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I can add it, Jim. Just want to make sure there's enough interest. Anybody else out there fish Fellows?

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i fishd it alot when i was in college before i moved to CO. I fished it the day before i left and caught some real nice crappie and 5 channels that would have gone 5 lbs. and this was in march.

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Saw some high school kids out there Monday night. One caught a nice bass, probably three or four pounds on a spinnrebait. I only take my girls out there to terrorize the bluegill. Would love to fish it more but don't have a boat small enough to put on there. I have tried repeatedly to get permission to use my float tube on the lake but the answer is always no. Still don't understand why.

Anybody know any good places for a float tube?

 

 

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Saw some high school kids out there Monday night. One caught a nice bass, probably three or four pounds on a spinnrebait. I only take my girls out there to terrorize the bluegill. Would love to fish it more but don't have a boat small enough to put on there. I have tried repeatedly to get permission to use my float tube on the lake but the answer is always no. Still don't understand why.

Anybody know any good places for a float tube?

I've wanted to take my 4 year old up there. Are the docks overfished or should we find a nice bank spot? There was an article in the recent MO Game & Fish that feature lake Springfield and Fellows as untapped bass spots.

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I've wanted to take my 4 year old up there. Are the docks overfished or should we find a nice bank spot? There was an article in the recent MO Game & Fish that feature lake Springfield and Fellows as untapped bass spots.

As MoCarp put it, the crowds are a tad urban. There was a lady on the dock on Monday that was yelling at her kids to get out of the F'ing water as well as cussing the fish. Of course she didn't take he cigarette out of he mouth the whole time she was yelling at them. Don't mind people who smoke, but take the thing out of your mouth if you have something to say.

Your best bet is to fish up closer to the dam where ther water inlet comes in from Stockton. It's usually peaceful up there and very easy to get to. It can be tough to catch even a bluegill there though. Without a boat you only have access to the north side of the lake. I'm not sure if the fish have figured this out and have moved to the south but it's usually tough. I know there are fish there because I know guys that fish there a lot and always do good, but they fish on the south side of the lake. I have fished on the south side only once in a float tube and was having a good day until a guy from City Utilities spotted me. He was not happy! He made me walk about a half mile through the woods instead of just letting me kick back up to the road. Not an easy task carrying a couple rods, fins and a tube while wearing waders. But according to him it was either that or be arrested!

 

 

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you can take a float tube anywhere. that guy doesnt know what hes talking about. i have used my float tube there many times and had no problems. its not even posted anywhere that you cant use a float tube.

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you can take a float tube anywhere. that guy doesnt know what hes talking about. i have used my float tube there many times and had no problems. its not even posted anywhere that you cant use a float tube.

Yeah, tell that to City Utilities. Here is the last response I received from them on May 4th. I even sent her a picture so she knew exactly what I was talking about. I have a lot of fun in it on Stockton, but I really wish I could get into some water closer to home.

Mr. Moore,

I'm sorry, but fishing float tubes are not allowed on Lake Springfield, Fellows Lake or McDaniel Lake. Lake Springfield is defined as the area from the dam to Kinser Bridge on E. Battlefield.

At the present time our electric department has change of Lake Springfield because it is cooling water for the James River Power Station. The Springfield Park Board will probably be taking over the Lake Springfield Park in the near future. Rules for that lake could change. You may want to check back with me in about a month.

Sherry Raney

Administrative Supervisor

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And they would enforce this how? Do they have rangers? And if they caught you in a tube on any of these lakes, what law would you be breaking? I'd be interesting to see the "teeth" of this rule in writing someplace.

I guess cause it's private they can make any rule they want and kick you off the lake if you do break their rules. Or are they private lakes?

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