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03-27-2016, 03:12 PM
Annual Collins lake camping trip came along. And fishing was good not great but can't complain.
Thursday got a few bass fishing rubber worms like robos http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160327/98688a3b3055cbcd818e15a986a68c46.jpg
Friday morning trolled 7- 11 for 8 or so trout I think with my little cousin. Biggest was 4 lbs.

Evening troll from 5-6 got us a few trout and lots of bass

The sunset top water sessions both Friday and Saturday scored the best bass fishing for us. Averaging like 10 blow ups for 20 minutes of fishing.

Sat morning stuff slowed down with one trout landed from 7-10 and dink bass. Evening was better with a few trout landed and some more bass.

Vis was 2-3 still stained. Lake is full and everything is green. Love this lake, clean campgrounds, good ice cream, fun fishing, and nice lakeside rv sites.

Not too many pics since I didn't really carry around my fone.http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160327/69e4dcbf45170689f59ba421888e7e1b.jpg average size trout http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160327/493656247db5df04e6a882fb9247682b.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160327/c30ca95625966ca9736f5799db6b7e4d.jpgmy dad with some chunky bass.

Oh btw anyone know a good windshield repair ? http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160327/72d49c72919de2fae8ce5a60e19d4bdb.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160327/01a99d4efdf3624c799566df2414fc2d.jpg my punk cousin busted the window with his sling shot while we had the boat beached by the site.

Like I said fishing wasn't hot but it was till good enough for me. Nice weather couldn't get much better along with good scenery. Nice little switch up from delta stripes but I'm back now ready to get some this week!

03-27-2016, 03:34 PM
Sounds like a good get away with the family. And even got some good numbers of fish. Good job

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03-27-2016, 04:14 PM
Thanks! Almost forgot to mention all trout were caught trolling 2-2.5 on rapalas and other minnow imitations. Best one was fire tiger j-7

03-27-2016, 04:38 PM
Now I know which boat you were in. Yeh I did see you over and over. Congratulations you guys did way better than we did. Next time I drive in front of you yell. That early pass by the dam was way too crowded for us.

03-27-2016, 08:01 PM
Now I know which boat you were in. Yeh I did see you over and over. Congratulations you guys did way better than we did. Next time I drive in front of you yell. That early pass by the dam was way too crowded for us.

Oh man I know it was a mad house by the dam. Not even that good of fishing Imo. Way better on the other side towards the cove and power lines, more hold overs too

03-27-2016, 08:54 PM
Looks like a fun trip with some nice fish, so good on ya, Brick.

Too bad about the windshield though.


03-27-2016, 09:38 PM
Went fishing Saturday, 03.27.16 as well. Just trolled most of the lake and landed only two fish (Bass & Trout) and lost a few and lures stuck on unseen tree stumps. I also agree that the Dam seemed like a hot spot for fishing but it wasn't as good as it looks. A lot of people shore fishing and a lot of boat traffic going in and out of the area.

By all means, it was my family's first time out to Collins Lake so not bad for our first time. I am definitely coming back out soon. I used Shad color Rapalas (Only lures that actually received most of the actions)


03-27-2016, 11:06 PM
I've never had luck at the dam in the morning and usually avoid it because of the crowds. It seems 90% of boats head there straight from the ramp. Evening trolls are a different story. The east shoreline across the lake from the ramp and beach stays out of the sun the longest and tends to produce best at first light for trout. Never targeted bass there but caught plenty trolling, usually West Bank south of ramp and north headed up to the bridge.

For trout, fire tiger or gold and black Rapalas. Although, last fall gold with fluorescent red was bringing in the big fish.

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