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Haliburton Smallies

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Got out yesterday on a lake that I have been trying to figure out for awhile. All I can say is "thank goodness for sonar!" It took about 1.5 hours to find them, but when I did, they were hitting. They were suspended in open water, just off a steep drop-off that went form 10-15' deep fairly quickly. Heavy football jigs, deep jerkbaits, slowrolled spinnerbaits, and tailspins all failed to produce fish, but a wacky-jigged 4" senko started producing. The hits were very subtle, making me wonder how many fish I missed before I figured out the "feel". 52 degrees and about 15' of visibility.

 

I had about 7 fish in the next hour, then I had to leave.

 

These 2 were typical: scrappy 15-16" fish that pulled like they were twice this size.

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This was the biggest - and my best smallie of the year: 20.5 and deep. Gotta love those colours!

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Great report and pics singingdog :thumbsup_anim:

Congratulation on your best of the year!!! she's a real beauty :clapping:

Them bronze back can sure put up a good tussle for their size.

Thanks for sharing

Leechman

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Those fish are gorgeous, they look quite healthy and hearty.

I have to get out and get into some.

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Guest Johnny Bass

Very nice Smallies. Some times it takes hours and hours to figure them out. But once you do, the action is steady. Thanks for sharing.

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