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Post Posted: 11:48pm - Apr 28,10 
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A good buddy and I had a rare day to get away together and do some fishing. So we decided to hit up Shabbona.

We pull up and the wind and waves are just blasting the launch. I had to look over my shoulder just to see if the purple braided Rabbi was around.

One angler, w/smaller craft, made an attempt at launching but decided it might be a day to go to plan b.

Gene and I looked at each other and started thinkin' the same when we got out onto the pier. So we headed north and launched from there.

We were hitting 55-57degrees for surface temp up north and decided to stick around the drops from 5'-11'. Our first fish came and Gene had plenty of mouth to grab. It was a beauty and the good ol' feeling of my knees knockin'!

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She measured at 21 1/2inches and weighed 6lb 12oz. I felt what may be some sort of rock/wall in about 9fow, popped it up and whamo.....She was hooked!!

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We then started focusing on shallow cover swimming/jigging and picking off smaller bass(border keeper size). In 3fow we were hitting 59degrees.

We did pick off another 3-4lb bass but I was having my own battle with a tree limb trying to take my head off so got it to boat for bit before he came unbuttoned.

Was a blast Gene and will definitely have to do it again...soon!

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Post Posted: 05:14am - Apr 29,10 
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You sure are getting mighty good with those jigs........... :wink:

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Post Posted: 09:02am - Apr 29,10 
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Man, what a beauty!! The colors on that fish are great, along with the the pronounced dots by her belly. Steve, thanks again for your good stories! Also, did you see any toothy critters roaming/sunning themselves, in that shallow water? I'll bet they would love those KVD swim jigs. LOL!

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Post Posted: 09:20am - Apr 29,10 
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What a beautiful fish!! ....and a BEAST! Congrats!

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Post Posted: 10:41am - Apr 29,10 
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Man that jig looks familiar.. :winker

Nice job Steve you really know how to find the big fish for your friends.

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Post Posted: 11:33am - Apr 29,10 
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steve you are making your way around the lakes lately.. good job.

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Post Posted: 02:35pm - Apr 29,10 
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Way to nail them again Steve!!

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Post Posted: 03:38pm - Apr 29,10 
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Thanks to all for replies.

Been waiting to see your bad boy Buster. Been back out there yet?

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Post Posted: 05:42pm - Apr 29,10 
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Nice !! Well worth some windburn & boat rockin. :jump :red

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Post Posted: 05:11am - Apr 30,10 
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AtitAgain07 wrote:
Thanks to all for replies.

Been waiting to see your bad boy Buster. Been back out there yet?


Tried to load it and it wouldn't take. I will try it again..

Ok Pictures are up on original post.

Hope to go again soon.

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