A neighbor waved me over last night and told me about the squirells hes been shooting at the reserviour. Hes done pretty good and has gotten around 50 so far since the season opened the first of september. He showed me his 17 cal. and what a nice gun, 10 power bushnell scope and he said hes shooting 1/4″ groups at 50 yrds, a very nice setup! he hunts from his boat and gets way back on the bottoms and just walks slowly or stands for a few minutes and almost limits at 6 squirells everytime he goes. He said hes been taking his rod with him and hitting a few of his crappie spots every time he goes and he said there starting to hit, not fast but getting a few around 13″ and down 10′ on snags. He said hes marking fish but thier still slow because of the heat and thier all on the thermalcline. It sounds like about 2 more weeks and it should be getting good then. He said he got 1/2 dozen nice 16″ crappies last year on these same snags with lots of shorter fish around 12″ to 14″.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
September 30, 2007 at 2:30 pm #1227007