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 on: May 23, 2018, 09:51:39 PM 
Started by alleymad - Last post by alleymad
Gar perspective info:

I am holding the fish as far out as I can;

I am holding the phone as far back as I can;

The tail was on the ground; and

I thought It was going to get off because It ran (exploded?) out into the white water and got around the buoy on the west side of the river at Webber... 


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 on: May 23, 2018, 09:45:58 PM 
Started by alleymad - Last post by alleymad
Alleymad, I was looking for the partridge in a pear tree! You've caught a huge variety of fish this spring. That's the first crappie pic I ever remember you posting.

I am lacking the sunfishes and thatís about it as far as the areas in the river where I fish this year, until itís catfish time.  I doubt Iíll ever get a sturgeon out of the grand, but I have caught every other species that lives in there with the exception of a musky in the last couple trips.  I even got some dink perch the other day. 

I can get crappie but I donít target them.  I know a few good spots for them right in Lansing.  Only time I really get more than one is when Iím fishing for catfish bait at night and find a group of them. 

For perspective on how good the fishing has been, Iím posting maybe one out of four fish Iím catching...  my arm was literally sore and I quit fishing on Tuesday...




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 on: May 23, 2018, 06:53:44 PM 
Started by alleymad - Last post by macaroni
Alleymad, I was looking for the partridge in a pear tree! You've caught a huge variety of fish this spring. That's the first crappie pic I ever remember you posting.

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 on: May 23, 2018, 04:01:45 PM 
Started by zee - Last post by Neebo
Interesting.  Never know what those private lakes will produce.  Half the fun is figuring it out!

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 on: May 23, 2018, 03:59:27 PM 
Started by alleymad - Last post by Neebo
It looks like 50.  I've caught a couple over 35 and none have been close to that big.  I have cleaned one just to try it.  Very much like chicken.  Even a firmer flesh like it.  Really good if you can catch one big enough to go through the effort.  Have to clip the scales with tin snips or wire cutters.  A filet knife won't do it.

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 on: May 22, 2018, 08:59:50 PM 
Started by alleymad - Last post by alleymad
Pike weíre hungry today.  Got fish on just about everything - lipless, jerkbait, paddletail all worked.




























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 on: May 21, 2018, 02:34:58 PM 
Started by zee - Last post by zee
 I just spent a weekend fishing while at a Christian Men's Retreat at Camp Barakel in Fairview, Mi (near Mio in Oscoda County), and I wanted to blog my experience because I could find no fishing information for the camp's privately owned Shear Lake.

https://www.bing.com/maps?q=shear+lake+michigan&FORM=HDRSC4

https://www.campbarakel.org/

Shear Lake is a shallow, clear water, spring fed lake with a sandy bottom and sparse aquatic vegetation.  The perimeter of the lake is peppered with many lay downs of fallen trees.

While staying at Camp Barakel, the campground provided small rowboats, canoes, kayaks, and paddle boats for recreational use.  At peak times of the day, there can be a lot of campers using the small lake, so fisherman will need to be patient with the recreational users who are attempting to paddle around the small lake.

Prior to fishing on Shear Lake, the only fishing information that I could find was that the lake contained Blue Gills.  Having fished the lake last fall and this spring, I can verify that Shear Lake has Large Mouth Bass, Rock Bass, Perch (some are jumbo size--12 inches or larger), and Blue Gills.  The lake is rumored to have Pike, but I am not aware of any being caught while I was there.

Although the lake may contain only a few lunkers (last fall, I failed to set the hook with a weedless frog on what was probably around a four pound bass), the overall Large Mouth Bass fishing seems to be quite good.  Some 16 to 18 inch bass were caught while fishing from the docks.

Even though the lake has sparse vegetation,  the lake' shallowness makes it easy for lures that come in contact with it's sandy bottom to constantly pick up clumps of plant material and algae.  Also, it's easy to get hung up on the many branches and tree trunks that line the shore.  Consequently, weedless lures (like a Texas-rigged soft plastic worms), plus mid-water and top-water lures (which are fished away from the shore) work well.

I caught all of my fish--ten (12 to 16 inch) Large Mouth Bass and one Rock Bass--last weekend on a Texas-rigged soft plastic worm.  Some had good luck using spinners or top water lures that worked in the mildly windy conditions,  like Jitterbugs.  Others had good luck with live baits such as Big Red Worms or Minnows.  Last fall, I had some luck swimming small curly tail jigs, but I now now prefer to drag Texas rigged worms along the lake's bottom, near the many fallen trees.

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 on: May 21, 2018, 02:05:43 PM 
Started by alleymad - Last post by alleymad
I have not eaten a gar although I hear they taste like chicken.  I let it go because teeth and slime...

I should've measured it and taken some good pics because it was easily a master angler.  North of 50" including over a foot of mouth...

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 on: May 21, 2018, 01:15:04 PM 
Started by alleymad - Last post by rsa0420(Alex)
THEY ARE VERY VERY GOOD!!!!

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 on: May 21, 2018, 11:13:57 AM 
Started by alleymad - Last post by Neebo
Good fish.  That's a big gar!  You ever eat one before?

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