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Went To Spratt Platte this morning. Fished from 6:45am to about 9:30am. A tad bit breezy in the early part of the morning. Using 3 1/4" Yum Crawbugs on Gamakatsu hooks with no weight. Finesse rigged. Covered a lot of area. I caught and released about 8 in the 12" to 14" range. My cousin caught up to about half as many.

Quite a few more were caught, but they would spit the lure while fighting from bad hooksets. That rig we were using has a sh*tty hookset, but the fish loved the taste. They hold on and take off with it. Had to feed em extra slack because they played a bite/spit game while taking off with it.



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This is me with a little largemouth


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This is my cousin (Tiney) with a better looking fish
 
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Not a bad morning,Nice pics! Now I have to try to post mine. I fish buy myself most of the time so can't take to many good ones.
 

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Nice. I'll have to give that lake a try, especially since nothing doing at the Thornton water treatment place (at least not for me).
 

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Nice.  I'll have to give that lake a try, especially since nothing doing at the Thornton water treatment place (at least not for me).
Yeah... I haven't been able to get anything outta that place either. Although, I do hear a lot of big fish stories from there. They're in there. They're just not looking for food.

Spratt is good during the week and in the early mornings. Besides that, its frikkin combat fishing. I went there last year during May and there was maybe about 150 yards of fishermen standing shoulder to shoulder.

I guess that explains the steady catch of fish that are just a few inches under the size limit which is 18 inches. A buddy of mine went during that warm week in March after it opened up on March 15th and caught a few that were of size. He says he returned them, but that was the last time he's seen the larger bass there too.
 

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I fish Spratt all the time and was recently told by a friend who talked with DOW that when they shocked the lake, they had a hard time finding keeper fish. Maybe they will change the slot so the lake wont struggle as much.
 

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Looks like I'll try Spratt during the week.

I took my wife for a walk earlier today around the 88th and Colorado gravel lakes. Beautiful. Calm. Peaceful. Too calm and peaceful - no fish being caught, but lots of stories.

One guy says there was hot fishing last year from May 1 until the minnows and crawdads multiplied. And all the fish are big.
 

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another example how the minimum size limit for bass doesn't work. Bass don't even taste good anyway, I don't know why somebody would want to keep one except if it swallowed a plastic and was going to die.
 

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there is none yet the water temp was only 49 degrees onb thursday but give it time when the moss is like out 4-6 ft from the bank thats when that lake really turns on
 

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nice fish guys...i'll have to go get me some bass action...how's the seaweed over there now?
Not too bad... You've got to fish em slow so use something weightless. I stuck a jighead inside the crawdad and tried that for a while and it sucked. There was just enough algae to keep you busy after every cast.

If you fish a plastic weightless (finesse-rigged) then you'll be able to keep your lure right on top of the algae.

Good Luck fishing
 

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Tried the Spratt Platte for the first time today.  Fished for about an hour just south of the big deck and had no luck.  Tried kastmasters, crankbaits, huskyjerks, and carolina-rigged rubbers.  Not even a bite.  Water is clear and seems like a nice place.  I just don't understand how they expect you to catch a bullhead or catfish if you can only use flies and lures there.  Any advice?
Also checked out the gravel pits on 88th and Colorado. Man is that water clear and deep. Sign said there is even walleye in there. Lots of people fishing but didn't seen any catches. Did see a seven year old with a HUGE bow in my local paper that was caught last week though.
 

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Fished Spratt for about 20 minutes after work on Wed night.. 7:30 to 7:50. caught 2 14"s and missed 4 others. used black jig & black trailor slow along bottom. the action was constant, just ran out of light.
 

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Fished Spratt for about an hour earlier this afternoon, Friday, 4/15. No luck, and I didn't see anyone else catch anything.
 
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