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Post Posted: 09:06pm - Sep 2,09 
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looking to go down to Lake Sara the 17th, 18th and 19th of this month. Does anybody have any reports???

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Post Posted: 07:47am - Sep 18,09 
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I've never fished L. Sara, is it a good bass lake?
Is the fall a good time to fish it for bass or does it get too weedy? I would appreciate any info you can pass down to me.
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Post Posted: 08:16am - Sep 18,09 
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Collector, sorry I don't have any current reports for you, but from my experience the fishing there this time of year is never bad!

Born2fysh, in the early to mid 90's it was an outstanding bass lake. That bass virus that was going around in the mid to late 90's put a hurting on the lake. It has been rebounding nicely. I would now consider the bass fishing as good. The Fall is an excellent time, as the bass will be schooling up the shad in the coves. Spinnerbaits and rattle baits thrown in and around the shad should produce. Working the points with jigs and plastics should also produce.

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Post Posted: 09:53am - Sep 18,09 
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I will be heading down there tomorrow probably as well. Blue mako center console boat. If you had any tips for this time of year it'll be my first time heading down there but lake michigan looks to be too wavy for tomorrow so I'll take my buddies there instead.

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Post Posted: 05:16pm - Sep 18,09 
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I wish I was heading down there now...however, I'm actually heading down there for a bass tournament on October 17th and 18th. Gonna try for some walleye and crappie the two days before the bass tourney, is it still a good time for crappie and walleye then? Looking forward to your report. Also, anyone else fishing the same tournament?

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Post Posted: 07:38pm - Sep 18,09 
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Peach1303 wrote:
I wish I was heading down there now...however, I'm actually heading down there for a bass tournament on October 17th and 18th. Gonna try for some walleye and crappie the two days before the bass tourney, is it still a good time for crappie and walleye then? Looking forward to your report. Also, anyone else fishing the same tournament?

Crappie should be in full swing at that time. There isn't really a fishable population of walleye in the lake. They don't reproduce and they aren't stocked anymore. Most are caught fishing for other fish....the ones you do catch will be large.

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Post Posted: 07:44pm - Sep 18,09 
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should be on the water by 11:30am and planning on spending most of the day down there. if you see the mako out and about feel free to stop by. :mrgreen: Bright blue sides on it, downriggers, etc. We'll have 3 guys on board.

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Post Posted: 07:46pm - Sep 18,09 
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xpndbl3 wrote:
should be on the water by 11:30am and planning on spending most of the day down there. if you see the mako out and about feel free to stop by. :mrgreen: Bright blue sides on it, downriggers, etc. We'll have 3 guys on board.

Remember that you need an Effingham Water Authority sticker for the lake! Good luck and have fun!

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Post Posted: 07:48pm - Sep 18,09 
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yes i'm stopping at some marina on the way down that is open until noon to pick one up. $25 for a 3 day pass, another $25 to launch I heard....going to be an expensive day. :oops:

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Post Posted: 04:58am - Sep 19,09 
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[quote="Peach1303"]I wish I was heading down there now...however, I'm actually heading down there for a bass tournament on October 17th and 18th. Gonna try for some walleye and crappie the two days before the bass tourney, is it still a good time for crappie and walleye then?


goodluck peach sounds like you got that lake figured out for bass

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Post Posted: 08:00am - Sep 19,09 
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Thanks for the info dances with fish,
Is that true about the $25.00 fee for the launch besides the $25.00 for the sticker.
Jim

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Post Posted: 03:45pm - Sep 20,09 
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Thanks dgi. I used to know it pretty well from fishing tournaments when I was younger, but haven't fished it in a few years. I'm pumped to be going back in October that late in the season, one of my favorite lakes for sure. Have seen 8 1/2 lb largemouths and have heard rumors of 10+ lbers a few years back. Overall, its a great bass lake pending the water isn't at a very low level. I'll give some tips on the bass after the tournament is over, haha.

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Post Posted: 11:41pm - Sep 21,09 
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I will be down at Anthony Acres the 29th 30th and the 1st. You need a sticker to get on the Lake. It's $80.00 up front but refunded when you turn in the Sticker. You can call Anthony Acres for up to date info.
I should also be down there around halloween, either with a fishing bud or the RFC or maybe both.
I don't fish for bass but catch a Keeper size once in awhile.
Like Bob said, the Walleye population consists of survivors from a long ago stocking.
My bud caught a 6 1/2 Lb. Last fall.
Hope to have some good reports and pic up in a week or so.
Tight lines and safe waters for your trip.

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Post Posted: 10:44am - Sep 22,09 
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Good luck John. I'll be headed down there in a few weeks with the family. I'm gonna try and get my 4 yo on some crappie action!

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Post Posted: 08:58am - Sep 23,09 
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We caught probably 60 sunfish and blue gills but couldn't find any crappie. Basically tried under various covered boat docks and also a few area out in the lake. Tossed some bass plastics and cranks around here and there and also that one cove which is no wake and a fishing area with no luck. Didn't see any action going on with any of the other 6 or 7 boats that were out the whole day, besides one guy talking to me but I really couldn't hear him over the radio and when I turned around to turn it down he had trolled off by then.

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Post Posted: 09:40pm - Sep 27,09 
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Going down on Tuesday am for three days with Goose Hunter. Hope to have some good reports and pic for ya.
Bob, it should be a good time to get the kids on some fish. I should be going back down around Halloween or after too.

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Post Posted: 09:53pm - Sep 27,09 
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Fish or no fish, have fun!! Look forward to the report.

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Post Posted: 06:17am - Sep 28,09 
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Good luck GETDANET!!

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Post Posted: 06:39pm - Oct 3,09 
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See my report in the Riverside thread.

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Post Posted: 07:01pm - Oct 13,09 
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I'm heading down on Thursday for four days...any last minute tips for the crappies? I heard minnows but I've also heard artificial jigging. I'm guessing the water will be very muddy due to the intense rain they've been getting down there. I've caught some on bass lures before by boat docks, but thinking about targeting the laydowns and brushpiles most likely. Saturday and Sunday are the days of the bass tourney and I'm looking forward to reporting on that.

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