Laurel Lake

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  1. weedwalker

    weedwalker 10 pointer

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    What's the water conditions? High? Clear? Dingy? Muddy? Temp? I'm thinking about trying it saturday.
     
  2. Gixxerjoe04

    Gixxerjoe04 10 pointer

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    I'm going down there tomorrow, hopefully they'll be biting.
     
  3. TripleGee

    TripleGee 12 pointer

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    The farthest down I've ever seen muddy/dingy water was that large area around High Top/Flatwoods section. Once around the bend, it got clear real quick and down by Craig's Creek, stays clear. I don't know if I've ever heard of the lake being muddy everywhere. Good luck! Post pics if you can.
     
  4. whitleycotrapper

    whitleycotrapper 12 pointer

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    caught a couple smallies trolling for trout thursday. one nice one that broke me off and another one that was a little over 15 inches. like everyone else said there is always clear water somewhere. Put in at holly bay and you should be in good shape. I might be there in the morning also
     
  5. weedwalker

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    I'm going to put in at Grove. A buddy of mine went there today. He said at Grove the water was clear and 49*. Up past High Top near the power lines he said it started getting muddy and 54*. He caught 1 bass about 3 lbs is all.
    I'll be in a 16' blue & grey Ranger Cherokee w/Merc. If you see me stop by and say hi.
     
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2012
  6. Gixxerjoe04

    Gixxerjoe04 10 pointer

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    Pics from fishin this weekend on laurel lake, fished for trout most of the time and me and my friend caught our limit friday and saturday. Caught a nice (in my eyes) smallmouth saturday late in the day, 17 inches which is my biggest smallmouth ever, of course thats not saying much haha
    trout.JPG trout..JPG sm.JPG
     
  7. whitleycotrapper

    whitleycotrapper 12 pointer

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    where did you catch the big bluegill at and how if you dont care to share?
     
  8. KYMISTWALKER

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    what bait are you throwing?

    good mess.
     
  9. Gixxerjoe04

    Gixxerjoe04 10 pointer

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    We put in at the marsh branch boat ramp, about half a mile or so away on the right back in a cove right on the edge of grasses. Used dark rooster tails and caught everything on them, me and my friend caught tons of trout and threw a lot back obviously because of the limit. The bluegill was just a random catch in between the trout, but rooster tails were the way to go.
     
  10. TripleGee

    TripleGee 12 pointer

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    Hey, is Marshes Branch still a bad place to park due to theft? I used to park at the trailhead parking lot long ago and hike the mile or so to White Oak Campground and stay a couple of days, but people have told me lately that druggies hit the cars parked basically all around Laurel Lake and since Marshes is so remote, I wondered if it was safe or not to park there? Also, I've "heard" that Marshes was a good area for early Walleye.

    I may have to impose myself upon some of ya'll and trade my charming wit and worldly persona (see bulls-it) for a good fishing trip. Since I don't have a boat and probably won't until next year depending upon my job interview tomorrow.

    Great catch guys!
     
  11. Gixxerjoe04

    Gixxerjoe04 10 pointer

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    I've only been down there a few times but our trucks stay down there for 2 days and we've never had any trouble, but not sure how it usually is, a local will probably know more about that stuff.
     
  12. weedwalker

    weedwalker 10 pointer

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    In the past, I've used both Marsh Branch and Flatwoods ramps a lot. I've never had a problem myself but there are a lot of break-ins at those ramps. Anymore I just use Grove and don't worry about it.
     
  13. Pinwheel8

    Pinwheel8 8 pointer

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    All the ramps can be bad for theft. I use the Grove mostly but I had someone steal my gas out of my jeep there.
     
  14. luvtohunt

    luvtohunt 6 pointer

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    fish 001.jpg Fished Laurel Saturday. Here is the result
     
  15. luvtohunt

    luvtohunt 6 pointer

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    Couple more. Also caught several spots and caught several more short large/small mouth. Bass fished only. fish 003.jpg
     

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