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stickbow shooter

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Water temp was 50 degrees when we left waheap lanch ramp around 9: am thursday. Went to bouy25 looking for stripers, marked several schools 40 to 60 ft. Tried trolling and spooning with no luck. Decided to try for small mouth ,caught several really nice fat fish along with 2 walleyes. We had best luck with brown single tailed grubs . Water temp wa 59 degrees close to shore around 5 :00 when we left.
Steve & Gena
 

CHRIS MCBETH

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At bouy 25 were you toward the north side, or toward Face? We went there today too and never graphed a single fish, granted we were only there from 3:30 to 5:15pm.

By then the water temp reading on our lowrance was 58 degrees!
 

CHRIS MCBETH

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We’re heading back up to Last Chance here in about an hour.

We’ll be trolling 10-15’ deep crankbaits (Lucky Strike, Deep Fat Free Shad), and when graphing schools will drop 1oz Cotton Cordel Spoons and Yamamoto Hula Grubs with 1/4oz jig heads.

Will let you know how things go.

Going to try Wayne’s suggestion of back canyon in murkier water first, then troll our way out the bay toward Greggory Butte where we’ll try for some smallies in the rocky shallows early afternoon when the water heats up.

Looked the graph history and the highest recorded water temp was 62 degrees in that small inlet/Bay on the south side of the main channel just after turning east from Navajo. We graphed a lot of fish and schools in that little Bay but it was so clear I’m sure we scared em away because you could literally see them scatter in 30’ of water.

The weather here is PERFECT. Warm, no wind, blue skies, water like glass, and hardly anyone around.

That alone makes it worth the trip... catching would simply be icing on the cake! 5E2F4F3B-AD83-442A-8018-FD46113A0548.jpeg
 

CHRIS MCBETH

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Ok, we went to the back of Last Chance to the last big canyon on the north side all the way back.

Got there at 9:30am water was 57.5 degrees.

We trolled up the east side and I caught a large Striper about 24” 4 pounds half way up just on the deep side of a protrusion you’ll hit half way into the canyon.

WATCH the green water... there are rocks lurking 2 feet under you can’t really see in the murk even 50 feet offshore.

Scavenged 1/4 off the skeg and lightly scraped the stainless props but not too bad since I’d fortunately lifted the outdrive a bit to slow the troll speed.

We proceeded up and back, caught two more in the 1.5 pound range, then turn west up that furthest back canyon of Last Chance.

By then it was heating up (80 degrees, water close to 60) and we trolled up and back and caught 4 more Striper in the 1-3 pound range.

All fish were caught trolling, all on crankbaits and the lucky lure was BAD SHAD S 6.5ft
 
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