Thread: Bald Eagle Results
07-10-2011 11:16 AM #1AI Addict
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Bald Eagle Results
I will have the spreadsheet up later today showing the results from yesterday and an update with the overall standings. Congrats to Call Me Cullen with their second win of the summer and Andy/John with the 6.38lb pike for big fish
It was a tough day for Chad and I. we concentrate on some deeper breaklines with the water temps over 80 and struggled to find fish big enough to measure. 2 of our bass came off the big wooden dock on the northwest end of the lake. one of a crankbait in 10 fow and the last fish on a jig/ chigger craw up in the pads.
What worked for everyone else? we tried numerous things without much luck.
edit: Dan Wood - added photos and link to results
07-10-2011 11:29 AM #2
Congrats Scott and Shannon, very similar to coon! We got our 2 biggest bass on docks, one on a jig/chigger and the other on a senko. The rest of the bass I believe all came on spinnerbaits and buzzbaits, including all of the pike. Seems like the bass preferred the cabbage and pike were a bit deeper.Dan Wood
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07-10-2011 11:55 AM #3
Senkos and jigs were good for us around the docks, Spinnerbaits were good as well but it seemed to be more productive on the outside edges or on the wind blown sides. Our 6.6lb pike came off a flat on a spinnerbait. Our bigger bass were all found under lillypads that were in deeper water, We punched jigs through and were able to get three that were over 14.
Tough day, We prefishied with a way different result and thought we could have had our pike within the first hour. They were tough for us to find when it counted.
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07-11-2011 07:04 AM #5
Al and I worked our morning plan to success.
We worked the northern right bullrush. All our bass came from a white swim jig with a white trailer. I was jigging it tight into the bullrushes. We were culling bass by 7am. Most of the bass were 13-14 inch. The after Dan and Steve went through and worked the area, we returned and caught our 17 there. We must have had over 12 basses that morning. Finally, we went to go look for our pikes. We caught some but they were 19 1/2 inches or smaller. Al finally got a pike that was the only one we weight in. We decided to try the main bullrush from the launch and that was where we caught out biggest 19" bass. After that, we were just looking for pikes but couldn't find any.[url=http://www.photosbyteng.com]My Home[/url] | [url=http://www.facebook.com/pages/Photos-By-Teng/107451975986822]My Photo Album[/url]
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07-12-2011 06:40 AM #6
It's interesting that you had success with a white jig. I tried a white fluke for quite a while around the docks and pads with no bites. I switched to a brown Senco and got a couple fish with that.
Dan and I expected problems finding the keeper size pike and we fished them early and often throughout the day but it was after noon before we caught the last 2 pike. I sure wish we had found a walleye but we never tried fishing for them.
07-12-2011 07:51 AM #7
Well, because I had already caught the limit from that spot by 7:00am so I gave it a rest, and then you guys moved in. I didn't see you guys pull in any fish and Dan was literally up against the bullrush so I knew that spooked the fish. After you guys left, I said to Al. I bet you theres still a few over there that they missed. Sure enough, we went over there and caught a few more.
Personally, I'm not an expert or anything but, the way the lake was, Kinda of clear and getting to the point where the moss green was coming in, to me, I thought that white would be the best producing color and it panned out good for us. I'm not sure if you saw the bass we brought it but the 6 that we had was over 12lbs, the biggest being the 17 and 19. The females were post spawned so they were kind of skinny otherwise, I'm sure they would've weighed more.
As for Pike, we couldn't find one to save our lives. We did get one a a deep point and that was the only one we weighed at 3lbs.
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07-12-2011 09:44 AM #9
Well, I had good luck prefishing that area but we left it alone when we prefished it on Thursday.
I knew they'd be stacked there in the morning, especially with the wind blowing against the bullrush like it was and especially with baitfish there. I pulled a good, I would say close to 30, if not 30" pike from the tip of the bullrush
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Shannon and I caught our fish early. When our starting weedline didn't produce, I moved into some of the better docks and was a little shocked to find them already there at 7 am...with rain. I felt that the lake would "fish small" as the day went on so we jumped around to the better docks and pulled our bass on Case plastics. We moved to the large shallow flats southeast of the island and started chucking sunfish colored spinnerbaits. The walleye was just a fluke, but we took it! We had 6 bass, 3 pike, and 1 walleye by 8:20. We ended up culling one of our pike, and one or two bass as the day went on. We added the sunfish and perch, as well. We can only hope for such luck on Minnetonka!
07-27-2011 08:55 PM #11