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    Bymo wanted to try the Astor ramp on St John river famous for crappie masters fishing tournament. We launched and immediately it looked so great with lil pads everywhere on edges and we started dipping our long rods with jigs and minnows. Nada on first spot so we moved up river towards Lake George. Passed a lot of boats slowly so we could see if anyone was ketchn. Nada.

    Hit George and had nice view of both bald eagles and Osprey plus a huge gator and some small ones.

    Tried some creeks and river lily had areas but didn't have any action at all. Oh well it was beautiful day, new TM worked well thanks to Slabs lithium battery which was strong. Was with my good bud, great warm weather and went to local restaurant had great lunch. Plus got off water before it rained.

    Have lot of time left on our FL adventure.

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    Good post, good pics, good times. Thanks for sharing.
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    Wow, great looking water to fish, great pictures too. I like the 1/2 way dirty stuff myself so I don't need as long a rod but I would use a 20 footer if I had to to fish water that nice.
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    Was there 4 weeks ago. Go to Dexter and longline at .8-1.0 mph. Running 30-40 ft behind the boat. You can even spider rig out the front if you want. We were using jigs tipped with minnows. Woodruff was fished same way by us. We averaged 13-15 a day. I spider rigged, he longlined. Name:  IMG_2044.jpg
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    Report back if this works for you. We’re thinking of coming back down around the 24th!


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    Quote Originally Posted by icehouse View Post
    Report back if this works for you. We’re thinking of coming back down around the 24th!


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    We r going to fish a lake around villages tomorrow. Thanks for information

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    Quote Originally Posted by icehouse View Post
    Was there 4 weeks ago. Go to Dexter and longline at .8-1.0 mph. Running 30-40 ft behind the boat. You can even spider rig out the front if you want. We were using jigs tipped with minnows. Woodruff was fished same way by us. We averaged 13-15 a day. I spider rigged, he longlined. Name:  IMG_2044.jpg
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    Congrats! U did well!

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    Great report, poor results though, but still sounds like a fun trip. Nice pics, you'll figure them out. You shoulda went south from Astor, not north, imho.
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    nice photos , not sure in fishee water like that how it was a bust ,but these things happen sometimes .....
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