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#12735343 - 04/29/18 09:54 AM Re: Lake Somerville [Re: J-Moe]
J-Moe Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 3356
Loc: Brenham, TX
Fishing was absolutely insane nuts again this morning. Once again the fish were surfacing all around me. At one point I was taking a fish off the hook, I dropped my fly in the water and another white bass grabbed it. It slowed down around 8:15 as normal so I walked down the bank and found more fish. I finally stopped around 9:15 this morning.

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#12735442 - 04/29/18 12:04 PM Re: Lake Somerville [Re: J-Moe]
fishytx Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/04/03
Posts: 2105
I was n lake Travis fishing for whites from the bank and all of a sudden the water looked black as a ball of shad were being pushed towards the surface where I was standing. Shad came flying out of the water as the whites chased them and they were flopping all over the rocks and on my feet. Kind a scared me if you want a know the truth. Never had it happen that close to me and when shad came flying towards me it was as real as real can be. Every time I fish for schooling blacks it never fails I'll cast out blind in hope of a bite and a school will pop up beside the boat chasing shad. I can't get my bait reeled in fast enough to catch them next to the boat. I love fishing, you never know what's next.
I was wade fishing the ocean and a skip jack was jumping out of the water headed towards me and I couldn't get of its way and yes it hit me head on right in the middle of my chest. Or be by yourself out about two hundred yards from the shore wading and dolphins swim next to you. Kind a freaky.

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#12735790 - 04/29/18 06:19 PM Re: Lake Somerville [Re: J-Moe]
slopez Offline
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Registered: 03/10/18
Posts: 25
I'm going to have to take a day off work and head out there some morning this week. I took a couple of 5 yr olds camping @ birch creek this weekend. They were way more interested in swimming, so fishing attempts didn't have a lot of effort put in. It had been at least 2 years since id been out there. Only a few campsites open. The jetty is open to fish but the pier is closed. There were boats tied off to it and fishing the inside of what was the walkway of the pier, with decent success. Pulling out some nice crappie, and while they didn't limit out, they went home with about a dozen each from what I could see. They were fishing with minnows. Overheard one of them saying that COE was going to rebuild with a floating pier this time. Can't speak to the validity of it, but maybe someone on here knows more. J-moe, I actually ended up with a fly rod, and made some pretty pathetic attempts at it. All I had to tie on to it was a 1/32 oz jig. I don't know if that is something that is actually used on a flyrod, but I found out what you meant by chuck-n-duck. I'll keep at it, I'll just wear a helmet till I get it.

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#12736015 - 04/29/18 09:37 PM Re: Lake Somerville [Re: J-Moe]
J-Moe Offline
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Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 3356
Loc: Brenham, TX
Great!!!! Fly fishing is a blast. I do throw 1/32 ounce jig head flies but normally I do so with my 8 weight rod. It's difficult to cast with lighter weight rods. I can do it with my 5 weight but not very well. If you have a 5 weight or smaller rod then clousers are a good choice.

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#12737118 - 04/30/18 05:11 PM Re: Lake Somerville [Re: J-Moe]
slopez Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/10/18
Posts: 25
J-Moe,
Well I obviously have a lot to learn. Look forward to learning it. Maybe one of these days I'll run into you out on the water and I can pick your brain about what I have and what I need. I'll try not to look, so I don't see your honey holes.

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#12740960 - 05/03/18 06:52 AM Re: Lake Somerville [Re: J-Moe]
ben_beyer Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/03/09
Posts: 566
Loc: Bryan, TX
It looks like from the latest video that the Whites are biting off of Welch Park early in the morning.

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#12741035 - 05/03/18 07:43 AM Re: Lake Somerville [Re: ben_beyer]
GC2656 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 07/28/16
Posts: 38
Loc: Fayette County
Originally Posted By: ben_beyer
It looks like from the latest video that the Whites are biting off of Welch Park early in the morning.
Witch video are you referring to? I haven't been able to view the videos on this forum for quit a while now!

