Up Y'oars

Indian Hills - 7/22 - 7/24

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Nice sized fish all weekend, with the area around Paradise & Beacon having the most number of boaters. Wasn't too crowded until a couple of tourney boaters wanted to spot-lock and toss down their jigging raps. The best live bait presentation for us was leech with a small white propeller and a few blue/green beads. It beat all other worm, spinner, slow death, etc. applications. With four rods in the water just that one rod with the leech cleaned house over other stuff, even when I ran out of leeches Saturday afternoon and used Gulp on Sunday.

Most fish were 18"-22" and very healthy.
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  1. wales's Avatar
    depth ??
    Thanx for the report!!

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  2. Up Y'oars's Avatar
    Ohh yeah... started out more in the 14' - 15' range Friday, then to 16'-17' on Saturday, and even deeper 18' - 22' on Sunday

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  3. Vollmer's Avatar
    Great report! Thanks much.

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  4. 628977's Avatar
    Would it of mattered if some non tourney anglers spot locked and start jig rapping?

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  5. Up Y'oars's Avatar
    When there's two hundred entries and thirty of them are in one location (e.g. Paradise point) and you add in another 10 recreational boaters it does matter what one boat does to affect 29 other boats. According to tournament rules the tourney boat must yield to recreational boats, not vice versa. No?

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  6. jdinny's Avatar
    its a big lake. i dont like fishing in crowds i can 100% guarantee with a bite like the van hook arm has seen the last month if a bunch of boats are in a spot you will have 0 issues catching limits in a spot with no boats......why people settle for spots loaded with boats is seriously beyond me.

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  7. 628977's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Up Y'oars
    When there's two hundred entries and thirty of them are in one location (e.g. Paradise point) and you add in another 10 recreational boaters it does matter what one boat does to affect 29 other boats. According to tournament rules the tourney boat must yield to recreational boats, not vice versa. No?
    There are no regulations on yielding to other boats. I agree there is a morality line on how a guy effects other boats if he pulls in when there are already boats there. However, just because there are a bunch of guys pulling bait around doesn't give them precedence to dictate what tactic other guys want to fish. If a boat pulls into a spot and is with in reason to spot lock and pitch whatever they want around they have every right to fish the tactic they want to fish. With the way electronics are today they might have anchored up on the sweet spot (which they have every right to if guys are just trolling on by it) and wanted to work that spot over instead of blowing by it only to have to turn around and go back over it.

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  8. SLE's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by 628977
    There are no regulations on yielding to other boats. I agree there is a morality line on how a guy effects other boats if he pulls in when there are already boats there. However, just because there are a bunch of guys pulling bait around doesn't give them precedence to dictate what tactic other guys want to fish. If a boat pulls into a spot and is with in reason to spot lock and pitch whatever they want around they have every right to fish the tactic they want to fish. With the way electronics are today they might have anchored up on the sweet spot (which they have every right to if guys are just trolling on by it) and wanted to work that spot over instead of blowing by it only to have to turn around and go back over it.
    If boats are trolling indies, spinners, or some other similar presentation across a certain area such as a small island, point or what have you, and turning around and running it back and forth and some boat pulls in and spot locks on that line, that's just plainly a jackass move. Obviously the guys trolling that are turning around and going back and forth over a small area are working that spot also, and are likely on fish that they found before you showed up and there presentation is working. Don't be that guy. If the spot locked boat is the first person there or if they're off to the side and they start catching fish and the other boats move out or into them, then by all means they have every right, but have some damn fishing etiquette. It's no different than guys that insist and running the shoreline on plane and cutting between the shore the the people fishing the shore line when there's thousand of acres of water on the other side of the boats fishing. It's not rocket science, it's common curiosity that many seem to forget the second they step into a boat.

    Good report BTW and agreed on these Jackwagons that pull in after everyone else and think they own the spot!

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