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markyboy

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Hicks Lake - May 29th
« on: May 29, 2004, 10:57:37 PM »

Was a pretty cold day out at Hicks today. The sun broke through for about 10 minutes in total, the rest of the time it was overcast/raining and cold. Despite the conditions, it was a pretty good day , caught 8 and at least 4 got away.

From what I saw, everyone landed some fish today (even the kids fishing from shore) but all were in the 8 to 10 inch range - no big ones around.

My fish were all caught on a leech pattern trolled just off the rocky point due west of the boat launch, most of the others were having success with worms.

This was my first time out with a fishfinder. Boy it makes it a lot easier, I don't think there'll be any going back for me now. :) What I find funny is the last time I fished at Hicks, I had picked out several spots that I was convinced would hold fish (such as between the two islands). Today when I trolled these spots with the fishfinder, I only saw one or two fish, whereas fifteen yards out from the boat launch was a school of twenty of them.

I can think of so many times standing on the shore or a dock looking out at the lake wishing I had a boat to go fish the little islands or the far shore and now that I have one, I tie up 30 yards from the dock.....go figure
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Re:Hicks Lake - May 29th
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2004, 06:20:06 AM »

glad you had a good time. did you try down at the far end of the lake it gets deeper there.have heard of some nice ones being caught at that end.
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Re:Hicks Lake - May 29th
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2004, 11:36:56 AM »

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I know :) but it's either that or a stick of dynamite - and I keep getting the fuse wet.

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did you try down at the far end of the lake it gets deeper there.have heard of some nice ones being caught at that end.

Nope, I only trolled the top third of the lake. What I did notice there was that (if you believe the fishfinder) 90% of the fish there are small, about 2% medium and 8% large - which means that the majority of the medium sized one's are holed up somewhere else. I had heard/read that the far end was a good spot, I'll try it next time, thanks.
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