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#10917956 - 06/15/15 09:52 AM Gilmer is good...
Txduckhunter Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/19/02
Posts: 1475
Loc: Lake Fork
Went to Gilmer on Sunday to try it out again. Spent the day and ended up with 30 fish or so between my nephew and I. Had 5 or 6 swimmers and the rest were in the 2.5 -4.5 range. Never had a giant fish but it was fun. After the topwater bite tapered off, we caught most of our fish fishing jn the 4-5 foot range throwing soft plastics.
Yes, it's a brag but thought I'd share what we figured out so maybe someone else could squeeze a day in before the monsoon rains hit again.

Btw, don't go with wimpy gear. These fish are mean and have plenty of stuff to wrap you up in.


Edited by Txduckhunter (06/15/15 09:53 AM)

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#10918041 - 06/15/15 10:30 AM Re: Gilmer is good... [Re: Txduckhunter]
Der Vorsteher™ Offline
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Registered: 02/11/11
Posts: 21515
Loc: The 903
Wow, we fished Friday and we had one fish all day. Everyone we talked to struggled too. Amazing what a few days will do.
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#10918083 - 06/15/15 10:47 AM Re: Gilmer is good... [Re: Txduckhunter]
Txduckhunter Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/19/02
Posts: 1475
Loc: Lake Fork
I had read that on Saturday but we decided to try it again anyway. I wasn't expecting anything like it turned out. We just kept pecking away and finally got them dialed in.

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#10918223 - 06/15/15 11:42 AM Re: Gilmer is good... [Re: Txduckhunter]
Der Vorsteher™ Offline
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Registered: 02/11/11
Posts: 21515
Loc: The 903
Originally Posted By: Txduckhunter
I had read that on Saturday but we decided to try it again anyway. I wasn't expecting anything like it turned out. We just kept pecking away and finally got them dialed in.


Did a low pressure blow in?
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#10918588 - 06/15/15 01:49 PM Re: Gilmer is good... [Re: Txduckhunter]
fisheastex Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 04/27/10
Posts: 564
Loc: Big sandy, Tx.
Went Saturday and caught 24...nothing under 2 pounds and most of our fish was in the 4 to 5 pound range...Went back again on Sunday and it took me 5 hours to catch 3 little bitty ol fish....gave up and went home.

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#10918600 - 06/15/15 01:54 PM Re: Gilmer is good... [Re: Txduckhunter]
Deputy T Online   content
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Registered: 08/03/09
Posts: 439
Loc: Quitman, Texas
Thanks for the invite buddy!
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#10918616 - 06/15/15 02:01 PM Re: Gilmer is good... [Re: Txduckhunter]
Doug R. Online   content
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Registered: 06/11/12
Posts: 8459
Loc: On the right side of "THE WALL...
how to ruin a good little lake ...
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#10918645 - 06/15/15 02:17 PM Re: Gilmer is good... [Re: Doug R.]
Deputy T Online   content
Angler

Registered: 08/03/09
Posts: 439
Loc: Quitman, Texas
Originally Posted By: Doug R.
how to ruin a good little lake ...


Nah. Everyone and their momma knows about Gilmer. Thats the problem with people these days. Everyone is hush hush and is too afraid someone is going to ruin "their" spot.
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#10918664 - 06/15/15 02:31 PM Re: Gilmer is good... [Re: Deputy T]
Doug R. Online   content
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Registered: 06/11/12
Posts: 8459
Loc: On the right side of "THE WALL...
Originally Posted By: Deputy T
Originally Posted By: Doug R.
how to ruin a good little lake ...


Nah. Everyone and their momma knows about Gilmer. Thats the problem with people these days. Everyone is hush hush and is too afraid someone is going to ruin "their" spot.


The internet has and will devastate good smaller lakes, take a trip to Mill Creek or Bonham and get back to me...
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#10918765 - 06/15/15 03:26 PM Re: Gilmer is good... [Re: Doug R.]
Txduckhunter Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/19/02
Posts: 1475
Loc: Lake Fork
Originally Posted By: Doug R.
Originally Posted By: Deputy T
Originally Posted By: Doug R.
how to ruin a good little lake ...


Nah. Everyone and their momma knows about Gilmer. Thats the problem with people these days. Everyone is hush hush and is too afraid someone is going to ruin "their" spot.


The internet has and will devastate good smaller lakes, take a trip to Mill Creek or Bonham and get back to me...


Considering deputy t and I live and fish the same small lakes around here, we've seen what you are talking about.
But I've had some good info shared here when I asked so I'm just returning the favor. Sorry if it hurts feelings.

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#10918818 - 06/15/15 03:57 PM Re: Gilmer is good... [Re: Txduckhunter]
Bryanmc57 Online   content
Angler

Registered: 05/29/12
Posts: 443
Loc: Mineola, TX
A friend of mine always tells me..."Let's go [here]. When I ask why, he says "Nobody is talking about it, so the bite must be good".

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#10918825 - 06/15/15 04:02 PM Re: Gilmer is good... [Re: Txduckhunter]
coachallentca Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 3834
Loc: crowley
Bill just did a show on Lake Gilmer. I guess nobody watches it. You secret is safe...
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#10918832 - 06/15/15 04:09 PM Re: Gilmer is good... [Re: Bryanmc57]
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Registered: 01/09/04
Posts: 49696
Loc: Highway 1
Originally Posted By: Bryanmc57
A friend of mine always tells me..."Let's go [here]. When I ask why, he says "Nobody is talking about it, so the bite must be good".


And I am usually right too........... banana
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#10918925 - 06/15/15 05:05 PM Re: Gilmer is good... [Re: Txduckhunter]
Deputy T Online   content
Angler

Registered: 08/03/09
Posts: 439
Loc: Quitman, Texas
I share as much information I can if someone asks. I have had an unknown amount of people on here share things with me when I needed help, so in return, I will do the same for others. I have also met some really nice people on here, and in person, by simply striking up a conversation about techniques, baits, presentations, and so on. You would be surprised what kind of people you can meet and their wealth of knowledge they are willing to share if you can get away from the tight lip.


Edited by Deputy T (06/15/15 07:54 PM)
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#10918958 - 06/15/15 05:24 PM Re: Gilmer is good... [Re: Txduckhunter]
Jeff_S2 Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/20/09
Posts: 341
Loc: Rowlett
I've heard of Gilmer, driven by it a few times, but never fished it.

I love to fish, and catching 30 2-4 lbers sure sounds dam fun!

I also spend lots of money to try and catch fish.

I ate humble pie at Fork last weekend.

I think I just might go give ole Gilmer a try this weekend.

Thanks! hammer

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