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bigr

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Resi's Report
« on: Apr 05, 2021, 06:02 AM »
I made it out Saturday looking for the bite and was rewarded nicely. Here's what I saw, heard and experienced. First of all the below Missy dam is giving up tons of fish out of the slack areas. Easy to find those areas just by seeing the number of fishermen. Get there early for a spot. The Missy resi itself is giving up a consistent bite of quality fish from about anywhere, boat or shore. The spring run up the river has begun and the numbers are really beginning to take off. White bass are up front with mostly small fish at this time and crappie starting to fill the slack areas behind them. Moving water below and behind and just off current breaks for the whites and slack areas for the crappie. Model airplane portion up to Hogs back area at this time. Whites can be found further upstream than that but not in numbers yet. Crappie are running up to 13 inches for the most part with majority in the 10 to 12 range. I found the bigger crappie on the Sally. With the water level up 8 ft or so from winter pool the resi is backing up in the Mt Etna portion of the river. Fish are moving up with the water and the big Crappie and Big White bass are on the bite. The area I fished had super easy access. Not another sole had been up in that area so I had it to myself until I sent a couple texts. As you all can probable tell I don't mind giving out info especially about the resi's. Tons of places and area for people to explore. These crappie were the best I've caught in a few years with several nearly touching the 15 in range. White Bass were also the big girls with a hard fight in them. If your into wading the Wabash at the junction of the Sally for walleye this area should be ready to give up a few also and I've heard the crappie are showing up already there also. This week with not much change in weather I think might be the real start of the best time of year for numbers and size and ease. Good luck and stay tuned.       

abishop

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Re: Resi's Report
« Reply #1 on: Apr 05, 2021, 04:29 PM »
Great report, only wish I lived closer.

techja

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Re: Resi's Report
« Reply #2 on: Apr 05, 2021, 06:57 PM »
bigr, do you need a boat to fish Mt Etna area.

bigr

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Re: Resi's Report
« Reply #3 on: Apr 06, 2021, 05:09 AM »
No boat needed. Headed that way around 8am this morning. Anyone wants to join me just give out a shout for Big R.

chicagill34

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Re: Resi's Report
« Reply #4 on: Apr 07, 2021, 07:01 AM »
Yesterday I started out in the Missy discharge channel,plenty of little white bass and I managed to keep 7 to donate to Soarin Hawk Rehab, They said the birds love the white bass. Seen others picking up a fish here and there down the chute but it was hard for me to tell if it was Crappies or White Bass. I was parked near the discharge so I didn't see how the guys were doing in the slack water area. Stopped by 105 and just caught a couple of small crappies. I hit the Mt. Etna area around 1 and the bite was pretty slow there. I took advantage of the low water and marked some nice structure areas for when they do fill that up at summer pool. When will the resi's be going back to summer pool??  Thanks  Jim   ( Speaking of Jim's, has anybody heard from Jim Roe??)     

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Re: Resi's Report
« Reply #5 on: Apr 07, 2021, 07:18 AM »
texted with him a week or so ago.  im betting he is "floating" somewhere off line. ;D
some fishermen tell lies,  this one doesnt need to

chicagill34

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Re: Resi's Report
« Reply #6 on: Apr 07, 2021, 07:22 AM »
must be..lol  I haven't even seen him on FB..That's why I asked.

chicagill34

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Re: Resi's Report
« Reply #7 on: Apr 07, 2021, 07:25 AM »
1 more thing I forgot to mention, 124 is closed down from Warren all the way to Mt. Etna. Just take 9 to the intersection.

bigr

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Re: Resi's Report
« Reply #8 on: Apr 07, 2021, 08:41 AM »
I had a real good bite yesterday morning at mt etna. Took the grand daughters and they had a good time. Water has dropped about two foot and the big fish had left leaving only small fish as far as I could tell. By the evening when I went back even the smaller fish were backing out. Up the rivers when water is dropping the fish back down toward main lake. With rising water they really move. That will happen again soon maybe with the possibility of rain this evening and tomorrow.

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Re: Resi's Report
« Reply #9 on: Apr 07, 2021, 09:06 AM »
I put the waders on yesterday after work and tried way downriver from the spillway at missy. Found a few nice blacks but not many. Was kinda surprised the bite was not better in some of the deeper eddys. Think im gonna try again this evening up stream from the resi and see if i cant find some stacked up somewhere. Lake is slowly rising and these warm days should get fish moving i would hope.

chicagill34

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Re: Resi's Report
« Reply #10 on: Apr 07, 2021, 09:20 AM »
I wondered if I passed by you BigR I was out there in camo shorts and wearing mucks!!  ;D

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Re: Resi's Report
« Reply #11 on: Apr 07, 2021, 12:32 PM »
dont fish too deep.  all the ones im catching are only 2ft down.  way up in the bays or creeks where its warmest.  if you know some spawning areas go there.  the males are very dark the last 2 days.
some fishermen tell lies,  this one doesnt need to

bigr

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Re: Resi's Report
« Reply #12 on: Apr 07, 2021, 02:44 PM »
I put the waders on yesterday after work and tried way downriver from the spillway at missy. Found a few nice blacks but not many. Was kinda surprised the bite was not better in some of the deeper eddys. Think im gonna try again this evening up stream from the resi and see if i cant find some stacked up somewhere. Lake is slowly rising and these warm days should get fish moving i would hope.
Word I got yesterday the bigger White bass are moving up again atleast as far as hogs back. Crappie should be right behind them. Let me know how you do. Cant get out til noon on Friday.

bherr24

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Re: Resi's Report
« Reply #13 on: Apr 07, 2021, 09:26 PM »
Was not able to make it out today bigr. Planning on going tomorrow afternoon and evening though as long as the weather cooperates. I have a spot near 13 where i think there may be some fish but it is a killer walk and really sucks even more when they arent there lol.

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Re: Resi's Report
« Reply #14 on: Apr 08, 2021, 05:06 AM »
the muds coming back.  looks like several days of rain around the weeks end.  that will probably put a damper on the bite.
some fishermen tell lies,  this one doesnt need to

 



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