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        After seeing Ron post up his PB the other day, it looks like I'm going to hit Mercer in the morning. I lost a MASSIVE bass and went back a week later and I caught my largest of 07 almost to the day of Ron's PB. My luck of catching larger fish lately may pay off. So day break tomorrow it is.

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Good luck Rob, I hope you catch a a hawg.  I want to see a picture if you get one.  They were hitting crankbaits for me Wednesday however they may have moved to the back of the lake.  I didn't catch any Thursday or Friday on the crankbaits.  I saw a guy in a canoe catch a couple of hawgs over at the stump field the last couple of times I was there (Thursday & Friday).  He was nailing them on a black jig with a trailer, I don't know what kind of trailer because I wasn't close enough to make out what it was.  The water was pretty clear the other day however with the rain I am sure it will be stained tomorrow.  I would meet you there but Jay and I are launching the boat on Burke Lake in the morning.  Once again, good luck.

Ron

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    Ron, I got a new phone and it takes great pictures. Where do I get the hardware to down load it?

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I just send mine from my phone (via cell phone service), buy my service covers sending text and pictures..  If you can't do that then go to the carrier that you bought the phone from (i.e. Verizon, Sprint, AT&T etc.).  Let me know how you make out today.

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Ron, it was a dinkfest. Finished with 11, 10 came on a Kanami Flash in blk with blue flakes and one on a spinnerbait. All but one about the size of my hand and the one about 1/2 a pound. I was the only angler at Mercer.

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You weren't the only angler - I was there but I had similar luck as you even though I was there nice and early. I caught a couple of largeish smallmouth and 1 small largemouth on the mepps, but enjoyed the lake and being outside. The stumps seemed really shallow to me at the back and I was worried about getting hung up all the time. I'll probably go back with some texas worms next time.

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Catspit, unless I REALLY overlooked something, there are no smallmouth at Mercer.

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  I never saw another angler and I was there from 6:25A.M. until 12 P.M................... Oh and Dan is correct about the smallies.........

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yeah, I was pretty sure about that but didn't want to say anything for certain and get caught with my foot in my mouth.

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I'll take the foot in the mouth for you then :) Looks like I'm still learning the differences between the species out here, sorry about that. Also sorry our paths didn't cross as I'd certainly appreciate talking to someone with local experience to learn a bit more.

Did you not see the family fishing from the boat? Looked like the place to be, although now I'm worried I was at the wrong lake. .

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  I stand corrected, there was a guy with his 2 boys. But, that was'nt fishing. That was struggling.... ;) . With that kind of wind and no help paddling, that had to suck. I guess catspit was there. But where?

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I can imagine that must have been brutal out in a canoe.  My boat got blown around quite a bit today due to the wind gusts.

Rob, was the water stained at Mercer?

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hey guys I was wondering if there was a place i could launch my jon boat. I had taken a lap walk around the lake last year and didn't see anything, walked that one road but just looked like a maintenance road and the gate at the front of it was locked off. I guess a canoe or kayak is the only boat you can fish out of at mercer?

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You can launch a jon boat if you can carry it to the lake.  I would use a canoe if I had the opportunity,

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So where is the best place to park when bank fishing Mercer? I looked on findlakes, but didn't see a good parking spot. I see Lake Mercer Park listed just off of Bressingham Drive, but there doesn't look to be any parking there, just private houses.

I'd be coming down 7100 to Hooes Rd. (I think). Is there anywhere to park off of Jeffry Farm Rd.?

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just park on the gravel lot off the shoulder of Hooes Rd and walk through the gate. The Dam is but a short walk away.

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i have yet to check out mercer i might go tomorrow morning and see what all the fuss is about, recommend any spots? or is it small enough to fish the whole thing?

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You would have to walk a few miles if you were going to walk all the way around the lake. I have walked around it a few times, it takes a few hours with stopping here and there at different spots. Good luck and let us know how you do. Post up pictures if you catch any. I would probably work the stump field that is where the warmer water is.  Oh yeah,   to the forum Knownfactor.

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You would have to walk a few miles if you were going to walk all the way around the lake.  I have walked around it a few times, it takes a few hours with stopping here and there at different spots.  Good luck and let us know how you do.  Post up pictures if you catch any.  I would probably work the stump field that is where the warmer water is.  Oh yeah,   to the forum Knownfactor.

Thanks! ill check it out...

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Rt123 to Hooes Road or Rt132 to Silverbook to Hooes Road. There is a small dirt parking lot on Hooes Road.

Ron

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Ron, the water had it's normal tint except for the stump area which was tinted/muddy.

As for parking, I have always parked off of Wagon Trail Lane off of Huntsman. It's a walk, but it's flat and you see alot of deer and fox. It's puts me on the side/end of where I like to fish.

The guy in the boat last Sunday was in a jon and he had a set of wheels for it. I have put a canoe in there before and fished the stumps until I was blue in the face. I hooked a monster but never got a look at it, around the stump she went and "snap" end of story.

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