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First trip of the year to CJ , started around 10:00 by the dam jigging for walleye. Caught two small crappie, one decent channel cat and what I guess was a very large shiner, close to 8" long. About 11:30 switched over to musky with no luck. Tried the dam, point off west end of campground and the marina. Strange thing was today, water temp by the dam was 45.5, 46.2 off the campground but only 43.5 in front of the marina and that was the last place we fished before leaving around 2:30pm. Was a nice day and quite a few boats spread around the lake.
 

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Seen more Musks, a couple of nice Largemouths and some small bluegills. Small baitfish are in the rocks around the marina shoreline. Still haven't seen a crappie with my own eyes. Although 80 degrees today. They should be along shortly and the Muskies and Bass I suspect will start moving out to deeper water. GOOD LUCK WE COULD ALL USE A GOOD SEASON. It would be a sign that it's finally not 2020 anymore.
 

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Fished this evening at same place at the Marina as yesterday. Same bait but know luck tonight. That’s why it’s called fishing instead of catching I guess.
 

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I hope it's OK to post this. I found it hysterical. "professional" hooks her first Muskie on the Res at Brown and doesn't know what it was. I cringed thinking she was about to lip grab it like a Bass. But she had lots of cool toys from sponsors,
 

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I hope it's OK to post this. I found it hysterical. "professional" hooks her first Muskie on the Res at Brown and doesn't know what it was. I cringed thinking she was about to lip grab it like a Bass. But she had lots of cool toys from sponsors,
"I think it's a Walleye." Keep thinking that way and counting to ten may become a problem.
 

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She also didn't realized she had enough equipment to fish the Grand Banks. You don't even really need a net on that beach just a good spinnerbait and braided spiderwire and don't set the hook too hard, I'm starting to think they put alligators in the res to get rid of the crappies. I'm not even ragging on her. I thought the video was very cool. Although the end of Nov I sure wouldn't be out there and expect too many fish. And sure wouldn't wanna go MOB.
 

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Oh man was there again today. NO FISH , cold and windy BUT THE COOLEST THING HAPPENED. I looked up and saw a huge bird that I was pretty sure was a juvenile Bald Eagle. It was hovering over the res like a giant hummingbird and then dove in to grab something. I've seen them before and knew there is a nest nearby. I didn't know that the storm knocked a couple of eaglets out of their nest, but the one I saw already whited out at the head and was grabbing lunch for the kids, EVEN BETTER THAN CATCHING A BASS OR MUSKIE.. It was an amazing thing to watch. You can go check out the nest this article will probably get you there. Young Bald Eagles Returned to Nest
 

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I was out today, Monday, for a few hours. A bit breezy and cool but wonderful to be out. The good news was that everything worked on the boat after I replaced a clogged/collapsed fuel line and a seriously dinged up propeller. Marked fish in the Gravel pit at about 18-20 feet down over 22-25 fow. Pulled a few decent Crappie but marked bigger fish. Water temp was down a bit from last week to about 55. I'll give it a couple of weeks then get after the Walleyes as the water gets into the 60s and above.

See you out there..

MC
 

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I was out today, Monday, for a few hours. A bit breezy and cool but wonderful to be out. The good news was that everything worked on the boat after I replaced a clogged/collapsed fuel line and a seriously dinged up propeller. Marked fish in the Gravel pit at about 18-20 feet down over 22-25 fow. Pulled a few decent Crappie but marked bigger fish. Water temp was down a bit from last week to about 55. I'll give it a couple of weeks then get after the Walleyes as the water gets into the 60s and above.

See you out there..

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I was there as well on my little beach. No hits' Asian Carp kept teasing me into thinking the Lunkers were in town. Hoping for some bass or walleye, but it' still a day at the beach, Have yet to see any crappie in the coves. Soon come I can hope can't I?
 

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Hey Troy Dave,
Glad to see your getting out. I’ve not been out for walleyes yet either but am encouraged by water temps rising. Good luck and keep us posted.

Ken G
 

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LMAO: I hit the res for about two hours yesterday. NOTHIN , BUPKIS, NADA. So I decided it was time to leave. On my way out , the rule of one last cast took over. I had a Muskie Rooster Tail on, but left everything else in the car. BANG , HUGE, LIKE GETTING HIT IN THE CHEST. Set the drag and he ran like a bonefish. Played him nice for 10 minutes when he turned and I heard the theme from Jaws as he headed directly toward me. THEN TOOK ME INTO THE ROCKS PULLED OUT A SWITCHBLADE AND CUT MY LINE. First time losing a fish my arms hurt more than my ego.
 
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