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CoolHey. Doesn't anybody on this board ever go fishing or post reports anymore? Here's one from Utah Lake...again.

In before the wind at Lindon. Wanted to hit Lincoln Beach but the weather forecrash was not too encouraging. Figured I might be able to get in a quick trip at Lindon. Figured right.

On the water about sixish. Motored slowly over to the inside of the west dike while getting rigged. First cast got bit...a small crappie. Second cast was a small whitie. Skunk repellent quick.

Moved along casting into shore with tandem plastic rig...hoping for a walleye but settling for another crappie and a few more whities. No walleyes around the points either. Flipped a mental coin to see which way I would go outside the harbor. North won. Headed to the mouth of battle creek.

TubeBabe couldn't make it today. I told her "I won't be going after cats today and won't keep any if I catch them." Shoulda said walleyes. Caught quite a few cats...the first half dozen on small plastic jigs around the reeds and in the old creek channel.

Couldn't find any concentrations of decent sized whities and the lake was still pretty calm. So I motored on down to the bubbleup. Not much showing on sonar. Found a few and got a few to bite on plastics. The usual suspects. Whitieville.

Never really got into them but had enough bites to keep it interesting. No walleyes. Rigged up my bait rod with a minnow and started dragging it off to one side while I pitched plastics on the other rod. Silly catfish didn't like me multitasking and kept whacking the minnows just as I would make a long cast with the jigs. Rassled in about a half dozen up to 24" before I put up the bait rod. No walleyes.

About 10 am the forecast south breezes started tuning up. When it went from choppy to bumpy I headed my tube back to the harbor. Never did really get serious though. But I have been out there when it did. Better to err on the side of caution.

Picked up a few more whities going back into the harbor. Looks like they might be taking up residence inside now. But didn't see any of the bank tanglers drag anything out.

Water temp was just over 65 at launch...my first "wet" tubing trip this year. Warmed up to about 68 as I nosed into the ramp at noon. Air temp was already 80 and still rising. Let's see what the next storms do to conditions.

Caught a couple of crappie, about a dozen cats and a few more than that on whities. Only kept a half dozen whities for some scampi and noodles. Got mine. Wind was just starting to pick up as I headed home. Right on.

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Re: [TubeDude] An actual fishin post In reply to
Hopefully you'll have a few RC Killers on sale at the FOE. I've had very little success with mine, and if I can prove yours don't catch me fish either I'll know for certain I'm the problem. Wink

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Re: [BigEZ] An actual fishin post In reply to
CoolI'll bring some different flavors...including the RC Killers.

I have a philosophy that a good fisherman can catch fish on the "wrong" lures...but a poor fisherman sometimes can't catch fish on the "right" lures.

There is both art and science involved in fishing. And a lot of luck. If you time it right and find active fish...and if you make good presentations with good lures...you should catch fish. It is when the going gets tough that the tough go bananas...or however that goes.

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Re: [TubeDude] An actual fishin post In reply to
Sorry, you don't call me no more...LOL I have been still attacking those Carp. Had one on today that BROKE my 12lb fluoroMad I will be backFish On





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Re: [flygoddess] An actual fishin post In reply to
CoolYou're as bad as Dave. You fink out on trips.

And fish don't break lines...anglers do.

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Re: [TubeDude] An actual fishin post In reply to
Oh, Fish break lines, under rocks, under trees, unexpected quick tug. You know I do not use fast action rods, for this reason.

How can I fink out if I don't know...LOL





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Re: [flygoddess] An actual fishin post In reply to
CoolBut...I only use fast tip rods...and seldom use more than 6# line. I will give you that fighting big carp in moving water is different than on lakes. But I have not had a fish break my line in years.

You know I try to let you know when I plan a trip that fits your schedule. But a lot of my jaunts are last minute "maybe-ifs". Monday was one of those. Had planned and cancelled several times due to weather forecasts...for wind. And then only decided on Lindon while on the way to Lincoln Beach.

Oh yeah, you need to do something about Baxter. He needs to learn how to "take care of business" so you can go fishing earlier. And he ain't very good at taking messages neither. He's rude.

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Re: [TubeDude] An actual fishin post In reply to
LOL I know, he is a pain, but I am getting to the fishing spots earlier. Half hour off last one. You know, the one that the fish did not want to play...he, he, he.





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Re: [flygoddess] An actual fishin post In reply to
CoolWillard did not treat either one of us well on that day. It's been pretty poor all around this year. We got better places to go...when we can get our dance cards lined up together.

Starvation is #1 on my list for next week.

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Re: [TubeDude] An actual fishin post In reply to
  Hey bud. I plan to post every tube trip on the forum. Just haven't started yet. Posted a couple, but about next week, I'll be doing more. Smile
Leaky and the Sparkinator

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Re: [Leaky33] An actual fishin post In reply to
CoolLooking forward to your reports.

Maybe we should get together on Mantua again so I can take some new pics of you and Big Spark.

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  We look just the same. Sparky some white on his face and me, -------,well, just uglier. LaughLaughLaugh
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Re: [TubeDude] An actual fishin post In reply to
I would post a fishin post but then I haven't been fishing yet this year. I know I am a slacker. Been busy with other stuff though. Not sure when I will get out next.

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