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    I waited for the rain to push through this morning and then loaded up and headed out on a mission to bring home about 6 decent bluegill for another try at frying them up whole rather than filleting them off. Drove through some heavy mist on the hilltops but it stayed dry once I got the the launch. I pushed off and had lines in the water about 12:15 with the air at 63, water temp was about 74. Weatherman said it was going to clear and then become breezy and whooo boy, he wasn't wrong this time. I had the first fish in the boat after about 5 minutes of trolling, a nice 12" crappie who got a pass today and went back for another day. It would be the only crappie of the trip.

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    Took quite a while for the next bend in the rod that resulted in this nice bluegill of about 8 1/2"; he went on ice in the cooler. He was soon followed by an average pumpkinseed who didn't want to hold still for a hero shot.

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    Another dry spell as the wind got stronger and then as I rounded the point, I had 2 rods bend over hard and these twin 8"ers joined the others in the cooler.

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    Shortly after these 2, the wind began to blow in earnest, enough to put whitecaps on the wave tops and I decided it might be best to turn around and let it push me back to the beach rather than fight it. About the time I got oriented in the right direction, had another smack on a couple of rods and twin pumpkinseeds took their turn in front of the camera and then got tossed back.

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    I was in pretty shallow water at this point and kept getting weeds while trying to troll so did some casting and landed a couple more average gills and ended the trip with 7 keepers. I tossed in the towel shortly after 2 and called it a day. I had what I wanted and there was no sense in fighting that wind once it got going.
    Yes, I was talking to myself; sometimes even I have to ask for expert advice.
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    Very cool. Love the pairs of twins. Pretty fish.

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    Ha! You got out, that's great.

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    Good job. I find drift fishing works well also when it is windy like that.


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