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Ye Ol' Stompin' Grounds...

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Just returned from three hard days of fishing in NE South Dakota. Man, was it nice to be back in that area. I sure miss it. We had great success catching 15 - 19" fish trolling crank baits ~2.5 mph in 7 - 9' of water and some big girls showed up in the evening hours casting crank baits in 2 - 5' of water. Most fish we caught casting hit near boat-side. What a rush! Enjoy a few photos from our trip. The bite is ON!

19"er trying to hide in the timber...

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Close Encounters...

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...Walleye-Style

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26" Tanker

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Lovin' Life!

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Good times with good people

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Another Boat-Side Savage

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Nice fish Jamison.

Question for you since you mentioned many of the fish hit boat-side.

Do you think it's the change of elevation with the lure that causes a fish to strike that close to the boat or even shore for that matter. I've seen it many times but never really put much thought into why fish do it.

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Thanks.

Change in direction and/or elevation plays a big role, no doubt. And these fish, when chasing like that, are darn hungry and will do whatever it takes to get what they want. However, I don't know that there's a definitive answer to the question.

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Hmmm.....There's a strangly similar bite happening a bit closer to home as well.....

Nice fish bud, looks like a great trip!

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