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    well... decided to fish the cooper landing bridge today. we dropped the boat in at first light and rowed upstream to the ice. parked the boat there and managed to land a handful of fish or so. a few nice fish just over 20" and a few others in the 14-17" range. Almost all rainbows, just one dolly and one silver (in pretty good shape actually). We fished under and around the bridge, but didn't have much luck there at all. just saw 2 bank anglers, neither of which landed any fish. all the fish we caught were right up against the lake ice, which began about 100 yards above the bridge. The weird part was that we caught them all on bugs (not telling which one)... beads, flesh, and leaches didn't produce at all for us. Altogether it was a relatively slow but steady day, but it was Dec 21, so I can't complain too much. Oh yea... and it was cold ~ 14 degrees when we launched and 9 degrees when we took out. still worth it.
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    good call on the stillwater techniques...
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    trying to attach pic from today... not sure if it's gonna work.
    If it does, you'll get a good hint at what worked today.
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    hmm I thought you'd be fishing chronies
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    Default did you float all the way

    did you take it down to sports mans? or did you just fish the lake.
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    Nice report. Glad to see you got into a few fish. It was a bit cooler for you guys that it was for us. Like you said. what a way to spend winter solstice
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    I fished cooper landing bridge with no results. I moved a further down and walked in, good move for me. Landed a nice 21-22 inch bow and two silvers, one was in good shape. Lost about four other fish...must have been the ice on the rod. It was COLD, but a great day.


    Markw3, where you the ones who asked for the lighter? If so hoped it worked out for you. Anyways glade you all ahd a great day.

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    "Markw3, where you the ones who asked for the lighter? If so hoped it worked out for you. Anyways glade you all ahd a great day."

    yea that was us. thanks for the lighter, being able to fire up our mr. heaters saved our day. glad you found a few fish as well.

    liv2fish87 "did you float all the way?"

    we just stayed around the bridge, all the fish we caught were right up against the ice.
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