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Name: Stansjoy Date: May 25, 2015 Rating:
 
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Been a long time since my last report... lots of life-changing events... getting back to near "normal"...!!! Got my two oldest sons and their families together for a great day of pic-nicing and fishing at Tanwax Lake. The folks at Rainbow Resort have always been so great to me. Fishing off the dock for six grandchildren and five adults. Arrived at about 11:30, fishing by noon. Took awhile to figure it out, but began to catch fish in a short time. Fl. orange or red Power Eggs with 3' to 4' leaders seemed to be the ticket. Not "hot" fishing by any means, but plenty of action to keep us busy... lots of lines and leaders to untangle, what with 7 & 8 year olds insisting that they can cast "just right"! My wife, Boni, caught two nice Rainbows of 12" & 13". Grandchildren caught another seven, and one 14" Brown Bullhead (a.k.a. "catfish"... Judah insisted on using worms!). Ate our fill of KFC with all the "fixin's and had a wonderful time. Counted a total of 37 lines off the dock at one point in time, saw perhaps 12 to 16 fish caught beside ours. Left the lake at about 4:00, several of the littler ones in need of a nap, as was "yours truly". Lots of Eagles and Ospreys fishing... watched one Eagle rob an Osprey of it's catch. Great to be back out on a lake again.

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Name: the piranha Date: May 19, 2015 Rating:
 
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So I went right to a place where I have caught a few fish. Right away I missed one on a senko. I threw a jig back in to get as a follow up bait. I didn't get bit though. I decided to cast jig next to a dock. As soon as it hit the water, I saw a wake heading towards my bait. She picked it up, and I set. Right away, I knew she was big. I was using 10# test and it was fairlytight. She ran all the way around the boat and pull out a bunch of line. She weighed 7# 1 oz. My personal best. I caught four more that were about 2.5#. All those were on a senko next to docks also.

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Name: schu7498 Date: May 12, 2015 Rating:
 
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In search of crappie, next lake on the list was Tanwax. Had only 2 short hours to fish and launched at 5. Cloudy with a light drizzle. Started fishing lily pad beds just off the launch and immediately got into crappie. All very small. Using the shy bite slip bobbers, 1/32oz jigheads with small tubes or trout magnets. My husband Danny stuck with the little red and chartreuse tube, and i would use small bits of worms on a jig head. Technique was a slow twitch of the slip bobber, and then let it sit for a few seconds. Crossed to the right side of the lake and started fishing that side at a small point. Continued fishing the edges of lily pads and wood. Casting in the exact same spot we lost count of how many fish hooked. Species included perch, crappie, blue gill, pumpkin seeds, bass, and trout. In search of bigger crappie we made our way farther north along the lake shore. Consistently hooking crappie and blue gill. Danny hooked a second bass that wouldve been his personal best if he didnt lose it at the boat. His crappie gear was no match for the pig. We continued to catch numerous panfish and trout. This lake also has some big blue gills! One I hooked was 8 inches! Our last spot before calling it a day Danny hooked a nice 10 1/2in crappie. Cant wait to go back and hopefully hook some more 10inch crappie. Just an fyi, most of the trout we hooked looked unhealthy. Some had growths or pale body with an unhealthy slime coat.

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Name: b.gagne22 Date: May 11, 2015 Rating:
 
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first time fishing Tanwax and was very pleased. 5 total fish. No scale but if I had to guess I would say three of them were in the 1.5 to 2 lb range and two of them were 3 lb. All fish were hugged in tight to the shore on the inside edge of weeds and lily pads. Caught on Senko in watermelon w/purple flake and Berkley Havoc Pit Boss. The last fish although not the biggest was the most fun to catch. I cast parallel to shoreline approx 3 ft from shore, bait landed on lily pad. I twitched it once just to get bait to fall in between pads and there was a big swirl of water and HOOK SET. Thankfully I holding my only rod that had braid on it (I'm not a huge fan of braid) because I needed the extra strength to horse 'em out of all that crap. After landing the fish for a quick photo and releasing, I called it a day. Looking forward to heading back out there later in the week, mostly because I only fished a small portion of the lake, and would like to see what else is out there

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Name: the piranha Date: May 03, 2015 Rating:
 
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After leaving clear lake, I only had about about an hour to fish, but with launch wait time, that was down to 45 min. I ran down the lake and started with some new stick worms I bought. On the third cast I caught a 2 lb 9 oz. On the 7th cast I caught a 3lb 13 oz, and 10th cast caught a 2 lb 7oz. It was like fishing in a dream to pull up and hit fish that quick. I only fished for 45 minutes and about 100 feet of shore. Fish were inside edge of pads next to reeds.

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Name: bass junkie Date: April 25, 2015 Rating:
 
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Got to the lake around 6 and parking was already limited. Lots of people out fishing and bumped into a couple of bass fishermen out there. Between my brother and I we caught 3 fish the largest was 2 pounds 8 ounces. Lost 3 more . Fish were all underneath trees .

