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Well I had a nice long well thought out report, but the site screwed up and erased the whole thing. Then it would only show one or two pics, so I had to load them up one at a time. So here is the condensed version. Action wasn't as fast as before, the weather was much calmer, but I caught 21 bass, 12 were 16" or bigger. I caught them on squarebills and lipless cranks fished around vegetation. I fished from 12:30-4:30. I also met Pharticus at the boat launch which was cool. The end.
















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(This post was edited by gstott on Aug 7, 2012, 11:23 PM)

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DANG NICE TRIP! (where is the drooling emoticon!)
Keep your gunpowder dry, your hooks in the water, and your booger hook off the bang switch. ><>J

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That's a pile of fish good job.

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Nice j bro! Is it possible to launch a boat or is it too low?




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Yeah, it was good to put a face with the name. We ended up faring much better that afternoon (and the next day... and this morning) on Lamont and Johnson. Ended up having an epic fish fry. Burned through multiple packages of the worms I ended up striking gold with! Fun stuff.

catmaster23 wrote:
Nice j bro! Is it possible to launch a boat or is it too low?

I dropped my trailer off the end of the ramp. If your trailer can take it and your vehicle can yank it, you're good. If not, better wait 'til 2013...

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Re: [gstott] Another Bass Fishing Excursion In reply to
That's certainly what I'd define as "fun"

Nice work!

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Re: [catmaster23] Another Bass Fishing Excursion In reply to
You can still launch a boat for a little while anyway. There's a few feet of ramp in the water.


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Glad to hear you got into some fish. Did you get into some nice panfish? I need to do a trip with fish tacos in mind pretty soon.


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(This post was edited by gstott on Aug 8, 2012, 5:35 PM)

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Thanks everybody. I've been really fortunate with the bass there lately.


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I love how the fish there will be washed out with a faint strip, or washed out with a really dark strip, then you get the ones like your firs pic that are almost black. Here's a couple more examples




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They definitely have some interesting color patterns. The first one I got was way washed out, and I figured they would all be like that as the water is pea green and murky right now. I was surprised to get such a variety, especially that really green one.


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gstott wrote:
Did you get into some nice panfish?

Nope. Over an evening, a full day, and a morning, we boated almost 200 fish. Probably 70% were LMB. The panfish we caught worth talking about were a pair of 10" perch out of Lamont and a pair of ??8"?? bluegill.

Otherwise it was all 11-14" LMB with a handful of of Johnson that were at 15".

Not a single BIG fish (though there was a near miss @ Johnson with a tiger muskie when two poles had frantic bluegill on their lines) - but good fillet-size bass.

Went through around $25 of soft plastics in the process. lol

Fun note: as we filleted, I examined stomachs. There was one 12" bass with an 8" plastic lizard in it! And other than that, those that had discernible evidence of food in them were ALL filled with dragonfly.
(This post was edited by Pharticus on Aug 9, 2012, 5:14 PM)

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Well, they've gotten a little bigger in those ponds since I last fished there. It's probably good to thin a few of those little guys out.

I was out in Minnesota in June and had a fish tear my Tiki Stick off my line. Later that evening I was fishing with a popper and caught a little 12" smallie and it puked up my Tiki Stick from before. I took it back and caught some more fish on it.

Another time I caught a bass at Weston that was 11.5". I decided to keep it to add to the perch I had caught, and while it was in my basket, it threw up a 7" plastic worm and a mouse.

That's not surprising that they were eating dragon fly nymphs. As I was leaving on Monday, I drove through a bunch of adult dragonflies, and I thought that I should bring a fly rod next time and try fishing a dragon fly nymph imitation. Maybe I will.

How were the water levels and clarity at those ponds?


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gstott wrote:
How were the water levels and clarity at those ponds?
Lamont has that almost teal-colored hue to it, and with my glasses I can see about 3.5-4.5' down. Johnson is pretty clear (though I swear it was murkier on day 2 - perhaps an algae bloom about to explode) - I could probably see down about 5-6'...

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That's good to hear. I may venture over to one if I get sick of the pea soup, though so far I'm doing pretty well in the slurry.


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(This post was edited by gstott on Aug 12, 2012, 12:20 AM)