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Wally Finn's Trophy Case: Don’t forget the inlets

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Posted: Friday, June 7, 2019 3:00 am

It was another busy week after Memorial Day. A lot of my friends and I are still hanging out in similar areas as the last couple weeks here in the mid-depth shoreline. But I did hear from some of my long-distance friends out on the mud and gravel, and they are finding food in their new locale as well.

Lots of people are drifting lindy rigs and jigging during the day with minnows or leeches and anchoring up with bobbers in the evening. Also a few boats are trolling crankbaits trying to dodge the bobber boats – kind of fun to watch. All of their offerings look so tasty, but I have to continually remind my friends and myself to not get fooled.

In the immortal words of Mr. Crabs from my favorite show – Spongebob Squarepants – “don’t go near dem hooks!”

Another area that gets slowly overlooked as the season progresses is the inlets or any kind of moving water. My friends are probably going to get mad at me for letting the cat out of the bag. But with all the rain we’ve had, the waters are flowing hard and hold lots of food. And with all this food, it’s really hard not to indulge once in a while. I’m really surprised how many of my buddies are hanging around there. It’s like an all-you-can-eat buffet, but you just have to watch out for the ones with hooks on them.

P.S. The keep season ended last Friday, May 31. It’s catch-and-release for the rest of the season.

Slack lines and tight lips,


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