Which lake to go to: Randleman, High Rock, Oak Hollow or Thom-A-Lex?
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    Default Which lake to go to: Randleman, High Rock, Oak Hollow or Thom-A-Lex?

    I am looking to take my 6 year old this Saturday morning fishing down that way. Was wanting to get your advice on which lake I should go to. I will only be able to fish from about 7:30-11. I need to run over to Anglerís Choice before they close at 12pm. Do you recommend High Rock lake, Randleman (we live near Greensboro/High Point) or Thom-A-Lex? Just looking to do a little bass fishing.

    Thanks for the help!!

    Cassidy

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    I know of at least two bass tournaments on the Rock this Saturday, not counting any club events. I would go to either Randleman or T-Lex.

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    I would definitely take Randleman over Thom-A-Lex, especially if you just want to get a kid catching a few fish. High Rock I can't speak to other than that if you don't know the lake it's not necessarily the easiest to just get on fish. Oak Hollow has some nice fish but it can be challenging if you don't know the lake. Randleman isn't the 'can't miss, always catch 30' phenom it was in its early days but I would still think it would be the best of the options.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clemsondds View Post
    I am looking to take my 6 year old this Saturday morning fishing down that way. Was wanting to get your advice on which lake I should go to. I will only be able to fish from about 7:30-11. I need to run over to Angler’s Choice before they close at 12pm. Do you recommend High Rock lake, Randleman (we live near Greensboro/High Point) or Thom-A-Lex? Just looking to do a little bass fishing.

    Thanks for the help!!

    Cassidy
    I would recommend Lake Macintosh just South of Burlington, NC on I think Huffman Mill Rd. I go there often and good fishing there for gas and Non gas boats.
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    Thank you all! I actually ended up going to Thom-a-lex. I had to drop the boat off at angler's choice afterward, so that was the closest option. We got there early (7am) and there were already 15 boats on the lake. By the time we left (10:30), I'm not sure how many boats there were, but where we were fishing, I could have thrown a rock and hit 10 boats. It was insane. But somehow in all of that we were able to snag 5. One decent 3 pound bass and my son caught another 1 pound bass. All in all, it was a successful trip and he had a blast. Though I'm not sure I would go back...just due to how crowded it was. Took us 30 min to load boat due to how busy it was at the ramp. Oh and just FYI, the bridge on the lake is very low lol. Bout snapped all my rods, but luckily got them out of the holder right at the last second. I'm sure we provided entertainment to quite a few at that point. Ha. Well thanks again for the recommendations! Sounds like it was good that I didn't go to High Rock. I'll have to try Randleman though! I've heard good things

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    Randleman sucked on Saturday. I caught 3 small fish and had a couple bumps but no big bites. A bunch of people out there and didn’t really see anyone catching fish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DCGallim View Post
    Randleman sucked on Saturday. I caught 3 small fish and had a couple bumps but no big bites. A bunch of people out there and didnít really see anyone catching fish.
    Are the lakes always like this on Saturdays? Or is there a big surge in ppl interested in fishing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clemsondds View Post
    Are the lakes always like this on Saturdays? Or is there a big surge in ppl interested in fishing?
    This is the first time I fished out there this season, so I'm not sure how busy it's been any other time.
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    Go to Mcantosh!! Anything but randleman lake!!! All these fishing tournaments on it has killed the fishing on it!! I live over here next to it!! All the people over here call it **** lake!! Fish all day might only catch 1 maybe 3! Was good at first, not anymore!!
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    What's the key to the Mac?

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    Now Randleman is a good lake in that when it is on it is on but you fish everyday you will find the big girls as was done during the Operation North State. I think the big fish was over 6#. There will always someone who catches some 5+pounders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grandpaa View Post
    Go to Mcantosh!! Anything but randleman lake!!! All these fishing tournaments on it has killed the fishing on it!! I live over here next to it!! All the people over here call it **** lake!! Fish all day might only catch 1 maybe 3! Was good at first, not anymore!!
    As has been stated by those who still do well on Randleman, it's not that the lake 'sucks' so much as it is that the lake has matured - the shoreline wood cover has mostly rotted out and the fishing has changed... the anglers who have adapted still do well there, but you can't just go out there and throw a spinnerbait at the bank all day and catch 30 bass like you could when it first opened.

    Tournaments are annoying at Randleman, because they make the lake more crowded, but even I have had to admit that tournament fishing (as much disdain as I have for it) has really probably not been that much of a factor at Randleman. I used to think that too, but a logical and coherent argument has been made that it's more about the changing nature of the lake than it is about tournament pressure. Lots of lakes have far more and bigger tournaments than Randleman and still have fish in them.
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    I agree with you Sam. I have had some of my best days on RRR when it was hot. Pull off the shore and hit points and humps with a Carolina rig, or a shaky head in deep trees.

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