Ripley Lake, Jefferson County

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TODAY @ 12:29 PM
Boogie
Boogie
MEMBER since 1/25/02

Murman I hope you had better fishing than we had.  We got about seven panfish for the weekend but did enjoy ourselves.  We fished shallow, deep, and in between.  Anchored and drifted but not much was happening.  The one real bright spot was learning about my trolling motor having a directional feature that kept us going in a particular direction without steering.  

Thanks again for the info and tight lines in the future.

PS:  The people at the marina were really nice.  It almost felt like being up north!

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8/31/17 @ 2:57 PM
RayRaytonto
RayRaytonto
USER since 2/18/12

Should try and take there boat numbers down and call it in, there are laws for being to close to other boats when traveling at high speeds it's not a respect or etiquette thing it's a law. They bust people on rock lake for this when they are called in.  And a lot of time last there are more then just speed tickets handed out a lot of times and owi goes with it cause a majority of the time there are drunk my 4yr old and I were almost capsized by a very large speed boat that came towards us and cut a quick right turn causing a huge wake and we were anchored. Let's just say I didn't get the boat numbers but described the boat to a T and the lake police handed out a very large fine not only for disobeying the distanc laws but for also endangering a child. They were escorted off the lake 

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8/30/17 @ 8:39 PM
Boogie
Boogie
MEMBER since 1/25/02

Murman

Thanks for the info!  If you are on the lake this weekend, great luck and tight lines!

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8/28/17 @ 12:53 PM
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murman
murman
USER since 11/4/08

MOON PHASE (44%)
Waxing Crescent

I like launching at the marina the best.  The problem with the main boat landing is that it is wayyy to busy and full of disrespectful boaters/tubers that will not let you launch or get your boat back in.  And ps, the boaters on this lake is just as disrespectful on the water and will go full speed by you within 10 feet.  Try to fish before 11 am when there is no wake, then move to the no wake zones after that fort fishing.   So definitely launch at the marina, you will have your boat in and out in 5 minutes.   Main launch may be an hour.   And do not be surprised how disrespectful boaters are on this lake.. And by boaters I mean by people who don't fish.  Stay inside no wake zones between 11-7 and you will be fine!  Tight lines!!

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8/26/17 @ 4:27 PM
Boogie
Boogie
MEMBER since 1/25/02

Coming over this weekend and am new to the lake.  I will be launching my boat and was wondering where the closest launch to the north side of the lake is.  I am staying on Ripley Road not far off of Hwy 18.  I will post how fishing is.  The previous posts that I read have been helpful in understanding the rules of the lake that is one reason why I like Lake-Link!

Thanks in advance.  Tight lines.

PS: I am not a water skier or personal water craft owner.

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7/28/17 @ 10:53 PM
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Artic Armor
Artic Armor
USER since 2/17/10

MOON PHASE (31%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

Friday Afternoon July 28th

Found nice bluegills in 16' - 18' depths while anchored in more than one location around the lake. Gulp and worms.



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7/19/17 @ 8:46 PM
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Miltontom
Miltontom
USER since 10/3/09

MOON PHASE (19%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

All over the lake from 10-2 on Saturday.  Tried 10-25 foot depths with spoons, spinners, suckers, crawlers...not a bite.  Finally moved just past the launch in 8 feet just off the bouys.  Caught 3 bass on suckers biggest 18 inches at around 1pm. 

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5/26/17 @ 6:21 AM
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wallygator1986
wallygator1986
USER since 4/12/11

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Did decent yesterday all released

Ripley Lake, Jefferson County Photo
Ripley Lake, Jefferson County Photo
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5/24/17 @ 10:25 PM
Gtuna
Gtuna
USER since 3/26/04

Message sent Lostlure

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5/23/17 @ 1:40 PM
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dnepscha
dnepscha
USER since 8/17/14

MOON PHASE (7%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
51° - 55° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

Went out early. Had a tough time figuring out what the fish wanted for the first few hours. Fish were scattered, and a bit of a mixed bag of small pike and LMB and a SMB. Also tracked down a single crappie. Moved shallow to get out of the wind and found some rock bass. Fun little buggers. Saved a few for dinner.

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