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#10899231 - 06/06/15 09:50 AM Lake Jacksonville Info Please
Rael Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 12/27/12
Posts: 4
Loc: Tyler, TX

Hi

Moved here from up north a few years ago. I use to think I was a pretty fair bass fisherman but Texas fish have educated me. I don't have a clue LOL. Spent 9 hours out the other day throwing tops waters / in-line spinners / jointed and non jointed swim baits. Nothing. All of the spots I was sure would be great spots from past expierence were a flop. I was throwing at shore as I always have done up north but I think the fish were deeper than I was. I have never fished deeper waters for bass, always took them from weeds along the shore. I have a small boat and no LCD - Drop bait to bottom and count down to see how deep I am.

Any pointers on catching fish in Lake Jacksonville would be great. Planning on taking my son fishing again Monday morning and need to learn this pretty quick. Putting in at Peninsula Point Park.

My plan (didn't work last time LOL) is throwing a Zara Spook at shore just before sun rise and then if that doesn't pan out, move the boat off shore by about 20 feet or so and drop a Texas Rigged 7 inch worm down and then float and jig the bait. Thoughts?? Colors??

Thanks in advance for any help. beginning to feel Texas fish are much smarter than I once thought I was

Doug
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#10899299 - 06/06/15 10:30 AM Re: Lake Jacksonville Info Please [Re: Rael]
sight fisher Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 11/22/04
Posts: 598
Loc: Lufkin, Texas
They are having a tournament out there today. I would hang out and ask the locals. I use a lot of spinning rods with shakey heads and wacky worms. Fish like the shade in that lake.

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#10899327 - 06/06/15 10:47 AM Re: Lake Jacksonville Info Please [Re: sight fisher]
Rael Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 12/27/12
Posts: 4
Loc: Tyler, TX

Thanks - wish I could hang out there but getting ready to head into work in about an hour - My days off are strange. I am off Monday and Tuesday this week.
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#10899372 - 06/06/15 11:15 AM Re: Lake Jacksonville Info Please [Re: Rael]
ShaneOh Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 07/09/14
Posts: 13
Loc: Tyler, TX
Wacky rigging docks will definitely catch some fish. The island usually holds some fish out deep. A cool thing to do with the kid would be to take him night fishing out there. There's plenty of submerged lights and the fish can be caught with flukes and basically anything else you want to throw into the lights.
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#10899431 - 06/06/15 12:05 PM Re: Lake Jacksonville Info Please [Re: Rael]
Rael Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 12/27/12
Posts: 4
Loc: Tyler, TX
Thanks - gonna give that a shot - plan on putting in about an hour and a half before sunrise and then fishing till about 11AM

Will post back result here - off to work cya
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