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Name: bassman72 Date: August 21, 2014 Rating:
 
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Got up early and was on the water just before 0600. Thought I would go for some largemouth action. a little fog early but it burned off quickly but stayed cool till about noon when I was leaving. I was the only boat on the water for the first few hrs which was kinda nice. I tried everything I could think of and only managed to catch one small one. I did miss on two other nice bites but for all my efforts only one fish. I tried flipping in the pads and around the docks and the one fish I caught came on a chatterbait I was running parallel to the pads as I scooted from one spot to another. I located a couple of textbook ledges that dropped from about 16ft to 22ft. I fished those ledges with everything and came up empty. I did notice the water temp had dropped quite a bit, it was down around 72 to start the day. The last time I was out there it was about 82. I went into this day knowing that Tanwax is a bipolar lake and that it can be good one day and the next under the same conditions tough as nails. I guess I got the tough day oh well very peaceful start and glad to be on the water honing my skills.

On another note, I try to have good boating/fishing etiquette when I'm out I give others plenty of space, that said. two other small boats came out. I was back in the pads flipping to a few holes and this guy comes fishing down the shoreline pads toward me. he gets so close he's casting right into the same areas I'm fishing. Is it asking to much for a little distance? I was not moving I was burred in the pads was it to difficult to go around and give me a little cushion. The other day I was at tapps and there were almost no other boats out and this jet ski had to run right past us a few times while were fishing. I guess we were in the only spot to drive a jet ski on that big ol lake. I almost snagged me one of those jet skiers with my jig they were so close. That may have gotten the point across. I don't ask much just a little space.

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Name: bassman72 Date: August 06, 2014 Rating:
 
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Been fishing smallmouth at Tapps all year and doing well. Needed a challenge and decided I needed to make sure I still know how to catch a largemouth. Hit Tanwax at first light. It was cloudy kinda cool and misty. Thought that might make for a good early top water bite. Nothing happening with the top water bite. Threw senko's around the docks and nothing. Did get a nice 2.2lbr on the senko in a pocket in the pads and a couple dinks. Morning action was slow. Once the sun came out around noon I started punching the pads with a jig and craw trailer. Think it was a pb&j color with a watermelon craw. Started catching them left and right. Really putting the jig in some tight places. Most of them were in the 1.5lb range. Smaller ones came on the outside edge of the pads also. I even had to hang over the boat and nearly go diving for one that was hung in the pads a foot or two down. Thank goodness for 30lb braid. All in all caught about 15 today. One of my best days on Tanwax. To bad my fishing partner (wife). Could not make it today. Maybe tomorrow. Sorry for the cheesy selfies she was asking for photos. I was solo and was not even gonna take any but she asked

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Name: stillyfisher Date: July 26, 2014 Rating:
 
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I drove a bus load of kids over to Camp Lakeview last Monday and came back rod in hand to take them home last night. Not really a bass fisher, but everybody seems to think Tanwax is a good bass lake and so why not give a shot. I can't pass up the opportunity to get a line in the water. My friend and I fished into the dark of night last night tossing frogs in the pads - lots of splashes but we couldn't seem to get the bass to eat the frogs. Maybe it was because the weeds were so thick. I don't think we were pulling it away from them.

This morning I went down to the dock at the camp and threw a texas rigged worm under the dock and caught a couple of 1 pounders, then caught a dink on a stick bait along the outside of the dock. I tried cranks, a buzz bait, a spinner bait, frogs in the pads again... nothing. Then I pitched a 5" green and white senko weightless under the dock again and caught a couple of better fish about 2.5 and 4 lbs. All the worm caught fish picked it up on the sink. Seems funny that I fished all over and around an expansive section of pads and the dock, and all the fish caught came from under the corner of the dock I was standing on.

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Name: Stansjoy Date: July 25, 2014 Rating:
 
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Went south to celebrate my grandson's (Benjamin) eighth birthday. Ben has been dying to go fishing with grandpa, so we headed to Lake Tanwax to see if we could get some perch to bite. Rented a boat at Rainbow Resort, they have been great to me in the past. Spent about five hours on the lake... tried several locations that have been good in the past, without a bite... headed for the "hunny hole" on the southeast shoreline, and began to hit some fish. My son Andrew, Ben and the next oldest (of four), Judah (five years old)... all caught fish, perch, LMB, and bluegill. Had a great day... grandpa kept the worms and maggots on the hooks and smiled all day long. Ben can cast a line with the best of them... going to be a dedicated fisherman. Amazed at the boys' patience and love of fishing already. Were entertained all afternoon by eagles and ospreys and a close up encounter along the shoreline by a doe and fawn.
Best rig was a small (1/16th oz.) crappie jig with a maggot. Bright sunshine all afternoon, temps nearing 80, water temp at 8', was 77 degrees. Was told at the resort, "don't even try for trout, they aren't biting anything!" No trophies today, but in grandpa's mind, one of the best fishin' days EVER!! PTL!

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