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Can anyone tell me if Big Sandy is worth trying on the opener. I have fished it a couple times in the past during the summer and had good luck, but have nevewr tried it for the opener.

If it is a good opener what areas are the best to look at besides anything I could already tell from looking at a map. I'm willing to do my own leg work for the fish just looking for someone familiar with the lake to steer me in the right direction to save some time. Thanks

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Well I have place up there. And do know some ok spots. The river by the Peir 65 is good, Websters bay, over by the islands is ok. I've herd of the dam being good also, but never fished it. The map thing would be a good start. Rocks are also good. Find them and you'll find fish. Do you have a place up there?

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Hay Pagz. Were do you guys fish. I'm in webster bay by Hill Crest. Maybe you'd like to stop by for a beer or pop. Let me know.

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Hey Scumfrog,we'll be fishing along the northern shoreline north of "Goat Island" near Ole's Resort.(I have a trailer there.)
I'm sure we will hit Pier 65 for lunch and a few beverages.We might try near Pier 65 if its not too crowded.That spot near the bouys
by Bridge Road is on the list also.I'll be with 8 other guys for opener.(I hope you have alot of beer!!!J/K!)We will be in two different pontoons,a Crestliner and a Forrester(I'll be driving that one)What and where will you be fishing out of?If I don't see you that weekend,I'll be up there plenty of times this summer and we can try and meet one of those times.

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Yep,Scumfrog is right.Finding some rockpiles in the main basin area or rocky shorelines in 6-8ft will increase your chances.I like to use bright spinners w/crawlers and no-snagg sinkers.The rocks marked by buoys just north of the bridge on Bridge Road is a good place to drift slip bobbers and live bait.So much structure in that lake that you can spend more time driving to different spots than actually fishing.I try to stick to 3-4 spots and try different presentations.
I will be up there on opnener with the usual "partners in crime".If you some goofballs in a couple pontoons fishing next to each other,thats probably us.Good Luck!!

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We have a crestliner pontoon, I think that's what it is. We bounce all over the lake. I'll be with my brother-in-law. We wont be hard to miss 1 white guy (me) and 1 veitnamese guy (him). LOL. Our place is the red one to the right of hill crest, (after the hot pink cabin and the big brown house, that's the wifes grandparents.) There will be some dogs (huskys) tied up on the beach. I'll keep an eye open for ya.

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the federal dam is a great place to go if you get blown off the big lake, fishing in the far side with egg sinkers and phelps floaters tipped with shiners cant be beat there, lot of little northerns but the little slack water just past the dam is a great place for nice eater size eyes, but be prepared to lose lures because you will, if not on the rocks you will lose them to the big buffalo and dogfish.
Best Fishes
Chris

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Hay those fish are fun to catch. They smell bad, but are fun to fight. I also hear the carp over buy the dam can get thick at times. I haven't seen it yet but I guess there are so thick you can walk on them.

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We were in Texas last year and we went down to the lake and fed I bet 2,000 of them all at once. They were HUGE. It was cool they would follow you around the dock smacking they're lips at you..

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the carp stage up really thick there right before you cross the dam. they are fun when you snag one and it just leans out in the current.
Best fishes
Chris

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