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    Default Afternoon trip, 10-17

    After working firewood, running a bunch of errands and attending a "virtual" wedding, I packed up the boat and headed out for a short trip. Launched at 4:30 with a breeze out of the northwest but I felt that it would lay down before long and it did, just about 5. Air temp was 56, water temp 55. Here's a couple of shots of some color along the shore.
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    Took a long time to get the first one, about 8" on the roadrunner.

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    I found them OK, but getting them to bite, well now that's a different story. Best schools were out over the deeper water, suspended 15-20' down.
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    Here is what I pulled out of that group in the lower photo:

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    An 8" perch, that's all! However, I wasn't giving up and continued to row around looking for other schools and began to pick up a few more crappie. Nothing big tonight, most were 8" or so, maybe a 9 tossed in there, too. Here are a couple:

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    This was the big one of the night, about 11 or 12" long.

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    I mostly trolled all evening, just a short stint jigging 2 poles that produced nothing; everything came on the slow troll. The gray minnow tube that got the perch was the hot lure tonight. I fished until I could no longer see my rod tips clearly and pulled off at 6:30. Air temperature had dropped to 44 when I spun the truck up to leave. Had dropped to 41 back here at the house about a half hour later. Fall is coming quick.

    Total for the trip would be the one perch and I think 10 crappie, give or take one. I had a good time and I'm glad I decided to go.
    Bluegill still fear me...but the crappie are not laughing quite as loudly as they used to.

    Ya gotta do what you have to do before you can do what you wanna do.
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    Nice report and some dandy pictures. It's starting to get pretty cold out now. The crappie & yellows should start really feeding soon. Love those sonar pics. Congrats on a successful trip.
    "A voyage in search of knowledge need never abandon the spirit of adventure."

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    Love the post, I so appreciate the foliage pics!
    Sounds a little nippy at 41


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    Beautiful pictures as usual, thanks for taking me along.
    John

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    Nice report. That gray color seems to be popular this fall in a lot of reports I have seen. Regardless of region. That is the reason I tried a Monkey Milk Bobby Garland last time I was out. Not really gray but a color more on the natural side. It worked great. Thanks for sharing.

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    Great short trip again. Keep up the wonderful times and enjoy. The cold weather is getting closer.

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