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#10843945 - 05/14/15 10:53 AM Wanna take my girls out.
Outdoor Therapy Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 06/26/06
Posts: 3567
Loc: Royse City, Texas
I love to fish, but have never targeted Gills except in marinas. If wanted to take my 4 and 5 year old daughters out on the boat, how do I target them? I live close to alot of lakes, but I think Farmersville may be a good choice. Anyone ever fish there? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”- Thomas A Edison

#10844528 - 05/14/15 02:38 PM Re: Wanna take my girls out. [Re: Outdoor Therapy]
banker-always fishing Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 42969
Loc: Universal City Tx.
I have never fished in your area but right now the Gills are getting pretty active. Fish close to structure such as docks,over hanging tree limbs,sunken timber,brush piles,and retainer walls. I am catching Gills in water 4 to 8 feet deep close to docks. I use a size six cricket hook with a size five shot,and six pound test line. I also use ultra light rod and reel. I use half a night crawler Texas Rigged. I fish off of the bottom. If Gills are in the area you will know pretty fast. They are a very aggressive fish. Good luck and let us know how you do. fish

Side Note: Hopefully other anglers will put their two cents in. There are some awesome anglers who post in this section with some super advice and techniques. cheers

IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

John 3:16

#10844580 - 05/14/15 02:57 PM Re: Wanna take my girls out. [Re: Outdoor Therapy]
Action_Jackson Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/18/15
Posts: 1459
Loc: Dallas, Texas
Wax worms work like MAGIC!!! Get a cup or 2 from petco or petsmart...some smaller baitshops carry em as well. I like to use a smaller hook #8 with light action rod and reel(I personally use the micro series either 4'6 or 7ft'r rod, hi vis mr crappie 6# test line, #8 Aberdeen long hooks)

Whether you fish shallow or deep, you still should be able to get bites! Let us know how it goes cheers
Katchin krappie...doin surgeries(filleting)...and givin hott grease baths until krunchy and golden brown is what it's all about!!!

"STAY ready for the THUMP"!!!!

#10850251 - 05/17/15 09:05 AM Re: Wanna take my girls out. [Re: Outdoor Therapy]
Gitter Done Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 11145
Loc: San Antonio Tx.
Love seeing post like this. Great job Dad. Hope you find some fish.


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