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#11061132 - 08/24/15 03:56 PM Lake Somerville Sunfish
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Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 2597
Loc: Brenham, TX
One of my goals this year was to spend time exploring Lake Somerville for Bluegill and Sunfish. I began exploring the shorelines by both bank fishing and kayak fishing about 3 weeks ago. Up to this point I have covered around 3 miles of shoreline, including Overlook Park, Yegua Park, part of the dam and Twin Island.

I found small long ear along the banks just about everywhere. I found colonies of bluegill at Overlook Marina, both sides of the boat ramp points at Overlook and Welsh; in cane breaks along the dam and all around Twin Island. I found the bluegill in areas of hard bottom clay, gravel sand bars, cane breaks and vertical structure. I also found 3 colonies of small green sunfish.

The lake has receded 5 feet in this period of time. It's been interesting seeing the type of structure they were holding on being uncovered at 3 inches per day. I even found them holding on the concrete park picnic tables that were under water.

Most of the fish are small though. 5 to 6 inch long ear, 6 to 7 inch green sunfish and 7 to 8 inch bluegill. The biggest bluegill have only been around 8.5 inches.

In general, the fishing has been much better than I expected though. I'm catching large numbers of fish using the fly rod and a very small, white Betts popper. I also spent some time using live red worms. The ones I have caught on live bait haven't been any bigger though.

I'll keep exploring, hopefully I'll find that colony of trophy fish on the lake one day.




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#11061140 - 08/24/15 04:03 PM Re: Lake Somerville Sunfish [Re: J-Moe]
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Awesome post Jamie. thumb Good job on finding and studying their patterns. cheers
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#11061166 - 08/24/15 04:17 PM Re: Lake Somerville Sunfish [Re: banker-always fishing]
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Registered: 07/25/09
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Loc: San Antonio TX
HI J-Moe.........Nice report sir cheers
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#11061177 - 08/24/15 04:22 PM Re: Lake Somerville Sunfish [Re: J-Moe]
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Registered: 04/04/14
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Loc: Brenham, TX
Thanks guys, It's just as much fun exploring as it is catching fish. Just hope to find some bigger fish.

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#11061217 - 08/24/15 04:46 PM Re: Lake Somerville Sunfish [Re: J-Moe]
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Always fun dissecting some water and a bonus of seeing the structure they are relating to.
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#11061720 - 08/24/15 09:00 PM Re: Lake Somerville Sunfish [Re: J-Moe]
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Registered: 04/04/14
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Loc: Brenham, TX
Thanks Fitz

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#11067218 - 08/27/15 11:46 AM Re: Lake Somerville Sunfish [Re: J-Moe]
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Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 8677
Loc: San Antonio Tx.
I fished that lake a lot in my younger years while going to Blinn College. Lots of Crappie and White Bass in that lake. Nice post and thanks for sharing.

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#11069054 - 08/28/15 09:28 AM Re: Lake Somerville Sunfish [Re: Gitter Done]
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Registered: 04/04/14
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Loc: Brenham, TX
Originally Posted By: Gitter Done
I fished that lake a lot in my younger years while going to Blinn College. Lots of Crappie and White Bass in that lake. Nice post and thanks for sharing.


Thanks Gitter Done

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#11071352 - 08/29/15 01:00 PM Re: Lake Somerville Sunfish [Re: J-Moe]
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Registered: 01/20/11
Posts: 150
Loc: Texas
Sunfish on a fly is a lot of fun.

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#11076283 - 09/01/15 08:27 AM Re: Lake Somerville Sunfish [Re: J-Moe]
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Registered: 07/03/11
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Loc: San Antonio TX
Good report. I like reading about other places to fish. Nice job "J-Moe"! woot

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#11076675 - 09/01/15 12:07 PM Re: Lake Somerville Sunfish [Re: Laker One]
J-Moe Online   content
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Registered: 04/04/14
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Loc: Brenham, TX
Originally Posted By: Laker One
Good report. I like reading about other places to fish. Nice job "J-Moe"! woot


Thanks Laker One

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