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Its gonna be on Lake Ouachita.....any suggestions on what lures will produce best? It's a kinda team event[father/son]I'll be fishing w/my son! :wink:
 

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Its gonna be on Lake Ouachita.....any suggestions on what lures will produce best? It's a kinda team event[father/son]I'll be fishing w/my son! :wink:

It's been awhile John, but this time of year we used to have pretty good luck with watermelon seed Zoom lizards Carolina rigged, or pumpkin/watermelon seed Gary Yamamoto Grubs.
Good Luck, and bundle up.:thumb:
 

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I also posted this in the other Lake Ouachita thread:

If the wind is calm the fishing is always tough there. Use Finesse type baits, one of the secrets on this lake is a small 1/8 oz gray hair jig on light line.

If the wind is blowing use a Storm Magnum Wiggle Wart in Red or Watermelon and hold on.

These two methods will work all over the lake but I always did well around the islands out in front of Crystal Springs and up Big Fir.

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I got to thinking and usually from mid February thru March the red/orange Rattle Trap is a big producer when fished over the grass beds.

If it is calm and the fishing is slow try a Rogue using the "Dead Stick" method.

The lures that I have talked about have always produced for me on Lake Ouachita in Feb. and March.

Countless tournaments on Lake Ouachita have been won on these two lures in Feb. and March.
 

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I also posted this in the other Lake Ouachita thread:

If the wind is calm the fishing is always tough there. Use Finesse type baits, one of the secrets on this lake is a small 1/8 oz gray hair jig on light line.

If the wind is blowing use a Storm Magnum Wiggle Wart in Red or Watermelon and hold on.

These two methods will work all over the lake but I always did well around the islands out in front of Crystal Springs and up Big Fir.

PS,

I got to thinking and usually from mid February thru March the red/orange Rattle Trap is a big producer when fished over the grass beds.

If it is calm and the fishing is slow try a Rogue using the "Dead Stick" method.

The lures that I have talked about have always produced for me on Lake Ouachita in Feb. and March.
Thanks a bunch...maybe I can get my entry fee and gas money back out:thumb:
 

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Its gonna be on Lake Ouachita.....any suggestions on what lures will produce best? It's a kinda team event[father/son]I'll be fishing w/my son! :wink:
Would that tourney be on the weekend of March 22nd? Just wondering. I was planning on fishing one that weekend, but my wife had planned a surprise trip to hot springs for my b-day. :thumb:
 

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Would that tourney be on the weekend of March 22nd? Just wondering. I was planning on fishing one that weekend, but my wife had planned a surprise trip to hot springs for my b-day. :thumb:
Nope, it was saturday....my fingers got cold early, because we had a plumbing problem that the bilge pump could not handle....I stuffed cellophane into the water intake hoping to stop the flow, and we began to fish, in about ten minutes we had to abandon the hopes, and return to the launch at which time we discovered that pipe(s) were leaking....we sat there 10 minutes draining the water out!:eek: :frown:
 

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Nope, it was saturday....my fingers got cold early, because we had a plumbing problem that the bilge pump could not handle....I stuffed cellophane into the water intake hoping to stop the flow, and we began to fish, in about ten minutes we had to abandon the hopes, and return to the launch at which time we discovered that pipe(s) were leaking....we sat there 10 minutes draining the water out!:eek: :frown:
Ahh. So I take it you didn't win. :smack:
 

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John BassnBucks has given you some good advice- especially the gray haired jig and deadsticking any humps you can find- deadsticking also will produce some fine walleyes at times to!
 

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Nope, it was saturday....my fingers got cold early, because we had a plumbing problem that the bilge pump could not handle....I stuffed cellophane into the water intake hoping to stop the flow, and we began to fish, in about ten minutes we had to abandon the hopes, and return to the launch at which time we discovered that pipe(s) were leaking....we sat there 10 minutes draining the water out!:eek: :frown:
Kinda hard to fish the lake when your boat won't float. Sounds like you had some of my luck!
 
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