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#11133452 - 09/28/15 05:01 PM A little of this and that
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Registered: 03/23/10
Posts: 1820
Loc: Hurst, Texas
I was waiting for the Lynn Creek marina to open this morning at 6:00AM. The weather was cool and overcast.

While it was dark I concentrated on the stocker channel catfish. I have been losing a lot of our custom recipe dough bait to small fish who dart in and take the bait in one quick jerk. I cannot feel them well enough to catch them on the medium action rods I usually use for catfish, so this morning I took a 7 foot ultralight rod. I caught four of the 10-12 inch catfish while it was still dark. They quit biting when the sun came up.

I then switched to a short ultralite rig with a slip bobber set at 5 feet. I have been killing them with that set up the past few weeks, casting under the bridge from the pier. Not this morning! They were deeper and in a different spot. I found them and caught many, but not like they have been. I finally caught most of the sunfish using the same Carolina rig on the bottom that I used for the catfish, except baited with nightcrawlers.

In the process I caught a carp and several small bass. I broke off a big carp and fair sized bass.

I caught bass, channel cats, carp and bluegill. All the bluegill were caught on small lengths of nightcrawlers. I did not catch any other species of sunfish. The bluegill ran small.

I am looking forward to Wednesday to try again.


Edited by Smithaven (09/28/15 05:03 PM)
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#11133572 - 09/28/15 06:04 PM Re: A little of this and that [Re: Smithaven]
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Registered: 08/12/10
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Loc: Feeding Time
One of the great things about fishing for sunfish, the by catch. Hold on when a big bass or whatever else bites down.

Good times on light lines.

cheers
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#11133631 - 09/28/15 06:29 PM Re: A little of this and that [Re: Smithaven]
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 37213
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Solid Post! Nice variety of fish. cheers I bet the Carp fight were AWESOME! boxing



Side Note: I have also noticed the Bluegill have somewhat changed their patterns on Dunlap and have moved to a little deeper water two week ago I was getting em in 8 to 12 feet of water. Now it's 10 to 15 feet of water and usually by drop offs. Overhanging tree limbs in 5 to 10 feet of water are still holding some good fish. thumb
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#11134435 - 09/29/15 08:06 AM Re: A little of this and that [Re: Smithaven]
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Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 2613
Loc: Brenham, TX
Excellent post. I've also seen some signs the fish are moving deeper. Approaching the full moon the bite has been best from around 7 to 8 AM for me. Catching a few decent size fish shallow during that time period. The bass bite is picking up.

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#11138598 - 10/01/15 07:17 AM Re: A little of this and that [Re: Smithaven]
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Registered: 02/06/07
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Loc: San Antonio Tx.
Great post Sir! As always thanks for sharing.

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#11140998 - 10/02/15 08:11 AM Re: A little of this and that [Re: Smithaven]
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Registered: 07/03/11
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Loc: San Antonio TX
Nice report "Smithaven"! Will not be long until we will be chasing trout.

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#11141847 - 10/02/15 02:59 PM Re: A little of this and that [Re: Smithaven]
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Registered: 01/18/15
Posts: 1267
Loc: Dallas, Texas
Good post Smithaven...Im gonna have to catch ya out there one of these Wednesday mornings!
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