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Old 03-16-2012, 03:10 PM
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Default backwater bassin @ mercer park 3/14/12

Lurking for a while and figured I'd post- so here goes:

Unseasonably warm and I figured I'd check out Mercer Park. I mountain bike there all the time but never fished there. Heard stories of bass, pickerel & muskies and after getting skunked on the big D Monday I decided to give it a shot. Went to the boathouse side of the park and worked my way down a mountain bike trail to a some nice shallow backwater.

Apparently it was holding tons of fish!

After the second cast I could see fish following the lure. Initially got several hits and misses and finally converted... bass country!

All in all I got 13 bass! My best bass day ever. Most of which were pretty small but fun to fight. Had tons of hits and lost several right at the shore - they were really aggressive today. I did get one nice one that put up an extra solid fight.

Lures: used an orange rapala to get one then switched to a larger sized brown trout rooster tail. probably could have thrown nearly anything in based on how active they were.

Beautiful day to be on the water - saw a bald eagle, several turtles and only lost one lure!
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Old 03-16-2012, 03:38 PM
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Default Re: backwater bassin @ mercer park 3/14/12

Sounds like a good day on the water!
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Default Re: backwater bassin @ mercer park 3/14/12

Congrats!!!!! Sounds Like A Great Day
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Old 03-18-2012, 05:51 PM
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Default Re: backwater bassin @ mercer park 3/14/12

Great day. did they ever fix that Goose problem at Mercer? They used to be real thick around the Boat Ramp.
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Old 03-18-2012, 11:03 PM
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Default Re: backwater bassin @ mercer park 3/14/12

Thank you!

As for the geese- they don't see as thick as they use to be. But I always do see some when I ride by that area (& their, um, residuals).
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