Has anyone fished Sweetwater Reservoir?

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  1. 619FishingFreak

    619FishingFreak Well-Known Member

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    hey,
    i live less than 2-3 miles from sweetwater i was wonderin if anyone has any luck over there and if so, what fish can you catch? and what spots on shore are good cuz i no u cant use boats :angry:. i always pass by and never see anyone fishing there. i might check the lake out based on your responses.


    thanx
     
  2. fishindad

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    Never have let me know how you do.
     
  3. rpnick

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    It only opened again a couple of years ago and the company I worked for at the time did all the improvements (including fabricating the "iron ranger" I'm afraid). Had a couple of stellar sessions in there before it was opened to the public. One evening there were so many bass up on the flats spawning I couldn't count them all. Some big ones too amongst 'em. Haven't fished there since it opened officially, and it's kind of like Loveland. You can't fish where you'd like to (well, I can't anyway) due to the small area allowed for fishing. Plenty of bluegill and some crappie back then too.
     
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    just do it!!!! for me sweetwater is where i learned a few techniques and practiced when i started to bass fish. It may be very slow but you never know when nature happens. ive had some memorable sessions there, take advantage of your amenities. I wish i lived closer to a lake and i live maybe less than 10 minutes from miramar (because of stoplights and traffic)..... fish on
     
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    that place is like a seasonal bite
    fall and winter the water level is like 20 ft down every year
    then comes spring and they pump water in and the bite picks up within a month or so
    killer froggin
     
  6. 619FishingFreak

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    well i went for the first time today but i didnt fish. i didnt have the poles in the truck so i just walked the shoreline. i notice a few points and drop offs that might hold bass. jus wonderin what baits work out there so when i actually fish i have an idea. (got the froggin)
     
  7. whoopbass

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    Anyone know if the crappie are biting there yet?
     
  8. 619FishingFreak

    619FishingFreak Well-Known Member

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    yeah, i saw i guy with four of them
     
  9. atfish

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    Couple years ago the crappie bite was insane. Ask cat fish russ.
     
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    Sorry to hijack the thread, Where is a good place in SD to fish for crappie?
     
  11. Mjr. Bendo

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    el cap, morena (was/is?...lost A LOT of water and it wasn't as good last year) sweetwater has some big ones if u can find em, hodges, I hear henshaw's picking up, lower otay....
     
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    Cool thanks man, Im assuming you pretty much have to be in a boat to get them right now huh? When do they spawn out here?
     
  13. Mjr. Bendo

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    el cap u needa boat....morena sweetwater hodges henshaw otay u can get em from shore long as they're holding that close....

    dont do much crappie fishin but word on the street is crappie spawn couple of months before the bass do....back in mid january gotta crappie up shallow with the last cast of the day at otay....guessing it was up shallow to get busy....
     
  14. Hot Rod

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    a good person to ask about crappie would be roy justice or str8t slabaronies
     
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    Thanks fellas. I'll have to send them a PM and see what they say.
     
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    Word on the street is not always correct....Ran into a school of these guys first week of June 08....Fishing for bass on the blade at sweeba.
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  17. Mjr. Bendo

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    word on the street also says not all bass spawn at once in the same lake....same could go for crappies?? ;)

    just my 2 cents...which has been known to be worth less.........
     
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