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Willard Strawberry and The Gorge

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Willard Strawberry and The Gorge
I was able to take a few friends on a week long adventure to rip some lips and we caught alot of fish!
Started at willard to get my buddy his first wiper and walleye, bite was slow but we got a few on sling blades trailed by spinners a couple feet off the bottom....no fish on cranks...
Strawberry was excellent on the soldier creek side for kokes and the trout got annoying over on the strawberry side with a few kokes to be hand as well. 38' seemed to be my best depth, with a hot orange hooochie.
And....Flaming gorge is on fire for kokes, with mixed in rainbows and lakers, hot orange wiggle hoochies behind a sling blade was my go to on last 2 days!! The top 25' of the water column seemed to produce the most bites. Epic trip for sure!
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Nice week for sure!
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Sounds like a great week... I'd love to have one like that... Nice to see a post from you, seems like it's been awhile and I always like to see your reports... Thanks Jeff
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Lordy, you do make it tough be at work showing off a trifecta of lake runs like that.


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Do you have a picture of the swing blade trailer by a spinner that worked at Willard? Iím not familiar with that set up.
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Here is the sling blade and a spinner, the blade is used as an attractor 24-48" in front of the spinner for walleye or 12-18" for kokanee and trout.
NOTE: this blade needs leaded line,bottom bouncers, downriggers, or clip weights to get it to sink, but can be trolled alot faster than most dodgers/atrractors.
(This post was edited by trophyboat on Jun 18, 2019, 12:25 PM)
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Great report and pics of the Lures for Willard. Much appreciated!!
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Thank you so much. So is the swing blade what Iíve heard others call dodgers?