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#11157325 - 10/11/15 12:09 PM Fayette Panfish Trip
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Loc: Brenham, TX
I finally took my first sunfish/bluegill trip to Fayette County Lake. I launched my kayak at Oak Thicket. Right away I knew it would be a challenge with a strong north wind blowing. In previous weeks there has been a strong south wind pushing bait up into these northern coves. Not today though. I fished with poppers, woolley buggers and jigs with no luck. I decided to fish with conventional gear, live red worms and a number 3 split shot the rest of the day. I caught 4 nice bluegill, but no red ear like I had hoped to. I decided to take the yak over to the South Prairie ramp around 8:30 AM. I fished the cove and found a small colony of tilapia. I caught 7, which were the first I ever caught. I also caught 4 or 5 more big bluegill but no redear. Finally, around 10:30, I decided to take the yak back to Oak Thicket and give it one more try. I added a second number 3 split shot to insure I was getting the bait down into the weeds. I caught 4 more big bluegill in about 45 minutes and then called it a day. I didn't catch large numbers of fish but I did catch good quality so it turned out to be a good day. I only live 40 minutes away so I expect I'll spend many more days searching for panfish there.



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#11157476 - 10/11/15 02:29 PM Re: Fayette Panfish Trip [Re: J-Moe]
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Nice fish J-Moe! Fayette is a beautiful fishing hole.
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#11157698 - 10/11/15 04:47 PM Re: Fayette Panfish Trip [Re: J-Moe]
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Two very good eating fish right there! Nice catch. woot

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#11158078 - 10/11/15 07:07 PM Re: Fayette Panfish Trip [Re: J-Moe]
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Nice ones Jamie. cheers How deep did you catch the Gills? noidea
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#11158484 - 10/11/15 10:07 PM Re: Fayette Panfish Trip [Re: J-Moe]
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Thanks Guys, I caught all the fish in less than 4 feet of water.

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#11158560 - 10/11/15 11:35 PM Re: Fayette Panfish Trip [Re: J-Moe]
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Nice table fare thumb
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#11158621 - 10/12/15 06:17 AM Re: Fayette Panfish Trip [Re: J-Moe]
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Originally Posted By: J-Moe
Thanks Guys, I caught all the fish in less than 4 feet of water.






Thanks Jamie! thumb
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#11160873 - 10/13/15 08:35 AM Re: Fayette Panfish Trip [Re: J-Moe]
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Sounds like a great day! Catching 20 big gills and tilapia is a job well done...
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#11161347 - 10/13/15 11:44 AM Re: Fayette Panfish Trip [Re: J-Moe]
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Appreciate the comments. I had to use live bait and conventional gear though. I felt like I was cheating on my fly gear, LOL.

Next task is to catch tilapia on the fly rod. Should provide for a fun challenge. Tying and testing new fly patterns adds to the enjoyment of the challenge.

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#11161562 - 10/13/15 01:41 PM Re: Fayette Panfish Trip [Re: J-Moe]
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Registered: 03/10/14
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Loc: Bryan, Texas
Need a mess of Sanjuan worms!! cheers

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#11161852 - 10/13/15 04:17 PM Re: Fayette Panfish Trip [Re: J-Moe]
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Loc: Brenham, TX
Great idea Jess, I haven't tied those before. I'm not sure if I have the right chenille or not.

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#11163993 - 10/14/15 01:44 PM Re: Fayette Panfish Trip [Re: J-Moe]
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Even though Tilapia don't belong here, they are fun to trick
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#11176198 - 10/21/15 07:27 AM Re: Fayette Panfish Trip [Re: J-Moe]
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Registered: 02/06/07
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Nice catch! I have fished Fayette a lot over the years and it has always been a super lake to fish.

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