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7/19/15 9:08 PM CST
SCOTTBOLTZ thanks for clarifying. Been a big fan of Larry's new show and just saw he was out in Jefferson County, wasn't sure which lake he was on, but just thought I would share what he was catching in case anyone else found it helpful!

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7/19/15 8:58 PM CST
Just watched the video posted about Larry Smith fishing Jefferson County. That's Rock Lake. I know my sonar has been lit up over the deep basin lately.

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7/19/15 8:42 PM CST
Larry Smith was out in Jefferson County this past week, looks like he was catching some pretty decent bluegills about 20 feet down. He posted his trip to Youtube.

https://youtu.be/O5YoxumyQHQ

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7/18/15 4:35 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 76° - 80º F
Fished Ripley today after the storms and did ok. on gills fish we got were down on mud in 20-23 fow. My rant is with the guys with the nice bass boat who left at 10:30.First there is a no wake till 11Winko and then there is no power loading!! I heard you rev up from a 1/4 mile away.But You Can't read so you won't see this.

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6/6/15 12:25 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
Data kid, I could understand your beef if you had parked on the road and launched from an open spot in the weeds. It sounds as though you want to have an improved access and feel that not having a motor is for some reason exempt helping pay for the luxury others given you. I launched this morning and found the gills at the south end. Just a bobber with an ice jig tipped with a half a leaf worm.

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6/6/15 7:36 AM CST
ok Bozo, then that applies to kayaks, float tubes, stand ups, inflatables... only here. Its not a parking fee, its a launch fee. BTW, none of those are launched unless u trailer your canoe. Google the definition of launching. If they want all to pay then it should be made clear on the rule board by the ramp and they should cut the weeds so the board is actually visible.

Next case... Bozo!!!!! (hope I used as many ! as u)

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CAPT SCOTT ROHLOFF
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6/5/15 9:08 AM CST
Yes after 11am unless you like heavy boat traffic leave the lake. Don't know what to say about launch fee with a canoe other then it is a former of watercraft. The officer that patrols this lake has been here for years. Heavy set gentlman launches from the marina.


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Bozo
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6/5/15 8:35 AM CST
Data boy I am a canoe fisherman as well and if there is a launch fee I pay it. If you park at the launch and launch your canoe then you have used the launch and therefore are subject to the fee like everyone else! Next case!!

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6/5/15 7:25 AM CST
Scott - I haven't been on Ripley since ice out. The guy you describe must not be the same person that was there in the past. What I found hard to swallow last year is parking at the public launch with roof racks and no trailer. No one was around when I put my canoe in the water nor when I came off so how did the patrol know I had a carry-in? I've parked there for years and hopped in a friend's boat and came off with no tickets on my vehicle. Friends have also parked there and hoped in with me and no tickets were ever on their vehicles.

It's a beautiful lake and a great place to fish, the people it attracts are another story. If fishing people don't get off the water well before 11 AM you are doomed. The single boat ramp will be clogged for at least an hour and when I've tried to wait it out ski boats have tried to swamp me passing dangerously close to my canoe. One boat made several passes until my father-in-law changed baits to a huge muskie lure with giant hooks. When the ski boat made it's four pass he made a big cast ahead of the boat - no problem for the pilot but the skier just about crapped his shorts and they didn't return for a another attempt to swamp us.

This is just one example, there's been way more than the average number of other unpleasant encounters than other waters I use. BTW, most offenders have IL registrations on their boats.

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6/4/15 4:09 PM CST
I absolutely love this small lake. Besides the fishing, it's nothing short of peacefull till 11 am. If you follow the rules you will have no issues. The officer that patrols this lake is actually a great guy. One of the nicest guys you will meet. I look forward to seeing him each time I'm out.


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6/4/15 7:34 AM CST
For newbies to Ripley be prepared to get fined by the patrol people. They don't give warnings and are slap happy to fine you rather than educate. For years I CARRIED in a canoe, never clogging the boat ramp so why do I need to pay a launch fee? Yes I was ticketed. I was also once ticketed for going too fast with my trolling motor at 10:55 AM. From the far other side of the lake the patrol thought I was making a wake with my 12' boat and electric motor.

Paying a launch fee to carry a kayak or canoe into the water is a crock of crap. I have yet to see a sign or posting anywhere that says all watercraft are required to pay a launch fee, even those non-motorized. The once lovely local small clear lake is now little Chicago in the summertime. Enjoy it if you still can.

If I do happen to make it back there with my canoe and pay the launch fee please accept my advanced apology that since I have to pay I'm backing my car right up to the ramp and taking as much time as boaters to get my carry in in the water. Guess I paid for that right.

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6/3/15 12:05 PM CST
Season passes ($30) can be purchased at the Cambridge BP gas station. There's one other location that I can't remember - Piggly Wiggly probably.

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5/25/15 6:01 PM CST
Where can you buy the yearly passes?

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5/24/15 8:38 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 66° - 70° F
Was out Saturday from 700 till 1030. We fished for blue gill for a wile with no luck. Then we tried our hand at casting for bass and northern. We got one 11 inch bass. Didn't seem as if many people were have much luck due to them moving around a lot.

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5/24/15 12:10 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny
Found large gills hanging on deep weed edges, caught over 20 using leaf worms, several were 10 inches. All released

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