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  • Avatarskunkriversmally
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    I have private old pit that I fish, I usually will target bass in the 6-8 ft range during the day, I look for humps and piles of rocks and use flukes and rattlin rapalas. When the sun starts going down ill target the shallows with Texas rigs and poppers

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    in reply to: Ada Hayden #1606175

    You guys wouldn’t believe how good the crappie fishing used to be. My grandfather knew a guy who worked at the gravel company and we used to be able to fish there with him before it was open to the public. We would get hundreds and hundreds of 12-16 inchers. It was awesome for the first 2 years as well. The crappie bite was great and so was the bass. Its quite simple why it sucks now. Everyone and their brother kept every fish they caught. Doesn’t help stocking trout and wipers either. Stupid move.

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    in reply to: Don Williams #1606177

    Quote by: flex2win

    Bass/Crappie/Walleye coming from South end of the lake, down by the dam.

    Did they stock walleyes back in there? I remember catching a ton of decent eyes in the spring of 06 in the upper part of the lake. I didn’t hear anything about more walleyes put after the drainage of the lake a few years back

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    in reply to: Don Williams #1606178

    Quote by: flex2win

    Bass/Crappie/Walleye coming from South end of the lake, down by the dam.

    Did they stock walleyes back in there? I remember catching a ton of decent eyes in the spring of 06 in the upper part of the lake. I didn’t hear anything about more walleyes put after the drainage of the lake a few years back

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    in reply to: Ada Hayden #1606452

    No. Ada Hayden is a terrible fishing location. I gave up last year, decided against my will to try it a couple times last week and all I caught was 10 inch bass and a couple small gills. Go across the street to the river.

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    in reply to: DSM River #1606477

    I ended up casting around for a couple hours. Got 2 smaller whites and had a giant wiper on, but couldn’t get him in. Had to of been 10 pounds. I was using my light action pole and 4 pound test and couldn’t keep up with him in the current. Going back out tomorrow

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    in reply to: Blue Heron #1609209

    Quote by: bigA

    talked to a guy last week that said he caught quite a few nice crappies…mentioned a couple were 18+ inches which seems like a stretch since that would be close to state record size, so I am guessing his measurement may have been off a tad.

    I call B.S on any crappie over 12″ there

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    in reply to: Brushy Creek #1609211

    I’ve caught 90% of my walleyes there on 1/8 ounce jigs tipped with a minnow… Also that setup accounts for 90% of my snags also lol

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    in reply to: Brushy Creek #1609212

    Try somewhere else.. lol. Kidding, but not kidding kind of.. Brushy is a very hard lake to figure out and even when you think you have figured it out, you get skunked… It seems like one out of 5 trips I will do OK there and here and there I will have a really good day.. A good place to start would be the east side, fish the coves for the crappie.. I’ve caught walleyes in the coves as well this time of year too. Below the spillway is sometimes good as well, if there is a good amount of water coming over, I would give that a try.. Down there has to be the best odds to catch a muskie anywhere around here.. Good luck!

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    Went to a hotspot from previous years today in boone county and got a total of ZERO. All I got today was a higher chance of Lyme disease… I couldn’t believe it, not one single one. I filled grocery bags a couple times the last 2 years. That string of cold weather a week ago has really messed things up. I thought after the recent rain and 85 degrees yesterday, the would be poppin! Trying again in a couple days…

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    Thanks for the responses guys, i took her to the trout stocking a couple years ago at petocka and she had a blast! I’ve always wanted to try badger creek, I’ve heard of some pretty good bass coming out of there. Looking to get her into some crappies, does badger have a pretty good panfish population of decent size?

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    in reply to: Too early??? #1611151

    Let us know how you do! i had alot of fun at blue heron a couple years ago, i was actually catching a decent crappie in between about 10 small ones, this year i heard that they are all TINY! i have heard there is good catfish in there.. i got a good 5-6 pounder the other day on liver at a local pond in ames!

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    that sounds like a lot of fun! how is the fishing there? i have always wanted to fish there but its a bit of a drive for me!

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    in reply to: Hickory Grove #1611726

    7-8 years ago it was excellent, now its FAIR at best! I would be more inclined to go to other places in the area before that, even though the options are not wonderful. Don Williams could be on the rebound this year, Big Creek can be okay, below big creek spillway can be A REAL good crappie spawn location on the right day! I would definitely not bank on catching crappie at Hickory Grove

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    in reply to: More River Eyes! #1611859

    Woah… that took a solid amount of time to read that whole convo. Those guys bashing you on here are the NASTY hillbillies with the zebco push button reels, big, loud rusted out trucks with a confederate flag in the back window that think they are fisherman and they couldn’t catch crabs from their 20 dollar hooker cousin. They more than likely have some crappy 10 dollar an hour “job” and go home to their trailer to their 6’4 248 pound wives. Grow up you inbred, hillbilly morons.

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