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Largemouth bass

Fishing in April???

A buddy and I are looking to plan a fishing trip in mid-April of next year. I understand it is not the best time of the year to plan a fishing trip but I work overseas and we have to take what we can get. We are looking for a place with some good fishing for that time of year. I live in Wisconsin and he lives in Oklahoma, so preferably some place down south, yet within driving distance for both of us. Within driving distance is like 10-12 hours. I am thinking somewhere along the Mississippi River, possibly north or south of St. Louis. Any ideas????

Thank you.

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from michaelpbohn wrote 1 year 38 weeks ago

I am in Southwest WI so Table Rock Lake is within driving distance. I appreciate all the tips. I have never been down south fishing so I figured I would see what sort of tips I could pick up. I love fishing on the Miss. River up in WI so I figured it would be good, but I am definitely willing to venture off and do some lake fishing. I appreciate the advice and look forward to more posts. Thank you all.

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from DSMbirddog wrote 1 year 38 weeks ago

Sorry, Reel Foot is in TN, not LA. Crappie fishing would be good in April. Don't know what I was thinking or if I was thinking at all. You could both make that in less than 12 hours.

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from DSMbirddog wrote 1 year 38 weeks ago

How about Grand Lake of the Cherokees in OK? Or Reel Foot Lake in LA. Then again there is Beaver Lake in Arkansas. Your choices are almost endless. See where you can get a decent guide and have a good time.

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from JM wrote 1 year 38 weeks ago

-Are you wanting to actually stay on the Mississippi River, or are you wanting to just stay near the area?
-If you are wanting to fish on the River, you shouldn't have any problem finding a place to go. Just make sure you go North or South of St. Louis until you are out of the big city area (of the two I would suggest going South).
-The first place that came to mind outside of Mississippi River is Table Rock Lake. It's on the Missouri/Arkansas border, so depending on where you live in WI 12 hours might be out of the question(It's about 4 hours past St. Louis - You would have to drive through St. Louis to get there), but if your friend lives towards the eastern side of OK it would be relatively close for him, so maybe you could make a deal as far as gas money etc. goes?

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from JM wrote 1 year 38 weeks ago

-Are you wanting to actually stay on the Mississippi River, or are you wanting to just stay near the area?
-If you are wanting to fish on the River, you shouldn't have any problem finding a place to go. Just make sure you go North or South of St. Louis until you are out of the big city area (of the two I would suggest going South).
-The first place that came to mind outside of Mississippi River is Table Rock Lake. It's on the Missouri/Arkansas border, so depending on where you live in WI 12 hours might be out of the question(It's about 4 hours past St. Louis - You would have to drive through St. Louis to get there), but if your friend lives towards the eastern side of OK it would be relatively close for him, so maybe you could make a deal as far as gas money etc. goes?

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from michaelpbohn wrote 1 year 38 weeks ago

I am in Southwest WI so Table Rock Lake is within driving distance. I appreciate all the tips. I have never been down south fishing so I figured I would see what sort of tips I could pick up. I love fishing on the Miss. River up in WI so I figured it would be good, but I am definitely willing to venture off and do some lake fishing. I appreciate the advice and look forward to more posts. Thank you all.

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from DSMbirddog wrote 1 year 38 weeks ago

How about Grand Lake of the Cherokees in OK? Or Reel Foot Lake in LA. Then again there is Beaver Lake in Arkansas. Your choices are almost endless. See where you can get a decent guide and have a good time.

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from DSMbirddog wrote 1 year 38 weeks ago

Sorry, Reel Foot is in TN, not LA. Crappie fishing would be good in April. Don't know what I was thinking or if I was thinking at all. You could both make that in less than 12 hours.

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