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#10853326 - 05/18/15 03:59 PM Fishing freshly flooded waters
Zedteamk2 Offline

Registered: 01/04/13
Posts: 157
Loc: Little Elm, TX
Is it worth it?
I am on lake lewisville and there sure is a whole lot more underwater real estate out there.
I'm on a kayak, so i am not concerned about banging into stuff.
Do the fish quickly move into the newly flooded areas?
Thanks !

#10853332 - 05/18/15 04:04 PM Re: Fishing freshly flooded waters [Re: Zedteamk2]
shank-n-bass Offline

Registered: 03/22/08
Posts: 60
Loc: Cleburne
Do you like slimy catfish?

Really the only fish that fresh flooded areas (especially flats) will get easier to catch. Bass really want the cover to have been around a while. If it stays at this flooded level for more than a few weeks, then hit it hard

Edited by shank-n-bass (05/18/15 04:04 PM)

#10853387 - 05/18/15 04:22 PM Re: Fishing freshly flooded waters [Re: Zedteamk2]
musiclife_7 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/07/14
Posts: 1186
Loc: Wylie, TX
yes it's worth it...

Target flooded grass. That's where the bait will hold. New rock piles and flooded timber will take a while as Shank stated. Grass doesn't take long to hold fish.

#10853771 - 05/18/15 06:50 PM Re: Fishing freshly flooded waters [Re: Zedteamk2]
Donald Harper Offline
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Registered: 01/25/08
Posts: 12069
Loc: Justin, TX.
I have won tournaments in this shallow stuff immediately while the water is rising.
- Water flowing over old gravel roads.
- Water flowing through culverts.
- Water backed up in the willow trees.
- Flooded fence rows.
- cocklebur patches at the ends of the rows in bean fields.
- Around the picnic tables in the parks.
- Used underwater retaining walls as a drop off with the water over the top of them.
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#10853813 - 05/18/15 07:06 PM Re: Fishing freshly flooded waters [Re: Zedteamk2]
SteezMacQueen Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 2857
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Yes. Fresh cover holds baitfish. Bass eat baitfish. Haha. Do the math. I've been doing pretty good lately pitching and flipping fresh flooded grass. Caught 17 keepers in a little under three hours last week doing this exact thing.

The only real variable I've had to contend with is water clarity. When it's muddy, it is really nessacary to pitch tight to cover. Bass will hold really tight to cover and not move too much when it's chocolate colored water. As it clears, you can start to use more movement in your presentation

#10854347 - 05/18/15 10:10 PM Re: Fishing freshly flooded waters [Re: Zedteamk2]
Zedteamk2 Offline

Registered: 01/04/13
Posts: 157
Loc: Little Elm, TX
Thanks ! I think the best part will be me using the fish finder over terrain I already know.
I can compare what I have walked over with what the lowrance shows me.
Little elm on lake lewisville has had some flooding


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