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Re: [Gemcityslayer] New state record wiper In reply to
thanks gcs. ill have to give it a try but willard is a curse for me. been there 4 times last year and once ice fishing and all i had to show for it was 1 slab crappie and a dink smb.




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Re: [fishinfool] New state record wiper In reply to
That is a damn nice fish fishinfool ;)


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Re: [fishinfool] New state record wiper In reply to
Hmmmmm....didn't know about this till right now. WOW...monster wiper. Bagging the crappie and heading for the wipers now. :-)

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Re: [fishinfool] New state record wiper In reply to
Wipers are hybreds and don't spawn.


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Re: [PACKFAN] New state record wiper In reply to
CoolWipers DO spawn. They develop eggs and milt and go through all the spawning process. But their eggs are sterile.

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Re: [TubeDude] New state record wiper In reply to
No to Hijack this thread but in Colorado a lot of people's "go to" bait is mussels.

Has anyone ever tried them at Willard or heard of wipers loving mussels? I'm not even sure where you could get some fresh but I want to try it.

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Re: [Gemcityslayer] New state record wiper In reply to
CoolWipers tend to eat whatever is available...when they are hungry. And they pattern on natural foods. They eat mussels where mussels occur naturally. No mussels in Willard and DWR would probably go ballistic if you even suggested bringing some to try for bait. With all of the nasty new diseases like VHS...and the invasive species like quagga mussels and zebra mussels...you would probably be machine gunned for even suggesting it.

A better idea would be crawdads. They are in Willard Bay and are a primary source of food for wipers for the first half of the year...before shad spawn and the young become large enough to eat.
I have caught quite a few stripers on dead minnows that had crawdads in their innards. And crawdads are much more available. Just don't transport live ones from some other water. That is illegal.
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Re: [Wildcat94] New state record wiper In reply to
Wildcat94 wrote:
Dayummmm! thats a beast!! i bet she was full off eggs! . . .


that's too bad they didn't release it Thought you're always supposed to release the big females Crazy

(I know I know - it's already been answered anyway)
So when do the Wiper dance the lambada? It's a bit later, warmer isn't it?

I caught one on a crawdad crank. Kitties liked it too. I've heard early spring from shore - the marabou jigs, white/chartreuse dragged toward shore turn 'em on. Later you're following shad, and hoping they MIGHT try your lure, instead of yawning for another mouthful of the real thing.
Didn't get onto any boils last year, but sure would like to pitch some spooks into a mess of em! That'll be a while yet.

Thanks for the report.

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Re: [TubeDude] New state record wiper In reply to
     I'm pretty sure there are freshwater mussels in willard. Not size enough for bait,not sure of the legality of it either. Orange needed crawler harnesses against the dike are prime for wipers and crawdad patterned cranks are very effective.

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Re: [Jmaze] New state record wiper In reply to
I agree, I have seen their shells on the beaches and it seems unlikely someone brought then there and dumped them.

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Re: [Jmaze] New state record wiper In reply to
CoolAhh yes. There ARE freshwater CLAMS in almost all of our waters...including Willard. They live in the mud. Mussels typically attach to rocks...but not always. There are some big honkin' freshwater mussels in the east that they harvest and cut up the shells for use by the cultured pearl trade.

When I lived in Sacramento the bait shops there all sold freshwater clams for catfish bait. They seldom got more than an inch or two across. But the stripers would also eat them.

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Re: [Hellsangler69] New state record wiper In reply to
Damn buddy where have you been hiding? You been out on willard this year yet?

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Re: [Gemcityslayer] New state record wiper In reply to
There are alot of people using Saltwater Mussels at Willard. Kind of a secret bait...oopsBlush
They are sold in the frozen section at Winco ,Walmart ect.
Also try the cooked ones (also frozen) they stay on the hooks better.
Best bait I have found is still cut Chub. Most reliable.

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Re: [TubeDude] New state record wiper In reply to
My bad, I was under the impression hybreds didn't spawn,so I guess that would add some weight to the fish. Blush


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Re: [PACKFAN] New state record wiper In reply to
CoolSome hybrids do NOT even develop ovaries and testes...like the tiger trout. But it is a cross between two widely different species...a trout (brown) and a char (brookie). While some tigers have a more male-like appearance and some more female-like, neither develops eggs or milt. No spawning at all even though they go through seasonal color changes.

White bass and stripers both belong to the same genus (Morone). They are very closely related so hybridizing is easy and there are great similarities of both parents in the offspring...including the development of eggs and milt and the instinctive spawning ritual. Their efforts are mostly ineffective, however, and very few eggs hatch...and almost none are strong enough to ever survive to adult status. Interestingly these hybrids can sometimes "backspawn" successfully with a parent of pure strain. Kinda like mules.

Mixed marriages in humans can be tricky too...like when a man marries a woman. Bad combination. Marriage is the leading cause of divorce.

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Re: [TubeDude] New state record wiper In reply to
Alot of good info thanks, but as far as the mixed marriages go, I think after 45 years our's will most likely continue on, found the right one the 1st time around.Cool


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Re: [PACKFAN] New state record wiper In reply to
CoolYeah, you scored a winner with Lady B.

Nothing better than a good one...nothing worse than a bad one (marriages).

Too bad Ed had to be a part of the bargain.

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Re: [fishinfool] New state record wiper In reply to
I have gave up fishing for the last couple years and trying to get back at it now after the divorce . Fished Willard Sunday but nothing landed . Fought one for about 2 minutes before it popped off at the feedlot area . Never seen it . I figured I would catch something with this warm weather . All I got was a sunburn


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Re: [Hellsangler69] New state record wiper In reply to
You'll have to admit Sunday was a nice day to be on the lake though, no bugs and very few skiers. It should get better although this weekend might suck with the cold/storm front moving in.


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Re: [Hellsangler69] New state record wiper In reply to
Ah! That sucks but I'm sure much happier now Wink Sunday would have been a good day to be out but the water temp is still cold for the wipers, where you bottom bouncing? Glad to see you back in the saddle I will look for you on the lake.

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Re: [Old_Coot] New state record wiper In reply to
speaking of which,, has there been any word as to if the wiperfest tourney will happen this year?



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Re: [fencekid] New state record wiper In reply to
Last I heard, they still hadn't decided yet. I suspect that is it is getting a little late to begin putting together a 50 boat tournament.




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Re: [fishinfool] New state record wiper In reply to
I didn't try any bottom bouncin' I seen fish close to the surface but they could of been shad . I think a fly rod might of been a better choice to fish with because I seen rising fish to what little bugs were out . It was a good day to be on the water Packfan .


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Re: [FishinFool53] New state record wiper In reply to
I wish I could put the time in you can on willard, It's got to be SWEET! living so close to the lake, keep me posted.

fnfWink

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(This post was edited by fishinfool on Apr 28, 2012, 8:23 AM)

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