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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.
    Yes, I was talking to myself; sometimes even I have to ask for expert advice.
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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.
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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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