McDowell Dam - Tuesday, March 4, 2014

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Not really a report but more of a heads up for those that aren't aware. This lake has a healthy largemouth bass population for those of you that enjoy chasing these green fish. I hit this lake for the first time last summer and was impressed. You can literally catch 50 bass in a day and many of them will be 3 pounds or better. In only 2 trips to the lake, I caught 5 bass over 4 pounds, including one that weighed 6 pounds 4 ounces! I know we don't have much of a bass following in ND but this is great place to go for a change of pace. Plus, it's just on the outskirts of Bismark. If anyone would like tips on how to fish the lake, please feel free to PM me.

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 So this is an electric motor only lake. So a guy can launch a boat with a gas motor and just use the electric without getting harassed, right? 

Big J

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Hello Steve 81.  I have fished Mcd several times and have still to learn the secret for the big large mouths.  I know there are some dandies in that lake (and I also threw back a wopper gill last year).  I do have a little bass boat, so I can access the whole lake.  I have a tackle box full of bass junk, but maybe I'm making it too hard.  I do need to learn more about the awesome largemouth though.
If you don't mind, would you please share your ideas on lures, baits, locations, tactics, etc. on McD.
I appreciate your input.
Fish On!!

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 Just wonder your bass tactics, also heard report  that McDowell's oxygen levels are low and there is concern about winter kill