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#11118816 - 09/21/15 09:05 PM Joe Pool stocked with 40K Florida Bass
1dbaughman Offline
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Registered: 05/19/15
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I was at Joe Pool on Sunday and the operators at the marina told me that back in May the Parks and Wildlife stocked Joe Pool with over 40K of Florida Bass. Has anyone else heard this. Is there a place that you can check to see if this is true?

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#11118824 - 09/21/15 09:07 PM Re: Joe Pool stocked with 40K Florida Bass [Re: 1dbaughman]
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Heard they stocked just prior to the flood. Nice timing! Pool and grapevine are full of 4-5" bass.
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#11118863 - 09/21/15 09:22 PM Re: Joe Pool stocked with 40K Florida Bass [Re: 1dbaughman]
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I was catching a lot of 8" to 10" bass and found them schooling down by the dam for about an hour. While I was there I caught a 2 1/2 lb bass. Good fight, lots of fun.

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#11118898 - 09/21/15 09:35 PM Re: Joe Pool stocked with 40K Florida Bass [Re: 1dbaughman]
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#11118900 - 09/21/15 09:36 PM Re: Joe Pool stocked with 40K Florida Bass [Re: 1dbaughman]
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Yes.All the fish are grouped up at the state park which is closed.

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#11118954 - 09/21/15 10:01 PM Re: Joe Pool stocked with 40K Florida Bass [Re: 1dbaughman]
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Yes it really happened. I launched the same time that they did. We were the only 2 boats on the lake. Got to talk to them for awhile before they put them out. Looks like a lot of them made it. Think the flooding gave them plenty of hiding places.

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#11119107 - 09/22/15 12:25 AM Re: Joe Pool stocked with 40K Florida Bass [Re: 1dbaughman]
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#11119245 - 09/22/15 07:23 AM Re: Joe Pool stocked with 40K Florida Bass [Re: 1dbaughman]
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Now if they will just get rid of the slot limit
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#11119856 - 09/22/15 11:50 AM Re: Joe Pool stocked with 40K Florida Bass [Re: Fish Killer]
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Registered: 03/19/12
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Originally Posted By: Fish Killer
Now if they will just get rid of the slot limit

The slot limit is the reason there are giants swimming in the lake
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#11120227 - 09/22/15 02:15 PM Re: Joe Pool stocked with 40K Florida Bass [Re: 1dbaughman]
99champion Offline
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Registered: 10/21/14
Posts: 183
Loc: euless,tx
I don't think the slot limit has anything to do with why there are giants swimming in the lake. Most people that keep fish on the lake have no idea there is a slot limit. especially all the bank fisherman. After releasing some fish after weigh in three weeks ago. I was asked by some bank fisherman why I weighed in such small fish. I explained the slot and they had never heard of a slot limit. Most people that know the slot don't keep bass anyways.
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#11120288 - 09/22/15 02:45 PM Re: Joe Pool stocked with 40K Florida Bass [Re: 1dbaughman]
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Registered: 02/20/13
Posts: 132
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#11120507 - 09/22/15 04:35 PM Re: Joe Pool stocked with 40K Florida Bass [Re: 99champion]
will1979iam Offline
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Registered: 03/22/10
Posts: 630
Loc: Arlington TX
The success of Lake Fork is not partially an effect of the slot?

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#11120566 - 09/22/15 04:59 PM Re: Joe Pool stocked with 40K Florida Bass [Re: 1dbaughman]
99champion Offline
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Registered: 10/21/14
Posts: 183
Loc: euless,tx
Joe pool is no lake fork. lots of lakes with no slots have lots of quality fish in them. who knows what fork would be like without a slot. I don't think it would me much different. do you think if it didn't have a slot that much more people would go out there just to catch bass to eat? its just my opinion
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#11120617 - 09/22/15 05:32 PM Re: Joe Pool stocked with 40K Florida Bass [Re: 1dbaughman]
Catbutt Offline
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Registered: 01/29/13
Posts: 33
Loc: Arlington, Tx
If the slot limit has an effect on this lake IMHO it has an opposite one. I hardly ever catch bass that are within the slot. A ton of unders with an ocassion over. Isn't the slot limit designed to leave more fish in the lake that are in between the slot? I wonder if others have this same issue or I just do not know where to find 2-4lb fish out there.
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#11120963 - 09/22/15 08:18 PM Re: Joe Pool stocked with 40K Florida Bass [Re: 1dbaughman]
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Registered: 03/02/13
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Loc: Grand Prairie
i was always under the impression a slot limit is in effect so people will take the smaller fish and leave the bigger ones.

I fish JP and I take my 5 under 14 and clean them
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