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i was just wondering what everybody's favorite place to go fishing was and what type of cover there is there.

mine is falls lake in the triangle area... my favorite place on falls lake is upper barton creek... all there is up there is submerged timber at 5-25 feet deep... and there's rip-rap right as you enter the creek... it's not really a creek though... it's where the actual barton creek enters falls lake.  great place to fish spinnerbaits all through the submerged timber, and crankbaits around the rip-rap and in the channel... flukes and trick worms on the shallower end... lots of hydrilla closer to the creek too :D

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I generally fish the Tennessee River below Pickwick Dam, but sometimes the lake itself. The water is stained and good fishing is always dependent on current. I get over to a couple of clear lakes in Arkansas which are much prettier but the fishing isn't nearly as good. I guess my favorite lake is Bull Shoals but I really like Quachita and Beaver, too.

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Favortie lakes are Texoma, Eufaula (Oklahoma), McGee Creek! Possium Kingdom before the fish kill! (Texas)

Hey Roadwarrior one of the guys that guides here on Texoma guides during the winter on Beaver for Huge stripers! His name is Chris Caldwell!

I'm dying to go and stick a big striper up there!

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January '04 I caught my personal best on Beaver, 37 lbs. Maybe we could hook up and hire your friend! I'm told the best striper fishing on Beaver is late fall and into January. Let me know what he thinks and maybe we can plan a trip.

The best striper fishing on the Tennessee River is right now!

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I'll definitely talk with him. I'll try and make it a point to go down to the marina Saturday if he's working and talk with him. I know they've pull some huge stripers there.

I think he fishes there after our fall run thru Jan. or Feb.  Our fall run usually dies down about the 2nd weekend in November!

Here's a link to his website!

http://day-fishing.com/dayfishing/default.asp

From the 2 picks of Beaver that I can see it looks like sometime other than winter!

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I fish Perkey in the winter /early spring for bass, Lake-of-the-Pines in spring and summer, Tyler East because it's so close.  But there is a list to chose from. I am in Texas also.  

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I wish i could fish the bass machine areas were you guyss are, but i am in Washington and fish Long Lake most often. It is 390 acres and its deepest is twenty feet, average of 8 feet and it has lots of vegitation and plenty of docks. and a little bit of wood cover, water clarity in spring is clear/stained (3  ft.)

summer it becomes stained and it stays stained until fall.

I just love that lake, for some reason i do not know why.

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RW & Skeeter-

When I went striper fishing on Beaver Lake in Feb we were told it was hit or miss that time of year. The guide had called us a few days before we were planning on going and said he had gotten a few so he told us to come on down. Well I guess the bite turned off real quick because we didn't get a thing, and he said most all of the striper guides on the lake reported no fish either. I think that time of year is all about the big ones and not numbers. I'd love to get down there in the summer, I guess the topwater fishing for striper can be unbelievable.

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As for my favorite place to fish, it's tough to beat some of the fly in lakes in Canada for Pike.  For pure numbers of bass I can't beat the 7 acre lake in my backyard, not too much structure and due to us only practicing catch and release the fish density is amazing.  On an average night I'll easily reel in 50 bass in a few hours.  As for public water I enjoy Grand Lake in Oklahoma and Lacygne Lake an hour south of KC.

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My favorite lake would have to be Shafer Lake in Monticellio Indiana.

It's full of docks and rip-rap with a few bridges mixed in. It had some stumps and some blow downs but the docks seem to be the key to the big stringers of bass.

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well I think bassmaster named my favorite place/lake to fish now that I hear of something worth fishing.  

btw, did u mean barton or burton?

I have no favorite place to fish. well, this pond by the house, but the lady is old and don't really remember me at the moment, so I haven't bothered to ask.

I need somewhere to fish that I can GET TOO! lol, d**n, I gotta go fishin.. been a few days and I got the fever......... (er, I went for about 45 mins today, but that don't count)

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RW & Skeeter-

When I went striper fishing on Beaver Lake in Feb we were told it was hit or miss that time of year. The guide had called us a few days before we were planning on going and said he had gotten a few so he told us to come on down. Well I guess the bite turned off real quick because we didn't get a thing, and he said most all of the striper guides on the lake reported no fish either. I think that time of year is all about the big ones and not numbers. I'd love to get down there in the summer, I guess the topwater fishing for striper can be unbelievable.

I've always heard Beaver was more of a big fish lake than it was a numbers lake. That's why I want to go there. I'm looking for that one bite to get a 25lb plus.

As for numbers I'll just stay here on Texoma. They don't call it the Striper Capitol of the World for nothing. During late April thru early July you'll catch more fish before 8:00 a.m. than most people will catch all year. Literally will have a limit in the first 45 minutes and will catch and release til we run out of bait and we'll be back home before lunch! The rest of the summer it's great topwater action.

So if you want numbers come to Texoma, if you want a big fish then don't come here because chances are you won't get one and a big striper here is 15 to 18 pounds with the occasional 20lber!

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IT DOESN'T MATTER!

Anywhere from a golf course pond to a major reservior. On my boat or walking the bank. Rain or shine. Even if the bite is slow.

IT DOESN'T MATTER!

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I fish a state lake in south Miss.I like the shallow(2-5 ft.)flats.They are stump infested and thick with grass.There are 2 long,winding ditches running through them.There are many techniques that you can use.

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Whatever water my line is in at the time. I have no favorates. As long as there is fish there I am happy.

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i was just wondering what everybody's favorite place to go fishing was and what type of cover there is there.

mine is falls lake in the triangle area... my favorite place on falls lake is upper barton creek... all there is up there is submerged timber at 5-25 feet deep... and there's rip-rap right as you enter the creek... it's not really a creek though... it's where the actual barton creek enters falls lake. great place to fish spinnerbaits all through the submerged timber, and crankbaits around the rip-rap and in the channel... flukes and trick worms on the shallower end... lots of hydrilla closer to the creek too :D

Hey bassmaster that's my old home turf there. I used to put my Bass Hunter in at Upper Barton and fish back up the creek where the big boats couldn't go. My favorite was Beaver Dam, though I haven't been there in 4 or 5 years now, since I moved down east.

The best fishing I ever had in the area was Lake Michie, Durham's old reservoir in Bahama. Do they still open it for fishing?

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Hey ENC,

Glad to hear you're from NC too!

Me and bassmaster fish almost everyday together and yeah have been to lake Michie on several occasions....wasn't that good about  3yrs ago when we had that drought but it is picking back up...I fish Little River Reservoir now and man its a great area to catch a double digit bass its one of a kind! ;D

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man i never did have much luck at Michie... me and my dad always went up to falls... we would either go up to barton creek or ledge rock.  excellent places to fish, and around rollingview marina at that island... there's that point that faces the bridge that runs straight down into the channel... love fishing there with a crankbait.

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