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2 hours ago, liphunter said:

I haven't decided where yet. But I am either going to Cape Fair or Ruark in the morning. If I go to the latter, I will post what the ramp is like. Mike

You know how old and beat up I am.  A high courtesy dock would be a challenge.

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This is how Ruark Boat Ramp area looked today, Wednesday 7/17. I was able to launch and not have to get my feet wet (yay!!) and even though

the courtesy dock was higher than I would have liked it was tolerable. If they would push the dock out so the metal walk ramp was at water's edge

it would reduce the height a bunch. I don't know when or how often they move it but perhaps a call to the COE office would help. Not a lot of traffic

at the ramp today or on the lake but I did have the pleasure of meeting Liphunter who was also going to take current pics for Dutch and this thread.

Typical of this forum...just ask and someone, or two, or more will respond.  

Today's results:

2- 16" walleyes and 2 bluegill. All were released.

Bottom bouncers/crawlers, silver smile blade, 20' channel point.

WT: 84

Wind SW at 10 mph

Sunny and hot. 90 degrees at 11 AM.

Tight lines,

od

  

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Launched around 6:30 this morning at Ruark.  My plan was to continue to try to develop a walleye skill, So far I've just developed a rash. But I'm hopeful.  Before I did I wanted to give an hour or sole beating the brush for bass.  I just picked a spot that looked good on the sons creek side and keeping it somewhat small. I was throwing a 1/2 oz  white an red Strike King tandem spinner bait, no trailer.  I would pitch it under the canopy  and in the gaps. It went fairly well for about 45 mins. Then it started to fizzle out. Caught 1-17 inch, 2-16 inch, one that just made 15 inches. And a bonus 12 inch crappie. All swam away somewhat irritated. Then I went somewhere else to not catch walleye.

 

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Hey guys thanks for the reports.  The dock looks doable.  Congrats on the fish catching.  OD any time you don’t want the walleye I’ll be glad to take them off your hands.😜

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Thanks for the ramp pics and update.  Been about a month since had the boat out, am afraid it sitting in my yard so long it is going to rust!  Be heading up there next week to give the fishing a try.

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Heading out at 5 going to try to beat some of the heat.  Weatherman said it will be worse down there because of the difference in altitude.  We’ll see.

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Heat index was 114 yesterday north of the lake.  Haven't heard from any neighbors today.  Suspect they all died.  Heat index was invented in 1978.  Since I was a kid many years before that, we picked up hay bales, fished, rode bikes and played ball in 100 deg heat.   Can't do that anymore because of the heat index.  Darn.

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24 minutes ago, JCreek said:

Heat index was 114 yesterday north of the lake.  Haven't heard from any neighbors today.  Suspect they all died.  Heat index was invented in 1978.  Since I was a kid many years before that, we picked up hay bales, fished, rode bikes and played ball in 100 deg heat.   Can't do that anymore because of the heat index.  Darn.

Yep and in August had 7am. football practice, hauled alfalfa hay during the day, then went back to evening football practice.  No one thought about it being out of the ordinary nor did anyone have AC.

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