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so superspook and i went out yesterday morning to Lake Frederick.   Got there at 6 and noticed that the bait shop didnt open till 8 so we couldnt rent a boat so we worked the shore to the left and around to the first cove until 8 had 1 bite in 2 hours.  After we got our boat we flipped brush hogs in the 14ft tall grass they have everywhere and only managed to pull 1 2lber out of there.  we must have tried everything from cranks, jerks, different plastics, spinners, jigs, shakey heads, sinkos wacky rigged and only pull that 1 fish from 6am to 130pm.  this lake is by far the hardest lake ive ever fished and there were a crap ton of boats in the water...and lots and lots of tall grass probably wont go there again until the water is much warmer and in the middle of the week when billy bob and his 20 cousins dont have there boats in the water.  

Anyone else having any luck at this lake this year? or is it a lost cause?

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aw shucks, billy bob was out there?!  :D I told him to give me a calll!

Sorry no info on frederick. i just couldn't resist responding. but i am interested in it though!

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                   From the guys I talked to about it, it seems kinda Burke Lake-ish.    Big fish and over fished.

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                   From the guys I talked to about it, it seems kinda Burke Lake-ish.    Big fish and over fished.

that's exactly what I thought the time I went.

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I kayak fish Lake Fredrick several times a month because it is close.  It is very tough fishing but there are some very big fish in the lake.  In the spring Bandit 200s and 300s and Rapala DTs work OK.  In the summer the weeds are amazingly long and the water gets very clear.  I only catch fish on trick worms and senkos worked very very slowly, and sometimes in the middle of the week on DTs.  I want to give Ikas and Lake Fork Shads a try this year.  I have heard that the drop shot technique works well here, but from a Kayak that is pretty much impossible.  

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Lake Frederick is definitely tough to fish,  i'm there about 4 or 5 times a week bank fishing and most days I go without a bite.    I've tried everything from soft plastics to cranks and spinnerbaits and the only luck i've had was by drop shotting some creature baits.   Other than that it's usually skunk city  :P  

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Lake Frederick is definitely tough to fish,  i'm there about 4 or 5 times a week bank fishing and most days I go without a bite.    I've tried everything from soft plastics to cranks and spinnerbaits and the only luck i've had was by drop shotting some creature baits.   Other than that it's usually skunk city  :P  

place is over fished for sure....

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Hardest lake in the area to fish in my humble opinion, but it's close so I fish it all the time.

I've only had a chance to fish once this year and I pulled a 6# out on a watermelon senko, but it's tough going once the grass gets too tall!

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So from what I am reading ya'll it seems like ya'll wanna give up on this lake. If anyone would like to go there let me know I have never been fishing at this lake but what the h*** I'll give any lake a try! I like the challenge and I can not stand getting skunked but it gives me a reason to keep fishing as long as I possibly can!!!!

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Sounds like an invite to me haha Unfortunatley I have the rest of the week pretty much booked up but in 2 weeks I will have a good amount of time off and Id love to try it out if you want.

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Nitro, just let me know when you want to go.  I have another comp day that I need to take before the end of the month.

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Anytime someone would like to fish Lake Frederick and I'm in town I'm all over it.  I have a boat and love to go, I just don't always have a fishin' buddy.

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Mine is a 17' Xpress.

I know the lake reasonably well, but I still learn something new every time I hit it.  The late thermally stratifies once the weather gets hot and the bass suspend in open water for most of the day.  They're hard as hell to get at that point and they're usually suspended over relatively deep water.

There are several beaver dams that are good busy work for those times of day though, and the frog bite is a blast in the morning and evening over the grass mats.

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What is your schedule like?  PM me and we'll figure something out.  I've been running around on the river lately, I can use the motor and the breeze is nice.   :D

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