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I wasn't able to make it out yesterday; are the leaves making it tough, or are we not quite there yet? Thanks...
 

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I got out last evening for a couple hours. This is what was working for me:

Find a BIG pool. Sit down, take a 5 minute breather and look for baitfish crashing the surface or making any kind of disturbance. Throw a weightless tube on a 4/0 hook, something goldish or with gold flakes. Twitch it like a fluke.
Local fish were digging it last night.
 

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I got out last evening for a couple hours. This is what was working for me:

Find a BIG pool. Sit down, take a 5 minute breather and look for baitfish crashing the surface or making any kind of disturbance. Throw a weightless tube on a 4/0 hook, something goldish or with gold flakes. Twitch it like a fluke.
Local fish were digging it last night.
I like the "five minute breather" part; time for quiet reflection and what not...
 

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Its not too bad yet. You know im a crank bait addict, which are pretty good at snagging leaves. Id say 50% of my casts returned leaf-free. More troublesome is the lack of water.
 

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Just got back from the trickle, I mean creek; leaves ain't bad yet...

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Leaves are not terrible yet. Saw some surface action tonight and got two including a 16.5" on lightly weighted josh but got around dozen more on a tube still including another 16" and an 18". They are still loving them crays, can't wait to find some busting on big schools of shad here soon. Should be any day!
 

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Leaves are not terrible yet. Saw some surface action tonight and got two including a 16.5" on lightly weighted josh but got around dozen more on a tube still including another 16" and an 18". They are still loving them crays, can't wait to find some busting on big schools of shad here soon. Should be any day!
We have about the same thing going on. Seems like this past week it started heating back up. The fellas floated this weekend. I heard and saw pics of some 18's, a 19", and a heart breaking 19.5"er. (See if Stucky can post a report and a pic).
They were slamming them on spinnerbaits, which would suggest the move is on from crawdads to chasing baitfish.
I've been more flukes, swimbaits and tubes lately, but haven't seen the size the fellas did last week.
On my home stretch, I don't see any crawdad activity right now.
I'm taking a baster out with me next trip and empty out the stomach of the first smallie I catch and find out for sure.
 
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