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Saw this lake on the map and wondered if it would be worth the while.  Read that it has smallmouth.  So, anyone fish this place?  Whats it like?

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I've fished it and can verify that it has smallies and some nice largemouth.  I've only every been on it once, but it was a good time.  Not many people know about it as it is definitely off the beaten path.

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Thanks KS.  Ill have to check it out when the ice comes off.  Does it have alot of vegetation, rock, timber?  Google maps doesnt show much, maybe a couple docks here and there

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This the little oxbow lake up the Lewis and Clark village? Hard to imagine that thing having smallies in it but I've seen them turn up in stranger places. 

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The couple that we caught weren't very big.  Honestly if you are looking for a big smallmouth you should fish Wyco Lake.  I fish that lake 3 or 4 evenings every week after work and I'm confident there is a state record in there.  It's produced 6+ pound fish.

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12 hours ago, KansasSkeeter said:

The couple that we caught weren't very big.  Honestly if you are looking for a big smallmouth you should fish Wyco Lake.  I fish that lake 3 or 4 evenings every week after work and I'm confident there is a state record in there.  It's produced 6+ pound fish.

Wyco has kicked out 6+lb smallies? I know the lake record use to be 5.60 something but didn't know it bumped up over 6. I've heard it's been good since the weeds got in there. I'd like to fish it again but it's an hour drive to Wyco or half that to La Cygne for me, not a hard decision. Melvern is about the same drive as Wyco if I want smallmouth. Fished it a ton when I lived in Piper though.

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Wyco last year was on fire and as long as the grass stays I can only imagine that it will continue to be.   The smallies are HARD to find, but when you do it is generally a good one.  What is weird about it is that 3 or 4 years ago the smallie numbers were better with folks catching big ones now and again.  Now it isn't as much of a numbers lake as it is producing big fish all around.  I'd go out in the evenings this summer and fish deep grass edges.  I'd be out there for two hours or so and if I didn't have a 4+ largemouth it was disappointing.  I know of a couple of guys throwing the A-rig who caught several largies over 6 this spring, but the lake really doesnt turn on until the heat of the summer when they get predictable on certain spots.

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I always found the lake to fish much better during the cold water months and then was much more difficult during the heat of the summer but maybe that has changed with the grass getting in there. I haven't fished it since November '15, but I did catch a keeper smallmouth that day.

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sweeet!!! Guess Ill have go up there and give it a shot.  Thanks for the reply

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