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#1 Nov-17-18 7:28AM

Registered: Oct-26-16
Posts: 18

Lake Mercer 11-12-2018

A friend and I headed to Lake Mercer on Monday morning, arriving at the Hoes Rd parking lot about 10am.  Carrying a 14.5 foot canoe, with rods and gear inside, up and over the dam was no easy task, but we got it done and we're on the water by 10:30.

Air temp was about 42 deg F, wind was variable with some sustained gusts of 5-10mph, water clarity was good.

We used a variety of baits through the day, I had the most success with a Ned rigged 4 worm on a 1/8 oz jig head.  The fish we landed were off the bank in 4-6' of water.

This guy was a bit deeper, and had some heavy black spots over his body (melanosis?).

Not pictured: a few dinks that bit on the Ned rig and a weightless Texas rigged Rage Tail Structure Bug.

I like Mercer and have heard stories of good LMB and catfish coming out of there.



#2 Nov-18-18 8:58AM

Patagonian Toothfish
From: Sterling
Registered: Jan-04-14
Posts: 1514

Re: Lake Mercer 11-12-2018

Nice report!

Always wishin' I was fishin'



#3 Nov-19-18 6:56AM

Patagonian Toothfish
From: Ashburn, VA
Registered: May-23-13
Posts: 1522

Re: Lake Mercer 11-12-2018

Looks like a good time out on the water!

Together we'll fight the long defeat.



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