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#3250998 - 05/20/13 10:53 AM Bedford Lake Fishin' Report
Dbllunger
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Registered: 12/08/04
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I fished Bedford Lake both Friday and Saturday. On Friday, it was raining on and off during the morning when I fished. I managed to catch one keeper bluegill and lots of smaller ones and a lot of 12 inch or so bass that I released. Everything was caught on crappie magnets mostly being chartreuse and 6lb mono. I decided to return on Saturday afternoon and switch up tactics. I used crickets and 4lb mono with as little split shot as I could. Sometimes a float and sometimes not. Results were very different! I limited out easily on big bluegill and a few shellcrackers. I probly didn't even cover 100 yds of shoreline before I hit my limit. They have a limit of 20 bluegill on this lake.

I absolutely love the fight of a big bluegill or shellcracker on ultralight gear. They are little fish with a big attitude!

If you haven't fished this lake then give it a try. It is a nice peaceful place. No outboard motors can be used and you have to have a daily permit purchased at local stores but it is a great TWRA lake for good size bluegill.

Shellcracker

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#3251151 - 05/20/13 02:24 PM Re: Bedford Lake Fishin' Report [Re: Dbllunger]
Winchester
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#3251172 - 05/20/13 02:39 PM Re: Bedford Lake Fishin' Report [Re: Winchester]
easy45
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Cool
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#3251210 - 05/20/13 03:40 PM Re: Bedford Lake Fishin' Report [Re: easy45]
BARhunter
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Registered: 11/14/05
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Nice!
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#3251415 - 05/20/13 08:02 PM Re: Bedford Lake Fishin' Report [Re: BARhunter]
ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER
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#3251482 - 05/20/13 08:35 PM Re: Bedford Lake Fishin' Report [Re: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER]
timberjack86
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Congrats! I was there Saturday and caught a couple bass and some bream. I was the one with the johnboat full of screaming kids \:D
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#3251766 - 05/21/13 09:04 AM Re: Bedford Lake Fishin' Report [Re: timberjack86]
pledbetter
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Registered: 11/29/11
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Loc: Shelbyville , TN

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Do they still rent the flat bottom boats over there?
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#3251780 - 05/21/13 09:22 AM Re: Bedford Lake Fishin' Report [Re: timberjack86]
MidTennFisher
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Registered: 07/23/12
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I believe me and my dad chatted with you for a quick second on the lake Saturday. We were going around you and you were fishing with your wife in an aluminum boat wearing out the shellcrackers. We had a very tough time finding bass that day, not normal. Eventually we caught 5-6 a piece and brought the fillet-worthy ones home for a meal or two.

You're right about it being such a peaceful lake. I really like it out there and can't wait to get the kayak out there one day!
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#3251796 - 05/21/13 09:58 AM Re: Bedford Lake Fishin' Report [Re: MidTennFisher]
Dbllunger
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 Originally Posted By: MidTennFisher
I believe me and my dad chatted with you for a quick second on the lake Saturday. We were going around you and you were fishing with your wife in an aluminum boat wearing out the shellcrackers. We had a very tough time finding bass that day, not normal. Eventually we caught 5-6 a piece and brought the fillet-worthy ones home for a meal or two.

You're right about it being such a peaceful lake. I really like it out there and can't wait to get the kayak out there one day!


No that wasn't me but I do know who the people are your talking about. They were fishing just a 100 yards or so from me catching shellcracker in the shallow water against the grass
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