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Lake: Douglas Reservoir
Fish: Sauger

My 1st Sauger

Post By: HardHooker      Posted: 4/3/2012 3:23:57 PM     Points: 122    
Decided to brave the snowy day & jig for some fish, when a familiar hook up took place! I thought for sure walleye because it felt like I was reeling in a small log or boot until it got close then went back down 10' or so. Netted the fish to find it was sauger. Then I commenced to slaying them! Landed 3 decent size fish for sauger. Many bites but hard to get a good hook set they were dropping the jig before I could set. I don't know why I've heard folks complain about these fish, I really enjoyed the few hours I was there & onto them! Bright colored Marabou jig tipped with soft plastic bait was working for me. I bagged 2 & released the big girl about 18" 3lbs or so (a fatty)
 Reply by: moosegoose      Posted: 4/3/2012 3:26:29 PM     Points: 310
Good for you getting out today.
 Reply by: FishSeal      Posted: 4/3/2012 3:28:47 PM     Points: 3482
Way to go!!

 Reply by: Show me da fishy      Posted: 4/3/2012 6:28:18 PM     Points: 1255
 Reply by: YZ250highjumper      Posted: 4/3/2012 8:40:45 PM     Points: 874
 Reply by: HardHooker      Posted: 4/3/2012 9:00:18 PM     Points: 122
Haha! thanks guys that means a lot, but you know the sun even shines on a dogs ass sometimes. And that is all that happened. I give this one to luck (which is rare for me) I located the spawning beds and them girls didn't like my jigs bumping around in those parts. This was a big deal for me, maybe it happens everyday for the pro's and such, but I been after a toothy fish for sometime with no luck & today brought back my fishin spirit for sure!
 Reply by: Neyet Stalker      Posted: 4/3/2012 9:11:06 PM     Points: 12028
Well with your excitement/enthusiam, no tellin what your fishing future holds, keep it up man!
 Reply by: HardHooker      Posted: 4/8/2012 7:16:37 AM     Points: 122
Fish & Chips seems to be in my future, haha. :)
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