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Does anyone in the Northwest Ms and Memphis Tn area know if Lake View on Hwy 61 Boat ramp is still open to the public. I was told that a hunting club had bought it and that you had to be a member in order to use the boat ramp. I used to fish there alot back in the 90's .

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Unfortunatly, that is correct. The old bait store was destroyed in that flood a few years back and the land belongs to the private club. There is no public launch as of now. I wrote a few few govt. officials and did receive responses. Seems the club wont give up any land for the state to provide a launch except at a very high price that they will not pay

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Ok thank for verifing that for me. I used to fish there alot back in the 90's.

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On 1/18/2016 at 4:27 PM, Nealxb2003 said:

What's more frustrating.....they bought it with your money.....

http://www.fedspending.org/faads/faads.php?recip_id=638794&detail=-1

 

That is really sad.  I obviously already knew that it had been closed to the public for a few years now, but if it was funded w tax dollars that is truly appalling. 

I grew up fishing that lake as a kid.  My grandfather grazed cattle on the levee about 4-5 miles west of where the old bait shop was, so we had a little private lake access there, I can't even guess how many hours we spent fishing (and hunting) there. This was just west of the neck-down area in the section everyone used to call Mud Lake.  That thing was loaded w Bream and nice bass, you could run all the way to the Miss River from there too.  I still love fishing cypress trees more than just about anything except maybe willows :) 

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I used to love fishing there too. I could all ways catch fish there. My son had a blast with his ultra light and fish the opening of the neckdown area for Bream.

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Those neckdowns can be great.  A lot of the oxbows have them, whenever you get a little wind or current running through there the bass will school pretty good.  You can flat hammer them in spots like that with wtd or buzzbaits and stuff like that if you hit it right!

My grandpa used to have this old fly rod with an automatic reel on it.  He would just use a little bream cork and a cricket with no weight, and he could roll cast that thing anywhere he wanted in those trees.  He probably caught several truck beds worth of bream on that thing in his lifetime, we had a lot of fun over there in those cypress trees :) 

All the way down the lake on the far west end (way past the neckdown) you would hit a gravel road, across the road there was a little borrow pit they dug out while building the levee.  It's actually connected to the lake by a small culvert and of course it is all connected when the water is up too.  Anyway, we used to keep a jon boat over there, he and some friends had a hunting lease on the property.  That little pit was so full of crappie, I've never seen anything else like it.  We used to throw this little jig called a cutie-pie.  It was a lead head with a little prop on the front end and a hair body tied on the hook, with a curly grub trailer we added.  If the wind blew you could destroy crappie on that thing over there, just cast and retrieve. 

here's a pic of one:

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