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Wright Co. Bass Lakes?


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I've been living in wright county for a couple years now but haven't done any bass fishing. Just wondering what lakes in Wright county have good bass populations? Not looking for any secret places, just some lakes that might be worth trying if anyone would mind sharing. Lakefinder doesn't do a great job of indicating bass populations.

Thanks,

Joe

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Clearwater is the one that springs most obviously to mind. It has the best bass structure that I know of in Wright county, and enough size to keep it interesting.

Sylvia/Twin is a puzzle that I haven't been able to figure out. It seems like it should be an awesome lake for bass, but I've only ever pulled dinks out of there. Tons and tons of dinks. (And plenty of nice crappies).

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Ida west of monti can be good in the end of may/beginning of june before the weeds take over the shallows. during this time I work the docks with a spinner bait and have gotten some bonus pike for my efforts. Birch lake can be good but you almost need to be on the lake before light during the summer as people will take over the access for a swimming beach and there is so many cars down in the access that you can't get in there with a boat and turn around. pelican has put out some nice bass in the past too.

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Indian Lake used to have some nice numbers of bass. Been several years since I've been there so can't give you up to the minute info. I released a lot of bass there back in the day. Kept one fish to mount (before reps) 21". Good luck, fun fish to catch, and as mentioned don't forget the river system for smallies.. smile

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Very carefully if you like your lower unit.... smile

Fish em just like largies. Spinnerbaits, cranks, plastics.... Really not that different; believe it or not.

Just a very different venue...

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I would say your best bet would be to shore fish or wade for them because the area around the monticello section of the river is full of rocks that will take out lower units. if you do want to run a boat in this section you almost need a jet outboard and a flat bottom boat. it's doable with a regular prop in the spring when the water is high but you still need to watch for hidden rocks in certain sections.

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The best public bass lake I have found around here is Granite. Indian still has some good numbers, and they are pretty concentrated to the north bays, but not big.

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Thanks guys. I definately want to hit the river this fall but just won't be doing it in my boat. Sounds like a lot of great options so now I just have to wait for all this wind to calm down so I can get out there and try it out.

Joe

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I've had good luck on Waverly, Ann, Howard, Mink, and Crawford for good size and numbers. Bass, Sugar and Sarah I've done so-so. I've heard there are some swamp donkeys in Dutch too but haven't tried there yet. Good luck!

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