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I hit Ripley yesterday morning and really got into some nice bass out there. It had been a long time since I have fished the reeds out there and I was plesently suprised. most fish came of plastic and a few on top water. I caught 15 bass in under 3 hrs by my self, and I also missed a few biggens too.

Any one else been out there latley, I think the key is early in the morning on cloudy days. Find the reeds that have the smallest amount of curly pond weed around them or any other nasty weeds, and you'll find fish.

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i drove by it yesterday on my way out to horseshoe if that helps cool.gifshocked.gifsmirk.gifconfused.gif

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Yes, it does help, now know the lake is still there. cool.gif

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