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We long-line trolled Lucas Thursday above the bridge for crappie. My daughter and I caught 71 crappie and 2 small bass. One crappie was 3/4 lb. plus. There were probably 8 to 10 that were 8 inches long but not very fat and the rest were smaller. We trolled 2" curly tails and BPS curly tail minnows on 1/16 oz. lead heads, mostly in pearl pepper and monkey milk. There were thousands of 2" shad schooling up there. Most of the fish were caught in 3 to 7 feet of water. The water is down about 1.5 feet or so.
 

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Didn't exactly kill 'em but we did catch several. I hear the bass fishing has been tough since the water level has dropped. It was actually up a little Thursday from a month or so ago when I fished it. I hear the catfishing has been tough also.
 

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I think I have just happened to have been there on the wrong days at Lucas. Glad you caught some, I've always found it tough out there, but I don't fish there as often so I have probably just not caught it on the right day. I'll be interested to know if things pick up out there this Fall
 

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I think I have just happened to have been there on the wrong days at Lucas. Glad you caught some, I've always found it tough out there, but I don't fish there as often so I have probably just not caught it on the right day. I'll be interested to know if things pick up out there this Fall
Sam we will definatly get out there this fall.

Gene - Red》X《 - Asheboro
 

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Do people catch fish out there in the Fall?

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Sounds good to me, Gene!
 
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My wife and I went to Lucas about a month ago, just trying out a new kayak and fished alittle it was tough for us also. Ended up catching 2 1# bass Texas rigging a greenpumpkin lizard. I've heard about nice fish there but I haven't landed any. Maybe I'll try the fall also.
 

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Gene, I ready man.
I hope to get some salt water in this fall also, my wife's family has a house 2 miles from Fort Fisher. We usually fish off the wall there and have a good time. Now we have kayaks and are ready to try to venture out in the bay.
Just gotta make time away from work... too much work and too little time to fish
 

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This Saturday there will be an electric only bass club tournament at Lucas according to Andy that works at the lake. I think he said there would be about 30 boats. With the limited parking, it may be a good day to fish somewhere else. I may try it there tomorrow.
 

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That's a really close race for the first 5 places. Also a much better best-5 than I would have expected. I have not done well yet on Lucas, congrats to you guys for getting some fish.
 
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