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    Default Evening trip, 6-1

    After a holiday weekend of dismal weather, I was ready for a trip to the pond to see what might be bitin'. I pushed off into a steady breeze from the south about 5pm, air temperature at 72. We ended up with about 3 1/2" of rain over the weekend, high temps of only about 50 degrees, and I noticed right away that the water temperature had dropped to 62 from about 72 on my last trip on Thursday. My first hookup came about 15 minutes in, a double on crappie! A good omen, maybe? Had my hands full getting them in so missed the photo op on those but a nice bluegill soon followed.

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    I forgot the measuring stick but this one was over 8". A long dry spell followed as I worked my way along the weed line and drop off. I moved over closer to shore and followed a different contour with no takers. Wind was a bit less there so I began casting and picking up fish here and there, both crappie and bluegill of average size. This one of about 12" gave me a welcome tussle.

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    A few minutes later, this guy took my jig hard and took me deep down in to the weeds but I won in the end. About 14-15", I guess; no idea of weight as I don't usually think in those terms while fishing.

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    The breeze died off about 7 and I turned to head back down the line toward the landing. As I got back near the contour that I had abandoned earlier, the bite picked up markedly. The crappie really turned on for about 30 minutes and some nice fish kept me busy as I cruised along the edge.

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    The fish above were all 11-12"; most of the others were about 10 or so, with a few little guys rounding out the catch. The bite didn't last too long and I turned for home, landing at 8:15.
    All told, I boated 2 bass (the other being a feisty 8"er), about 8 bluegill and upwards of 20 crappie so a fine way to start off June.
    Yes, I was talking to myself; sometimes even I have to ask for expert advice.
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    Great trip once again. I always enjoy your posts. I hope to contribute also soon.


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    I sure hope you do get fishing soon! I'm beginning to look like a loudmouth with my recent trips.
    Sheesh, you'd think I was the only guy fishing here in New England! When I look at the forum and see all those little green marks at the start of the threads....I've either gotta stop fishing or stop posting....
    Yes, I was talking to myself; sometimes even I have to ask for expert advice.

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    Another great trip. Keep up the great times. Tight lines.

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    Great looking fish. Stay after them
    :I would like to thank the builders of docks for giving me a place to fish and lose tackle

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