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Hey all...first off, nice site you have here. Got referred here from IowaOutdoors.org by a guy who recommended it...very similar sites in many ways. Anyway, I am headed up to West Leaf in a week and was wondering if anyone has been doing any good on there this summer. I know the lake very well and always do very well, but just always like a little heads up on how it has been before I get there. Thanks!

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Nobody gonna help me? If anyone has any input I need it before saturday...if there is none thats ok too. Like I said, I know the lake very well but just wanted to know how the fishing has been and if there are any places more productive right now than anywhere else. Thanks again...

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My parents live on West Leaf, so I guess I can give you a hand.

The water temperature has been going down, it was in the high 70's and even up to 81 degrees a few weeks ago. Since it's gone down to 72-73 the fishing has gotten better.

Bass have been going crazy on the lake. I've been going out and catching 20 or 30 everytime out. I've been fishing specific reed beds and all the points and major drop-offs.

Crappies have been really tough. Although, they have seemed to pick up a little with the water temp. falling. I caught a few this past weekend, and they were very large, but not good numbers. I fished them for about 3 hours and caught 5 between a 1 1/4 to almost 2 lbs.. I did happen to catch some very large Bluegills too. They've seemed to get larger on average than past years.

Walleyes are slow, as usual. The water needs to cool down before I really start fish for them.

Northren are going nuts too, but finding good sized ones is the problem.

Are you staying at Oak Lawn???

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