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Neal
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 11:30 AM 06/05/10 (CST)
Went to my new favorite hennepin county lake yesterday for some northerns and walleys. Got a whopping 15 inch northern on an 8 inch bucktail laugh smiley go me.

When we went for the eyes we were getting alot of light taps but not takers. Using fat heads on 1/8oz jigs or bobber with small hooks. Just one or two taps but no succesfull sets. We switched over to just hooks with a decent sized wieght about a foot off the hook. This worked very well and we caught more fish then we missed.

Anyone else had this happen? Usually the small jigheads work just great but I think the fish could feel them.
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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 11:30 AM 06/05/10 (CST)
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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 12:07 PM 06/05/10 (CST)
I think sometimes having the weight all at the end of the line enables the fish to feel resistance right away turning them off of taking the bait. Jigs can work great but when the fish are in this finicky mood the best bet is to do just what you did and go with a plain hook with the weight further up the line. This makes it harder for them to feel the weight until its too late, by that point they are hooked and on their way to the boat.


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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 07:09 AM 06/07/10 (CST)
Hey Neal,

You mind if I add that pic to the pics section?



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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 04:13 PM 06/07/10 (CST)
Post away, can you add my northern from the "big fish on opener" post too please.
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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 08:22 AM 06/08/10 (CST)
Hey Neal...

Got the pics posted. They are on the homepage too, until they get bumped off. Your personal photo album is located here...

http://myfishingpals.com/minnesota-fishing-pictures.taf?function=username&photoid=2250

Thanks!



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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 08:24 AM 06/08/10 (CST)
p.s. - I brightened up that one pic a bit. I hope you don'r mind...



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