Lathem Lately?

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hopper

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Anyone been to Lathem Hollis recently? finaly got my house done and moved in. Gonna have some fish time now:D. Thinking of headed over there this weekend and next week.
 
I am planning to go in the AM. I've only been there twice, and got skunked both times, so I ain't no expert, but I'll let you know how it goes.

Edit: weagle went there Sunday and had some luck. Check his Pelican 100 thread..

Edit: caught a decent one this morning on a small shad-colored crankbait. My first Lathem bass, and first fish landed in my kayak. I released it.
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weagle

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Fished Lathem this afternoon (1-4:30) and caught 8. Mostly 1 to 2lb largemouths but caught one fat spot about 3lbs. Most were caught chasing schooling fish with a ned rig and neko.

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Niiiiiiiiiiiiiice. I am doing it wrong, only caught dinks this morning, had one fatty get off.
 

weagle

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I broke one off that was a bigger than that spot. I'm fishing 6lb mono so I usually retie after catching a fish, especially if it's hooked deep enough that the line is wearing against the fish's teeth. Well right as I let that spot go a school busted about 20 yds out, and I hooked up with a nice one. Got it close enough to see in that clear water then rushed it a little too much and broke the line.
 
My best strikes came when a school broke surface nearby, and I threw a top-water lure right there - 3 of 'em swiped it, but I didn't get a hookup. A Tx rig in structure sure wasn't working. Not sure how you chase the schools?
 

spkoli

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I was skunked on Friday. They were busting all around the lake on the top, however, they were not interested in what I was offering. Had a decent LM get off. Seems like the more successful folks are fishing afternoon/evening hours. I am always there when the gates open in the AM.
 
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hopper

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I was skunked on Friday. They were busting all around the lake on the top, however, they were not interested in what I was offering. Had a decent LM get off. Seems like the more successful folks are fishing afternoon/evening hours. I am always there when the gates open in the AM.
What were you throwing?
 
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hopper

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Nice. Never used live bait there before. Usually do pretty good with flukes and senkos
 

dank1296

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Im gonna hit Lathem about 830 in the morning anyone wanna meet can show you some of favorite spots. Ill be in a brown solo skiff.
 
I'll be there in the AM. Graying hair, brown Toyota, camo NuCanoe F12 w/trolling motor.

Edit: Got there at 8AM. Caught a few including one fatty, approx 4 lbs. Caught a few dinks on a Ned rig first. Bass were blowing up bait on top all around, and after missing at least 5 throwing to them with a whopper plopper (not sure how, every time I touch it, it "hooks" me), I tied on a Zoom swimming fluke in ice shad, and as soon as they would hit the top I would cast in there. I immediately caught this one. Fun!
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You did better than I, but I am happy! I didn't know you could troll with live shiners; how do you hook them? Thru the lips and free line behind the boat?
 

dank1296

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Light line 4lb test which i double up from a swivel to hook about 3 feet add couple small split shots 8 inches above hook. troll on lowest speed about 1.5 mph they wear them out many double hook ups
 

SASS249

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Just a reminder Rambling Wreck that if you run a trolling motor on a kayak you need to register it. I know for a fact that there are DNR Rangers who will write a ticket in a minute for an unregisred kayak using a trolling motor.
 
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