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Post Posted: 03:27pm - Oct 28,10 
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Gonna give it another shot with my old fishing bud from work. :lol:
Might be the last soft water mission.

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Post Posted: 03:45pm - Oct 28,10 
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Good Luck John, Hope you do as good as last trip. Weather should be an improvement compared to this week. :watr

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Post Posted: 04:01pm - Oct 28,10 
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Good Luck John!!!! looking forward to your report.

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Post Posted: 08:47am - Oct 31,10 
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Thanks guys. Will be departing at 0Dark:30.
Hope to have a good report on my return. :boat
Oh yeah. I already voted. Don't forget to excercise the right provided you by millions who have served to preserve it. :allah

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Post Posted: 04:15pm - Oct 31,10 
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John Good luck at Sara, I called you yesterday, heading to Erie for a few days on Monday the 8th.
Can you come out and play ?????
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Post Posted: 02:58pm - Nov 4,10 
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Well, we're back ! Cold wind on the back of my neck. Tieing to docks and trees because the anchors won't hold. Can you tell where we are?
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We did manage to turn the trip in our favor by moving and searching. We found 'em here and there but the mainstay was trees and brush. Some times we tried a favorite spot that would produce but mostly with throw backs. Once again we had a 400 fish trip but 3/4 were undersize.
We caught a few Stripers to add to the mix and John M caught a bully of a Rock Bass/ Warmouth????
This White model Spotty wasn't a throw back. A nice 12 in. it was. :D
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My Old Pal John M. got his fair share as well.
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Here's a few nice ones from day one's catch of about 22 keepers.
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Pal John M. shows off some of day two's catch.
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We had a heck of a time duckin and dodging the wind gusts but managed a steady catch including this surprise in 2ft of water near the "trailer court".
A guesstimate between 8-10 lbs on ultralite & #4 test.
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He was released to give someone else a thrill someday.

We had a mess of spots to clean as day two came to a close.
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Day Two's Keepers
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Anticipation of a better day on Wed. had us sleeping fast to bring the dawn.
Day three was sunny and calm in the am but started to bluster around noonish.
We plied the trees with not much luck and the docks weren't much better. What is this??? Trade off a nice day for no fish????

Nah! We kept movin' and found some nicer fish this day. Our last stop got me 5 10+ spots and One 11.
Day three's "Keepers"
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We got the GDNII on the trailer while the sun was still up. Got most of our goods packed and ready to roll in the am.

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With the days catch cleaned, sealed and in the freezer, we had a soup and sandwich supper and declared it one of the best trips to lake Sara in a while.

At 08:00 it was so long to Bobbie & Tony and Lake Sara 'till next Spring. We put a lot of borderline Crappies back in the water for next year's graduating class.
I dropped the boat off at Calumet Marine on the way home. I know Frank will give the Hondas a good once over before I put them to bed for the winter.

Anyone heard any ice reports??????? :allah

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Post Posted: 03:23pm - Nov 4,10 
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Looks kinda chilly.
I'll bet it was with that barn door wide open.
Nice job.

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Post Posted: 03:27pm - Nov 4,10 
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Any Luc wrote:
Looks kinda chilly.
I'll bet it was with that barn door wide open.
Nice job.

:shock: ...... :lol:


Nice report, John! Looks like some good eats for the freezer.

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Post Posted: 03:41pm - Nov 4,10 
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:bigyuck

Any, my Little Pony was tucked way back inside the Haystack.

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Post Posted: 03:59pm - Nov 4,10 
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looks like you had a good time with plenty of action!!! Nice cat there John!!!

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Post Posted: 04:01pm - Nov 4,10 
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Nice going John.

Great to hear that you guys had a great trip.

Thanks for sharing the pictures with everyone.

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Post Posted: 04:14pm - Nov 4,10 
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Nice mess-o-crappie John.

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Post Posted: 04:30pm - Nov 4,10 
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Thanks for sharing. I thought it would have been warmer down south!!!! Yes I know that tree!!!

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Post Posted: 06:57pm - Nov 4,10 
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Outstanding John. You guys nailed them. I bet it was a lot of fun!

Boy, the retirement years! Haaa!

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Post Posted: 08:08pm - Nov 4,10 
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:gpost Thanks GND. Good trip!

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Post Posted: 10:10pm - Nov 4,10 
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So John are ya going to have fish or turkey for Thanksgiving dinner? Nice trip you guys got, colors looked pretty good to.

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Post Posted: 06:55am - Nov 5,10 
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Great report and some awesome pics! I thoroughly enjoyed your report over my morning's coffee.

Thank you!

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Post Posted: 10:07am - Nov 5,10 
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Great post along with the pics. Great job on the crappies.

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Post Posted: 10:17am - Nov 5,10 
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Thanks everyone. We sure had a great time.
Here's a better shot of that Kitty Cat without my barn door staring at you.
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