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Got plenty of craps but got distracted.
« on: Feb 09, 2023, 11:32 AM »
Man had to go back. Me ,Dan, Bro and Shoe went to eastern Barr for crappies. got plenty of those but they were tight lipped and brutally light bite.  Gave me a headache focusing! ;D

So went a little deeper to find some toothy beasts and it worked out Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning caught eyes, cats, wipers, whites(lots of White bass fun but kinda a PITA) ;D

I caught everything but the walleyes on my crappy rod using 4 lb floro and a tiny teardrop.

All the large fish went back. 

Lost some pig walleyes and such they either popped off or got me into the trees a couple times.

Gotta love it when you set the hook and the rod doesn't move as if its snagged on the bottom!

10.89lbs on 4lb floro.


6.89lbs on a blade.


5lbs on a blade


6.5lbs on a blade


Some Eater Eyes!








Saw one of these on the ice!
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Re: Got plenty of craps but got distracted.
« Reply #1 on: Feb 09, 2023, 11:37 AM »
Nice job..👍👍
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Re: Got plenty of craps but got distracted.
« Reply #2 on: Feb 09, 2023, 11:53 AM »
Dang, the retired dudes strike again!  Meanwhile, I was just sitting in the lab on Tuesday... :P
Very nice eyes, Mike.  And that cat is a monster!

At least I'm planning to be "sick" tomorrow afternoon!   ;) ;D
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Re: Got plenty of craps but got distracted.
« Reply #3 on: Feb 09, 2023, 12:17 PM »
Those were nice eyes.  I stayed by the brush rather than go for the glory of eyes - see me sitting in the number 2 position on the ice...ha ha.  Here was my reward rather than walleye:



I love the finesse fishing.

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Re: Got plenty of craps but got distracted.
« Reply #4 on: Feb 09, 2023, 12:42 PM »
Yah Shoe kind of a bummer that both species hit best at the same time of day!
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Re: Got plenty of craps but got distracted.
« Reply #5 on: Feb 09, 2023, 01:40 PM »
Hell yea.  Fat walleyes.  Gonna need those eye coordinates for next time.  I only caught a couple 14s and some babies.

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Re: Got plenty of craps but got distracted.
« Reply #6 on: Feb 09, 2023, 01:54 PM »
Killer trip fellas! I need to retire

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Re: Got plenty of craps but got distracted.
« Reply #7 on: Feb 09, 2023, 04:31 PM »
so jealous!

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Re: Got plenty of craps but got distracted.
« Reply #8 on: Feb 09, 2023, 06:40 PM »
How thick is the ice still?  Will it last another week?

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Re: Got plenty of craps but got distracted.
« Reply #9 on: Feb 09, 2023, 08:05 PM »
How thick is the ice still?  Will it last another week?

I measured it at 9" on Wednesday.   Im thinking 7 days is possible.
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Re: Got plenty of craps but got distracted.
« Reply #10 on: Feb 09, 2023, 08:11 PM »
Man what great fish. I haven't caught a cat like that in decades. I miss going for huge blues in the tidal waters of the east coast, but the variety of fun game fish the Midwest offers still keeps me very excited. And I know I've only scratched the surface of what is within reach
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Re: Got plenty of craps but got distracted.
« Reply #11 on: Feb 09, 2023, 08:41 PM »
The trifecta!  Thats some seriously solid variety, plus beasts in each category.  4-lb mono?!  Very cool.  Excellent work.

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Re: Got plenty of craps but got distracted.
« Reply #12 on: Feb 11, 2023, 09:51 PM »
Dang,
Youse guys knocked it oughta the park. God Bless Kansas!

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Re: Got plenty of craps but got distracted.
« Reply #13 on: Feb 13, 2023, 10:04 PM »
I caught craps, gills, eyes, white bass, wipers, carp, shad and a drum!  Variety is good.
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Re: Got plenty of craps but got distracted.
« Reply #14 on: Feb 17, 2023, 05:22 PM »
Called Adam the Park Ranger there and he said that the ice was gone :(.  Glad that I went there last weekend, didn't spent much time for walleyes but I did well on the craps, white and some big ass wipers.  Here is a small sample of the morning bite.


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Re: Got plenty of craps but got distracted.
« Reply #15 on: Feb 17, 2023, 06:32 PM »
Yah I messed up by not going last weekend.  We were gonna go today! :P

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Re: Got plenty of craps but got distracted.
« Reply #16 on: Feb 17, 2023, 07:25 PM »
Thats some serious work you have done there landing all of those. Way to go.

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Re: Got plenty of craps but got distracted.
« Reply #17 on: Feb 20, 2023, 03:37 PM »
this is barr lake in brighton?? my office is 20 minutes from that lake but ive never tried fishing there?

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Re: Got plenty of craps but got distracted.
« Reply #18 on: Feb 20, 2023, 07:44 PM »
this is barr lake in brighton?? my office is 20 minutes from that lake but ive never tried fishing there?



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Re: Got plenty of craps but got distracted.
« Reply #20 on: Feb 20, 2023, 08:55 PM »
I was 99% sure there was no chance that was Barr State park but i had to risk looking like an idiot to confirm  ::)
I saw the mention of Kansas and Brush piles and got suspicious. Like I said though, id be more upset if that kind of fishing was under my nose this whole time

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Re: Got plenty of craps but got distracted.
« Reply #21 on: Feb 21, 2023, 09:21 AM »
I was 99% sure there was no chance that was Barr State park but i had to risk looking like an idiot to confirm  ::)
I saw the mention of Kansas and Brush piles and got suspicious. Like I said though, id be more upset if that kind of fishing was under my nose this whole time

We used to pound nice craps and perch at Barr many years ago.  Sadly it just hasn't come back. :P
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Re: Got plenty of craps but got distracted.
« Reply #22 on: Feb 21, 2023, 11:53 AM »
That one is too close to town to not just get beat to death. Not to mention it's probably like most of the front range lakes with a flat muddy bottom and next to no structure

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Re: Got plenty of craps but got distracted.
« Reply #23 on: Feb 21, 2023, 03:52 PM »
That one is too close to town to not just get beat to death. Not to mention it's probably like most of the front range lakes with a flat muddy bottom and next to no structure

Yep and its irrigation water so constant draw downs and fish kills. As slayer mentioned, it can have its boom moments. 2015 was great at Barr for walleyes.

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Re: Got plenty of craps but got distracted.
« Reply #24 on: Feb 22, 2023, 01:35 PM »
maybe ill stop by there before work this week and see what's what!

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Re: Got plenty of craps but got distracted.
« Reply #25 on: Feb 24, 2023, 05:37 AM »
Yo Mikey answer your PM  ;D
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Re: Got plenty of craps but got distracted.
« Reply #26 on: Feb 24, 2023, 10:51 AM »
Yep and its irrigation water so constant draw downs and fish kills. As slayer mentioned, it can have its boom moments. 2015 was great at Barr for walleyes.
Colorado warm water fishing is quite poor, for this very reason.   :P
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