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If you could only fish and/or live on one  water body you've already fished , where would it be and why ? Doesn't count if you've never fished it.

I Know it's hard to pinpoint just one , so let's do one or two.

An example would be the water body you would choose to retire on if you could.

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Theres a small lake of 6000 acres in northern  Missouri called Thomas hill reservoir .  I have simply had better luck on that lake than any other lake .

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As much as I love bass fishing, I couldn't go without having a wide variety of species available to me because I'm still very much multispecies guy. Of the places that I've actually fished that I think I could fish forever and never get bored, I'd have to go with Beaver Lake and Table Rock a close 1 and 2 and I'm not really sure which is which. 

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Uhh! That's a hard one!

 

Toledo Bend Reservoir!

 

Why? The bass fishing capital of the world!

 

190,000 surface acres with 1,200 miles of shoreline!

 

Ya can fish any type of structure, in any type of cover, with any technique & catch!

 

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Easiest Question Ever~

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2 hours ago, A-Jay said:

Easiest Question Ever~ 

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A-Jay

 

Before I read your response, my thought was “what an easy question” for anyone who has made the trip. 

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3 minutes ago, Jar11591 said:

 

Before I read your response, my thought was “what an easy question” for anyone who has made the trip. 

I'm with ya ~ while that place is 'one of a kind' (for green bass), I could have just as easily noted one of the semi-insane brown bass factories I get to frequent at this local - nothing wrong with flying under the radar though. 

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A-Jay

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Sturgeon Bay or KY Lake. Sturgeon Bay because of the trophy potential, not only with bass but walleye, perch, musky, pike, salmon, and brown trout. The scenery is beautiful. There is something very humbling about fishing a body of water that you cannot see the opposite shoreline, and has the potential swallow you up in an instant. The downside is the winters and, having to pick and choose your windows of opportunity to fish based on the wind. KY Lake because of consistency. I have fished a myriad of lakes in the south/southeast, some multiple times, and KY Lake has never disappointed me.  

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3 hours ago, N Florida Mike said:

If you could only fish and/or live on one  water body you've already fished , where would it be and why ? Doesn't count if you've never fished it.

I Know it's hard to pinpoint just one , so let's do one or two.

An example would be the water body you would choose to retire on if you could.

I’m already there Mike, I get fish the Delta all year long! Lake Okeechobee is my other pick cause it’s the only other place that fits the criteria.

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Toledo Bend

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By far the Everglades Conservation areas, once the water drops.  You could easily catch over 100 bass in a four hour trip, with a bunch of 4's and 5's in the mix.  It can get crazy once the dry season returns, its not there yet but it is coming.  They need to stop pumping water south from Okeechobee, and go back to a normal water cycle.

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scatter my ashes on Lake Davidson 

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Good topic although I haven't traveled enough to have a good answer. As of now I would have to say lake Seminole

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Most of the lakes I fish locally are like fishing in a cereal bowl.  Several years ago I made the 6 hour drive to the Snake River in the South Eastern portion of our state and loved it.   Not only is it a world class smallmouth fishery but for the first time I was fishing ledges, current breaks, eddies, submerged foundations, creek channels, inside and outside bends.  In other words I was fishing structure that I read about here daily.

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Okeechobee........... 2nd. place Stick Marsh....

 

because that's where the fish are

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Oh man, there's plenty of tiny lakes around here that I love fishing but of all the places I've ever gotten a line wet if I was forced to stick with one I'd have to go St. Lawrence River.

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Do I have to pick since I already live there?

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First two that popped into my head were Table Rock and Lake of the Ozarks.

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Topics that start out..If you could only pick one..... kinda bug me because, there is no real world reason why you would be forced to fish only one lake. Forgive me, but I'm going to answer this my way. The most beautiful lake I've ever fished would be Lake Vermilion, MN. Having a home there would be nice, but the best fishing there only happens for a few weeks out of the year, and the winters there are literally the worst in the lower 48 states, so there is no way I'd retire and spend the rest of my life there. 

My favorite fishing comes from the Menominee River on the border of Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Absolutely great, world class, fishing for smallies in shallow water from ice out to around mid October. The summers are so mild you barely need air conditioning so It's a great place to have a summer home. But like Minnesota, the winters pretty much suck. I'd have to be a snow bird, spending winters in Florida and summers on the Menominee. I've never fished in Florida in the winter so I have no idea where I'd fish and stay in Southern Florida. 

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I'd have to say Toledo Bend Reservoir. Although I've only fished there once in my life and it was at a pretty dangerous time with lake force winds it was the greatest experience I've had on any body of water. The scenery is beautiful and the bass were biting. Hoping to get back there very soon. 😎

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OMG.....used to think the California Delta was my favorite....I so did love it but it has been a long time now since I have been back.  The Columbia River was amazing....Oh my gosh...no people and tons of smallies during the week.  But the winter with its waves and cold.....NOT.  I want to fish 365 if I can...especially since my body seems to voice it's concerns once in awhile now.  I now live in Tennessee and everyday is a new adventure with amazing opportunities.  I'd like to stay here and learn a new favorite.  Right now...hmmmm.....Watts bar could be one of my favorites...especially if I could live on the water ....and Norris....no not Norris...winters are awesome...summers have a bazillion beer drinking pontoon boats.  Think I would take Chick for a second lake.....but still looking.  So little time...so many lakes.

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Charleston Lake, Ontario

Good fishing, great scenery and friendly people

Close enough to Brockville, Ontario for shopping and dining

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Vail Lake — Temecula, California. Fished there only once as a kid with my dad. Loved that place - not sure what it’s status is now. One of the few fishing trips I went on with my dad. 

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Umm, honestly, I would probably choose the middle Gasconade River drainage in Missouri. There's so much quality water within an hour radius of your home base at Devils Elbow (3 miles up the Big Piney from the G'Nade). 

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