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    Carlyle October

    Got out today in a friends boat. Fished from 10:30-1:45. He & I caught 30 nice whites10-14 inches. Same pattern- rocks - two jigs. For all practical purposes this thread could have been a continuation of the September thread. Boat traffic was moderate, water temps were in lower 70s and water clarity was fair in places and great in others. Noticeably, fishing was better in the clearer water. Bottom line - the bite continues you just have to find em.

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    Went out today 10/6 as well. Caught 23 huge whites. Took a while to find them. Got zero bites in the first 3 places I fished......places I filled the cooler the past few trips. Water was dirty in those spots and I caught my fish in clearer water as well. Nats I finally got the crappie pole out after striking out on the whites. I caught 3 real nice crappie about 12". I was really getting exited to crappie fish. Then I saw some whites busting shad up on the bank and made a cast. Next thing you know I'm back to white bass fishing catching some nice drag pulling 14-15 inch fish. I think I may have hooked my biggest white ever today but lost him trying to swing it over the side....dammit! Too complacent to grab the net. Started out slow but was able to put a nice mess in the boat.

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    Backlash glad you found some craps!

    Looks like you are still doing good on the whites!

    I’ll be back on Carlyle next week, doing a tour of
    southern Illinois lakes camping @ Little Grassy &
    Jumping from Grassy to Crab to Kinkaid with the Grandkids.

    Great Fishing

    Nats

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    Fish today Friday, October 20 from 10 AM till 12:30 PM had four keepers only tried for Crappie
    look like everybody was Crappie fishing .

    I did see some white bass caught in the entrance to the coves and inside the cove points .

    Nats

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    Fishin in the wind

    Well it's a good thing for good batteries and great trolling motors because that's what it took to fish today in the 15-20 mph south/southeast wind on Carlyle. There were some 2.5 footers. As far as the fishing it was good with 17 big whites caught in two hours along the tracks,shallow on two jigs as has been the case all fall since the first week of August. Water temp was 64.5, clarity was fair to stained. Boat traffic minimal ( not a lot of fools like me fishing in the wind today).
    This may be my last post this year with the weather we're slated to get this week my time will likey go to gearing up for duck season. It been one of the most memorable fall whitebass bites I can remember in my 40 plus years chasing them. With the fish my friends and I caught approximately 550 people will be fed in two fish fries for charity. Hope to see you all on the lake next spring.


 

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