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Bass on Nest

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Not looking for GPS coordinates or anything but would like a little help in locating or a few tips on what works best.. Will be there the 2nd weekend in Aug for my club tourney.. all 6 or 7 boats we have lol

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Good Luck!!!!!! They're in the lake but in AUGUST?????????? Bad Scheduling. Hope for bad weather then fish with the Toad!!!! Eh, eh.

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I was going to say the same thing. Tough lake in august. Fish deep weedlines, and stay away from the islands.

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thanks for the info,but I have to ask why am i staying away from the islands?? I know one Island has access to deep water pretty fast and was thinking it could hold a few fish because of a transistion area

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bassmasher,most of property owners on north side have or are putting boats and pontoons on trailers because of draught.

Seems that lake has again dropped several feet in depth,and on side we live by it is second year in a row that neighbors have been forced to load unload and reload etc to be boating.

Havent seen the weed cutter move very much and know one resort owner on south side that has moved docks and lifts three times this season.

Inlet end is dry with geese and 3 to 4 foot weeds,grasses growing above ground[silt].

You may want to check out lake and determine what these changes make for fishing before your tourney.

Landing on west end might be diffucult for boats on bunk trailers.

Ray of hope,panfish are biting

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Masher if its anything like Green we just got numerious bass LM & SM in 4-12ft.close to deep,not big 3 lb.SM largest with 4 others,4.5 lb LM with 8-10 others.fished AM 6-10. leaches and purple 6" plastic. grin.gifno weeds,ROCKS.

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I dont hardly even fish Nest until August! crazy.gif! The smallies are always going in August. Pop-Rs, Spooks, Tubes you find them and theyll be biting! Look for a rock or two maybe??? Youll get bigger smallies there than on green! Kandi Bass League always stomps the heavy smallies then. grin.gif August is the time to do it!

Have fun! wink.gif

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wanna guide me before this weekend?? lol

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Hi I am new to this site. We are going to be coming to Nest lake the middle of September. Was wondering how the water level is? Last year it was low, we hit a rock & bent the prop when we put in on east boat ramp. Isn't there one on the NW corner of the lake? If so is it any better?

Thanks

Def

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your best bet is the new access in the bay by hwy 23

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Thanks we will give it a try.

Chester

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Well bassmasher.... how did the tournament go? You had the weather for it.

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Mebbe I misstated things.. the tourney is actually this weekend!!..lol my bad if I made a mistake.. I have a partner this weekend who LOVES fishin docks and Im thinking the fish will be deeper.. now what??

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def,today the water is low as ever.

We were told that when ski team is done with shows that the dam is lowered at New London letting water from mill Pond and river thru to Nest.

Has any one heard this before.???

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Ya the are fish deep out there. Lot of 3 lb plus largemouth going crazy for the jign'pig.... I dont want to give spots but the fishings been awsome for bass!

Just curious.... anyone fish in the slop there on Nest? I know fish love slop!, but it looks so bad and the waters down, doesnt the water almost stagnate? DO fish leave it when it gets so bad? crazy.gif

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slimgrizzly,brought the kayak out of shed and am going to try some of the slop.'

Club i belong to gave DNR a oxygen monitor couple years ago and am going to try and borrow it to see what parts of water do and do not contain fish breathable habitat.

Figure its about time to try weird things and might as well start with nest.

20 pound line some noisy top water stuff for slop and maybe some MUSKY stuff for openings along weed beds where its deeper.

Did I just say that i am going to try to catch a MUSKY on Nest?????

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If anyones gonna get a muskie on Nest, Im sure you'll be the one to do it!!!! wink.gif Dont let him flip your kayak laugh.gif

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prime you get that o2 level measured yet or catch any muskies??

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bassmasher did not get out yet,how did you guys do?

Played with the antique car run last couple days when had free time.

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hey prime.. we did ok.. winning wieght 4 both days total was 15lbs 4 oz.. 8 fish 2 day limit ..so 4 a day.. i did good saturday fishin mostly docks.. tried deeper 4 the smallies but nothin doin there.. sunday was alot tougher 4 me.. fished slop early am and missed 2 nice fish.. caught a couple 2 small 2 measure.. and ended up with 0 for the day.. oh well.. there were ALOT of recently dead crappies all over the lake.. one guy said he thought it was the blue-green algie that killed em.. but its JUST crappies.. no sunnies or anything else.. alot of ppl were cleanin up beachfront property to get rid of the dead fish yesterday confused.gif

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