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Cast and blast: Cast part

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We did OK on the cast portion of a cast and blast day at Rend Lake this morning.


Todd Gessner displays two of the better crappie we caught in a couple hours this morning.

Last week, the Todd of Todd Gessner Outdoors called to see if I was up for doubling up on fishing and hunting on opening day of dove season. And I was.

So far the crappie fishing is in. We mainly talked, we had some catching up to do. But we managed to pop about a dozen crappie jigging plastics by cribs between talking.

The dove hunting will be late this afternoon. and I can't wait.

Todd figures the combo of fishing and dove hunting should last about three weeks or so, if the weather and doves cooperate.

Todd may be contacted at (618) 513-0520 or

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