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love2fish4ever

In one of your posts you mentioned you live on Kelly/Dudley, With the pike regulation (release all under 30") for quite a few years now. You would think that the lake would be loaded with decent ones, I don't find this to be true at all, just a few small ones. This goes for the bass too. Do you know if there are any number of decent fish & they are more elusive because of the clarity, depth & massive amounts of cover? I experieced this on Reeds too (also regulated) fish here & there but not what you would expect with regs in place, providing people abide by them.

Input from anyone else?

Thanks, L2f

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Matt C

They are in here wink.gif I pulled a 33"er a few weeks ago jigging for crappies.

I personally have had better luck on the Kelly side (boat launch) with a big ole sucker minnow and a bobber, off the deep hole where the weeds come up to the south, in about 8 to 14 FOW. I have also caught a few large bass this way...which kinda of surprised me.

On the Dudley side, left of the channel, I have 2 favorite spots, and have done very well for pike n bass. Next time you come out to this lake, give me a shout, I'd be happy to show you a few things about these lakes.

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I wanted to thank you for you're reply & invite, we did get over there before I read you're reply & did have some fun. Got a really nice bass a short distance from the access & as I landed it I heard a noise & it was some people sitting on their deck watching the fight clapping. I showed the fish & let i swim. In the course of the evening we caught two more bass & 3 pike nothing big, but fun. I did have one on that felt very respectable, but it got off, ah well, another day. I'll post when we come again.

Thanks again, L2f

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Matt C

Glad to hear you did OK. Landings been full this week/weekend..I'm sure some lurkers tried to come out and find the spots. Give me a shout next time ya come up, and I'll be happy to show ya the real hot spots smile.gif

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french_lake_kid

I dont get that lake 1 bit! confused.gif Fished it yesterday and today in the morn. never hooked up once. Went to roberds and had a blast though. smile.gif Wont be back on K.D. till hard-water. crazy.gif Saw a monster gar though... shocked.gif that was pretty cool!

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love2fish4ever

My son & I went to Roberds a few weeks ago & I couldn't believe there was no sign if the grass island there!! No old stubble or new emerging sticking up at all. Nothing going on that day there. So what were you having a blast with? L2f

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french_lake_kid

Bass in the docks like no other! Average was around 16". Had 3 about 19". A few on a chatterbait. Lost the biggest bass of my life in a tree. frown.gif We had 1 dock that produced 8 fish! Close to a 30 fish day. Amazing day overall. smile.gif except the sunburn...

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love2fish4ever
shocked.gif Wow! That was a great day! Great job! They sure did a nice job on that access, I saw that for the first time when we were over there. L2f

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