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Hey all, I was wondering if anyone had any recent reports on Holey Land Water Management. It's been a while since I last went (on boat) and got skunked. I am considering going on foot tomorrow. Maybe fish the lake. Anyone have info on it? Water levels? 

 

Thanks

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Went out to Holey Land Water Management Area to the lake there on Monday. It was a nice day early then it got windy from the SE which made it difficult to fish and had me driving around a bit to find areas that had the wind to my back.
Unfortunately I was land locked and though there is plenty of bank to fish out there the grass was very high in many places.

Pictures of my preparations:
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Morning:
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Water clarity...extra clear:
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Oh that's right I have a sunfish. :) my bps finally had a few. So I got one.

First fish came on the spinner bait after throwing the sunfish for a while and not getting a bite. It was a little guy but it broke my skunking.
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Then I tied on a *** jig in a bluegill color and threw that around after a while of catching nothing on the spinner bait. I got a hit on the jig swimming it but failed to set the hook properly.

At this point I was switching rods after working an area with the jig I would work it with the spinner bait.
Eventually my send fish came in the spinner bait again after pumping some pads and reeling over a pad as soon as it hit the water I got the hit but I wasn't sure if it was the pad or a fish. I swept the Rod anyways and it was a fish.
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My third fish was also small and was in the canal instead of the lake. Also on the spinnerbait

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My back was hurting and I ran out of area to fish that wasn't facing the wind so I called it quits.

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Holey land is all about current.  Find some current from one of the many pump stations and big fish will hang around in close proximity.  The place totally changes when the pumps are on.

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18 hours ago, geo g said:

Holey land is all about current.  Find some current from one of the many pump stations and big fish will hang around in close proximity.  The place totally changes when the pumps are on.

Yeah George I hadn't been there in a while and with no boat I just needed some bank to fish.

I have been going to a couple of Weston ponds but haven't really been getting anything worth bragging about.

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When things really get tough , down size and slow down.  Target the drop offs and depth changes. Works for me often in Weston.

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14 hours ago, geo g said:

When things really get tough , down size and slow down.  Target the drop offs and depth changes. Works for me often in Weston.

That is good advice. I have been working the 4 inch senko again after a long hiatus. I also work the uvibe slow from time to time.

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give you a secret to Holey Lands.. don't fish the big lake.. the main canal has been producing as of late as well as the others depending how far you want to drive in and what kind of adventure youre looking for.. ive been there 3 times the last week and caught 10-20 fish every time.. biggest one was around 4lbs.. target lilly pad patches.. single out small patches and cast on them.. I use a lot of Senkos there and never had a problem catching fish

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Thanks for the advice dalde ! I have never fished that far west. When I went the grass was pretty high out there and the area next to the canal was very muddy there were even some big ditches made by a car or truck that may have been stuck so I didn't want to get my mustang in there. The dirt road goes a long way. I drove down it for a while till I got tired lol. I'll probably be out there tomorrow on the boat. Maybe give that canal a try.

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Yeah I drive a lifted chevy so I go wayyyyyy back in there lol good luck! 

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On 1/18/2016 at 11:57 AM, Dalde003 said:

im heading out there again today ill let yall know how I do

How did it go?

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30 minutes ago, soflabasser said:

How did it go?

It went really good.. got out there around 3 it was kind of chilly and the wind really didn't help but the wind ended up dying down around 430 and I was able to cast on my spots pretty good.. I went with a buddy of mine and he caught around 12 fish biggest was 3lb. I caught around 18 with nothing to write home about. Still looking for the big bass there but had a lot of fun and caught a ton of fish. Water was low where I was at. Fished with senkos all day.. tried a few drop shot rigs and got nothing on them. Senkos with no weight rigged like a regular worm seems to do the trick there. Didn't try any hard baits, thought about it though lol

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9 minutes ago, Dalde003 said:

It went really good.. got out there around 3 it was kind of chilly and the wind really didn't help but the wind ended up dying down around 430 and I was able to cast on my spots pretty good.. I went with a buddy of mine and he caught around 12 fish biggest was 3lb. I caught around 18 with nothing to write home about. Still looking for the big bass there but had a lot of fun and caught a ton of fish. Water was low where I was at. Fished with senkos all day.. tried a few drop shot rigs and got nothing on them. Senkos with no wait rigged like a regular worm seems to do the trick there. Didn't try any hard baits, thought about it though lol

Thank you for the report!That area is a great place to fish.Have fished there a couple times and always ended up catching a good amount of bass.Might go there again when the wind calms down a bit.

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Thanks for the report! Wish I could have fished sounds like a pretty good day even though there weren't any giant fish. 

Last year I was fishing off the boat ramp tossed a sticko to the outskirts of the pads, felt a tick, set the hook and it was like setting on a brick wall. The line moved into the pads and I fought the fish for a moment before he wrapped around the pads and popped my hook loose. 

That was before I had learned a few tricks, and before I was using braid out in the glades. I am sure that fish was solid. 

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Quick update.. Went out there yesterday afternoon and they had every single pump flowing into the main and the Miami canal.. you would think this would be good news because I thought so too... the water was moving really fast and I couldn't even cast a bait without it dragging it down the canal.. I tried everything from worms with weights to crank baits and swim baits and that was the first time I got skunked out there lol.. I saw a few other people fishing also from shore and on boat and nobody caught a thing in the afternoon.. good luck 

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1 hour ago, Dalde003 said:

Quick update.. Went out there yesterday afternoon and they had every single pump flowing into the main and the Miami canal.. you would think this would be good news because I thought so too... the water was moving really fast and I couldn't even cast a bait without it dragging it down the canal.. I tried everything from worms with weights to crank baits and swim baits and that was the first time I got skunked out there lol.. I saw a few other people fishing also from shore and on boat and nobody caught a thing in the afternoon.. good luck 

Went out yesterday in the boat.  Two of us caught 20 from 7:00-2:00 most from the north wall of the big lakes.  Sorry to here about your day.

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6 hours ago, Dalde003 said:

Quick update.. Went out there yesterday afternoon and they had every single pump flowing into the main and the Miami canal.. you would think this would be good news because I thought so too... the water was moving really fast and I couldn't even cast a bait without it dragging it down the canal.. I tried everything from worms with weights to crank baits and swim baits and that was the first time I got skunked out there lol.. I saw a few other people fishing also from shore and on boat and nobody caught a thing in the afternoon.. good luck 

Hey... I was out there in the afternoon too!!  I had the same results as you unfortunately. Lol!!  I was in the little tracker on the big lake West of the bridge. What boat were you? They weren't that many boats out there so I must have seen you. 

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2 hours ago, BassinLou said:

Hey... I was out there in the afternoon too!!  I had the same results as you unfortunately. Lol!!  I was in the little tracker on the big lake West of the bridge. What boat were you? They weren't that many boats out there so I must have seen you. 

I was on land! were you with another guy? a boat trolled past me around sunset by the bridge that connects the big lake tot he canal.. big silver truck.. lol

7 hours ago, geo g said:

Went out yesterday in the boat.  Two of us caught 20 from 7:00-2:00 most from the north wall of the big lakes.  Sorry to here about your day.

that's usually how it goes for me.. just one of those days.. I think I had bad timing I couldn't get anything to bite.. every now and then id feel a gar try to take off with my bait but that's it.. we'll get em next time!

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Have not had a chance to get out there in a while... anybody else? any luck? how bad is the water movement? Thanks

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