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On ‎1‎/‎27‎/‎2018 at 4:52 PM, 2tall79 said:

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.

I have to second that!  I just moved to Boise Idaho and I freakin live like 40 minutes away from the Snake River!  There is a dam 40 minutes away and access to more isolated stretches of the river.  Amazing fishery, multiple species. 

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I love the big O down in clewiston, but i think if i fished it everyday i would miss the arkansas river. not gonna catch a ten pounder, but it changes daily(heck hourly) based on the flow. Its like fishing a new body of water every time out. I never get bored of it. never fished the st johns, maybe that would be best of both worlds.

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Mississippi River.  It has everything except where I live I have to deal with ice.

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28 minutes ago, Hawkeye21 said:

Mississippi River.  It has everything except where I live I have to deal with ice.

lol you need to try it down south about a thousand miles :)

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5 hours ago, ThatredneckguyJamie said:

lol you need to try it down south about a thousand miles :)

 

The fishing is great here though.  I can't live in the south, I need my seasons even though winter sucks.

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I would go for either Ten Mile or Tahkenitch lake on the southern Oregon coast.

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It would have to be Mille Lacs here in MN. Trophy smallmouth, walleye, northern pike, and Muskie. Plus I could still get my ice fishing in in the Winter. So many great fishing opportunities in that lake.

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Good subject. I am a multi species fisherman who enjoys to travel to fish so I do not have 1 specific location as my favorite place to fish. I have a lifetime ahead of me so I plan on traveling the world to catch the fish on my bucket list. 

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I like it just fine right where I am.

 

Of the two lake I fish regularly (Silver and Conesus), I think I like Conesus a hair bit better. Maybe because I fish Silver 10x's as much during the course of a season due to how close I am to it. But I also seem to have fewer "bad" days on Conesus. 

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I would choose LOTW on the canadian side. I have been to okeechobee LM fishing and it was fun and the water so different than what Im used to, but Im a walleye/crappie guy at heart and this lake has literally endless opportunities. Plus, in the winters I could ice fish. Oh, and the smallmouth fishing can be spectacular too. I could also deer hunt a little bit and Iowa isn't too far away if I would be so lucky to get a tag there.

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I lived in this apartment complex for about 2 years. It was my ex’s, moved in with her. There were two ponds on the property. 

 

They defied all rules and reason of an ecosystem. 

 

The only 2 fish in the pond were laregemouth bass, and bluegill. I could not take my kids fishing and expect to fish. I would hook a worm, and before I had a chance to grab my rod- “dad, I caught a fish, get it off”. 

 

When I fished alone, I found there were bass that would grow to sizes they certainly should not in a “puddle” that was not half the size of a football field. I don’t dare utter the weight of my biggest for fear of being labeled a liar. 

 

I still I’ll make the occasional trip, on Saturday and Sundays, when the office is closed. They favor frog type offerings the most. 

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On 2/1/2018 at 3:21 PM, TimberTodd said:

I would go for either Ten Mile or Tahkenitch lake on the southern Oregon coast.

My wife would move to Florence in a second. 

I think i'll hang out right here.

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Clearlake. I was fortunate enough to take a few trips there when I started bass fishing.

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On 1/27/2018 at 5:06 AM, Bluebasser86 said:

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. 

Agreed x 1000, even more so after catching my first musky in 2017 and first wiper over 20 inches. Both are very violent fish in their own way. I had caught pike before and thought a muskie would be basically the same but I was w-r-o-n-g there. It's a thrilling experience for those who haven't done it. There is no doubt what it is when they strike. 

 

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15 hours ago, 323Walter said:

Agreed x 1000, even more so after catching my first musky in 2017 and first wiper over 20 inches. Both are very violent fish in their own way. I had caught pike before and thought a muskie would be basically the same but I was w-r-o-n-g there. It's a thrilling experience for those who haven't done it. There is no doubt what it is when they strike. 

 

Ah the fish of 10,000 casts.  Have never caught one when I was specifically fishing for them but they are always following my cranks to the boat when I don't want them.  Boy are they fun to watch in the water.

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Well, that changes based on the point of view for me. Best fishery? Surgeon Bay. Most fished waters? Chippewa River right at home. Favorite overall is tough to say because I have so many favorite experiences, memories and days on the water. The fishery may change, but certain days stand out for me.

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On 2/3/2018 at 11:28 PM, Smalls said:

I lived in this apartment complex for about 2 years. It was my ex’s, moved in with her. There were two ponds on the property. 

 

They defied all rules and reason of an ecosystem. 

 

The only 2 fish in the pond were laregemouth bass, and bluegill. I could not take my kids fishing and expect to fish. I would hook a worm, and before I had a chance to grab my rod- “dad, I caught a fish, get it off”. 

 

When I fished alone, I found there were bass that would grow to sizes they certainly should not in a “puddle” that was not half the size of a football field. I don’t dare utter the weight of my biggest for fear of being labeled a liar. 

 

I still I’ll make the occasional trip, on Saturday and Sundays, when the office is closed. They favor frog type offerings the most. 

I've caught 6+ LMB out of a puddle an acre and a half that seemed devoid of all life. You would see the occasional stir from a turtle swimming off, but other than that, no activity. The only fish seem to be redbreast sunfish and LMB. Retention ponds are another thing in itself

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There’s a spring fed little body of water where if you step out on a rock cropping out six feet above the waters edge you can see big bass all over the place. I tossed a few baits and got no action. When a sunfish hit my rebel bumble bee as I was reeling it in a big bass from the other side of the place headed over to eat it. As I pulled the sunfish out of the water the bass swam by me. This place is hidden in the woods you have to hike there. 

 

this tells me bigger bass eat sunfish. They want a meal not a snack.

 

funny I meet a dad with his kid at Walmart. The dad was bragging how the kid catches big bass 10lb +. The place is in his neighborhood. I knew where he was talking about. That’s the spot I said above. I told him the main road to get there his jaw dropped.

On 2/8/2018 at 10:15 AM, 323Walter said:

Agreed x 1000, even more so after catching my first musky in 2017 and first wiper over 20 inches. Both are very violent fish in their own way. I had caught pike before and thought a muskie would be basically the same but I was w-r-o-n-g there. It's a thrilling experience for those who haven't done it. There is no doubt what it is when they strike. 

 

I have caught 29”, 30”, 32” big chain pickerel. What a fight. I was warned they will bite us. I caught a 15” pickerel who swallowed my crankbait and tried to bite me while I tried to remove the crankbait.

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Falcon for sure. If you don't catch 100 bass a day, you ain't trying. 

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On ‎1‎/‎28‎/‎2018 at 8:42 AM, DINK WHISPERER said:

Big O.... I'm 20 min away.

20 min away?  I just flipped you off from my work desk in Cincinnati Ohio.  I am very jealous. HAHA

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Home Lake is a private lake on family land.  53 acres of bass fishing heaven.  It is a 3 hour drive and I would live there if I could, but I take frequent trips and my new job gets me down that way a lot more.  I've caught several 5+ pound bass and I know there have been 8 lbers caught there in the past....I'm hoping they've continued to grow.  I regularly catch 3+ lbers whenever I go and I've been managing it for bass growth.  They are looking very plump this year!  Just had the place 3 years now.  

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Table Rock Lake

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On 1/27/2018 at 6:31 AM, 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.

A golf course pond. My uncle fishes on one and catches about 10 per hour on average. 

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