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High Water Eyes
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05/19/2009
From Pool 4
Posts: 172
Once we avoided all the floating full size trees and a lot of debri fields we got set up on our first spot not knowing what kind of results to expect with water as dirty as it is. Spent first 1/2 hour throwing cranks with no results and then complete chaos. Started the morning with a triple and that set the tone for the day. Once all 3 fish were in the net and measured the morning started with a 25",27.5", and 29".

I believe water clarity was critically effecting our hook up rate. While having plenty of bites most of the bites were misses. Getting frustrated we couldn't connect with a lot of our bites we decided to try and find some cleaner water. With the water at the stage it is now is the time to fish the willows. While not all willows produce fish most of them do hold fish. Very simple rule is start at the wind blown side of a point and fish outside in. We pitched #7 flicker shads in natural dark colors the rest of the day and managed over 60 eyes 16-23". Something people might overlook is reeling the crank all the way back to the boat. We had a number of fish hit at boatside or follow to the boat and turn away once the crank was lifted out of the water.

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Posted on: 2017/5/29 20:30
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Re: High Water Eyes
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Also did a little bit of trolling and had one of the fattest flat heads I've ever seen hit a #7 flicker shad in 8 feet of water.

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Posted on: 2017/5/29 20:33
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Re: High Water Eyes
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Great report again Booner and that is a fat toad of a flathead and had to be fun on light tackle to bring in. Some dandy walleyes and the kids smiles says it all. Great post........Kirk

Posted on: 2017/5/30 7:50
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Re: High Water Eyes
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Great report Booner and that is a real fat cat!

Posted on: 2017/5/30 8:11
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Re: High Water Eyes
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Awesome fish! That triple must of been chaos!

Posted on: 2017/5/30 8:48
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