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Orchard1
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 09:17 PM 09/09/08 (CST)
Going to BSL for the first time on the 19th. Any help on tactics, depths
and general locations would be greatly appreciated.
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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 07:09 AM 09/10/08 (CST)
Hey Orchard1,

Welcome to My Fishing Pals. Glad to have you aboard!

This time of year, you are probably going to want to try the docks around Billhorn Bay. They are probably in around 12 feet. BSL can be a crap shoot for crappies. There are some crappie docks out, but I can't really tell you where... you're gonna have to try to find them. Try minnow on a jig or crawler pieces. I heard black is a go to color right now. Keep in mind that they may be a bit tough to find, but when you do locate them, you'll have a blast...



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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 12:30 PM 09/10/08 (CST)
welcome orchard1 glad to have ya with us.


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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 07:24 PM 09/10/08 (CST)
Thanks WebDude, any and all info is appreciated. I don't expect
exact places. I will have two and a half days to fish and want to
maximize my time.
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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 01:45 PM 09/11/08 (CST)
'Dude would know...




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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 10:53 AM 09/15/08 (CST)
Heading up Friday morning (1st time on this lake). After reading this forum and a few others, is it safe to say?
Fish less than 14'.
Walleye's are the predominate species. Northerns, crappies, perch and
rockbass common. I've heard a few mentions of bass, both large and small. Are they present but in small numbers?

After looking at a map of this lake, it appears as though it can be hard on props. Are the rock bars marked with buoys?

Any and all comments are appreciated.

Thanks
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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 11:09 AM 09/15/08 (CST)
Yes there are bass in the lake. There is a fishable population of
largemouth and for the smallies Ive only caught 2 in the 12 years but have not really targeted them.


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Daily Subscription Msg 8 Posted: 11:27 AM 09/15/08 (CST)
Here ya go...


Fish less than 14'
- pretty much

Walleye's are the predominate species. Northerns, crappies, perch and
rockbass common. I've heard a few mentions of bass, both large and small. Are they present but in small numbers?
- Lot's of small walleyes. Some would argue that northerns are the predominate specie. Sometimes when targeting walleyes using plain hook and leech or minnow, I would have great luck with some very large smallmouth, usually around the rock piles. Never caught a largemouth on the lake.


After looking at a map of this lake, it appears as though it can be hard on props. Are the rock bars marked with buoys?- All rocks and trouble spots are pretty well marked. The problem is that the lake level is controlled so as the level goes down, the more problems you will have. I don't think you should have any problems this time of year... Be careful going into the Prairie if you head that way... straight approach is best and beware of Grass Island on the left. I have dinged my prop out there, but my boat runs pretty deep.



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Daily Subscription Msg 9 Posted: 12:57 PM 09/15/08 (CST)
Thanks for the heads up on going into the prairie, thats where I'll
be staying.
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Daily Subscription Msg 10 Posted: 01:41 PM 09/15/08 (CST)
That is a purdy river... smile smiley



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