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    Re: Collins Lake

    Quote Originally Posted by waltc View Post
    This is not really about Collins Lake but more about me the downrigger rookie! Love Collins and the staff.

    Trying to make this short.

    My first year with downriggers, first time out Bullards. Rookie big time but came home with (7). Not a big score for Bullards but gave me confidence. The next 3 trips to Bullards limit each time. So...figure I got it down! Wrong I think. This was months a go,.

    Today and last week same old story at Collins. Zip!!! Okay, 2 rods out (fishing with one is a lot easier! In 6 hours I tried 15', 25', 40' and up all the way to 70'. Speedy shiners, Apex, even a rapala! Numerous marks, big ones, in the 70' area, thinking catfish but maybe holdovers. I tried speeds from .8 up to 2.5.

    I have to be doing something wrong. Many boats out today and I did not see any fish caught. I know there were probably many I just did not see them.

    Collins can go from 90' to 30' in a heartbeat so I had to baby sit the downriggers.

    Anyway I serve cheese with my whine!!!!

    Maybe just a fishing day and not a catching day. It was all good just trying to improve on my downrigger tactics. I know I am doing something wrong but what?

    Thanks for the shoulder to cry on!!!!!! LOL LOL

    Walt
    I've been to 2 fests at Collins, didn't catch any fish either time. but the time spent
    with the people there that I had known on the net made both trips worth the drive.
    if you ever get a chance to go to a fest, you wont regret it even if you don't catch any.
    I did see the biggest crappie I have ever seen caught there. good luck
    be safe

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    Collins Lake

    This is not really about Collins Lake but more about me the downrigger rookie! Love Collins and the staff.

    Trying to make this short.

    My first year with downriggers, first time out Bullards. Rookie big time but came home with (7). Not a big score for Bullards but gave me confidence. The next 3 trips to Bullards limit each time. So...figure I got it down! Wrong I think. This was months a go,.

    Today and last week same old story at Collins. Zip!!! Okay, 2 rods out (fishing with one is a lot easier! In 6 hours I tried 15', 25', 40' and up all the way to 70'. Speedy shiners, Apex, even a rapala! Numerous marks, big ones, in the 70' area, thinking catfish but maybe holdovers. I tried speeds from .8 up to 2.5.

    I have to be doing something wrong. Many boats out today and I did not see any fish caught. I know there were probably many I just did not see them.

    Collins can go from 90' to 30' in a heartbeat so I had to baby sit the downriggers.

    Anyway I serve cheese with my whine!!!!

    Maybe just a fishing day and not a catching day. It was all good just trying to improve on my downrigger tactics. I know I am doing something wrong but what?

    Thanks for the shoulder to cry on!!!!!! LOL LOL

    Walt

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