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Ray Roberts-- Learning #12516411
11/26/17 04:54 AM
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I've only fished Ray Roberts twice, both by myself and launched at Jordan and fished Sand Branch and the South side of the island. I'm wanting to go tomorrow and learn one creek. If I find them it'll just be a bonus. I have decided to try Wolf or Indian and dedicate the day to learning the area. I don't want to damage my boat, so I'll be idling these areas. I learned that there is lots of hazards out there, as I almost drifted over a huge piece of concrete with steel in it off the main lake point (the main point of the lake just North of the dam).

I'd appreciate any advice. Didn't know if launching at Jordan or Buck Creek would be best and if one creek was better than another for enjoying the day. I know I just need to put in the time, and slowly learn the lake. I'll fish/search new water from 1:00-5:30.

If you see me out there in a white/black/red Champ 206, say hello. I need a day on the water, it's been too long!

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Re: Ray Roberts-- Learning [Re: DKennimer] #12516441
11/26/17 05:32 AM
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I was out there for a few hours today, didn't really get to fish as much as I hoped. Wind was a little stronger than I anticipated... If you are looking to hit Indian or Wolf, DO NOT launch at Buck. If you don't know the way in, it will take forever to idle over. Launch at Jordan. Indian and Wolf are HUGE, and diverse lakes in and of themselves. Wolf is a neat place when the lake is up, and you can get to the old farm ponds and the creek beyond the bridge (you can navigate way up there when the level it right). Now, I don't know if the fishing is any good up there. I need to do what you are, but I just don't have the patience with that lake!


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Re: Ray Roberts-- Learning [Re: David Burton] #12516451
11/26/17 06:00 AM
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Originally Posted By: David Burton
I was out there for a few hours today, didn't really get to fish as much as I hoped. Wind was a little stronger than I anticipated... If you are looking to hit Indian or Wolf, DO NOT launch at Buck. If you don't know the way in, it will take forever to idle over. Launch at Jordan. Indian and Wolf are HUGE, and diverse lakes in and of themselves. Wolf is a neat place when the lake is up, and you can get to the old farm ponds and the creek beyond the bridge (you can navigate way up there when the level it right). Now, I don't know if the fishing is any good up there. I need to do what you are, but I just don't have the patience with that lake!


Thanks, David. I figured I'd see if I can find them by breaking them down in thirds. Catching will be a bonus, but I really need to learn the areas to run. When you put thousands of hours in at Fork, it's hard to make myself go elsewhere. But, I need to do it. My back can't handle the 4 hour commute any more. Ray Roberts is about 35 min from me. I just gotta put in the time...

Re: Ray Roberts-- Learning [Re: DKennimer] #12516460
11/26/17 06:43 AM
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I used to go to Roberts. But I have settled in at Lewisville. Don't know how to run North. But I have seen people do it. Would love to hear what you how you do.


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Re: Ray Roberts-- Learning [Re: DKennimer] #12516470
11/26/17 07:56 AM
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Check PM. There are runs up into wolfe and Indian but don’t try them the first time up there or with out following someone you trust a bunch. Use to do well in both and you don’t have to go all the way to the back....

Re: Ray Roberts-- Learning [Re: DKennimer] #12516472
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Btw watch the wind forecast this time of year if launching at Jordan. Unless they put up a jetty or other wave block the nw and north wind blow in there and the waves get big when it blows hard. Back in the day witnessed a few boats submerged at the ramp. I always liked isle Dubois this time of year as the point you mentioned and others down south can be awesome in the evenings when they stack up on em. Oh that foundation does hold fish also follow that point out a little deeper, it flattens out a bit and has some brush and stumps on it. Try a cr fluke....

Re: Ray Roberts-- Learning [Re: DKennimer] #12516550
11/26/17 02:12 PM
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I know it won't help you run the trees but is Martin's map still considered pretty accurate?

Re: Ray Roberts-- Learning [Re: DKennimer] #12516641
11/26/17 03:20 PM
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Martins map is the most accurate in my opinion.




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Re: Ray Roberts-- Learning [Re: LearnedHat] #12516688
11/26/17 03:50 PM
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Originally Posted By: LearnedHat
I know it won't help you run the trees but is Martin's map still considered pretty accurate?



I've used it some this year and it does appear somewhat accurate. I was able to find some brush piles and other cover with it. There is a ton of info there too.

Re: Ray Roberts-- Learning [Re: get-bit] #12516689
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Yo Dannie, how’s the health?


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Re: Ray Roberts-- Learning [Re: DKennimer] #12516716
11/26/17 04:18 PM
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Thank you, everyone!! I'll post back this evening.

Rog, I can't thank you enough for your help. I appreciate it very much!

Re: Ray Roberts-- Learning [Re: DKennimer] #12516750
11/26/17 04:55 PM
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I agree with the Matin's Map. It will show you many of the concrete, steel posts, and other obstacles. Take your time and watch the wind. Try to keep up with the direction. Yes, Jordon Park ramp can be a bear if a north wind is blowing or comes in before you get out. Best wind protected ramp is Buck Creek and the areas on both sides of the bridges have produced good fish. All the north creeks can be great but you will not be able to actually cover or discover much in each one if you are only going to take a day to learn them. Can't be done. Use the Martin's map first and then go to the area shown on the map that peaks your interest and then go explore it and try to learn something of that area. I've been fishing Ray Roberts since the 90's and still learn something new about any area I'm in, even if I've been there before. Different times of the year and different days will always change how the fish are relating to that area. Fish can be caught all over that lake but there have been many days of many fish and many more days of a few fish and then again many days with no fish. Just enjoy your time on the lake if they are not biting as it is a beauty. Eagles, ospreys, pelicans, ducks of all kinds, turkeys, deer, and even a bobcat are some of the animals and birds I've seen while fishing. By the way I've caught some nice fish off those foundations on Cate's Point.

Re: Ray Roberts-- Learning [Re: DKennimer] #12516843
11/26/17 07:35 PM
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Mike it’s good. Elbow is good to go




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Re: Ray Roberts-- Learning [Re: DKennimer] #12516980
11/26/17 09:52 PM
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I would listen to get--bit. Man knows that of which he speaks on Ray Roberts


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Re: Ray Roberts-- Learning [Re: DKennimer] #12517139
11/27/17 12:34 AM
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Spent a few hours in Wolf Creek and Walnut. Mainly secondary points with timber. Caught a dink on a SB off a rocky point and had a nice fish chase my speed craw off of some timber I was flipping. That was it. Didn’t have any expectations for the nearly 4 hours I was out there.


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