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#11105339 - 09/15/15 02:13 PM Help me get on some blues.
Dockskipper Offline
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Registered: 09/15/10
Posts: 28
Loc: Kingsland, TX
My sister wants me to take her family out fishing on Lake Buchanan this weekend. I can't get her to wait for the water temps to cool down, so I need some pointers. I figure channels and blues will be my best bet. Where should I start looking? Water temp is 82°.

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#11105352 - 09/15/15 02:21 PM Re: Help me get on some blues. [Re: Dockskipper]
CATDADDY JR Offline
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Registered: 01/01/13
Posts: 357
Loc: Pottsboro, TX
Drifing is a good way to locate and catch active fish. Fresh bait such as shad, perch, buffalo, and carp are good baits, but if you dont have access to these then I would try some punch/dough baits out. With bait I would start in a mid depth range drifting humps and ledges or big flats in 15ft-30ft and with perpared baits I would fish timber, rocks, flooded grassy areas. Never been to this lake before but this would be my aproach this time of year.


Edited by CATDADDY JR (09/15/15 02:22 PM)
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#11105381 - 09/15/15 02:32 PM Re: Help me get on some blues. [Re: Dockskipper]
bknotts Offline
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Registered: 09/04/15
Posts: 42
Loc: Oak Cliff
next time I catch a drum I am going to keep it , cut it up and freeze it for later

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#11105397 - 09/15/15 02:38 PM Re: Help me get on some blues. [Re: Dockskipper]
Dockskipper Offline
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Registered: 09/15/10
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Loc: Kingsland, TX
How far would you suggest running bait off of the bottom?

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#11105503 - 09/15/15 03:24 PM Re: Help me get on some blues. [Re: Dockskipper]
CATDADDY JR Offline
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Registered: 01/01/13
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Loc: Pottsboro, TX
I run a santee cooper rig with a 1oz weight and drag them. Then I will set a couple a turn or two off bottom on the back side of the boat.
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#11105591 - 09/15/15 04:10 PM Re: Help me get on some blues. [Re: Dockskipper]
hurricane 201 Offline
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What catdaddy said sounds like what I would be doing myself, so I believe it would be a good place to start. Although the last week I have found some blues congregating in 3 fow an a muddy flat.


Edited by hurricane 201 (09/15/15 04:12 PM)
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#11105817 - 09/15/15 06:04 PM Re: Help me get on some blues. [Re: Dockskipper]
Dockskipper Offline
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Registered: 09/15/10
Posts: 28
Loc: Kingsland, TX
Thanks for the advice. I will post pics and give a report after we tear'em up.

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#11107984 - 09/16/15 04:32 PM Re: Help me get on some blues. [Re: Dockskipper]
Big Sam Offline
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Registered: 08/20/08
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Loc: Arkansas
Check out those Team catfish smooth operator sinkers for a Carolina rig.....smoooooooth drifting
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#11108048 - 09/16/15 04:58 PM Re: Help me get on some blues. [Re: Big Sam]
CATDADDY JR Offline
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Registered: 01/01/13
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Loc: Pottsboro, TX
Originally Posted By: Big Sam
Check out those Team catfish smooth operator sinkers for a Carolina rig.....smoooooooth drifting


+1 they do make drifting nice. I havent drifted very much tell this year so its a matter of stocking the tackle box with them for me.
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