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fat fish
11-06-2014, 09:00 PM
Wow the water is low. Backup only.
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Scratched out four fatties in 5 hours. Wiggle and spin hoochies tipped w a crawler behind flashers did the trick. They wanted a faster speed today. Got a double and landed both.

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Great weather and very light pressure. I think I saw nets flying on every boat. Some had one or a few and one couple had seven at 1:30 when I left.

salmonid
11-06-2014, 09:02 PM
Good looking fish. Hope it fills up soon, but good to know the fishing is still decent.

Congrats on the double!

Captain Compassion
11-06-2014, 09:08 PM
Nice Jeff. Glad you got out. Lake could certainly use a little more water. Nice double.

CC

Jfitalia
11-07-2014, 04:30 AM
Do you need 4 wheel drive to launch

Grncrestliner
11-07-2014, 05:51 AM
You do not need 4-wheel drive to launch but a few 2-wheel drive vehicles struggle. The problem they are having is they stop part way up the ramp and then spin the tires in an effort to get going again. Slow and easy if you stop works great and the tires will not spin. 90% of the boaters have no problems. The biggest issue is being able to back straight and then as you enter the water keeping your truck and trailer on a narrow metal launching surface. You need to back in a little further than some ramps because it is a shallower area but I have not had to get my feet wet to get in and out of the truck. I have told everyone that I fish with that I will do all of the driving and they can just hold the rope. Normally I get in the boat and let others back me in and then they go get my trailer at the end of the day but not now. Easy for them because it is a LONG walk. A person with a smaller boat and trailer will have no issues. I have not used 4-wheel drive and I see no reason to. You cannot park on the launch ramp road so there is no reason to drive to the water unless you are offloading gear or launching a boat. I have had trucks drive down the road while I was trying to drive up and all they do is go partway down then try to turn around or back up the ramp. You need to make sure there are no cars down the road before you back down because there are few places wide enough to pass on the ramp.
I have not tried for trout but I do see others trolling and I see the occasional net flying. I have also seen a few fish caught from the bank. The bass are feeding on shad and if you locate them you can do well.
John

Jfitalia
11-07-2014, 05:53 AM
Thanks man. I have a short little suv (RNP please insert short joke here). So the shallow ramps tend to be a pain for me.

Grncrestliner
11-07-2014, 06:04 AM
I doubt you would have an issue but I have not seen your set up. When I drive my boat on my trailer the dock is so close to the metal ramp that I just step off my bumper to the dock (I might have longer legs than you). My truck door is way above the water line so getting in and out of the truck is easy.
When are you thinking about going?
John

fat fish
11-07-2014, 06:37 AM
Here's themetal grate thingy. No mud is a +.
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Jfitalia
11-07-2014, 07:00 AM
I doubt you would have an issue but I have not seen your set up. When I drive my boat on my trailer the dock is so close to the metal ramp that I just step off my bumper to the dock (I might have longer legs than you). My truck door is way above the water line so getting in and out of the truck is easy.
When are you thinking about going?
John
I'm hoping in the next 2 weeks. I'm having some issues installing a new bow stop and winch on my trailer.