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I got out there before daylight on sunday with hopes of catching a biggun.

The water is slightly stained to clear which threw me a curve ball.

I was expecting crystal clear water,

but I guess thats a thing of the past with all the floods and fertilizer.

I found 89° water temps throughout the lake.

Trout were surfacing at daylight, so I chunked a spook around them. No dice.

I tried a smoke grub, too. nothing.

So I started fishing a jig in 10-20fow.

This seemed to be the ticket.

I caught 3 slot fish up the lake but none around the dam area.

I was alternating between the jig and drop shot,

since those were the only techniques getting bites.

A 12" crappie hammered the dropshot in about 12'under a small dock.

I was using a tiny fluke on that rig, but live minnows or gulp minnows would do fine.

I was impressed with the variety of fish in that lake, but the bass are giants and very well schooled from the fishing pressure.

I think night fishing and/or live baits in deep water might serve me better next time.

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I went over to Brittany early last Thursday, did about the same, 2 bass in the boat, but missed several others, had some opportunities just could not stick them. Fishing deep with t-rigged craw type baits. This hot weather is making it tough, fish are sluggish, I try and get out an hour or so before dawn, fish until 0900 or so, and call it a day.

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I found 89° water temps throughout the lake.Trout were surfacing at daylight, so I chunked a spook around them.

?? Trout in 89 degree water? Do the trout survive the summer there?

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?? Trout in 89 degree water? Do the trout survive the summer there?

I'm told they go deep, under the thermocline.

but it doesnt have much oxygen.

Maybe some experts can chime in, Im guessing.

I know they were trout surfacing, without a doubt.

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I did see the report, are you asking about the one in the Benton Co. paper that has the story on Lake Windsor?

Yeah, I laughed when it mentioned the hump that nodody ever fishes.

Really???

Its pretty obvious if you have decent electronics...

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Yeah, I know exactly where that is, it's a good spot. Me and John B were out on Windsor the day those guys in the story were fishing it,my notes say it was June 10, in the background of the large photo you can see a boat, I'm about 95% sure that is us, we were watching those guys fish shallow docks while we were fishing deeper water structure, they passed between us and the shore. I went out on Avalon yesterday early, caught 1/2 dozen 12 inch fish on 10" worms, I didn't hook any sizeable fish.

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those windsor bass are chasing shad all over the place.

Its a fun bite, but once its dead its dead.

I did manage a slot fish on deep diver tho.

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I fished Windsor this AM, ended up with 5 bass, 12-16" fish, all on 10" worms. I counted a dozen boats out there at one point later in the morning, funny there's that much pressure now, in the spring when the bass were easy I'd only see 4-5 boats out there. They were chasing shad early but it did not last long.

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