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I've taken my boy (4) out a couple of times this year, but the results have been disappointing. Where do you take your kids for some good shore or boat fishing for bluegill and sunnies?
 

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Go to Coot lake out by GunBarrel. It's right next to Boulder Reservoir on the NE side. From the parking lot, walk on the trail to the right which takes you along the shoreline all the way back to the NW side of the lake which will look like a little canal going into the lake. There's usually bluegill hangin out in that canal. It's not a canal, but it looks like one. It's basically the inlet coming in from the shallow wetland ponds behind coot which is unfishable and a protected area. Worms under bobbers work great there. Grasshoppers and maybe maggots and meal worms will do too. If you get lucky and get there when the crappie are there, you'll be enjoying 5 to 7 inch crappie all day long. Fun for kids.. Hell, I'll enjoy the small sunfish just as much as the kids do!
 

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1eye,

Thanks for the tip. BTW, didn't Coot Lake used to be the home of a nudist colony? ;D ;D
 

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1eye,

Thanks for the tip. BTW, didn't Coot Lake used to be the home of a nudist colony?  ;D ;D
Yep! I used to live in Gunbarrel with my family and I remember my pops referred to the lake as the "Nudy Lake". My pops was fresh to the country and at the time didn't even learn the name of the lake yet. He just called it the Nudy Lake (in our 1st language). From what I've heard, Boulder Reservoir used to be part of the sights and scenes too.
 

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Yep! I used to live in Gunbarrel with my family and I remember my pops referred to the lake as the "Nudy Lake". My pops was fresh to the country and at the time didn't even learn the name of the lake yet. He just called it the Nudy Lake (in our 1st language). From what I've heard, Boulder Reservoir used to be part of the sights and scenes too.
Wow, I grew up in Gunbarrel, too. I lived there from the ages of 8 to 12 in what was known as Gunbarrel apartments. This was quite a while ago -- Heatherwood Elementary was a brand new school that just opened up. I understand they are condos now...
 

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work2fish said:
1eyeReD said:
Yep! I used  to live in Gunbarrel with my family and I remember my pops referred to the lake as the "Nudy Lake". My pops was fresh to the country and at the time didn't even learn the name of the lake yet. He just called it the Nudy Lake (in our 1st language). From what I've heard, Boulder Reservoir used to be part of the sights and scenes too.
Wow, I grew up in Gunbarrel, too.  I lived there from the ages of 8 to 12 in what was known as Gunbarrel apartments.  This was quite a while ago -- Heatherwood Elementary was a brand new school that just opened up.  I understand they are condos now...
Whoa, no sh!t.. I was at those apartments too. Moved out of that town with the parental units at about 3rd grade. I was at Heatherwood til then. Used to fish those little ponds called the "twin lakes" just a little south of the apartments.
 

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                                    NUDY  LAKE !!!
   
      I want exact directions, and a map, ASAP !!!  Um... just so when I have kids, I can take em to chase bluegills. Nothing to do w/ a nudist colony at a place called Coot Lake.    ::)   
 

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1eyeReD: we used to build wooden rafts and goof around at Twin lakes all the time... It was a nice place to grow up given all the fields and water that was there at the time (I also remember catching crawdads in Boulder creek). Anyway, thanks for the reminder.

james: Who knows, maybe they still hang out there -- you'd better check it out on many occasions before you have the kids! ;D
 
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