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what a AWESOME DAY thanks to little guy we went out in lsc and i ended up with three nice smallies lost three little guy killed em like ten or twelve plus a few misses it ended up a great day thanks again
 

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Glad you had a good time!

We fished Grosse Pt area and caught most fish in 12 fow, but the bigger fish were in 5 fow. We didn't catch any toads, but had a few pushing 3#.

My fish came on dropshots and dropshots.

Battys came on a texas rigged craw.

Here is Battys bigger fish.
 

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Attachment system not working for me at the moment - guess you'll have to take my word for it!
 

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Great job guys! I'm still doing the Walleye thing Kurt. Probably switching over to Muskie and Bass next week. Not sure though, Walleye are still going good.

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Good job on the walleye thing Tek. I haven't been out there since I saw you.
 

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QUOTE(little guy @ Jun 18 2009, 06:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Glad you had a good time!

We fished Grosse Pt area and caught most fish in 12 fow, but the bigger fish were in 5 fow. We didn't catch any toads, but had a few pushing 3#.

My fish came on dropshots and dropshots.

Battys came on a texas rigged craw.

Here is Battys bigger fish.

my brother loves dropshot uses one everytime we drift fish to catch bass or whatever else is biting wich in lsc can be about anything from a bluegill to a muskie
 

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oh yeah forgot about a bunch of rock bass and sheephead little guy caught too
you da man!!!!
 

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Sheepie came on a dropshot. The weight was hung on a rock and while I was trying to pop it free the fish hit, broke the weight off and as soon as I set the hook I knew it was not a bronzeback. Shoulda measured it. It was one of the bigger ones I have caught.
 

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QUOTE(little guy @ Jun 19 2009, 08:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Sheepie came on a dropshot. The weight was hung on a rock and while I was trying to pop it free the fish hit, broke the weight off and as soon as I set the hook I knew it was not a bronzeback. Shoulda measured it. It was one of the bigger ones I have caught.

Little Guy where have you be putting in? I haven't seen you in weeks.
 

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QUOTE(little guy @ Jun 18 2009, 06:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>...caught most fish in 12 fow, but the bigger fish were in 5 fow.

Glad you guys did well, sounds like fun - your comment above seems like an interesting phenomenon at this time of year, I guess I'm surprised they were in shallower (maybe I shouldn't be? but I keep reading about how they go deeper to forage after the spawn and I thought it was done)...

Were you "casting" the dropshot or fishing vertical/drifting? I've never had luck with that, guess I don't have the hang of it.
 

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QUOTE(Fish Talker @ Jun 19 2009, 09:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Little Guy where have you be putting in? I haven't seen you in weeks.

I have been putting in at Crocker. Have not been to SANG in a few weeks. Hope to see you again soon though. I'll shoot you a PM next time I get out with as much notice as I can and maybe we can get together.
 

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QUOTE(superman @ Jun 19 2009, 10:14 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>QUOTE(little guy @ Jun 18 2009, 06:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>...caught most fish in 12 fow, but the bigger fish were in 5 fow.

Glad you guys did well, sounds like fun - your comment above seems like an interesting phenomenon at this time of year, I guess I'm surprised they were in shallower (maybe I shouldn't be? but I keep reading about how they go deeper to forage after the spawn and I thought it was done)...

Were you "casting" the dropshot or fishing vertical/drifting? I've never had luck with that, guess I don't have the hang of it.


Well it is my opinion that the bigger (4-5#) fish are done with all phases of the spawn for the most part. I did catch a couple of nice males (20") off beds on Monday in 6 fow. They were on beds and I sight fished them both. I certainly wish I knew how to catch those bigger fish this time of year - where they are I don't know. I assume they are in transition, but I don't know what depth they would be. We caught 10-12 fish in 11-13 fow yesterday but they were 1-2# fish, many not even keepers.

The biggest fish I found in 4.5-5.5 fow on an inside break over a large dark bottom area. If you casted to the dark area you could get bit. I don't know if they were protecting beds or not - it was too choppy to identify any beds. I did have 4 nice fish chase a jerkbait all the way to the boat (at the same time!) and none of them bit for some reason. Also had one fish chase another bait very aggressively.

I was using the dropshot in the shallowest water. I was using a #1 octopus hook, 1/4 oz weight with a Strike King? Bitsy Tube (3"). I was drifting parallel with the target area and casting over to it and dragging the dropshot with the wind. When I thought I was no longer over the darker bottom, I reeled it in and made another cast.

By varying the weight size, I have caught smallies on a dropshot from 4 fow to 40 fow. On St Clair, we have such shallow water that I usually don't just drop it straight down and shake it. I either cast to specific targets or use it like a tube and throw it out as far behind the boat as I can, let out more line, and then drag it with the wind.
 

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QUOTE(little guy @ Jun 19 2009, 11:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>QUOTE(superman @ Jun 19 2009, 10:14 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>QUOTE(little guy @ Jun 18 2009, 06:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>...caught most fish in 12 fow, but the bigger fish were in 5 fow.

Glad you guys did well, sounds like fun - your comment above seems like an interesting phenomenon at this time of year, I guess I'm surprised they were in shallower (maybe I shouldn't be? but I keep reading about how they go deeper to forage after the spawn and I thought it was done)...

Were you "casting" the dropshot or fishing vertical/drifting? I've never had luck with that, guess I don't have the hang of it.


Well it is my opinion that the bigger (4-5#) fish are done with all phases of the spawn for the most part. I did catch a couple of nice males (20") off beds on Monday in 6 fow. They were on beds and I sight fished them both. I certainly wish I knew how to catch those bigger fish this time of year - where they are I don't know. I assume they are in transition, but I don't know what depth they would be. We caught 10-12 fish in 11-13 fow yesterday but they were 1-2# fish, many not even keepers.

The biggest fish I found in 4.5-5.5 fow on an inside break over a large dark bottom area. If you casted to the dark area you could get bit. I don't know if they were protecting beds or not - it was too choppy to identify any beds. I did have 4 nice fish chase a jerkbait all the way to the boat (at the same time!) and none of them bit for some reason. Also had one fish chase another bait very aggressively.

I was using the dropshot in the shallowest water. I was using a #1 octopus hook, 1/4 oz weight with a Strike King? Bitsy Tube (3"). I was drifting parallel with the target area and casting over to it and dragging the dropshot with the wind. When I thought I was no longer over the darker bottom, I reeled it in and made another cast.

By varying the weight size, I have caught smallies on a dropshot from 4 fow to 40 fow. On St Clair, we have such shallow water that I usually don't just drop it straight down and shake it. I either cast to specific targets or use it like a tube and throw it out as far behind the boat as I can, let out more line, and then drag it with the wind.


Thanks for the info - I sure wish I could find the bigger ones this time of year (and as the summer progresses) too - I've not had luck in deeper water once the spawn is over. Heard a bunch about dropshotting and other soft plastics techniques in 14-16fow, but I've not been able to find them (but I plan on spending more time looking this year!) - also about them moving to the channel mouths up by Harsens and such where the water stays cooler and faster... gonna try that too.

I hear the fish flies are in - and the water is smeared with them. I remember a period last year where no one was catching much for a few weeks during this time - I'm headed up to northern Wisconsin for a week on a fishing/family trip, so I hope to catch lots of smallies and some pike/muskies/largies too! I hope the fishing is good here when I get back


Good luck!
 
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