1. Spent all day on the lake, tried everything in my tackle box and all I ended up with is one smally! Still better than working!!

    1 lb. 10 in. Smallmouth Bass with a rapela jointed Shad

    1. Mike Dozier 0
      Wednesday next week is doable for me too. I'll contact you on your email next Monday or Tuesday
    2. david wolff 0
      let me know, I can take a Wednesday off with ease. dwolff706 at yahoo dot com
    3. Mike Dozier 0
      Unfortunately I don't think I will be able to. My week is pretty booked right between honey do lists and meeting old friends from work for lunch. I am leaving ...more next week open though so maybe we could hook up sometime then.
    4. david wolff 0
      Very nice Mike. Are you headed over this week? Would love to meet you - Dave
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  2. This is the second one from today, caught him five minutes after the first one

    2 lb. 15 in. Smallmouth Bass with a topwater popper

    1. Mike Dozier 0
      Yes, but you have to off the lake by 6 pm now
    2. Eric Torio 0
      Hopefully this winter brings us some rain. Are they still opening at 6?
    3. Mike Dozier 0
      It's getting pretty low. They are still drawing it down, I'm seeing parts of the lake I haven't seen in years
    4. Eric Torio 0
      Nice!!! Man I wish I had the time to make it to del Valle. You sure got them figured out. How's the water level looking.
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  3. Caught two smallys today before it started getting too warm

    1 lb. 9 oz. 13 in. Smallmouth Bass with a topwater popper

  4. Caught this striper this morning in a nice quite cove on Del Valle. Was just settling in when two a--holes blow into the cove at full speed. Then started fishing ...more ten feet from me. I figured they scared everything away so I left. As I was leaving I saw a striper jump, threw out the popper and caught the second four pounder, right in front of them. A little sweet revenge to those rude fisherman. People, be considerate to your fellow fisherman, give people their space, don't horn in on someone's spot and pick up after yourselves.

    4 lb. 18 in. Striped Bass with a topwater popper

    1. Eric Torio 0
      Jerks!!!! Nice catch.
  5. Here is one of the seven striped bass I caught today, caught everything on topwater, love fishing that way!

    4 lb. 19 in. Striped Bass with a topwater popper

    1. david wolff 0
      Very nice Mike, my sentiments same on the topwater bite, nothing more fun! Thanks Dave
  6. Great day at Del Valle, caught three Smallmouth, two tiny Largemouths and seven Stripers! The biggest Smally was 3.5 lbs and the biggest Striper was 4lbs.

    3 lb. 6 oz. 16 in. Smallmouth Bass with a popper

    1. Eric Torio 0
      Beauty!!! Now you got me fired up to chase some smallies.
  7. Caught this little guy with a topwater plug that was bigger than him!

    Largemouth Bass with a rapella top water

  8. Caught the 5 lb stripers trolling along with 3 other smaller ones than caught the little guy on a popper that was bigger than him

    5 lb. 25 in. Striped Bass with a umbrella rig

  9. Caught only this one today, only out there for two hours though.

    2 lb. 7 oz. 16 in. Striped Bass with a rapella jointed Shad

  10. Seven of seven, sorry for breaking them all out seperate, but no way to combine all the pictures on one post

    5 lb. 2 oz. 26 in. Striped Bass with a popper

    1. Eric Torio 0
      Yeah. Spent a lot of time there. Good lake for numbers and my quick fishing fix. Going to be pretty sad when they drain it next year.
    2. Mike Dozier 0
      Dude, you seem to have Anderson lake figured out real good as well!
    3. Eric Torio 0
      Nice. Nothing beats some good topwater action. It never gets old!!! Great job. You got that place figured out. Such a nice lake. Wish I was a little closer ...more to it.
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Recently moved to Apple Valley Lake in Ohio and am loving the fishing here.

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  • Species bass
  • Waterway Apple valley lake Ohio
  • Lure rapala shadow rap