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#12741099 - 05/03/18 08:11 AM Re: Lake Somerville [Re: GC2656]
ben_beyer Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/03/09
Posts: 566
Loc: Bryan, TX
Originally Posted By: GC2656
Originally Posted By: ben_beyer
It looks like from the latest video that the Whites are biting off of Welch Park early in the morning.
Witch video are you referring to? I haven't been able to view the videos on this forum for quit a while now!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jT7Rj7XTmcA

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#12741231 - 05/03/18 09:05 AM Re: Lake Somerville [Re: ben_beyer]
GC2656 Offline
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Registered: 07/28/16
Posts: 38
Loc: Fayette County
Originally Posted By: ben_beyer
Originally Posted By: GC2656
Originally Posted By: ben_beyer
It looks like from the latest video that the Whites are biting off of Welch Park early in the morning.
Witch video are you referring to? I haven't been able to view the videos on this forum for quit a while now!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jT7Rj7XTmcA
Thanks a million, great video. I really miss viewing the videos on this forum. I really wish I could figure out how to view them again, but I guess I'm to computer illiterate to do it. HaHa!

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#12741331 - 05/03/18 09:50 AM Re: Lake Somerville [Re: J-Moe]
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Registered: 01/02/03
Posts: 9532
Loc: Bryan, Texas
You will need to update your browser if you want to view videos directly from the forum. The latest versions of Chrome and Firefox will work on Windows 7 but sometimes you have to mess with the security settings to allow linked content and enable plugins for players to view videos ..

You don't have to be an computer expert but it does help when updates and security issues make everything less user friendly. The Internet is not a safe place for your personal information but that "cat is already out of the bag" and has joined the circus touring the world wide web. We have entered into the "damage control" mode with all our information that is already out there being stolen and traded among thieves with ill intent.

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#12741460 - 05/03/18 10:48 AM Re: Lake Somerville [Re: hook-line&sinker]
ben_beyer Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/03/09
Posts: 566
Loc: Bryan, TX
Originally Posted By: hook-line&sinker


If you want to view my videos directly from YouTube go Here & Subscribe.
As a subscriber you will be notified when a new video is uploaded.


That's how I get them!

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#12741729 - 05/03/18 12:53 PM Re: Lake Somerville [Re: J-Moe]
J-Moe Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 3356
Loc: Brenham, TX
I paddled up to the dam after the COE had shut the flow down a couple weeks ago. They built an earthen dam just past the rocks. There were water pumps and hoses there as well. It looks like they either pumped the water out in front of the gates or will be doing so soon. They must be doing some type of inspections on maintenance. Hopefully after they complete the work they will open up the spillway for fishing again in the future.

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#12741734 - 05/03/18 12:56 PM Re: Lake Somerville [Re: J-Moe]
J-Moe Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 3356
Loc: Brenham, TX
Note to all of you who like to fish for bluegill. They have finally moved shallow in large numbers. I caught a bunch of big 8.5 to 9 inchers.

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#12741751 - 05/03/18 01:07 PM Re: Lake Somerville [Re: J-Moe]
ben_beyer Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/03/09
Posts: 566
Loc: Bryan, TX
Originally Posted By: J-Moe
Note to all of you who like to fish for bluegill. They have finally moved shallow in large numbers. I caught a bunch of big 8.5 to 9 inchers.


Might have to get some flies and try out some of the beds HLS has marked as Bluegill spots.

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#12742132 - 05/03/18 05:11 PM Re: Lake Somerville [Re: J-Moe]
slopez Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/10/18
Posts: 25
Took the kayak to Welch park yesterday afternoon. Pretty rough. Kinda hard to fish and fight the rough water at the same time. Guys on the bank had better luck than I did. I left before sundown, so I don't know just how hot the bite got, but it seemed to be ok. At least for those who could cast into the wind.

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