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Longshank
Posted: Jul 19, 2019 - 08:30 am


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So, I see the forecast suddenly change from bad to very good and prep the boat for early morning. Called a few buds, but everyone was busy so I had to do my first solo trip out on Erie

Not so bad at all as it was just a very relaxing outing except for the fishing which was hot. By 8.30 am I am down to running just one rod and releasing fish with 5 in the cooler


tried a new location and presentation and it paid off. there was a flotilla of boats about 3 miles from me but I decide to keep away and had a great spot all to myself except for 1 other guy

got a mix as day went on including sheephead when I dropped my speed to 1.5 or so. silver bass also...let the big girls go and just kept the nice eater size

Only thing that went wrong yesterday was my kicker motor would not fire up so had to troll with my main. got home and went over the kicker and then it fired on 3rd pull.wth


Anyway, was a beauty day/overcast and a nice chop...lots of boats heading back in by 10 am and I quit at 11 am

It was a treat to fish solo and just have nothing but fun...At the ramp a guy came over and helped me get my boat onto the trailer and we had a great chat. for whatever reason, he did not do well and had only 1 fish....I gave him 2 of mine and we wil be going out together on his rig soon enough 20 foot fully outfitted Lund I am pretty sure he was going to fast

I managed to get a few pics but had a hard time doing all of this. most likely because I was just into fishing

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Longshank
Posted: Jul 19, 2019 - 08:31 am


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again

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Longshank
Posted: Jul 19, 2019 - 08:33 am


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final talley

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Longshank
Posted: Jul 19, 2019 - 08:37 am


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sheephead…..man, they fight hard

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Longshank
Posted: Jul 19, 2019 - 08:38 am


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bigger one released

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Longshank
Posted: Jul 19, 2019 - 08:40 am


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last one

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Longshank
Posted: Jul 19, 2019 - 08:42 am


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Forgot to add, I used my net 3 times on the big ones only, all the rest I just han bombed in and some came off and most did not...

It did not really matter

Was home by 12.30 and dinner is on the menu again tonight.....mmmmmmm

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Posted: Jul 19, 2019 - 09:27 am


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Sounds like a couple hours of great fishing

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Kushog
Posted: Jul 19, 2019 - 10:11 am


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Nice fish Longshank!

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chazD
Posted: Jul 19, 2019 - 10:14 am


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Great report Shank👍

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oogie8
Posted: Jul 19, 2019 - 10:21 am


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Well done, definitely a little more work solo. We’re lucky to have this fishery so close, like Steve said, “a walleye fishermans dream”.We were out last evening and had a good bite as well, nothing big, all cookie cutters

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Longshank
Posted: Jul 19, 2019 - 05:34 pm


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QUOTE (FatRap @ Jul 19, 2019 - 09:27 am)
Sounds like a couple hours of great fishing

and a great conversation to boot


@oogie, noting wrong with that at all. I get it that the tanks hit and fight harder, but for eats, I prefer those 19 to 21 inchers


next time I am going to try and jig for them

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Posted: Jul 19, 2019 - 05:35 pm


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QUOTE (Kushog @ Jul 19, 2019 - 10:11 am)
Nice fish Longshank!

thanks...pm sent

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stevepod
Posted: Jul 19, 2019 - 08:06 pm


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Nice Catch! See you next week

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metalbuckle
Posted: Jul 20, 2019 - 11:08 am


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Wow what a great outing and good on you making new friends at the ramp and sharing some of the wealth..

Well done, nice walleyes.. Enjoy the meal

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