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I went over to Lake Lowell today to fish since it is 5 minutes from home. I made up two different baits one was red peach grits pack. I know I know its not a summer bait. I also made up some oats and added some cayenne pepper and some of R&Ws new XXX Hot Peanut Butter flavor. The grits rod got puffs and the oats rod got a 10mill yellow artificial boilie.

Everything set up and rods in at 10:30 Puffs struck first at 10:50 bringing in a small carp probably under 10lbs before I got the rod back in the water the oats rod took off screaming and another small single fish. I repacked both rods and put them back out. Not 5 minutes back in the water and off goes the oats and before I get the fish in the net the grits rod goes off.

To make a long story of the same thing over and over again short I ended my trip at 4:30 because BOTH of my bait buckets were EMPTY and cleaned out by 63 fish coming to my net and not one of them over 15lbs. I was fishing alone and I didn't think any of these fish were worth attempting self photos for so no pics of my tiddler fest today. There were times that I couldn't even get both rods in the water because the other was taking off...I got several takes on the oats before I even got the rod back on the pod. So today was a small fish haul fest and I cant say that one bait outfished the other but the oats were gone first if that makes a difference.

I remember when I was younger going to this lake for our family reunion and watching the HUGE carp spawning and now I have yet to see any fish that looks that it will go over 20lbs. The F&G here has talked several times about killing off the whole lake to get rid of the carp. This lake is managed as a trophy bass fishery and yet all these little carp have only managed to reduce their own size and dont seem to have any ill effect on the bass. I would love to see more monster carp in here like there used to be.....

All in all a fun day with lots of fish and sun. Just nothing with any size

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Never complain about success, sounds like to me you did just fine! :)

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Rob today was no doubt a success and I had a blast. I would just have thought with landing that many fish at least ONE fish in or close to 20lbs would have come in.

Mick the ONLY pic I took was with my phone I didn't even open the camera bag. I shoulda built a coral and took a pic of them all in it before letting them loose.

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Looks like you had quantity for sure. I scouted that lake in the Riverside Road dam area a few years ago. Water appeared to be too shallow for my taste so I spent my time at Swan Falls Dam on the Snake.

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Dale the dam is where I usualy fish that lake I live 5 min down the road. I like to fish Swan Falls dam also its just a PITA to get to the other side where I always end up dragging all my gear. I tend to fish there when I have a helper to carry my load. I gotta get a waggon or something....

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Nice sesh , sometimes just haulin is fun ,even if they aren't huge .

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