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Favorite bass fishing lake?
Just wondering where everyone's favorite place or places to fish for largies or smallies are? I have never fished Sand Hollow but I here it's an awesome bass fishery. Anyone want to share their favorites? I like Utah Lake but was curious about what everyone else thinks.

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Re: [T-Bone30] Favorite bass fishing lake? In reply to
The California delta because Tyler is going to catch a 10 lber there :)

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Re: [T-Bone30] Favorite bass fishing lake? In reply to
Mantua and Utah Lake for Large Mouth Bass. There are a few ponds that are fun too!

For LARGE Mouths I hear Sand Hollow is the bomb.I never drive that far for them.

For Small mouth bass I like Pineview but East Canyon is closer to SLC but they are smaller. Jordanellle I hear is good too but the consumption advisory stops me from going there.

Deer Creek has both but they are small. Not to say the lunkers are not out there though.



-TDT (AKA Spike's Pike)

"Like you were gonna marry a carp and put in a tank or something, let it wear a pink dress, and have coffee and conversations with it." - harlin
(This post was edited by TyeDyeTwins on Mar 5, 2012, 9:46 PM)

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Re: [T-Bone30] Favorite bass fishing lake? In reply to
Quail Creek, Sand Hollow, Pelican Lake, and Lake Powell.
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Re: [TyeDyeTwins] Favorite bass fishing lake? In reply to
there are a few toads in there but far and few bteween. at east canyon




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Re: [Jazzperch1] Favorite bass fishing lake? In reply to
Jazzperch1 wrote:
there are a few toads in there but far and few bteween. at east canyon

Agreed.

I ment to say anywhere I said they were small there are a few big ones in there. Just the average SMB at East Canyon likes to think they are big. Still fun for me as those SMBs are tasty!



-TDT (AKA Spike's Pike)

"Like you were gonna marry a carp and put in a tank or something, let it wear a pink dress, and have coffee and conversations with it." - harlin

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Re: [TyeDyeTwins] Favorite bass fishing lake? In reply to
thats one of the only lakes i hit in the spring when the bass and the crappie come up in the brush. it can be on fire if you hit it wit good timing. we should fish there when the ice comes off. but last year there it was drained empty when the fish move up there, but it was cool to see all the structure they hang on when the water is up. do you float tube or have a boat?




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Re: [T-Bone30] Favorite bass fishing lake? In reply to
Lake Powell, Jordanelle and Mantua

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Re: [TyeDyeTwins] Favorite bass fishing lake? In reply to
Sand hollow is a largemouth fishery... however mine are definitley utah lake, Lake Powell, and Deer Creek.
Stay thirsty my friends ;)

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Jazzperch1 wrote:
thats one of the only lakes i hit in the spring when the bass and the crappie come up in the brush. it can be on fire if you hit it wit good timing. we should fish there when the ice comes off. but last year there it was drained empty when the fish move up there, but it was cool to see all the structure they hang on when the water is up. do you float tube or have a boat?

I have a motorless pontoon. How about you? I fish East Canyon when the road opens up from the Parley's way and I do just as well from shore. WAY less miles from SLC coming through parleys canyon. With the light winter I hope the road opens early. Still if ya can get me Crappie I will go the long way for that. I did well mid summer like July/August for bass. We should fish together. I am always wiling to meet members and fish.


Whoops ha ha largies in Sand Hollow my bad. I went there to windsurf when the place was filling up many years ago and there was no fish to speak of. The place rose really fast day by day! In fact my dads sail broke and he was the 1st rescue of that place. He could have made it in himself but the rangers were just eager to bust out their boat.



-TDT (AKA Spike's Pike)

"Like you were gonna marry a carp and put in a tank or something, let it wear a pink dress, and have coffee and conversations with it." - harlin

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Re: [T-Bone30] Favorite bass fishing lake? In reply to
Deer Creek and Pellican for me.
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Re: [T-Bone30] Favorite bass fishing lake? In reply to
Any lake that has them really. More of a bass hugger myself so its really more about the species than anything. And there are too many good places here in Utah for me to play favorites on lakes.

