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Thread: Ever notice that on some lakes fishing is easier in general along with larger fish

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    Default Ever notice that on some lakes fishing is easier in general along with larger fish

    I hadn't fished this lake much in spring but was pleasantly by the large number of large fish caught between 4 species. In fact the lure range shapes and sizes used were larger than I normally use for other lakes. The action lasted from 10am to 3pm. Wondering if this will continue in the weeks ahead.

    Other local lakes don't offer quantity or quality. Not sure why.

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    I'm not sure myself but my lake is definately overstocked with short fish.
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    Yes
    On Lakes that are under fished I seem to have the best luck. Even the big ones are stupid some days.
    If you’re ever fished a good farm pond that nobody fished all year you know what I mean.



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    I have certainly not mastered my new home lake. I knew where the fish were in the one I moved away from
    :I would like to thank the builders of docks for giving me a place to fish and lose tackle

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    Quote Originally Posted by DockShootinJack View Post
    I have certainly not mastered my new home lake. I knew where the fish were in the one I moved away from
    Wouldn’t do me any good to live in your neck of the woods.
    I would live on the water.


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    seems all the lakes in my area have some days that are stellar for larger fish and some not
    I would go so far as to say in some cases it might even be a 2 or 3 year pattern on big to small
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    We are for sure having a crop of small fish this year. It seems as if every one I have caught over the past month have been between 4-6 inches, with an occasional 14 inch thrown into the mix to keep it interesting.

    If they can servive all the big bass it is going to be an outstanding year next year.
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    There are two nearby mediocre lakes for size and one other for size and numbers. Now that the pattern is becoming a summer pattern for all three, it will be interesting the comparisons between the three. 88 degrees in the northeast really moves things forward as far as seasonal patterns go (i.e. weed growth and post spawn).

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    There are a lot of factors that determine what year classes are prominent, which aren't, and how fast the fish grow. Spawn success, predation, fishing pressure, population density, and fish kills to start with.

    One lake close to me has been fantastic for size and numbers within the past few years, but this year the keepers are hard to come by. All while another local lake has been pretty lousy in terms of average size in the past, has been fantastic this year, with plenty of 10-12" thick fish.

    It has been explained to be that crappie populations will cycle. Any given lake will have a string of good years, and bad years. Not much you can do but ride the wave, those factors are largely out of your control.

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