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Post Posted: 05:19pm - Oct 28,18 
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The weather has been cool but stable. Condition stability seems to be more important than water temp to the fish. They've been in basically the same spots, only gradually moving to nearby deep water as the river continues to drop to what is now very low. Their aggression level seems to be up as they were willingly coming up in the water column this weekend to hit grubs. Mixed bag smallies, largies, crappies, and rock bass. Bass have good a solid average size but no monsters landed. Lots of solid cookie cutter 13"-14" fish all month.

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Covered maybe 250 yards of river this weekend, stopping where there's a hole nearby.

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Almost squished this guy. He didn't even flinch.

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Post Posted: 04:52am - Oct 29,18 
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That looks like a fun day for sure. How big was the crappie?

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Post Posted: 09:25am - Oct 29,18 
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I took time out, while walking my Lab on the riverwalk to watch 2 father and son use minnows. It looked like the same action you had regarding size. All the fish I saw caught (3-4) were small smallmouth. I was interested to see if they could coax the bigger fish to bite since they had minnows. No dice. The wind put a chop on the water's surface which may have urged the fish to seek deeper spots. A quiet day.

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Post Posted: 07:47pm - Oct 29,18 
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The crappies have been running in the 8"-9" range. Normally I'll get a couple 12"ish fish in the fall but no such luck this year.

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Post Posted: 10:15am - Oct 31,18 
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Jmdog would it kill you to take a picture in front of a distinct looking tree?

I wet a line briefly this morning but there is an incredible amount of weed floating down today.

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