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CJ STRIKE REPORT
Anyone know what the conditions (ramps, water level, fishing) are at Strike right now? Are Crappie and Perch biting yet?
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Re: [Sluggo] CJ STRIKE REPORT In reply to
They're whacking below the dam.
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Re: [dtayboyz] CJ STRIKE REPORT In reply to
Boat or shore? I don't think you can boat in the good crappie area below, is that correct?

Any new updates? Been more than a week, a lot can change.
Keep your gunpowder dry, your hooks in the water, and your booger hook off the bang switch. ><>J
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Re: [hooknhunter] CJ STRIKE REPORT In reply to
That is correct...... from the bridge to the Dam no boats allowed...

its all shore fishing, when they have the spillways open all the fish from the big hole get pushed to the edge's of the river, was like that back in 08' or 09' I wanna say, was awesome fishing from the shore. Right along the bank and jus inside the edges of the cattails.
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Re: [hooknhunter] CJ STRIKE REPORT In reply to
Went down below the dam this afternoon and they were whacking SmileFish On
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Re: [Duck-Slayer] CJ STRIKE REPORT In reply to
Those crappie make for great Sturgeon bait, especially this time of the year below the dam.Wink


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Re: [Squarehog] CJ STRIKE REPORT In reply to
crappie, perch? Might have to take a trip out there and check it out this afternoon.
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Re: [Duck-Slayer] CJ STRIKE REPORT In reply to
Went out yesterday and the fish were still biting. Like you mentioned, found a spot on the edge of the river with some soft water and the fishing was really good most of the afternoon. Perch and some really nice crappie. Other than the wind it was a good day to be out, and had a nice meal of fish tacos to end the day!
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Re: [Biigfish33] CJ STRIKE REPORT In reply to
I fished in the reservoir on Saturday. Targeted crappie and perch (usually catch a bass or two also, but never did). Did not get any perch, but did bring home a few crappie. The ones I found were in the narrows and in the Bruneau arm. I would have called the fishing slow as my FIL never caught a fish. I ended up bringing home about 7-9 crappie over 12 inches, about 5-6 smaller than that, and threw back about 10 really small ones. Water upon arrival was 51 degrees. As I was leaving it was 57 degrees.

I believe the crappie spawn will be happening soon as the temps seem about right and the locations of the fish are what I'd call staging areas.

The 12 inch fish were nice and thick and put up a good fight. All the bigger ones I kept were whites, all but one of the smaller ones I kept were blacks, and the throw backs were a mix of the 2. I thought that to be a bit on the curious side. Perhaps the blacks typically spawn a bit later and so the bigger ones aren't in the staging areas yet? Not sure, really. Just a guess.
Keep your gunpowder dry, your hooks in the water, and your booger hook off the bang switch. ><>J
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Re: [hooknhunter] CJ STRIKE REPORT In reply to
Bass numbers and sizes are WAY down in the tournaments at CJ also. Hope they didn't go home to get warmed up after ice fishing. Bass are delicious, but it takes 10 years to grow a good one here.
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Re: [dtayboyz] CJ STRIKE REPORT In reply to
I would think that lack of water clarity would play heavily into the numbers being down.
Keep your gunpowder dry, your hooks in the water, and your booger hook off the bang switch. ><>J
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Re: [hooknhunter] CJ STRIKE REPORT In reply to
You guys must be using magic bait or dupont red lures i fished cj all weekend and talked to a lot of other fisherman. I was below the dam all of friday evening and the only thing we saw caught was a single 4ft sturgeon. I fished from a boat in cj anf in 2 days caught 1 13" bass, 1 12 and 3/4 inch crappie and 3 small crappie. Only way I got any crappie was by trolling. Nobody else was catching anything except fow a few who had caught 1 or 2 all day. At least the wind didnt blow like a banshee.. I didnt even get no mudd bugs in my traps...

