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I went to a local pond that is known for relatively good bass catching in the winter. WT 40deg,clear water,acceptable  weather,resulted in a sluggish hit on an  LC jerk on the second cast that got off very shortly.I issued a mental "yes" they are  on to myself.Two hrs later it came to be that they were not on.I tried for yellow perch,crappie and pickerel.Nothing would play tight line with me. 

 

So I moved to another pond with cloudy water from recent rains,same 40 deg temp.Half hour of casting showed no results.I began thinking this was going to be an armchair puter afternoon.I moved to an area that had a 3' deep flat that dropped to about 5'.

A nice 23" pickerel smacks the LC on a slow pause and go retrieve.Next cast another and then another.Then a 15"lmb.I realized that a feed was taking place so I put the LC away,and started with a 1/8 hair jig olive/spritz of orange. They loved it.This pond gets weed choked in the summer and lots  of them were still there.Often when the jig hit a weed it resulted in a strike.

I fished  for about 2-1/2 hours. Tally was

 

17 pickerel

 

6 lmb==4 over 14"

 

3 yellow perch 11' to 12"

 

1 crappie @ 13"

 

Bad weather coming so I`ll be shut in for several days ,but this trip was oh so nice.

C22

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Sounds great! I went out today to beat the 

winter storm (not so much a storm down here)

since the barometric pressure was so low.

 

But the northerly winds were not my friend.

 

In fact, today was a skunk of a day!  :cry3:

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Tally was

 

17 pickerel

 

6 lmb==4 over 14"

 

3 yellow perch 11' to 12"

 

1 crappie @ 13"

 

Bad weather coming so I`ll be shut in for several days ,but this trip was oh so nice.

C22

When are you buying a Go Pro Camera? Nice work on the snot rocket strips!!

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Been thinking about going (va) didn't think they'd be biting .. Good to know they still are even with the 20 something degree nights

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Out today in some tide water. WT 38deg,good vis 10 crappies ,1 almost 14",3 about 11".

Also a 12" bass .Most fish biting  my little hand tied hair jig=olive/or.

 

The bite was fair til the wind switched off nw to n  picked up speed and started snowing like crazy.

Been searching & searching for another spot but can`t find any more.

 

Cris,meeting with JL soon.

C22

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Here are a few of the hand tie crappies on 1/16 heads. They  like the olive/or real good

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Nice to hear someone catching fish! Good report!

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Nice day here about 60 deg air. Lotta bass boats out  today.

Tide water=Wt 39 deg ,good vis. Most anglers were drop shotting. I was after crappies.

Several different lures and colors netted about 20 for me, all released .Best  lure was a

2"Fin S Fish char/glitter.

 

I transferred to a pond and nicked 2 pickerel @ 22' & 19"

 

With a few more warm days like this one the bass will turn on too.

 

C22

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Back on the same small pond today. WT 50=52 couldn`t believe it. Really slow start. Most fish moved into shallow water about 3 feet.

First fish  a 3 lb lmb followed by a 2 lmb. Then the pickerel and yellow perch started . Surprizingly the perch had already spawned

Tally

3 lmb

6 pickerel

6 yellow perch

All the fish hit an LC 78 ghost

Tried jigs =nada

 

The first pullage in a long time really felt good.

C22

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