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Returned this evening from our annual RayBob buddy fish. I left Thursday morning got on the lake about 1:00. Lake was still up a couple/three feet. Looked totally different to me. Had a great trip and much fun was had and even a few fish were caught ;)

Day 1 we found Bass on beds and in the short grass. I am sure there are other ways to fish the lake but I am a plastic pitching fool so we target pitched deep into the brush, goodie bush and flooded cedars It was a lot of fun- but as you know a lot of casts per fish. Day 1 was our best numbers wise. 9 fish boated and several that came unbuttoned and quite a fish we just saw but didn't stick. We found a few bass on beds and mananged both of those 1 ate right off the bat on the Grandebass Mutant and #2 we worked on for about 45 minutes (with a break)- after 8 changes she ended up eating a Manns hard nose lizard - the one with the chartruse head. Fishing bedded bass IMO can be challanging and addictive! Largest 6.1

That evening/night we had a big front roll through - I will add that ran into Danny Golden (RayBob guide) several times on land and water and he was very supportive and generous with information. I appreciated it alot and if I ever have the extra money - I will fish with him someday! Great guy.

Day 2 - was COLD with some wind. I wiped ice off my boat in the twilight and was in full cold weather battle gear. Far cry from shorts and t-shirts the day before. Danny said he thought the bass would stick short and we found several fish up there and a few in 4' of water. Still tough day - boated 7 - largest 5.7

Day 3 - AWESOME DAY - light wind - sunny (a little cool in the am) - I couldn't find the fish shallow - found them deepr in 4-5 of water. Pitched any cover I could see and then some I couldn't :). Fish were hard to come by again! Boated 7 - largest 5.11

Day 4 - Today - fished sun up till 1:00 in the afternoon. Maybe one of the best days I have had on the lake. Caught fish right off the bat - by 9:30 I had a 5, some shorts and an 8.11 in the boat! -my best Ray Roberts fish! She didn't have the big belly but she was really looooong. Ended the day at 1:00 after fishing for a bedded fish off and on for an hour - finally got her to eat a little tiki monkey. It was quite satisfying!

Home in Wichita by 7:00 pm wanting more...lots more ;D Daddy Likey Ray Roberts!

That's the trip in a nutshell minus KU dominated last night, a few beers after fishing and - my purchase at the local Fina station - you will see it on my nogin for a couple of these pictures.

Let me just say - don't hate the player - hate the game!

My boat partner's best day 2 fish:

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We caught quite a few of these:

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The Bed fish I spent a loooong time on:

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Miss 8.11 - HU$TLER

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All in all a great trip with a dash of everything. If you have a chance to fish this lake give it a try. It's a good lake with some big fish and lots of trees :)

Like a little fork minus the people.

Happy Releasing!

H.G.

As always - free that fighter!

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rock on HG!!!!!!  cool pix and post.  great fish.  i know you are stoked. :)

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the hustler was hot!  I lived in that area before it was impounded....  it's one of my favorites. the old trestle bridges and stock tanks and creek beds are still there.... 8-)

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Great report!!! Sounds like you guys had a blast. I made it out to RR Saturday for about 4 hours. Got one @ 5-14 flipping shallow brush. Looks like it was a bad weekend for some. Careflight was at the ramp when I came in Saturday and then I heard there was a drowning Sunday. big

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I am heading down to visit with kin in Sanger in July the week of the 4th and was wanting to hit Ray Roberts, my uncle only lives about 10-15 minutes away from it.  I was thinkin of draggin my boat along but with gas prices the way they are and I will only be able to hit the water maybe one or two days I don't know if it would be worth it.  

Now what's it gonna cost to get one of you guys to take me out and let's stick some of those Texas pigs.  :)  Or is there any kind of bass boat rentals, or is it all pontoon?

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Thanks guys - was pretty stoked when I drilled that 8!  

Beast - I don't know if there are boats to rent - only one marina on the lake - I am sure with a little I-net work you can find it (I doubt they rent boats because I have never seen one when down there).  

The lake has some good bass. 4's and 5's are fairly common and they go up from there.  

Let me know if you are going to drag your boat down and I will PM you with some info to help you.  It's a big lake with tons of tree's and NO boat lanes cut or marked.  

H.G.

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I have tried finding some boat rentals and all I can come up with is pontoons.  

No lanes cut or marked, that is spectacular Texas was really on top of this one wasn't they.  Wait a sec this is an Army C.O.E. lake isn't it?  That would explain it.  ::)

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Very nice fish and man what a good looking lake.  I would love to visit that body of water.  Stickups and brush everywhere.  I would be right at home.  ;)

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