with electronics. Good to see you got out. Hopefully the gills aren't being plucked rapidly, that's about the only good thing going for the lake.
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Hit the club on Sunday in the coal city area with a few buddies had to search for the school once we found them it was game on, 18 to 25 feet of water 16th ounce jig with large fatheads did most of the damage caught over 50. Kept enough for a meal color didn't matter. Small crappie minnows didn't get touch larger the better