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Re: [T-Bone30] Favorite bass fishing lake? In reply to
Mantua is great for Largemouth Bass of all sizes. For Smallmouth Bass it is pretty easy to hook em at East Canyon...although there is not much size to the majority of them. Rockport can be good during the spawn...but they are few and far inbetween as well as hard to find.


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      Catching some bass action is on my to do list for the year. I had never caught a bass till we went to Hyrum a few weeks ago. Well maybe I can't quite cross them off my to catch list yet, as the LMB I caught was only 3 inches! What a dink! But for as small as he was, sure knew I had something feisty on my line when my jig was in the hole. Now, I just gotta catch a bass of some substance.
This post gave me some places to go to and try in order to accomplish one of my fishing goals. What would ya'll recommend in the way of lures and Baits for bass?






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Re: [FishinDoll] Favorite bass fishing lake? In reply to
I would suggest a jig and curly tail grub for starting out. 1/8 ounce to 3/8 oz with a 3"-6 "grub. Cast towards the shore and retrieve. I also like the rapala x rap. Hope that helps a little.

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Re: [FishinDoll] Favorite bass fishing lake? In reply to
Plastics rigged texas style works well everywhere.
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Re: [T-Bone30] Favorite bass fishing lake? In reply to
  Pelican is my favorite place for largies. Not the biggest fish but the structure allows me to play with all my favorite toys-Frogs, frogs and pitching in the junk.


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Re: [fsh4fun05] Favorite bass fishing lake? In reply to
My favorite is just across the border near Preston. Condie res. is managed as a trophy lake with a 2 fish over 20" limit. That thing is plumb full of 18" largies. What a blast.

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Re: [UVUbass] Favorite bass fishing lake? In reply to
I would love to catch a 10 lber, but i'll take anything i can get!

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Re: [CVfisher] Favorite bass fishing lake? In reply to
Condie an ALL those other lakes up there we're gonna hit! Can't wait to explore the wet waters!

Haven't seen Newton on the list. Seen some toad from both there and Hyrum. Sightfishing the spawn - was a great experience at Mantua a few years back.

Have got into both LM and SM bass on the Bear river, and seen some nice ones found in Cutler.
Met my first Willard smallie last year.

Baits: all the worms - texas, carolina, wacky rigged - lots of the cutter-bugs from Maniac, tubes...
I did find I was getting lots of dinks (LOTS) at Hyrum one time, then I stepped up from a jig/worm to a flatbody cranch bait in a perch pattern - casting right up to shore - and BAM got hit by some bigger ones.

Used to love playing topwater as a kid. Poppers, frogs - other floating temptations. That's a fun hit when they smack the surface!

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Re: [TyeDyeTwins] Favorite bass fishing lake? In reply to
TyeDyeTwins wrote:
For Small Mouths I hear Sand Hollow is the bomb. I never drive that far for them. .

Sand Hollow does not have small mouth in it....only Florida strain Largemouth and bluegill FYI.

-Rich

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Re: [richyd4u] Favorite bass fishing lake? In reply to
Living in Southern UT, may go-to lakes are Quail, SH, & LP. Quail for size, SH for numbers, LP for both.

-Rich

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Re: [richyd4u] Favorite bass fishing lake? In reply to
I will second Sand Hollow. Only fished it once, but it was great fun. Easily sight fished with a fly rod while wading, and the water is clear and warm. I am looking forward to a trip down there asap.

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Re: [T-Bone30] Favorite bass fishing lake? In reply to
I like Pineview personally.. i always seem to have good luck there, motly smaller ones but i get some 3-4 lbs every few trips i go... crankbaits towards shore and retrieve out, along the weeds or platsic worms along rock bottoms... Mantua ive caught alot but never anything worth keeping.. but ive heard they are there, favorite place for top water, scum frogs kill it there for me.. hope this was helpful

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Jordanelle.....smallies




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