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#12304702 - 06/21/17 01:00 PM Any report on Monticello ?
Ol'geezer Offline
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Registered: 07/15/14
Posts: 25
Loc: Sachse, Texas
Going to Lake Monticello this Friday 1st Time. Haven't seen where anyone has posted something about the fishing there. Any help would be appreciated THANKS

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#12304919 - 06/21/17 02:47 PM Re: Any report on Monticello ? [Re: Ol'geezer]
David Burton Online   confused
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Registered: 07/14/11
Posts: 2032
Loc: McKinney, TX
It has been a month, but look for the schoolers on the bridges, Carolina rigs. Don't worry about missing them on the surface, when one or two come up cast in their direction, there are BIG ones underneath!

If they are pumping water in at the dam from Sandlin, hit it, you can get good in a hurry! Water temps should be close to ninety now, they were running three stacks my last trip out there!


Edited by David Burton (06/21/17 02:49 PM)
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#12305012 - 06/21/17 03:42 PM Re: Any report on Monticello ? [Re: Ol'geezer]
AdvTX Offline
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Registered: 01/23/04
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Loc: Dallas, TX, USA
sending you a PM
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#12305134 - 06/21/17 04:36 PM Re: Any report on Monticello ? [Re: Ol'geezer]
Chris G Offline
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Registered: 11/16/08
Posts: 1985
Loc: Frisco, TX
Its been pretty crowded lately which can really affect that lake from a fun stand point as many people that come out are similar to some of the nonsense that goes on at Fork. I've had countless boats including some Fork guides come right in on me. Even had one last year get close enough so he could see the bait told his client to "tie this on" and then threw it within 30' of my boat. I just quiet left after catching another 5 pounder in front of them which was about my 5th in the last hour or so.
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#12305227 - 06/21/17 05:39 PM Re: Any report on Monticello ? [Re: Ol'geezer]
DJB Offline
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Registered: 09/01/11
Posts: 1773
If any of you can send me a pm when the pumps are on I would return any info I can. I'm a local and would gladly buy you the beverage of your choice,And I only fish during the week Thanks....Don't know till you ask....

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#12305244 - 06/21/17 05:51 PM Re: Any report on Monticello ? [Re: Ol'geezer]
Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life) Offline
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Registered: 10/31/10
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Loc: Tyler, Tx/Arlington, Tx
Do the stacks running make them bite better in summer? I'm guessing it would be more because of current and less because of water temp

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#12305771 - 06/21/17 11:23 PM Re: Any report on Monticello ? [Re: Ol'geezer]
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Loc: Garland, TX
This is also the time of year that Bill Wilcox goes to film a frog show in the pads...
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#12306326 - 06/22/17 11:05 AM Re: Any report on Monticello ? [Re: Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life)]
Ken A. Offline
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Registered: 10/02/06
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Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Originally Posted By: Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life)
Do the stacks running make them bite better in summer? I'm guessing it would be more because of current and less because of water temp


Revised Report for Monty:

Fishing sucks right now. Go to Lake Tawakoni and troll for sandbass clap


Edited by Ken A. (06/22/17 12:44 PM)

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#12306335 - 06/22/17 11:11 AM Re: Any report on Monticello ? [Re: Ol'geezer]
Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life) Offline
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Registered: 10/31/10
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Loc: Tyler, Tx/Arlington, Tx
Wow thanks for the Info Ken! That more than answered my question

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#12306559 - 06/22/17 12:46 PM Re: Any report on Monticello ? [Re: Ol'geezer]
Ken A. Offline
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Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 8807
Loc: Trophy Club, TX
See updated report for Monty above grin

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#12306855 - 06/22/17 03:35 PM Re: Any report on Monticello ? [Re: Ol'geezer]
Clint H. Offline
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Registered: 04/23/16
Posts: 158
Loc: N.E. Texas
Good edit.
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#12306870 - 06/22/17 03:39 PM Re: Any report on Monticello ? [Re: Ken A.]
TwoLakes Online   content
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Registered: 08/04/09
Posts: 889
Loc: Texarkana, AR
Dang. I missed the info before the edit. Oh well........

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#12306880 - 06/22/17 03:42 PM Re: Any report on Monticello ? [Re: Ol'geezer]
Chris G Offline
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Registered: 11/16/08
Posts: 1985
Loc: Frisco, TX
The question was simple....does them generating help the fishing. The answer is yes. The fishing always seems to be best when they are generating....probably due to the additional current in the lake. It seems when they shut things down the bite slows down big time because those bass are used to current....kind of like river fish.
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#12306996 - 06/22/17 04:42 PM Re: Any report on Monticello ? [Re: Ol'geezer]
reeltexan Offline
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Registered: 03/03/06
Posts: 2385
Loc: Ovilla, TEXAS

Go with white swimjigs in Smith and Blundell.
They're paying off right now.
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#12307194 - 06/22/17 06:35 PM Re: Any report on Monticello ? [Re: Ol'geezer]
DJB Offline
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Registered: 09/01/11
Posts: 1773
Yep,Monticello can be a circus. I would go throw a frog at the discharge!

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