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Autumn, Bluegills, Crappies, John Rasmussen, panfish, Tungsten Jigs, zoo plankton -

Bright autumn leaves stirred from the lake bluffs like fresh threshed grains caught on a strong wind, dance wildly then reluctantly scatter. Below, a splendid spectacle of fluorescent scarlet and golden yellow now blankets the same still shallows, where not long ago, we were pitching floats and small jigs into pockets in the green weeds. Like these small, floating vessels of brilliance, and the vast fields of aquatic vegetation, and like those relentless deer flies, the water temperature has now too fallen. The great fall is upon us, and where the water has cooled into the low fifties, a temperature...

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