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Finders Keepers

1-1 Sodus Report...

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Hit the ice at 11:30 am today with Woody and, after hearing of good reports at the south end of the bay from Davenport's, decided to target that area. Set-up north of the pack on the east side over 10 fow +/- with a spread of 10 tip-ups and a jiggin' rod for each of us. It was pretty slow, however we did have a good flurry of activity from 2 to 3:30 with a couple dozen flags and some activity on the jiggin' rods. Ended the day at 4:20 with 10 largemouth bass (2 were 3+ lbs), 7 jack perch, 1 3 lb pike, and Woody iced a sweet 7 lb brown!! :o

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Pretty decent day on the ice considering we missed the morning bite! I won't be out again until next weekend...

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I was on little lake and the bite was at the same time. Funny how that works. Also the best bass day I've had out there with a 28" pickeral 12 bass with 2 five pounders over 20".

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Nice catch F.K. Hey Perch check the Solar tables and you'll know when the hot bite is every day,but if your not setting on top of them you'll never know the difference :) .

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Yeah, it gave Woody a great fight - one that he said he won't forget! 8) So what's the deal with the Solar Tables? Haven't heard of those before - anyone care to enlighten me? Woody and I thought it might have been the front coming through that got them active...

PP - Nice catch! I have an LMB on my wall just shy of 5 lbs that I caught in Port Bay a couple summers back. Did they give you much of a fight or were they like catching lakers: just pulling in weight. All the bass we caught were fairly inactive. Typical of the cold waters I think...

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They were a little slow, but not bad. The pickeral was a screamer though. The solar or lunar tables have to do with the moon phase[i.e. full, half, new]and it's position in the sky. the best being full moon directly above or below foot. Also directly to either side is good. 2 days before through 2 days after a full moon is best and after that can really suck because they're gorged. You should be able to find the chart online. It also woks for big and small game.

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