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Hey Guys,

Not sure why everyone is keeping tight lipped about Stillhouse but I'll break the trend and speak up. Fished Saturday morning along with 100 other boats out there. There were boats all over that lake Saturday morning, most of the good spots had 10 boats stacked in there together and they were all cranky because they felt like they were being crouded.... wonder why. :) Anyway the bass are schooling big time out in the main lake over 20 feet of water on the old road bed. I caught 23 and my brother-in-law caught 18 out of the school between 7:00 and 9:00 AM. We left them still biting in search of bigger fish. They were all between 8 and 15 inches long. Some guy in a skeeter boat out there catching them with use said he was there the week before and caught 50 fishing by himself and 20 of them were 4+ lbs. All I saw them catch was dinks on Saturday, but I guess it's possible. We caught the schooling bass on spinner baits and chrome strike king lipless crank baits. I caught a few on a white fluke rigged on a jig head also and got bigger bites on it. Chartruese DD22 put a few in the boat as well.

Good luck,
Clint
 

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I heard it was pretty bad fishing on Sunday. Clint, how was the hunt for Big fish after the schooling action quit?

Not to qoute any one, but I have heard a lot stories about people getting mad about their spots being over fished and the like. It sounds to me like some people see others catching them and they practice the "bent pole" method.

On the other hand if you want to win on that lake you have to be on one of a hand full of spots. And when a person goes to practice there is always someone on them. A person can't research and find them on their own if the spots are always occupied. So it seems some just look for the crowd. Just an observation, I could be wrong.
I guess those take off numbers are pretty critical.
I'll just have to find them somewhere else.   ;D
 

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Yeah so I didn't find any of the big fish I've been reading reports about.  Like I said though, most of the big fish spots I know of were covered up out there.  I even setup a wind drift across the main like hoping to catch fish that were repositioned from all of the boat pressure and some guy moved out of the trees and cut me off by holding his boat dead on with my drifting path.  I didn't have the trolling motor down, so it was pretty clear that I wasn't going to stop and fish his spot or anything and I was in the process of tying a new c-rig on.  I had to put down the rod and line mid way through and crank the big motor to keep the wind from blowing me into him.  ??? :mad:
Guess he was afraid we were going to fish the outside edge of the trees he had claimed.  People out there need to lighten up, fishing is supposed to be fun.
 

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That's ridiculous! I'm thinking of going out to prove a point and just fish right in the middle of them. Of course, I would be made the bad guy then. That used to be my favorite lake. I guess it's nothing but a battle out there now.

I was talking with my friend that fished Sunday about the schooling. He said they found them too. They threw everything they had at them without any luck... Go figure!
 

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I think with the price of fuel these days you will start seeing a lot more people on these lakes in and around the metropolitan area. Plus I can see where anglers will start fishing these smaller lakes because they don’t have to burn up a tank of fuel just to enjoy a day on the water. It will probably get worse before it gets better.

Stillhouse is a nice lake to fish. I have yet to fish it this year. Last I had heard, there wasn't much grass in it this year. But that's been a while. Is there some grass in it now?
 

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I have run into the most rude fishermen ever on that lake as well.  I've been fishing a piece of shoreline and had another boat cut me off by no more than 25 yards.  There was no one within 1000 yards behind me and easily 1000 yards to the front, but the guy had to jump on my bow. It was close enough that when I told the person fishing with me, "what an @$$hole", in a normal tone, that the driver of the other boat turned and glared at me.  The locals really seem to act like it's their lake and that anyone who travels to it is trespassing on their water
 
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