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#11035238 - 08/11/15 12:05 PM Lake Georgetown last weekend
Garvin Offline
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Stayed up at Lake Georgetown Friday evening until Monday. The weather was actually quite pleasant compared to... I don't know... The inside of a volcano, maybe. Except for taking the wife and dogs for a spin around the lake, I spent a total of about five hours on the water, fishing. The majority of the time was spent sitting in the A/C in our camper with the wife and dogs, watching TV. I keep forgetting that August is not a great time for camping in Texas.
Lake Georgetown is a gorgeous impoundment, very scenic, with rocky bluffs overlooking the deep, clear to slightly stained water. The lake is like a bowl, with steep sides that fall off into deep water quickly. There were spots I could flip onto the shore from 50 feet of water. The dam is cool looking and towers far above the lake like a huge rock wall.

I mainly gravitated to coves where there was standing and submerged timber and tried C-Rigs, T-Rigs, weightless soft plastics, squarebills, medium divers, deep divers, chatterbait, spinnerbait, drop shot, shaky head, no luck except for one dink that hit a T-Rigged Zero, and I foul hooked another dink when a school of small bass chased my deep crankbait back to the boat. I tried some deep fishing, following a creek out to the main lake, fishing a drop shot and C-Rig. No luck with that.

The last day we were there, I promised my wife I would hang around and have coffee early in the morning while it was still bearable to be outside, so the boat stayed on the trailer. I sat looking out at the water from our campsite which was on a bluff that stood about 40 feet over the water, giving me a pretty good wide-angle view of the lake. Every minute or so, out toward the center of the lake in open water, I would see big schools of baitfish frantically breaching the water, and boiling action that lasted just a few seconds. Then it would happen again in a different area, and sometimes in more than one spot at a time. That had to be schooling bass chasing shad over deep water, I'm thinking. This activity petered out quickly after the sun started heating things up.
If I had witnessed this previously, I would have spent more time in open water at daybreak looking for signs of baitfish on the screen, maybe throwing shad colored crankbaits or an underspin/fluke, or a white spinnerbait. What would you have tried?
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#11035867 - 08/11/15 04:36 PM Re: Lake Georgetown last weekend [Re: Garvin]
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Glad you guys had fun though. Those blow ups were mostly whites with a few bass mixed in. You probably didn't miss anything.
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#11035885 - 08/11/15 04:42 PM Re: Lake Georgetown last weekend [Re: Garvin]
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Originally Posted By: Garvin
What would you have tried?
What would I'd have tried? I'd have tried having coffee with her later in the morning. Been on the water at sunup.(I have lots of hindsight). :-) It is a nice lake.


Edited by 361V (08/11/15 04:43 PM)
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#11035961 - 08/11/15 05:15 PM Re: Lake Georgetown last weekend [Re: 361V]
Chris_K Offline
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Originally Posted By: 361V
Originally Posted By: Garvin
What would you have tried?
What would I'd have tried? I'd have tried having coffee with her later in the morning. Been on the water at sunup.(I have lots of hindsight). :-) It is a nice lake.
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#11036083 - 08/11/15 06:04 PM Re: Lake Georgetown last weekend [Re: Garvin]
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We were out there in my father in laws big white bay boat, we caught 7 bass 2 were keepers all in 10-20ft on the steep banks on sexy shad cranks and drop shot baby fluke. A lot of whites out there in the middle of the lake chasing shad though, we got into em Saturday morning for about 10 min but died out quickly. Usually 3-4 bass is a good day out there.
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#11036563 - 08/11/15 09:42 PM Re: Lake Georgetown last weekend [Re: Garvin]
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Registered: 08/08/07
Posts: 479
Loc: Georgetown, TX
Originally Posted By: Garvin
What would you have tried?

Kastmaster 1/2oz chrome slab spoon or something else that imitates the bait fish and that you can cast a long way.
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#11036837 - 08/12/15 07:05 AM Re: Lake Georgetown last weekend [Re: 361V]
Garvin Offline
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Registered: 11/11/14
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Originally Posted By: 361V
Originally Posted By: Garvin
What would you have tried?
What would I'd have tried? I'd have tried having coffee with her later in the morning. Been on the water at sunup.(I have lots of hindsight). :-) It is a nice lake.


In retrospect, I should have.
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#11037492 - 08/12/15 12:01 PM Re: Lake Georgetown last weekend [Re: Garvin]
Garvin Offline
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Registered: 11/11/14
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Some of my photos from Lake Georgetown. Sorry, no fish pics, didn't catch anything photo-worthy.



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