All in all my weekend was a mastercard moment. Thirsday noght went out to hook up the travel trailer to the gf's truck. Electric jack wouldnt work. Grabbed the battery charger and it showed full charge on battery. Jack still wont work. Started checkig connections ln jack and positive wire broke off right at jack terminal as soon as i touched it with volt meter. Bought new jack for 200.00. Connected new jack.still nothimg. Swithced battery. Success...Had foresight to bring Mr Buddy heater in case we wanted to do some night fishing. Damn good thing. Heater in trailer making horrible noise. Used Mr Buddy to keep trailer at half way decent temperature overnight. Saturday morning while trying to keep boat still at dock while coaxing our Rott onboard for the first time, and a good sized wake smashed my thumb between the boat and the dock. After a little blood and a few curse words it was off to fish.
Gas to go to cj $35.00
Cost to replace Jack on trailer $200.00
Furnace repair cost tbd
Doctor bill for broken thumb $100
Approx cost per fish $60.00
And even after all that, having the weekend away from work and yard work. Priceless.
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Re: [crappyslayer] CJ STRIKE REPORT In reply to
Sorry to hear about your misfortune. If it's any consolation my FIL sitting next fo me in the boat never got a thing.
Keep your gunpowder dry, your hooks in the water, and your booger hook off the bang switch. ><>J
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Re: [hooknhunter] CJ STRIKE REPORT In reply to
I saw lots of huge schools on the fish finder anywhere from 20 to 40 foot deep. Even using the downrigger to target depth only got me 4 crappie in 2 days. But if they start biting it should be like 5 or 6 years ago when I was averaging over 300 crappie per day.
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Re: [crappyslayer] CJ STRIKE REPORT In reply to
Hard to believe our experiences experiences experiences different. I never saw a single large school and only a few small schools. Mostly scattered fish is what I saw.
Keep your gunpowder dry, your hooks in the water, and your booger hook off the bang switch. ><>J
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Re: [hooknhunter] CJ STRIKE REPORT In reply to
The schools I was seeing were in the narrows, about halfway, and on the north side in 48 ft of water
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Re: [crappyslayer] CJ STRIKE REPORT In reply to
I am going to do a drive by of CJ on Friday since I have never fished or camped there before. I want to look at Blacksands and Cottonwood for camping and boat ramp/dock. Any other recommendations to look at? I will be in a SUV just touring. Thanks!
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Re: [RJD007] CJ STRIKE REPORT In reply to
Cove recreation has always been my favorite. Cheap fees and nice amenities such as sun shades that also protect against the famous CJ wind. It is between cottonwood and black sands, just west of the narrows.
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Lochsaelliott wrote:
Cove recreation has always been my favorite. Cheap fees and nice amenities such as sun shades that also protect against the famous CJ wind. It is between cottonwood and black sands, just west of the narrows.

I would not say you are wrong, but the boat ramp at Cove was TERRIBLE last time I used it. Beware.
Keep your gunpowder dry, your hooks in the water, and your booger hook off the bang switch. ><>J
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Re: [hooknhunter] CJ STRIKE REPORT In reply to
Totally agree about the atrocious boat ramp at cove recreation site. The cove itself is great with docks and well protected but don't plan to launch anything more than a shallow bass or jon boat. We normally put in at air force and one of us drives to cove arm to set up camp while the other boats over to the docks.
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Re: [Sluggo] CJ STRIKE REPORT In reply to
Fished today Friday May 19, tried a lot of different spots, only 2 crappie, 2 perch, The smallmouth were biting good with 4 or so pushing 14"... water temp still 57. Crappie was full of eggs and in deep water at the bottom.. New Black Sands ramp and docks are awesome!
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Re: [Squarehog] CJ STRIKE REPORT In reply to
Squarehog wrote:
only 2 crappie, 2 perch,

WHAT!!!??!!

That doesn't sound like the square hog I know.
Keep your gunpowder dry, your hooks in the water, and your booger hook off the bang switch. ><>J
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Re: [hooknhunter] CJ STRIKE REPORT In reply to
Well I did my drive by and enjoyed the area. It looks like if you are going to stay at Cove Cr. you would want to launch at Black Sands. Not alot of people at Cove but Cottonwood was full. Do you have to reserve a camp site at Cove or Cottonwood or is it first come first serve?
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Re: [hooknhunter] CJ STRIKE REPORT In reply to
It was a tough go.. We found some suspended fish in the narrows in the am but couldn't get them to bite.. The schools were hard to locate for sure.. but like we always say, it was nice getting out HappyFish On
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Re: [Squarehog] CJ STRIKE REPORT In reply to
Caught around 100 last night, night fishing. Had to go through lots of bells and hoops to get them to bite, and what worked one hour didn't work the next. Had to work hard and keep changing to catch them. Weather was great. You really had to work to catch fish. Most crappie were average, but there were some schools that came through with average 12+ inch fish.
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