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Rod-n-reel roundup

Wednesday, April 3, 2002

Despite the rising levels and general murkiness of the water in our area rivers and lakes due to the heavy rains of recent weeks, early fishing season results have not all been bad.Lake ThunderbirdAccording to the Thunderbird Marina, bass fishing has been fairly productive when using large minnows and fishing deep.

Crown LakeSince the heavy rains at the first of last week, catfish have been caught on liver and large minnows, reports the Box Hound Marina.Bass are active on spinner baits and small crankbait.Lake NorforkBass were going after crankbait, and some crappie were starting to bite before the heavy rains shut down the productive fishing, according to the Panther Bay Marina.Spring RiverThree River Outfitters said that even though river levels have been up and down, with the water stained from the rains, smallmouth bass have been caught fly fishing with Norvis Craw and Tequeely.Walleye have been reported biting on large minnows and stickbaits.A fisherman's best bet is trout fishing using Wooly Buggers or Straw Craws.

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