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#12275900 - 06/02/17 05:57 PM Fayette County Lake
dk2429 Offline
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Registered: 03/28/16
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Loc: Pearland, TX
Going to hit Fayette in the morning. Last time I was there I was a kid years ago, so I don't remember much. What's the idea lures to be throwing and any stumps to worry about running out there? Probably going to put in at Oak Thicket

Thanks?


Edited by dk2429 (06/02/17 05:57 PM)
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#12276069 - 06/02/17 07:58 PM Re: Fayette County Lake [Re: dk2429]
bigbass94 Offline
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Go deep. Throw some deep crankbaits, throw a mag shaky head, a Carolina rig, and a football jig. You can go flip the reeds with a Tx rig too.
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#12276109 - 06/02/17 08:19 PM Re: Fayette County Lake [Re: dk2429]
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Throw any green soft plastic along the dam in 20 ft of water

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#12276213 - 06/02/17 09:28 PM Re: Fayette County Lake [Re: dk2429]
catslayer Offline
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Loc: Straight outa Johnson county.....
Just fish... that lake has the highest fish population of any lake ive been to... hard to catch big ones but not hard to just catch fish
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#12277078 - 06/03/17 04:05 PM Re: Fayette County Lake [Re: dk2429]
dk2429 Offline
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Loc: Pearland, TX
Update on today...

Got to Oak thicket around 7am. There was already a ton of boats there. Put in, went straight to the dam. Fished there with rattle traps and trick worms for about 45 mins and didn't even get a bite. Hauled over to the hot water intake, nothing. Went over to the discharge.. I hung about 4 pounder on a watermelon seed lizard but he got off pretty close to the boat. Got stopped by the game warden just asking for life jackets and what not, and I went ahead and asked him if anybody is doing any good, and he told me nobody has anything to brag about. So around 10:30-11 I loaded back up and headed back to Houston. Slow day, hot, and too many damn people
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#12277097 - 06/03/17 04:21 PM Re: Fayette County Lake [Re: dk2429]
fivebites Offline
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Need a little cheese with that whine? Hot? It's Texas. It doesn't get hot til August!


Edited by fivebites (06/03/17 04:22 PM)

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#12277160 - 06/03/17 05:05 PM Re: Fayette County Lake [Re: dk2429]
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Don't give up that lake. It can be fickle at times but it can also be very rewarding.
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#12277619 - 06/03/17 11:36 PM Re: Fayette County Lake [Re: fivebites]
dk2429 Offline
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Loc: Pearland, TX
Originally Posted By: fivebites
Need a little cheese with that whine? Hot? It's Texas. It doesn't get hot til August!


Lol, man I'm born/raised here. The heat doesn't bother me, it's just when you combine that with a million boats and not getting but one bite all day
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#12277756 - 06/04/17 07:48 AM Re: Fayette County Lake [Re: dk2429]
fivebites Offline
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Aww man, I was just yankin your chain a little. I've been there on more occasions than I'd like to admit. You'll get em next time!

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#12278032 - 06/04/17 11:40 AM Re: Fayette County Lake [Re: dk2429]
eyeball Offline
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I fished that lake for many years starting when it opened and caught a lot of big bass until they went to the slot and ruined it as far as i am concerned.

There was a 3 fish limit and they had to be 16 inches. Two days of catching lots of fat bass 15 3/4 inches long would bloody your thumb from lipping them. Also caught many big bass. Longest was 25 1/8.

After the slot people kept so many below the slot the big bass became hard for me to find.
Sad. JMHO, FWIW.
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#12278051 - 06/04/17 12:02 PM Re: Fayette County Lake [Re: dk2429]
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Originally Posted By: dk2429
too many damn people


It's a 2,400 acre lake and there are people asking, reporting, and writing about it every day on the Internet.

Hard to believe it might be crowded.

Lake Athens Syndrome.

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#12278054 - 06/04/17 12:06 PM Re: Fayette County Lake [Re: dk2429]
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Loc: NC (Formerly TX)
This time of year, at first light you can catch them shallow with a trap or popper but it dies pretty quick, go deep and find the schools.
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#12278384 - 06/04/17 05:21 PM Re: Fayette County Lake [Re: Razorback]
dk2429 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Razorback
Originally Posted By: dk2429
too many damn people


It's a 2,400 acre lake and there are people asking, reporting, and writing about it every day on the Internet.

Hard to believe it might be crowded.

Lake Athens Syndrome.


I guess I'm too used to Rayburn and Toledo Bend.
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