Beck 8/23/18

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Beck 8/23/18

Postby crankybass » Aug Fri 24, 2018 10:43 am

I fished the lake from 3:25 - 6:30. It was good to fish a lake that I haven't fished for a long time. I like the accessibility for shore anglers, and the water clarity and conditions are good. I had one hook, fight, and shake off (he "flipped me off") on a chatterbait. My guess is he was 13-14", strong fighter, but my poor hook set cost me. I need to spend more time on this lake, to get familiar with it. I went around to the north/northwest end and found that the laydowns that were there in 2014 are gone. Lakes do change. I also noted that the water level is low--this is an issue for other lakes, too. I hope we get enough rain/snow to move those levels back up next year.

I forgot to add, I know that guys have had success with senkos, not sure about other styles of soft baits, and I have had a lot of success with soft plastics where I usually fish up in Lake County. But, this lake, at least my feeling about it now, is that swimbaits, spinnerbaits, crankbaits, may be a better choice because of the grass beds and the need to get the bait out into deeper water. I certainly preferred to cast and crank yesterday, and I had no hits at all on my softbait presentations.
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Re: Beck 8/23/18

Postby minstrel » Aug Sat 25, 2018 11:57 am

Interesting to hear your take on Beck. I have been doubling up with cranks added to my usual soft baits as well.

Things have been slow lately hopefully they will spring (well, Fall actually heh) back soon.
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Re: Beck 8/23/18

Postby HEDDONFROG » Aug Sat 25, 2018 12:13 pm

Hey Cranky, sorry I didn’t get back to your response on that multi colored senko we were discussing on one of your prior posts...it’s been a crazy busy week. After seeing it in that video you posted, I have seen that color before...I just thought it was a 2 color laminate, not a quad color, lol Looks tasty. As for this post, sounds like you might be able to dial it in after this recon mission, I hope you go back to see what you can drum up
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Re: Beck 8/23/18

Postby crankybass » Aug Mon 27, 2018 9:59 pm

HEDDONFROG wrote:Hey Cranky, sorry I didn’t get back to your response on that multi colored senko we were discussing on one of your prior posts...it’s been a crazy busy week. After seeing it in that video you posted, I have seen that color before...I just thought it was a 2 color laminate, not a quad color, lol Looks tasty. As for this post, sounds like you might be able to dial it in after this recon mission, I hope you go back to see what you can drum up


I've been reviewing my experience and I also talked with a guy, a younger guy, who has been fishing Beck since he was a kid. The pressure has increased on that lake in recent years, and a lot of "bucket heads" keep whatever they catch. Anyway, I think that swim jigs, chatterbaits, spinnerbaits, and cranks will be the best lures. I hope to get back out there this season and see what I can do with a focus on those baits.
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Re: Beck 8/23/18

Postby Mindiman » Sep Mon 10, 2018 8:37 pm

Its coolng down now im liking the fishing reports on this forum keep em coming and ill post my own like i did from busse thanks
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