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Sylvia Bass Report

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didn't get to the lake until 3pm but that didn't seem to matter.

We started trolling to get to our first spot with the lead core and bam, first of three bass from 16-18"

Got to the first spot and caught maybe 15 or 16 from 10 to 17 inches. All on power worms.

trolled up the lake towards the channel and caught 2 northerns and 2 more bass on the leadcore with reefrunners.

Wormed the next spot and only caught 5 smaller bass

Through the channel we go and the next spot we smoked about 20 more bass on worms, biggest was 19+ then the rain set in and we got soaked.

back through the channel and trolling with leadcore and reef runners we continued to pick up nice bass and one more northern with no eyes at all right up till dark.

I really like the no wake thing. there were no bleepin jet skies.

What a day we had. still a great lake.

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lucky you. nice day to be on the lake!

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Just an update from another outing as it was game on for the largies at Sylvia once again.

Did not do much trolling this time as we hit spots all the way to the east lake and boated another 40+ fish most were over 12 inches and we had several over 18 and none over 19.

All power worms texas rigging again in deep water.

The gators were in full force as well as the were hitting the worms as well with getting sawed off about every tenth bass. and we boated a bunch as well. nothing over 5 pounds though.

fish were a bit more scattered this time but on the same locations. dark colors worked best.

once again it was so nice not to here jet skies.

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