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For all you guys who insist that Ronko is the dead sea, I offer these photos of Paul Rago and his catches. All of these photos have been taken in the last 2 weeks.

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There's a good chance that Paul will be an ESBA member next year. We'll all have to take it up another notch.

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just like anywhere else it probably has it's good spots and bad spots and good times and bad times.obviously he figured it out.:beerchug: :beerchug: :beerchug: :beerchug: :beerchug: :beerchug: :beerchug: :beerchug:
 

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well Chris, why not? isn't that something to discuss in the winter meetings of the club?

I don't see why you shouldn't fish that water....
 

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John, on average, the clubs that fish the lake bring in only a handful of keeper fish (15" slot limit) per tournament with most of the field blanking. As TD, I try to schedule lakes that are peaking when we get to them so everyone catches fish. I'm confident that one fish would win a tournament there so you see, it just isn't fun. I grew up near the lake and took plenty of big fish from it, nowadays, it really isn't worth the effort. Chris, did you catch anything last week with Joe P? I remember days where we caught 30, 40 and sometimes 50 fish spinnerbaiting in front of the Barvarian Inn. I remember my first trip there in the late 70's with my Dad and neighbor who were both original LIB members....130 bass in 4 hours. I haven't heard of any significant numbers out of that lake in 20 years. True they are there but most guys can't find 'em.
 

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I blanked last week. Still if everyone is on the same lake its even footing. This kid catches em there, he also spends more time on lake than anyone.

I'd love to see him win an esba event on Ronk.

John, they'll be no winter meeting for me. Not attached to a club anymore after examining my experiences last year.
 

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A challenging lake

I dont know if its the lack of cover, the depleted O2 content, the perch population, I must say , I have never caught a limit on Ronk. Back in 1997-1999, I went to Ronk about 3 times in the summer, and the most Id catch is 3 fish per outing, all keepers with the occasional 3 lb +. Never caught a smallie there. And all of my fish would come out off the Inn. A t-rigged 6 inch watermelon worm did the trick for me.

Before Chris and I went there with yar last week, I went there late summer and caught 2 keepers off the submerged rowboat on a jig pig.

The biggest Ronk fish I caught was a 4 lb LM caught early in the year 1999, on spinnerbait.

Looks like Paul R knows the honey holes on Ronk. Like all lakes, one must do their homework to catch fish, and Paul has done so. Pretty fish and pic, Bill.

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I am excited for him to join!!! Great guy.... Chris if he does win you will not be there to enjoy... Sorry... :p :beerchug:
 

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so what are the chances of me joining this club ...THIS time?....
 

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Despite the occassional large bass, it still is NOT a tx water and won't be. Most guys only get out once a week if they are lucky, tell them they are fishing at a place where they likely won't catch fish and well....you see my point.
 
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