Beck 5/1/17

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Beck 5/1/17

Postby joetrain » May Mon 01, 2017 11:26 am

I did 2.5 hours this morning. Launched at 7:30. Air temp. was 50 degrees and surface water temp. was 56. Winds were S to SW and kicking pretty good. I mainly fished the sheltered shorelines.

I left the house this morning fully expecting to be skunked but I managed to land 4 bass and had one shake off. The fish were just your average Beck bass. 12- 14 inch range. I got one and lost one on an alewife colored Slug Go that was texas rigged weightless. I also caught 3 on shallow running ,4-6 foot range, square bills. One on a perch color and 2 on a black/silver color.

The weed kill from last year is still doing its job. Shoreline weeds are non existant but there are deeper weeds and that is where I found the bass. Running the square bill over the tops of the weeds.

I would imagine that the water temp has cooled some from last week. The water clarity was only about 9 inches so I could not see any beds.

I will also add that this weather blows. It seems like we can not get into a sustained warm up and the wind just won't quit.

With the rivers blown out again it looks like lake fishing for me for a while.

Hey Marcus I might pony up the dough for that Opeka pass.
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Re: Beck 5/1/17

Postby JasonN » May Mon 01, 2017 11:28 am

Way to get on some fish at Beck! I was thinking about Beck this weekend, being as it's so close to home.

Yeah, the weather for the most part has really sucked. The winds this past month have been ridiculous and just won't quit.
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Re: Beck 5/1/17

Postby BassCaster » May Mon 01, 2017 11:33 am

Nice looking Beck bass :thumbup:
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Re: Beck 5/1/17

Postby Brett » May Mon 01, 2017 11:35 am

Way to get after em!
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Re: Beck 5/1/17

Postby RonG » May Mon 01, 2017 11:49 am

"On the board" :thumbup:
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Re: Beck 5/1/17

Postby Rambler » May Mon 01, 2017 12:16 pm

:thumbup:
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Re: Beck 5/1/17

Postby threeats407 » May Mon 01, 2017 12:24 pm

I'm gonna keep an eye out for that canoe next time I get on Beck and say hi. I was close to tempted to load the kayak up around the same time you went. It looked for a bit this a/m that it was gonna be a clearer less windy day...finally.
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Re: Beck 5/1/17

Postby joetrain » May Mon 01, 2017 12:41 pm

Here she is. Not too many like her around here. 1998 Bell Merlin II. Kevlar with an almond gel coat. Ash gunnels and cane seat. Weight is right around 42 lbs but with the extras I have installed it weighs 45lbs.
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Re: Beck 5/1/17

Postby threeats407 » May Mon 01, 2017 12:53 pm

joetrain wrote:Here she is. Not too many like her around here. 1998 Bell Merlin II. Kevlar with an almond gel coat. Ash gunnels and cane seat. Weight is right around 38 lbs.
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Re: Beck 5/1/17

Postby SnagBros » May Mon 01, 2017 4:50 pm

very nice my friend, see you there soon
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Re: Beck 5/1/17

Postby bassman29 » May Mon 01, 2017 5:33 pm

Way to give those bass the paddle joe
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Re: Beck 5/1/17

Postby Skifish1 » May Mon 01, 2017 6:22 pm

Those fish will look bigger if you use a smaller paddle blade :idea:
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Re: Beck 5/1/17

Postby bassman29 » May Tue 02, 2017 9:40 am

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Re: Beck 5/1/17

Postby FISHdank » May Tue 02, 2017 1:16 pm

Nice goin joe, beck is such a good lake in the spring.
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