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Old 07-21-2006, 12:21 PM
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Mowing Luna

They were mowing Luna Lake today. This floating contraption scoots around the lake, chopping up the weeds and throwing them into a catcher. When the catcher gets full, a big truck backs down the boat ramp with a trailer and receives the contents of the catcher.

The boat goes back out and the trailer gets dumped down the road. The guy with the trailer was bringing back water dogs bigger than most of the fish in the lake.

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Old 07-21-2006, 12:26 PM
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Seldom, do the trout eat the water dogs? If so has any one ever tried a fly that looks like a lizard? Jeff
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Old 07-21-2006, 12:27 PM
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Always wondered what those things looked like, thanks. Hope it makes it way to the Honey Hole...
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Old 07-21-2006, 01:54 PM
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A good friend of mine works for AZGF and used to run that contraption. He's told me some stories of really big bass getting caught in the weeds and coming down the conveyor belt. He would run the thing until 2-3pm then fish the evenings on whatever lake he was at, what a great job. He got bored with it and went to habitat construction.
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Old 07-21-2006, 02:31 PM
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The BOW's at Carnero eat waterdogs on regular bases and when condition are just right and when waterdog are not adults and they average 3-4 inches long, big double bunny leeches are purrrrfect for big meat eating rainbows...

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Old 07-21-2006, 02:32 PM
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Big big trout eat water dogs, big browns love them. The poeple I know fish them live bait style at night, or light light conditions. There are some bass fly water dog patterns.
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Old 07-21-2006, 03:09 PM
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They definatly sound like a nice meal for a hungry trout.
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Old 07-21-2006, 03:29 PM
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Seldom, do the trout eat the water dogs?
Dont water dogs scare all the catfish away?
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Old 07-23-2006, 08:42 AM
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No not really, you can hear them chasing each other around on the bottom of the lake....

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Old 07-23-2006, 08:45 AM
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