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I’m camping at Ruark bluff campground east and I’ve been fishing the last few days but I haven’t been able to find the fish.  I found a couple drum and a largemouth bass.  I can’t seem to find anything that works.  

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I went out Tuesday, for the first time in a long time I got skunked.

Right at dusk I finally marked a lot of shad in fairly shallow water, with a lot of fish amongst them. I didn't catch any though, once the sun set they disappeared. 

All I can say is that the fish are scattered and following shad. 

The lake will also be turning over soon (if it hasn't started already), so that complicates things further.

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4 hours ago, Brad N Steph said:

I’m camping at Ruark bluff campground east and I’ve been fishing the last few days but I haven’t been able to find the fish.  I found a couple drum and a largemouth bass.  I can’t seem to find anything that works.  

           More important how are you feeling with this treatment? Careful in the wind today,

  BilletHead 

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5 hours ago, tjm said:

Radiation scares fish. You'll need a tinfoil parka and hat.

I tried to make sure I got a good fit on the hat.  I have another one at home.  Can’t let the government read your thoughts.  Everyone should have a tin hat.  It’s really scary what the government can do

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I’m feeling really good.  Thank you.  I started heating rocks to stay warm at night.  Might need a couple more tonight with the rain later.  I caught one largemouth on the bank on a yellow curly tail.  I’ve been figuring they’d be deep and slow with the cold and wind.  I gave up today.  Too windy for a kayak.  Thank you guys.

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20 hours ago, Brad N Steph said:

I’m camping at Ruark bluff campground east and I’ve been fishing the last few days but I haven’t been able to find the fish.  I found a couple drum and a largemouth bass.  I can’t seem to find anything that works.  

Are you in only a kayak?

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