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A little History on my "secret" lake

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Little bit of history on the hidden lake. Will add pics to post of my fish and some others. I have seen 45lb sacks outta this place so incredible. I started fishing these two lakes about 3.5 years ago now. Heard from a buddy that I met out here in Arizona about this lake that nobody catches fish smaller than 5lbs so of course I had to go. Back then mighta saw 2 other boats over a weekend if that. But I was told forget everything you know about bass when u come here. Everything looks so fishy but only 5-6 areas hold fish. Roughly 200 maybe a little more  acres between the two lakes. What I showed up to was 2 old rock quarry that were abandoned and a small river flowing into them. We launch the boat and of course I'm like let's fish here let's fish there. Typical bass areas. Buddy told me no. We need to hit such and such areas. Boy was he right! First 5 minutes I had a 5.15lbr. I was hooked to this lake after that. Of course I tried other techniques like flipping the millionsof reeds and mats. Not a bite. Topwater same thing. Unheard of someone catching a topwater fish here. Literally the only baits that catch fish consistently is a deep crank, spinnerbait, lipless or a squarebill. Other than that I can think if prob 10 guys that refuse to use thise baits and fish the ONLY areas these fish hang out in and they have never caught a bass here. 

 

The bad is that when I started fishing here it was a high traffic area for drug dealings, shootings, robberies etc. I personally have been shot at out there and I could tell ya a hundred stories about others. Place was scary not gonna lie. Never seen anything like it for fishing or crimes. Buuuuuut a guy named Richard recently in the last year bought the property and has in turn turned the lake into an amazing "private" fishery. Cleaned up the trash, crack houses gated off the roads and now no gun shots, no criminals, no illegal netting by the hundreds of bass and cats or whatever , the bass fishing was starting to decline. But now the west lake is coming back already in the last year. Richard stocked 3k bass and they already have reached 15" and we are moving bass over from east lake to west lake. Because they will be mining and closing down east lake. Already 10+lbrs have been caught in west lake now and plenty of 5-8s. So there it is a very short if u can believe it history of the pit. The main bass forage are tilapia and shad. Its insane the water erupting with bait fish in the mornings once spring hits. Its no wonder these bass are so big. I added a few pics lol but I coulda added a ton more from the few guys that fished there with me. Ive heard stories from the old timers that have fished there 20 years ago and the stories are insane. But I'm happy that richard bought the place and turning into something nice! More boat traffic now since he went online with it and its promoted but its all good lol. 

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Cool post! I’ve only fished it once and it was for channel cats from shore. It was a couple years ago and I heard gun shots all around me. It was such a sketchy experience that I haven’t been back since. 

 

But, these posts lately have this hidden lake back on the radar. I pray that this gem will remain “hidden” and that the internet doesn’t spotlight this place for the poachers and people who do not practice safe catch-and-release. Personally, I discovered it by exploring Google Earth. I’ll take my kayak this month and follow your tips. Trust me, your secret is safe with me. I’m a vault. We haven’t met yet In person but I’m really stoked for you that you’ve had such amazing success!

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21 minutes ago, Dorado said:

Cool post! I’ve only fished it once and it was for channel cats from shore. It was a couple years ago and I heard gun shots all around me. It was such a sketchy experience that I haven’t been back since. 

 

But, these posts lately have this hidden lake back on the radar. I pray that this gem will remain “hidden” and that the internet doesn’t spotlight this place for the poachers and people who do not practice safe catch-and-release. Personally, I discovered it by exploring Google Earth. I’ll take my kayak this month and follow your tips. Trust me, your secret is safe with me. I’m a vault. We haven’t met yet In person but I’m really stoked for you that you’ve had such amazing success!

Dont gotta worry bout the poachers any more. Richard has game and fish on board, he has ran em off and I have been out there every Monday for the last 2 months almost pretty heavily and have heard maybe 2 gun shots and that was from the fields way to the east. haven't seen poachers in a year either. It is way better now. And ya its gotten blown up since Richard promoted it online. Which is his right since he is making a business out of it. they have a fb page and website and Instagram too I believe. so its gonna happen but Camping, events, music, pay to fish, etc. So its all good. I would rather have that than have to worry about taking a stray bullet out there. Or having my vehicle broken into or other worse things. 

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hahahahaha for real A jay thats how it used to be! 

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Thanks for the heads up and background again. You seriously saved me a road trip. I’ll book an RSVP first. Bookmarked the website. 

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4 hours ago, A-Jay said:

 

 

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Does this come in a floatation style, you know, two birds one stone

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I have a sweet spot along the river. Bass love to sit in this little cove just outside the current. Easy to corner baitfish in the pocket. 

 

  It’s in a pretty... rough part of Detroit. I move and park my car any time I move more than 25 feet down the bank. 

 

And there certainly aint bass like that! 

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Thank you for sharing your story.

 

Keep the location a secret.

 

Fantastic catches. Keep it up and post those pics for us to enjoy.

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A couple of those bass are so fat they look like they could burst.

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3 hours ago, Sam said:

Thank you for sharing your story.

 

Keep the location a secret.

 

Fantastic catches. Keep it up and post those pics for us to enjoy.

Kinda hard now that it went mainstream lol. Like i saud Richard bought the place so now he is promoting it hard. Which he should be it us a business. And he turned it around big time! 

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