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Fayette #14602601 01/20/23 04:12 AM
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Fished Fayette a few days ago with my son. I've only been once or twice since my parents moved from LaGrange 10 years ago, with mixed results, but this trip was just like I remembered it. Water temps ranged from 64-70, lake looked to be a little low but the water clarity was good.
We started about 1pm with a spilt shot rigged cotton candy zoom worm and a gold black trap. Our first pass we caught 5-6 fish in the 2-3lbs class in scattered hydrilla in 2-6'. We moved to the other side of the cove and caught several more with a few 3-4 lbs fish on 100 series Bandit cranks in shad colors. Things slowed down for about 30 minutes so we moved to a different cove. Once we got about half way back I picked up the trap and tossed my son a green pumpkin jackhammer with a zoom speed craw trailer and it was on! We caught fish for 3 hours almost non stop, with several doubles with a lot of fish being in the 4-5 lbs class. At one point I had to stop and repair my trap because one of the hooks got mangled. I was ripping the trap out of the hydrilla and my son was fishing the jackhammer over the top of it in 2-4'. We stayed there until dark thirty and left them biting. I would guess we caught 35-40 bass.
I never saw anyone cast netting, but there was a group of guys that fit the description at the ramp working on a broken down boat with no rods and several 5 gallon buckets on board.
Great day on the lake. They bit just about everything we tried except topwater baits.
Good time to take a kid fishing right now.

Re: Fayette [Re: John Peebles] #14602755 01/20/23 01:59 PM
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Great report John...would love to see some pics if u have any...Thanks

Re: Fayette [Re: John Peebles] #14603497 01/21/23 01:45 AM
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Here's a couple Vogey. My son has a couple more he's gonna send me. He had me down 1-0 before we even left the dock. roflmao
Beautiful day on the water!



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Nice...That second one looks like it's either sunrise or sunset...sweet either way...

Re: Fayette [Re: John Peebles] #14603856 01/21/23 04:23 PM
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How are the ramps? Steep, slick, easy with two wheel drive? Never been there, what ramp did you use? Thanks


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I think both ramps are fine, but a guy did lose it about a week ago & his truck ended up totally submerged...you can see pics & comments at the Lake Fayette Fishing facebook site...I use the Oak Thicket ramp & that's the one where the guy said he just "slid" in ? I launch here 52 times a year & have never had an issue. I do have 4wd, but seldom use it...

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Originally Posted by Topwater2
How are the ramps? Steep, slick, easy with two wheel drive? Never been there, what ramp did you use? Thanks


We used the Oak Thicket ramp. It's shorter and less steep.

Re: Fayette [Re: John Peebles] #14606853 01/24/23 03:08 AM
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Had a rough day on Fayette today. Wind was tough and only caught a few up til 11A. Then something that I have never done. While going through the trees and stumps at three fingers I hit a stump and off the front deck I flew. I have came close in the past but I guess this one caught me by surprise. There were two other buddies in the boat and I quickly got back in but I only had a towel and no change of clothes. Be careful out there guys and do not become lackadaisical like I did today and always have that change of clothes. No harm no foul but I should of been more aware of where I was at and happy it was Fayette because the water was warmer that most.

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What was water temps? 60’s, 70’s or 90’s roflmao

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A nice double on the trap and jackhammer.
Not too hard to figure out where we were by the pics. LOL

Sorry to hear about your spill Todd. Glad your ok. I noticed a lot of timber that was standing when I used to fish the lake regularly that is now submerged. A lot of stumps just under the waterline. I always bring a change of warm clothes this time of year. Haven't fell in yet, but you never know. Had a couple of close calls as well.
Good Luck,
JP

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Originally Posted by Topwater2
How are the ramps? Steep, slick, easy with two wheel drive? Never been there, what ramp did you use? Thanks


I use Oak Thicket and it has given me no problem with a two wheel drive Chevy pickup. Throttle control is the key to any ramp. I used to use Park Prairie but ir is too shallow of angle and I had to back in with my wheels in the water. After seeing a Ford pickup float off the ramp trying to launch a sailboat, I moved to Oak Thicket.


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Re: Fayette [Re: barbarian] #14608551 01/25/23 06:30 PM
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Upper 60’s where I was at. Upper 70’s by discharge.

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