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#10871942 - 05/25/15 07:54 PM Gibbons Creek Questions
Kevin D. Offline
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Registered: 04/10/15
Posts: 100
Loc: Richmond, TX
I haven't been on Gibbons Creek for years, but I used to love that lake. What happened to all of the trees in the water? There used to be tons of standing trees to fish. Now there appear to be very few.

What is the secret to fishing this lake now? Especially with the water being up so much? The only thing I did that got so much as a bump on was a SPRO Frog in the lilly pads, but didn't put anything in the boat before the storms hit.


Edited by Kevin D. (05/25/15 07:56 PM)
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#10872674 - 05/26/15 08:43 AM Re: Gibbons Creek Questions [Re: Kevin D.]
Kevin D. Offline
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Registered: 04/10/15
Posts: 100
Loc: Richmond, TX
Wow, 70 views, and not one response. I guess Gibbons Creek has gone down quite a bit in quality, and that is a real shame.
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#10873019 - 05/26/15 11:24 AM Re: Gibbons Creek Questions [Re: Kevin D.]
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Registered: 05/23/13
Posts: 735
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Haven't fished that lake since the late 80's. It's on the list for a re-visit since my son will be in College Station starting in the Fall.
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#10873031 - 05/26/15 11:30 AM Re: Gibbons Creek Questions [Re: Kevin D.]
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Registered: 11/15/11
Posts: 4375
Loc: Clutch City
I fished it a few times while I was in school. We caught some good fish. We stopped fishing it when the hours got cut back to weekends only. We would run out there after class during the week, but you can't do that anymore. The "trees" are still there. Plenty of stumps in the lake.
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#10873119 - 05/26/15 12:06 PM Re: Gibbons Creek Questions [Re: Kevin D.]
BigbassZ7 Offline
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Registered: 05/28/13
Posts: 3
I fish gibbons freq. when the water goes down about 2' it will look like a different lake with tons of visible standing timber. I stay away from the dense pads they look nice but are tough to fish, my approach is normally tie on a square bill and a deep diver and grind away

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#10873210 - 05/26/15 12:54 PM Re: Gibbons Creek Questions [Re: Kevin D.]
JHNiem Offline
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Registered: 05/16/08
Posts: 73
Loc: College Station TX
The lake is tough to fish once the fish hit the summer pattern for me. I do pretty good in the winter and during the spawn. The fish will get incredible shallow on this lake. In the summer I fish some off shore structure and trees off of points and catch a few fish. Deep diving crankbaits and jigs are normally what I use but I am not a gibbons creek expert by any means.

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#10875185 - 05/27/15 09:46 AM Re: Gibbons Creek Questions [Re: Kevin D.]
Kevin D. Offline
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Registered: 04/10/15
Posts: 100
Loc: Richmond, TX
Square bills, deep divers, and jigs. Got it. Any particular color?
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#10882898 - 05/30/15 07:44 AM Re: Gibbons Creek Questions [Re: Kevin D.]
de_legaspi Offline
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Registered: 08/14/09
Posts: 44
I try to get out to Gibbons about 1-2 times a year. I have had luck in areas that are 5-15ft. deep that have a harder, rocky structure to it. Use a tungsten weight with plastics to get a good feel for what's under the water and if it has some hard structure, fish it slow. I never seem have any luck up the lake by the trees or the island by the boat ramp. No matter how hard the fishing can be, I never really write off this lake.

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#10882980 - 05/30/15 08:32 AM Re: Gibbons Creek Questions [Re: Kevin D.]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
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Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
Trees are still there but the bass aren't....

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