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I fished from 10 am to 3 pm. It was hot, in the low 90s, and the Bass, Bluegill and Mosquitoes were extremely active. I caught and released about 18 Largemouths between 12" and 16" and about 20 bluegill between 6" and 9". I was using a 5" Red Shad Senko rigged wacky for the Bass and small pieces of a Senko for the Bluegill. .The Bass were mainly on the south shore in the shade of the Cottonwoods while the Bluegills were concentrated in the coves. I fished the Senkos extremely slow with a majority of Bass taking it on the fall. The water was only slightly off color and there was little fishing pressure ( I was the only person there until about 2 pm) I also saw a school of the biggest Grass Carp I have ever seen. A pod of about 7 were cruising a back cove. These things must have been around 28" or longer. I also took some pictures of the scenery with the Grand Mesa in the background but they didn?t turn out. I will take more photos probably tomorrow when I go back!  :)


 

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Thanks Ken. Its a real pain trying to take them by myself. I am going to have to recruit Troutfishingbear or Iceintheveins to be my camera man. ;D
Zman, dont quite your day job! ;)
 

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TroutFishingBear said:
There are actually some pretty fat bass in there. There USED to be big bluegill too, but overharvest of the "bulls" kind of ruined that. 6-9" aren't bad though. Did you hear that the dude in charge of it is draining it this year? That sucks because then all those fish will die, and all the water from there will have to now be stored in juniata. Fishing may be ruined in this area for a long time :'(
TFB, do you know why they are draining it? I hope they try to salvage some of those bass. I saw some real nice ones on their beds today.
 

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TroutFishingBear said:
Because they are fixing the outlet I think. They won't salvage the bass :'( when they could just put them in juniata :(
I wonder if they are reqiured to maintain a reserve pool since State funding(I think) went into managing that fishery? I know that some of the irrigation company lakes on top of the Grand Mesa are required too because the State stocks and maintains some of those fisheries.  ???
 
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