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Fayette 1/6/2020 #13395220 01/07/20 02:36 AM
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Made it up to Fayette today...beautiful day to be out on the water. Water temp was mid 60s except in the discharge where it was low 80s & the water level was about 3 feet low. Fished hard for bluegill for about 3 hours & didn't get a nibble, so went back to my roots & chased the bass around. Ended up with 15 bass & one over achiever catfish that just has to have that swim bait. No big bass, but lots of healthy 2 pounders. I noticed others catching bass as well, so maybe things have settled down on Fayette... [Linked Image]
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Re: Fayette 1/6/2020 [Re: Vogey] #13395311 01/07/20 04:25 AM
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Great post and some solid Fish. As Always AWESOME Job! Great seeing a Fayette Post. cheers



Side Note: Steve: Did you fish deeper water for the Bluegills? Also any of the deeper creek channels? noidea




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Steve, I was going to go tomorrow but have to change my plans. Im waiting for you to find those blue gill. Haha. Myself and Pete Dodge are going to meet with the fish biologist for Fayette on the 8th to discuss the cast netting issue so Wednesday will be out as well. Im going to ask the biologist if he has any idea what the blue gill winter pattern might be. A couple of days after you helped me catch all those gills by the coal pile before their bite shut off, I went out and bought me an ultra light rod to keep in the boat. The megabass dropshot rod with 17 lb braid that I was using that day did the trick, but little bit of overkill. I see you also are on the Fayette forum as well. Maybe you can post some of your reports there from time to time. Also I fish alone most of the time and maybe we could hook up and share a day together when your buddy is not with you.

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Might just be worth a winter trip to Fayette. Solid post and some nice bass. Good job Vogey. woot



Side Note: TomRom: Would be interesting to here what the Lake Biologist has to say about the winter Bluegill! hmmm One thing is for certain different patterns occur on a power plant lake
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Chuck...For the bluegill I tried the warm water discharge area...mostly 8-16 feet, a big stretch of the dam 10-25 feet, deeper water trees, areas of deeper water outside the summer spawning areas, one creek channel, and the baffle dyke...quite the mystery.

Tom...Don't hold your breath...those sunfish guys just vanish til spring ! I have been following you discussions on the cast netters & am looking forward to hearing about your meeting & findings. BTW...I have been intrigued by the discussion regarding "shaky heads". So, I bought a few and tried them off & on all day with no luck. Went back to my standard t-rig 7.5" Culprit & started tearing em up...???

Curtis...There were lots of Kayakers out yesterday, and every time I see one I think of you. I wish you would make a trip there to see if you can locate some wintertime sunfish...with your expertise, anything is possible. But if you cant, the bass bite is picking up & that can be a blast as well...

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Great report Steve. So happy it was a better day for you on the bass. Already starting to yearn for April on Fayette !

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Vogey: I will let you know the next time that I know I will be fishing Fayette. It is usually towards the end of the week when I do the most of my fishing.

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The "Master of Fayette" strikes again! Nice bass Vogey and as always a super post.



Side Note: Competed in many a bass tournament on Fayette in my early years.

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Nice ones vogey cheers


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Solid post! thumb

Re: Fayette 1/6/2020 [Re: Vogey] #13399756 01/11/20 12:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Vogey
Chuck...For the bluegill I tried the warm water discharge area...mostly 8-16 feet, a big stretch of the dam 10-25 feet, deeper water trees, areas of deeper water outside the summer spawning areas, one creek channel, and the baffle dyke...quite the mystery.

Tom...Don't hold your breath...those sunfish guys just vanish til spring ! I have been following you discussions on the cast netters & am looking forward to hearing about your meeting & findings. BTW...I have been intrigued by the discussion regarding "shaky heads". So, I bought a few and tried them off & on all day with no luck. Went back to my standard t-rig 7.5" Culprit & started tearing em up...???

Curtis...There were lots of Kayakers out yesterday, and every time I see one I think of you. I wish you would make a trip there to see if you can locate some wintertime sunfish...with your expertise, anything is possible. But if you cant, the bass bite is picking up & that can be a blast as well...




I would think those spots especially around the discharge would be holding some BIG WINTER BLUEGILL! thumb




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Chuck...I would think that too ?

Thanks pop-r, Gar, Gitter, Curtis & Doc for the replies...I think its fixin to start raining...Cant wait...

Re: Fayette 1/6/2020 [Re: Vogey] #13401270 01/12/20 11:12 AM
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Please let us know what the Lake Biologist has to say! That would be interesting what his take is on the location of those Bluegill. hmmm




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WTG Vogey! thumb

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That there is one powerful fishing machine in Mr Vogey. Way to go Steve. clap


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