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 Post subject: Re: Sheldon Reservoir
PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:36 am 
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Nice pickles there Dobby! Bet those were fun on that 4'6" pole.


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 Post subject: Re: Sheldon Reservoir
PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:24 pm 
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When you said bass farm I thought you meant something else. Yes, they are in there. I have an 8 1/4 # on the wall from the bass farm.
I told myself I wouldn't tell this but...25 years ago there used to be a bass farm of sorts there. There was only 2 ways to get to it. One was contiguous? to the reservoir but a long ride or paddle through heavy brush. The other was a short paddle in the canoe, but you had to slip under the barbed wire fence on Garrett Rd. Me and my brother slipped the canoe under the fence. Got in there without being stopped by the biologist and fished. I got the 8# with a black lizard, brother had a couple keepers. We heard a pistol shot nearby. Soon after, 2 game wardens with rods & reels appeared on the bank. We all said hello and I asked if they heard the shot. Yeah we shot a big snake. Y'all caught anything? Yeah, and I raised the big one up. Oh nice one. So, how did y'all get back here? My brother and I pointed in different directions. They said they really don't like people fishing back here, that they keep it for spawning and try not to disturb it. Yeah sure you don't like us fishing your secret spot. But I never went back. I tell myself it's probably all overgrown anyway.


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 Post subject: Re: Sheldon Reservoir
PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:54 am 
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upacreek wrote:
So, how did y'all get back here? My brother and I pointed in different directions.


Classic!! :lol:

I have heard the same things about Buckhorn Ranch lake a little further down Garrett Rd. It's a pay-to-play lake, but I still hear of 8-10 pounders coming out of there. Amazing.


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 Post subject: Re: Sheldon Reservoir
PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:56 pm 
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and mighty big crappie come out of buckhorn


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 Post subject: Re: Sheldon Reservoir
PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:14 pm 
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We fished Buckhorn a little bit back in the 50's-60's. I think my dad knew the owners..I believe the Sonniers. At the time of the 8 1/4# story, 1980's, we were living on East Jayhawk, which is just south across Garrett from Buckhorn. They may have not allowed fishing then, just rented the place for company picnics.


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