Turtle Creek Gathering (Wabash River Gathering)

Discussion in 'LOCAL INDIANA TALK' started by Wabash River Bear, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. Wabash River Bear

    Wabash River Bear New Member

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    Turtle Creek Gathering (formerly Wabash River Gathering)
    Turtle Creek Reservoir
    October 9th, 10th, & 11th
    Reservoir fees, $3.00 per day, per person
    www.hepn.com/turtlecreek.asp

    Camping (primitive only), Turtle Creek Bait Shop
    Located 1/8 mile east of reservoir entrance on highway 54.
    $5.00 per night, per tent.

    Please make a post if you plan on coming so I can get an idea of how many. This is a no frills event, bring what ever you will need for the weekend to be self sufficient.

    Attached is a map to the reservoir, the boat launch is at the "Enviromental Center" passed the power plant entrance.
     

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  2. metalman

    metalman Well-Known Member

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    Barry,
    I assume the Wabash sand bar whoop-di-doo is off (I've been gone a couple of weeks) because of water levels?
    I think I could drag the old boat a few more miles to TC...W
     

  3. Wabash River Bear

    Wabash River Bear New Member

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    You guessed it ol buddy, the Wabash hit .093' Monday, with no relief in sight. This local rain and cool temps should wake up the flats & channels on Turtle Creek. Should be a good time. Hope you can make it.
     
  4. Critter Getter

    Critter Getter New Member

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    I might have to make the trip up if work permits. Got to fish there a few times while in college but never caught much. I guess now would be a good time to change that.
     
  5. Wabash River Bear

    Wabash River Bear New Member

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    Reminder: Hoosier Energy has suspended the 10 hp & under rule for 2009 after a succesful trial at the March tournament. It's idle only for motors over 10hp (but you can run a lil faster as long as you dont look like you are outrunning a 10hp).
     
  6. perrycounty.in

    perrycounty.in New Member

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    Not saying that im gonna make it for sure but can't you have any size motor on TC? I believe i read that awhile back. I think you just have to stay in idle mode to move if you motor is over a certain horsepower. Once I find out if im goin ill let you know for sure WRB.
     
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2009
  7. Wabash River Bear

    Wabash River Bear New Member

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    See the post directly before yours, lol.
     
  8. perrycounty.in

    perrycounty.in New Member

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    I see you beat me to the punch. :big_smile:
     
  9. indycatman

    indycatman New Member

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    i am coming no matter what i not missing a crazy weekend with you all
     
  10. fishassasin

    fishassasin New Member

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    its up in the air if i make it .... you all wish us luck in the tourney tomorrow... will post pics and results sat. night when we get back.
     
  11. fishassasin

    fishassasin New Member

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    oh ill be fishing with Biga (adam)
     
  12. Wabash River Bear

    Wabash River Bear New Member

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    The word is that the Merom area got over 3" of rain this week, and more on the way. Thats a good thing, fresh oxygenated water hitting Turtle Creek Reservoir. Their water levels have been down this summer and they had been pumping water from the Wabash to maintain the Res until the Wabash got so low. I got a good feeling about the conditions for our gathering at TC, and the river at Merom and Hutsonville aint lookin bad right now either. Keep your fingers crossed!
     
  13. Flootie16

    Flootie16 New Member

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    I doubt ill be able to make it. But if i did end up comming im not gonna lie i will be forced to try to catch one of the monster bass out of that place. heard way too many stories
     
  14. Wabash River Bear

    Wabash River Bear New Member

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    Where did everybody go? Hope ya'all aint loosin interest.
     
  15. fishassasin

    fishassasin New Member

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    looks like i might be makin it that way anyways. dang ol cats didnt cooperate down on the mississippi. hell didnt even see more than prolly 10 fish total on the fish finder. covered about 20 miles of river.hopefully i can change my luck up at TC or the wabash
     
  16. Wabash River Bear

    Wabash River Bear New Member

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    If things work out like I hope, we will be fishin TC and the Wabash. :wink: Got 2 boat ramps on the Bash within 5 miles of TC.
     
  17. jgibson1

    jgibson1 New Member

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    i would like to go but i dont have a boat and thats given i dont have to work
     
  18. drpepper

    drpepper New Member

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    Well since TC is 10 hp and there's a possibilitly of fishin' the bash. I decided not to mess with the tracker (ain't reg'ed it this year)
    And bring the butt buster (10' foot jon) to make sure I can get around if I fish the bash
     
  19. Wabash River Bear

    Wabash River Bear New Member

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    TC is "open motor", idle only, they suspended the 10 hp rule this spring, and is not a state lake, it's privately owned by Hoosier Energy, they play by state rules (mostly :wink:), no DNR out there.
     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2009
  20. Wabash River Bear

    Wabash River Bear New Member

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    There is all kinds of bank fishing at TC. People catfish the banks down there all the time.