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Back on Pool 4
Field Staff
From Pool 4
Posts: 172
Everyone knows this spring has been less than favorable for any kind of fishing. There is finally boat access to
Pool 4 so we decided to take advantage of the day and the fish at tally on the chew. The long cold spring has the post spawn fish very aggressive and ready to eat.

I was unsure of what the clarity would look like with all the flooding and recent rain, it was much better than expected at about 16. Water temp was 52.3 degrees and I was hoping that they would be ready to eat cranks. Only took a few casts to figure out that would be the case and lost a really big fish boat side. The day was spent pitching cranks and soaking bait. Most important was getting the crank to the bottom and then reeling as slow as you could to keep contact. #7 Flicker Shads were the only baits the fish wanted to eat.

As the water continues to drop the fish will really be on the move. The key will be to find the fish between their spawning areas and there summer hangouts. Sometimes the best technique is to troll until you find the pods and then set up on them.

We put in a very long day but persistence and patience paid off. Our numbers were good and quality was outstanding. We ended the day with 10 fish between
7 and 9.5lbs with many others plus or minus the 5lb mark.

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Posted on: 2019/5/5 13:04
If I could only stay awake to hunt and fish 24 hours a day.
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Re: Back on Pool 4
Staff Team
From Mayer , MN
Posts: 4783
Awesome fish!

Posted on: 2019/5/9 7:24
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Re: Back on Pool 4
Staff Team
From Annandale
Posts: 3862
Great report and fish Booner!

Posted on: 2019/5/9 7:26
If it doesn't matter who wins or loses, then why do they keep score? Vince Lombardi
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Re: Back on Pool 4
Staff Team
Posts: 4465
Great pictures, great fish and Thank you for sharing them with us here on LSF. Looks like you all had some fun........Kirk

Posted on: 2019/5/12 10:23
Only 2 defining forces have ever offered to die for you....Jesus Christ and the American Soldier. One died for your soul, the other for your freedom.

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