Howard Eaton resivoir report

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2010/02/21 17:27:50 (permalink)

Howard Eaton resivoir report

Saturday i fished Eaton with two of my buddies. And for only my second time ever ice fishing there, i was fairly satified. We caught 9 itty bitty crappies, 1 smallmouth,a northern, 8 keeper size bluegills, and about 20  perch all under 5 inches(great tipup bait).  So overall it was a decent outing. However i wish we coulda caught some crappies and perch of keeper size.
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    treesparrow
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    RE: Howard Eaton resivoir report 2010/02/21 23:10:25 (permalink)
    colvinj, You and your buddies must have been fishing near my son and I Saturday. Toward dark one of you came over to gab and you told us what you had caught. We were the ones just farther away from the launch without a shanty. To lazy to drag it! It was nice talking to you!
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    RE: Howard Eaton resivoir report 2010/02/22 08:09:11 (permalink)
    Eaton hasnt at all been kind to me this year. I took the new fish finder out a couple weeks ago and found a school of crappies only problem they were all babies.
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    RE: Howard Eaton resivoir report 2010/02/22 09:16:45 (permalink)
    treesparrow that was me who came over to gab
    and yes i am dissapointed too,
    i would like to get into the bigger crappies and perch
     but the smallmouth was a fun fight on my little jigging pole
    does anyone seem to catch any walleye there?
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    RE: Howard Eaton resivoir report 2010/02/22 09:56:10 (permalink)
    and does anyone know where i could find a lake map
    or where to look for the eyes there
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    RE: Howard Eaton resivoir report 2010/02/22 11:24:32 (permalink)
    Not many walleye's left in Eaton....
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    RE: Howard Eaton resivoir report 2010/02/22 17:04:22 (permalink)
    They drained this lake down a couple of years ago, the crappie fishing hasn't been the same since.  The number of small ones bodes well for a couple of years from now.
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    RE: Howard Eaton resivoir report 2010/02/22 17:51:25 (permalink)
    ic. well thanks guys
    i didnt know that they drained it
    i used to fish there when i was young
    hopefull the population picks back up
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    RE: Howard Eaton resivoir report 2010/02/22 21:57:42 (permalink)
    I didn't think that they drained it only lowered it. I could be wrong. Haven't heard of anyone catching eyes lately. Heard
    some say they caught some years ago.
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    RE: Howard Eaton resivoir report 2010/02/22 21:58:02 (permalink)
    I didn't think that they drained it only lowered it. I could be wrong. Haven't heard of anyone catching eyes lately. Heard
    some say they caught some years ago.
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    RE: Howard Eaton resivoir report 2010/02/23 07:03:52 (permalink)

     
    Try the stump fields in area 3-4....

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    RE: Howard Eaton resivoir report 2010/02/23 08:14:06 (permalink)
    You're right ts...they only lowered it, but they lowered it a lot.


    ORIGINAL: treesparrow

    I didn't think that they drained it only lowered it. I could be wrong. Haven't heard of anyone catching eyes lately. Heard
    some say they caught some years ago.

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    RE: Howard Eaton resivoir report 2010/02/23 09:04:53 (permalink)
    where are the stup feilds
    area 3 and 4?
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    RE: Howard Eaton resivoir report 2010/02/23 14:30:25 (permalink)
    on the back side by the dam look close at bings pic you'll understand if you've fished there before.
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    RE: Howard Eaton resivoir report 2010/02/23 17:28:37 (permalink)
    As I recall they were inspecting the breastwork with an expensive underwater camera.  The guy lost it, they hired a diver who couldn't find it.  Lowered the water till they could find the **** thing.
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    RE: Howard Eaton resivoir report 2010/02/23 17:35:02 (permalink)
    Yep thats it, I sure hope those crappies come back, man they are fun to catch. I know it just hasnt been the same since the drain down.
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    RE: Howard Eaton resivoir report 2010/02/24 09:05:45 (permalink)
    well there are a **** ton of little ones
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    RE: Howard Eaton resivoir report 2010/02/24 10:35:34 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: wooly bully

    As I recall they were inspecting the breastwork with an expensive underwater camera.  The guy lost it, they hired a diver who couldn't find it.  Lowered the water till they could find the **** thing.


    That's the story I heard as well. I guess the camera cost $30-40k...how'd you like to be the guy that loses that?
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    RE: Howard Eaton resivoir report 2010/02/24 10:46:47 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Bogeyjoker


    ORIGINAL: wooly bully

    As I recall they were inspecting the breastwork with an expensive underwater camera.  The guy lost it, they hired a diver who couldn't find it.  Lowered the water till they could find the **** thing.


    That's the story I heard as well. I guess the camera cost $30-40k...how'd you like to be the guy that loses that?


    wonder why they wouldnt have tied a rope or some braided line to that camera as a safety precaution?

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    RE: Howard Eaton resivoir report 2010/02/24 16:04:08 (permalink)
    It was not dropped in the water, it was used to inspect the outflow of the dam and got stuck in the pipe.
    post edited by scaremypsu - 2010/02/24 16:05:27
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