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Was puttering around with my father in law and his boat this weekend and we struck upon the need to figure out some spots to fish. He had a stroke over the holidays, and isn't going to be making trips to Lake Erie and the north woods to fish this summer, so we're looking locally for him, which is between Lowell, IN and Demotte, IN. He's also convinced that Bass Lake is good.

So while asking for somebody's exact spots is kinda crap, I'd like to know if there's any good fishing between the two locations.

So, Lone Star, now you see that evil will always triumph because good is dumb.
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There is a small lake around north west Indy. Called something like (the slew) heavy Lilly pads and scum. Fish a top water frog and hold on. Good luck.



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Maybe Willow Slough? Yeah, that's one of the places we were talking about going this summer. There's also some decent sunfish there too off the finger of land that goes out from the DNR station on the west side. Or at least three years ago when I went there was.

I think it was last summer he went and ended up toasting his batteries using the trolling motor. His boat is too heavy and weeds were too high from the water level. We might scrounge up a jon boat and slap his trolling on it though.

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There is a small lake around north west Indy. Called something like (the slew) heavy Lilly pads and scum. Fish a top water frog and hold on. Good luck.

So, Lone Star, now you see that evil will always triumph because good is dumb.
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It's really kinda nice out there. We did a family picnic-outing-fishing trip thing a couple years ago too.

Slough's range isn't bad either. 25, 50, and 100 yards with a clay section and bow too. ROs are pretty cool too - seem to care more about the lines then rapid fire. Can't beat free!

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Bass lake is sand bottom and shallow. Friend just bought a summer place in the area. Looking on the web, it sounds like it has potential for fishing, but haven't had a chance to do any fishing ourselves.

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My brother-in-law is convinced there's fish. I guess he got an ear full from some guys he works with that were raving about it. 'Course, they didn't ell him where to go...

I went there a few times as a kid for recreation, which it is awesome for. Congrats on the summer place, we were looking last year.

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Bass lake is sand bottom and shallow. Friend just bought a summer place in the area. Looking on the web, it sounds like it has potential for fishing, but haven't had a chance to do any fishing ourselves.

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I have a nice little secret spot in Beecher. Depending on the quantity of beer you are offering I might ask you and your father in law to join me. Large mouth bass, blue gill and cat fish in there. They put grass carp in there to keep the weeds down. 3 acre pond, used to be a brick quarry.
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I have a nice little secret spot in Beecher. Depending on the quantity of beer you are offering I might ask you and your father in law to join me. Large mouth bass, blue gill and cat fish in there. They put grass carp in there to keep the weeds down. 3 acre pond, used to be a brick quarry.
We'll have to work out a fillet per bottle conversion system... Beecher is very convenient, adding your offer to the list. Thanks!

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It's really kinda nice out there. We did a family picnic-outing-fishing trip thing a couple years ago too.

Slough's range isn't bad either. 25, 50, and 100 yards with a clay section and bow too. ROs are pretty cool too - seem to care more about the lines then rapid fire. Can't beat free!
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Don't know about the fishing but the range is nice. I like that the RO's give "the speech" to everyone that comes to get a range card.

It's amazing how desensitized to shooting wildlife can get....
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