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On Beautiful Tanwax lake. 170 foot fishing dock!
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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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Name: HunterT136 Date: July 12, 2014 Rating:
 
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Had a great day of fishing today at Tanwax lake. Best day I have had at this lake skipping senkos under docks between me and my buddy we caught 7 all over 1lb biggest 2.11lb Green pumpkin color senko. most caught before 1pm but caught one fish right before we left at 330. Fished mainly the rainbow resort side of lake.
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Name: bass kickin redneck Date: July 01, 2014 Rating:
 
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A nice morning at tanawax got there at 5:45am had the lake to myself got two little ones on the spro bronzeye shad in blue gill. Lost a nice.on at the boat started debating on boat flipping it or grab it and it came off I was kicking myself this is the reason I fish with a meat stick and 65# braid lol. got off the water around 9:00am when the skiers showed up
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Name: tuneweaver Date: June 23, 2014 Rating:
 
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On the water around 6 AM. Nice day, calm wind. I caught five bass(1, 1/12, 2 and 2 @2 1/2). The first fish was on sparse, shallow pads at 8:30(north side). My first pad fish in this lake. The other fish were caught between 10:30 and 12:30 on south (opposite Rainbow Resort) side. I tried swim baits and jerk baits but mostly threw black/blue jigs and 5" Senkos in green pumpkin. All fish came on the Senko. Man, they like that lure and color. Other than the first fish, all fish came off of docks. All strikes were aggressive. I'm still tying to figure this lake out. I can't get them to take anything but the Senko. Not that I'm complaining but it would be nice to get them to take something else. Next trip I'm going to try buzz baits and frogs too. I'm still looking for the big one(aren't we all?).
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Name: tuneweaver Date: June 02, 2014 Rating:
 
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Another frustrating day on Tanwax. Calm day, warming trend, prespawn/spawn period. I think Helen Keller could have found a boat load on a day like that. I somehow got two bass to impale themselves on my hook, each about 1 1/2 lbs. I swear Tanwax bass have not seen the rule book. I know there are a bunch of nice fish in that lake but where the hell are they? I still have yet to catch a fish on lily pads and only one on shallow wood. I still have yet to catch a fish on any other lure than a 5" Senko. The only productive(semi-productive?) pattern I've found is under docks. Not next to the docks but skipping the lure under them. I'm serious. No other lure, no other location. Also, I've never caught a fish there before 10:30 AM. Other than one fish all success has come on the side of the lake opposite Rainbow resort. I've tried spinner baits, cranks, worms, Senkos, lizards, topwater and jigs. I like the lake and will continue to try to solve the mystery. Any pearls of wisdom from you guys will be much appreciated. I refuse to let this lake beat me.
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Name: bassman72 Date: May 31, 2014 Rating:
 
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Only had about two hours to fish from about 6-8 pm after pulling the kids around on the tube for a while. Punching a jig n pig (black and blue) in the pockets of the pads near timber. Caught one nice 3 pounder. Gonna have to fish it a little more I know there are some nice ones I here. Last year I caught one close to 5 lbs.
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Name: kevinb Date: May 27, 2014 Rating:
 
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Enjoyed a day off work as did my son from school. Put the boat in around 11. Very first cast of the day yielded an aggressive largemouth bass at about 2 pounds but quickly went silent after that. Tried for crappie and perch using jigs, bait but no such luck. Saw a few trout active on the surface but our highlights would be the regular visiting hawks and eagles. Oh well, a great day on the water with my son and daughter.
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Name: bassman72 Date: May 24, 2014 Rating:
 
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Took the kids out for some fast action trout fishing. We went the week before with the same results and the kids have been begging to do it again. Waited till evening. Hit the water about 5:30 which was still a little early. Trolling wedding rings green and red tipped with power bait. Once the sun goes behind the trees the fish come up and start busting the surface and the action is nonstop after that. Trolling kinda fast about 1.8 mph in the north end of the lake. I lost count of how many the kids caught and released but the wife said she counted 27 all I know is I was so busy releasing fish and resetting lines I could hardly keep up. Several double hookups and sometimes the fish would hit before the line was all the way out. Noticed a few boats start crowding in on us and following our trolling routs. Hope they caught some too the lake is full of nice 12 in. Fish with some really nice 14+ Mixed in. I'm sure the kids will be asking to go again really soon. About as exciting as the fishing was watching the eagles and osprey fishing too and following the otter as it swam the shoreline.
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Name: tuneweaver Date: May 13, 2014 Rating:
 
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I got on the water about 7AM and fished til 1:30. Air temp? Hot! It was a beautiful day with a light breeze that felt great. Fishing was tough though. I caught 4 bass between 1-1 1/2 lbs. As usual, I didn't get a sniff til late morning. The first fish came off brush and wood in 2 feet of water. The other three were all under docks. All fish were caught on the shore opposite Rainbow resort in the upper half of the lake. All fish were caught on 5" Senkos, green pumpkin/black fleck. Oddly, every one I've caught out of Tanwax(every one) were on that lure and color. I've tried topwater, spinner baits, cranks and lizards but nothing seems to work for me. Also, every fish except one have come off of that shoreline. How weird is that? Amazingly, even the little fish fight hard. Oh, by the way, the perch were everywhere. I couldn't I couldn't keep them off my lure.
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