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catchtorelease
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7/24/14 11:50 AM CST
I would say no livewell no fish, we encourage any one to fish but we like to see the fish released in the same or better condition. Weekly tournaments will probably go till October, we are switching between Ripley and Rock lake every other week, so next week it will be back on Ripley.

brewcrew1317
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7/23/14 3:30 PM CST
Have had a lot of luck on gills on basically any weed edge, but I had a question or two on the Wednesday night bass league. How many more weeks does it go? Also, if my boat doesn't have a live well, and I plan on releasing the fish, would keeping them in a basket on the side of the boat be frowned upon? Would people rather see a stringer, or is it no live well, don't show up?

catchtorelease
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7/18/14 8:29 AM CST
I'm thinking there will be about ten boats tomorrow, haven't had alot of phone calls about it but hopefully it will be an ok turnout. sign up if you guys are going out! The max boats allowed is 20.

Chuck E Bukowski
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7/16/14 8:48 PM CST
Sorry not a report. Was wondering how many guys are you counting on showing for the Saturday July 19 tournament? I was planning on doing a little bassin' with a buddy that morning. If its going too be six boats out there that's no big deal. If you think it's going to be a large tourney we will go elsewhere. No offense. Thanks in advance for any reply.

catchtorelease
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7/8/14 2:01 PM CST
Another Wednesday night bass tournament tomorrow from 6pm-9pm anyone welcome to fish $20 to get in, that includes big bass. show up at marina launch by 5:45 to get entered.

catchtorelease
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7/1/14 3:13 PM CST
Wednesday night bass tournaments start tomorrow 7-2-14 from 5-9pm. Tournament held at lake Ripley Bait Shanty 2 next to marina. 5 fish limit $15 to get in $5 additional big bass pot. July 19th there will be an open tournament can be team or individual fishing hours are 6am-2pm. 5 fish limit $80 entry and $10 additional big bass pot. Call Donnie with any questions, 608-669-2111

morango
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6/24/14 8:27 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 81° - 88° F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
Gotta love Ripley!

Got out in my kayak about 7:00 AM. Wanted to go earlier but slept too long. Fished the shoreline shallows for gill, but they were gone to deeper water. Took about an hour to find the schools suspended in about 15 feet of water, then I caught slab after slab. Nice size gills running 7- 9 inches mostly with some smaller ones thrown in. Red worm and a slip bobber.

Had a good dinner caught by 9:30 or so, and decided to fish the shoreline and some dropoffs for largemouth. Used a senko rigged texas style. Caught a lot of bass, especially lurking in the weedy shallows, mostly smaller, but one 19" beauty. Big fat guy, must have weighed four or five pounds.

All bass released for your enjoyment.

storyteller
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5/29/14 4:32 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Went out this morning 7:30 to 9:00 seemed very good for for some largemouth bass or whatever we could find. Found some active keeper Largemouth bass still on the large bar in front of the marina. After 9:00 the largemouth bass were still active, but 90 percent of them were very small. Bluegill are beginning to prepare for the spawn. The bite is fair but will greatly improve in the next week or two. Pretty good day on the water. Still looking for the walleye run on Ripley. Probably very early morning or late afternoon/evening for the best action.

GLTA,

sharkman154
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5/28/14 9:35 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 51° - 55° F
The past couple of day's I've been fishing on the sandy north shore off my dock and have been getting lots of big female gills along with some big males (only keeping the males generally). I have also been getting some small large mouths and a bunch of big rock bass. The key for me has been small white jigs heads with a small two toned fish shaped soft baits with a twister tail (blue with a white belly has been working best) and having a split shot to weigh it closer to the bottom. I reel it as slow as I can while keeping that tail going and they will bite it on the light.

Also I have seen two northerns swimming slowly by each on seperate nights and they were both around 25" long Also one night I saw a ton of carp, so grab your bows and spears, they ruin my fishing!!! Big Smile

storyteller
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5/28/14 7:32 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 81° - 88° F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
Fished the large bar straight out from the marina bait shop. Looked for the bar and then looked for sharp drop offs right off of those bars. Fished with leeches and limited out on the largemouth bass in quick order. Some of the largemouth went over 3 pounds. Key is throwing the offering on the bar and dragging it back to deeper water or along the deeper wanter next to the bar. Bass were very aggressive. Going to look for walleyes next time around. Same way but staying in deeper water with the exception of dusk or dawn where I would throw my offering on the bar occassionally for them. Many nice walleyes in this lake all over the lake.

DeerfieldAD
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5/18/14 11:13 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 56° - 60° F Water Temp: 56° - 60° F
Two of us fished Ripley this morning for about two hours. The first hour was cloudy and the fish were hitting. Caught 9 northerns and 3 bass and had at least that many on that we did not land. Fish were caught in 7-9 feet of water, all on crank baits. Water is extremely clear so once sun came out fishing really slowed. All fish were released.

RayRaytonto
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5/11/14 10:26 AM CST
You could say the same to people fishing the rock river during the Walleye run, or people fishing Gills in ealry May. but when seasons open its open. If they didnt want people to fish spwaning panfish they would close the season the way they do gamefish. But they dont, and if yea dont like people over fishing an area dont report about it.

storyteller
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5/9/14 9:45 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 56° - 60° F
Went out Saturday May 3rd (opening day). Very windy so we hit the channel. Came into a huge school of large pumpkinseed. In a couple hours time we caught 150 or so of them. The majority were released.

Fisher Doon
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4/11/14 9:04 PM CST
Didn't catch very many but did manage a few slabs. It won't be long and they should be getting ready to spawn. Here's a few that my son and I caught this evening....and it's nice to know goliath gills didn't catch them all!

PaPa9
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3/20/14 11:52 AM CST
PaPa here. Any action on this lake ? I have a grandson who lives in FT.A who is dying to get out. Any Info Please. Have fun PaPa. Wink Wink Wink

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