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Post Posted: 11:18am - Apr 11,10 
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Went out yesterday for some Lake Michigan Perch and got skunked. I figured I should try and catch something easier, so I went out to the Fox Chain for a couple hours. I was casting a 1/6oz chartreuse weedless jig tipped with a large Tuffy fathead (left over from yesterday). After a while I started drifting a fluorescent pink jig with a minnow 4' under a bobber about 40' behind my boat. I picked up this nice solid male Eye that measured 15.75" (Popeye, how did you know it was a male? Cause he was happy to see me... Now I have to wash the boat.)

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About 100' later, the jig under the bobber was hit. Just as I netted that fish, the other rod took a solid hit and I hurriedly boated and released (hence no picture) what looked to be about a 12" Small Mouth. The other rod was stripped of it's minnow. Just a short time later my wife called and asked if I would like to go to the movies this afternoon. Since I had removed the skunk from the boat, I decided to release the Walleye and head home. So I brought home nothing but a few minnows (here trout, trout, trout), but that Mr. Walleye got to spend some time in my live well. If I would have gotten a second one, we would be having Walleye for dinner instead of Chicken Fried Steak. Course, I likes me some Chicken Fried Steaks too.

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Post Posted: 04:34pm - Apr 11,10 
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Nice eye. What lake were you on?

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Post Posted: 04:47pm - Apr 11,10 
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I was on almost all of them today. Best action was on the North shore of Pistakee

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Post Posted: 05:05pm - Apr 11,10 
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Good report Pops! Glad ya caught something, but where did ya find that good catch- somewhere in Zion? I love chicken fried steak! :D

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Post Posted: 06:57pm - Apr 11,10 
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There you go Popeye! Perhaps we should do the unknown
a little more often. There is something that you normally don't post.

Nice!

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Post Posted: 09:08am - Apr 12,10 
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Fished from 8:00 until 1:00 in the same area as on Friday. Again the bite got better as the day went on. Fished 1/64 oz jigs under a bobber with waxies in 3- 5 fow. Colr didn't matter on the plastic tales, I think they were only interested in the waxie! cleaned 49 fish only 2 Crappies in the bunch. E



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Post Posted: 12:24pm - Apr 12,10 
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no spinach with dem chicken fried steaks?

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Post Posted: 12:31pm - Apr 12,10 
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Chicken Fried Steaks were put on hold as we kinda pigged out on popcorn at the theater and decided on sammiches for dinner. CFS is set for Wednesday night now.

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Post Posted: 03:22pm - Apr 12,10 
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atta boy Pops!!! You prefishing for that tourney already? Hmmm...nice day wed...can you say....Inland trout?

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Post Posted: 05:03pm - Apr 12,10 
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Most excellent Popeye! :D

The perch gods were frowning on you but the Chain proved worthwhile for you. :D

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Post Posted: 08:59pm - Apr 12,10 
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Geo7455 wrote:
atta boy Pops!!! You prefishing for that tourney already? Hmmm...nice day wed...can you say....Inland trout?


I wouldn't say prefishing exactly, but I was in one of the areas that we will probably visit when we do go out. Even the guy putting his dock in didn't scare the fish away. I have a few minners (heavy dozen) left over for Wednesday. As of this afternoon, they were doing fine (after I changed out some water and got the ammonia levels down again).

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Post Posted: 09:27pm - Apr 12,10 
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Good looking fish!

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