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Old 04-17-2017, 02:20 AM   #1
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Old 04-17-2017, 01:34 PM   #2
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Good Luck to all competitors and dive safe!
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Old 04-24-2017, 06:16 AM   #3
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what fish are in mcconaughy? And what are conditions like that time of year?
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Old 04-26-2017, 08:31 PM   #4
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what fish are in mcconaughy? And what are conditions like that time of year?
Vis will be pretty bad like 2 feet as the wind gets pretty bad there plus the water will be really warm. So lots of algae in the water. Walleye and small mouth bass are plentiful but there is very strict laws regarding size. There is also some catfish, drum, suckers, northern pike, tiger musky,white bass, striper/whiper bass, and of course common carp.

Watch out for all the jet ski activity as well.

Personally I decided to pass on this tournament as the time of year its being held is pretty poor conditions plus its also opening day of Colorado Archery Big game season.

Good luck.
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Normally I would agree but the last 2 years we've had amazing viz in August, last years tournament in aug had 10-15' as where our June tournament (normally better viz) was 1-2'
I talked to the lake superintendent and said to expect similar conditions and levels as last year. Sure we have wind sometimes but you just gotta find the fish out of the wind.


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Sounds like a good assortment of fish. Will just have to hope for decent vis
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Old 06-26-2017, 11:10 AM   #7
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Big Mac
Is one of my favorite lakes
The conditions do vary as with any lake , but when the wind is low and the water is clear, it has more fish and species then almost any lake you can dive.
Diving is easy lots of nice slopes. Fish can be thick.
We dove a species meet there once and it blew me away how many different species are there.
Camping is also cool as the north side of the lake is all sandy beach like Hawaii, so cool.
THIS IS NOT AN EVENT TO MISS
ITS A US NATIONAL FRESHWATER EVENT
AND THE TOP DIVERS WILL GAIN POINTS TO DIVE WORLDS IN NEW ZEALAND IN 2019
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Old 06-26-2017, 02:28 PM   #8
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Any recommendations for lodging??
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Old 06-26-2017, 06:34 PM   #9
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Any recommendations for lodging??


https://ilovelakemac.com/plan-your-v...mping-lodging/
This is a great site to check out for everything lake Mac!!! Kingsley lodge, Northshore lodge, Otter creek lodge all have cabin rentals, also I heard airbnb had quite a few places to choose from. I'll have a vis report next week, our opener is Saturday the 1st


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Old 07-04-2017, 08:28 PM   #10
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Can anyone keep us informed as to the visibility
and the fish action??
Some pictures would be nice and great stories about the opening day??
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Old 07-05-2017, 09:25 PM   #11
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Opening weekend went great! Vis is getting better everyday 5'-7' with some spots pushing 10', fish were plentiful everyone in our group (12-15 Divers) limited out in 30-40 minutes with lots of 4-5 lbers couple over 7 lbs and one over 8. I'll try n get some pics up soon


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Looking forward to diving the lake in August!
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Nice fish cant wait
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