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Okaboji Bluegills

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Caught some nice bluegills monday morning out on west okaboji along a weedline in 16 ft. Small pink jig with a whole nightcrawler was the ticket. Caught a few smallmouth bass in the mix too. Fun morning. Anyone else having any luck?

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Haven't been on West in a few weeks, but limited on 14-16" eyes for the wife and I on Sunday on Spirit.

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esox,what time were u out there? were u by chance on buffalo run?

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Yea we fished the West side Sunday due to the pesky winds. Ran from the North end to Templar and back several times. We fished from 7am till around 4.

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ok thanks esox,was there sun also and only managed 6 with live bait

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6?? Keepers or total fish? We released over 30 plus the 6 keepers and a few bonus perch we let go.

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6 total 4 that were keepers.way to go!!!your wife must of had the magic touch wink

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I was out the 12th thou. the 16th fished every morning from 6.30 to 11 cought fish every day 16 walleye 4 small mouth 2 large mouth 20 northern 10 blue gill silver bass yellow bass perch drum all on west lake trolling the east shore from pikes point.

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Bluegills (8-9.5") are still biting along weedlines in 15-20ft. garden worms or belgium worms have worked best. Picking up some nice bonus walleyes and smallmouth.

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We were up on West Tuesday morning and brought home about 20 nice gills. Unlike most years at this time, we had to do some searching to find the nicer sized ones, but being willing to search through a variety of locations and depths made a big difference. Planning to do more of the same over the next couple of weeks.

NWBuck

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