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Fished Union today from about 7:15 until 10:30am. I was the guy out in the orange float tube if any of you were out there. Absolutely perfect weather conditions -- sunshine, warm, and not an ounce of wind.

This was my 1st time ever in the float tube, so this outing was a mix of fishing and getting acquainted with my craft... Fished 2 rods. One was just a small hook and a Gulp nightcrawler on 6lb. fluorocaron line -- no weight. I tied on a chartruese/white bucktail jig on the other. Threw the worm rod out and just basically forgot about it. 4 casts with the jig and I hooked a small (about 14") wiper. Sweet start, but wouldn't see another one of those the rest of the time.

Basically I just floated very slowly up and down the south shore moving progressively further out from shore. After about 30 minutes, something nailed the gulp worm -- a 13" rainbow. Threw iit back, put the line back out, got another 3 minutes later. Got a bit antsy and decided to troll, so I tied on a small spoon and Hot-shot crankbait in a silver/rainbow trout pattern. No love for about an hour when something absolutely smashed the crankbait -- fought it for about 30 seconds and then it just came off. I think it was a bigger trout based on the way it was fighting. I need to change the treble that comes on that crankbait -- it's made for steelhead and perhaps a bit large.

Got a bit tired (from all of the kicking), so I put the Gulp worm back on and landed two more rainbows (one was 18") and lost 2 more.

All in all not a bad day. I think I'll do better once I get the fishfinder hooked up the tube -- just working on the wiring and mounting right now.
 

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Went out bout 3. Chased a School of wiper up and down the shore, 3' of water. Had a couple hits but no hook ups. Most have been atleast 200 fish in the school, and some big ones too!
 

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scottdog900 said:
I was the guy out in the orange float tube if any of you were out there.
Yeah, I saw you. I was with my little cousin and big cousin fishing from the shoreline between the dog beach and the (?)human(?) beach. We started past the dog beach sitting at the picnic table. Had a killer bite and that was about it.

I like your float tube. It looks really nice. I might just have to pick one up. What's the make of yours and how much loot did you have to dish out for it?
 

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andyrm66 said:
Went out bout 3. Chased a School of wiper up and down the shore, 3' of water. Had a couple hits but no hook ups. Most have been atleast 200 fish in the school, and some big ones too!
Union's wipers are getting picky as hell. Dammit!! I was out there too and saw schools swimin' around. Casted at the schools, past the schools, reeled my lure back into the schools and still NO HITS. Dag gummit!
 

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andyrm66 said:
Went out bout 3. Chased a School of wiper up and down the shore, 3' of water. Had a couple hits but no hook ups. Most have been atleast 200 fish in the school, and some big ones too!
I plan on heading out there on Monday afternoon. What part of the lake were you seeing those wipers in?

Dan
 

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Hey Dan, you'll see em just about anywhere along the shoreline.
 
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