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Fayette 8/4/20 (A Racoonfest) #13656939 08/05/20 02:27 AM
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Got to the lake before day break and headed over to meet up with Donnie (Catcrew) to show him a few spots on the lake. He & his wife are staying in the cabins for a few days. We were meeting a 7am & I was a little early so decided to search a little for some new sunfish colonies on the way...ended up finding 2, so we fished those and caught maybe 25-30 right off the bat. The overall morning bite was of a little off, but that's the way it's been for the past 3 weeks. HOWEVER, between 1pm & 4 pm the bite was on fire for both size & numbers. Didn't use the counter today, but ended up with around 200 or so. The water temp was low 90s & the lake level was up a little from full pool. Ended up keeping a bag full of fish today for the skillet. (8 fish) I needed to find a shady spot the clean the fish & found a tree in one of the creeks. While in the process a Racoon climbed up right above me to eat some berries, oblivious to my activities. Got a pic, but not a very good one...just looks like a fur ball. [Linked Image]
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Re: Fayette 8/4/20 (A Racoonfest) [Re: Vogey] #13656956 08/05/20 02:36 AM
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Steve all I can say is "Slabs,Slabs, and more Slabs". As always GREAT job sir. thumb



Side Note: How was the boat traffic?

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Re: Fayette 8/4/20 (A Racoonfest) [Re: Vogey] #13656966 08/05/20 02:44 AM
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Very nice...as usual. thumb

Re: Fayette 8/4/20 (A Racoonfest) [Re: Vogey] #13657014 08/05/20 03:28 AM
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Chuck...Boat traffic VERY light. I believe I was the only boat on the lake after 12:00 noon. When I took my boat out at 4:30 my truck was the only one in the parking lot. Did run into TomRom in the morning at the intake area...

Thanks Osborne...I keep thinking I am going to run into you on Fayette one of these days...

Re: Fayette 8/4/20 (A Racoonfest) [Re: Vogey] #13657136 08/05/20 11:36 AM
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Thanks Steve. Again some super fish. cheers


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Re: Fayette 8/4/20 (A Racoonfest) [Re: Vogey] #13657198 08/05/20 12:42 PM
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Nice ones Vogey. Hope to be fishing Fayette very soon. Myself and my fishing pals have some plans in the making. Hopefully work will cooperate! . nuts



Side Note: Are the Rios still on the rock beds? hmmm

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Nice report Steve. It was also nice seeing you and meeting Donnie aka Catcrew on the water. It sure was a hot out there. I experienced the same results as you two on the bite and no particular bait stood out. About 5 minutes after you guys left me, the fish really turned on and I was putting good numbers and size on the board. While in the heat of the battle, a guy yelled over to me who was on his trolling motor and asked if I could tow him back to the ramp. Of course I had no hesitation and said yes. It took about an hour but I was glad to help. I went back out and found good fish here and there. I also caught two really nice bass and had two break me off. Its crazy that they will hit that small of bait. I called it quits when I ran out of gator aid around 2:30.

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Curtis...Let me know when you are going...if you go on a Monday or Tuesday, maybe we can meet up.

Tom...I had a few break offs also (in the trees) that were probably bass. I keep forgetting to strip a few feet of line off the end & with 4 lb test Flouro it is critical. Do you ever fish the rocks on the other side of the channel at the intake (west side) ? I keep meaning to, but always forget. It's always good to help a fellow boater out...never know when we will that same situation.

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Nice slabs Vogey! cheers

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Another great day at Fayette!

Did anyone launch at Oak Thicket? Are the repairs on the dock complete?


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I towed the guy that was broken down back to Oak Thicket and I think they were. I noticed they were working on the fishing pier.

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Re: Fayette 8/4/20 (A Racoonfest) [Re: Vogey] #13657478 08/05/20 04:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Vogey
Thanks Osborn...I keep thinking I am going to run into you on Fayette one of these days...


I actually have never fished Fayette. I need to get down there one of these days.

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Thanks Tom!


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Re: Fayette 8/4/20 (A Racoonfest) [Re: Vogey] #13657647 08/05/20 06:28 PM
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Bill...Tom pretty much nailed it...The ramp area has the boat stalls that looked complete as well as the dock right by the launch....that's where I picked up Catcrew. The fishing pier was almost complete...looked like they were nailing on the last planks. They also were building what looked to be a rock pile (maybe erosion protector) just to the side of the fishing pier. Hoping they put that much improvement at Park Prairie. They were doing a lot of work at park Prairie, just not on the pier yet...I have noticed that the restroom at Park Prairie is a LOT cleaner...

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Vogey, Y'all are killing me! I haven't been out in quite awhile. I sprung too many leaks in my waders to comfortably fish the tube. But a quick trip to Academy today rectified that situation.


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