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#11168133 - 10/16/15 08:18 AM Ray Roberts......10/15
don the angler Online   content

Registered: 09/05/01
Posts: 5129
Loc: Dallas,Texas,USA

BostonBob and I had our semiannual trip to RR with the West Texas family yesterday. What a great fishery RR is. It took a couple of stops to find a good school of whites and the catching was on when they were located. I put the ipilot on spot luck and stayed right there for about 2 hours. We kept a five man limit of whites and caught more than two times that with 6-9 inch fish. Also kept 3 catfish and a couple of drum. The clients kept the drum too. They said they are almost as good table fare as crappie. That is not the first time I have heard that. A school of fish would swim under the boat and we would catch some and then the screen would go blank. I have learned to just stay put when this happens. The school will be back. The fish were in 30-42 feet of water on a long skinny hump. Two ounce slabs were the best lures as you could feel the bite down in 40 foot water better. They would also hit the fly on a regular basis. I even tried the thumping technique for the first time this year and it did not seem to be effective yet. The water was 80 degrees.
Bob is the second person on the left. Howard will soon be 89 years old soon. His 86 year old brother was sitting in the car resting. What a day. Bob is out there this morning with the three that wanted one more day of fishing. I am resting today, but will be on another lake tomorrow. Spotted about 10 other boats on the water and never got within 1/2 mile of them. The good spot was about one mile South of Wolf Island.

#11168229 - 10/16/15 09:10 AM Re: Ray Roberts......10/15 [Re: don the angler]
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Registered: 11/09/03
Posts: 2314
Loc: North Fort Worth
Nice report!

#11168435 - 10/16/15 10:44 AM Re: Ray Roberts......10/15 [Re: don the angler]
Luke57 Offline
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Registered: 04/06/09
Posts: 1714
Loc: Aledo Tx
Great job Don thanks for the report
Save our planet it's the only one with beer

#11168573 - 10/16/15 12:14 PM Re: Ray Roberts......10/15 [Re: don the angler]
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Registered: 07/07/01
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Those are some FAT sandies! WTG Don! Shout out to Boston Bob--Long Time no See!!!


#11168941 - 10/16/15 04:14 PM Re: Ray Roberts......10/15 [Re: don the angler]
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Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 8498
Loc: Texas
Nice job. I've been meaning to get up to RR sometime soon. Funny that you said y'all got them at the 30 foot mark because that's where I found em at on Lake Murray a couple of weeks ago.
--Nick smirk

#11169260 - 10/16/15 08:35 PM Re: Ray Roberts......10/15 [Re: don the angler]
BigDad Online   content
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Registered: 10/16/03
Posts: 2326
Loc: Flower Mound, TX, USA
Good job boys!!

#11169275 - 10/16/15 08:49 PM Re: Ray Roberts......10/15 [Re: BigDad]
Mark C Online   content
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Registered: 07/08/02
Posts: 3650
Loc: Fence Post Creek
Originally Posted By: BigDad
Good job boys!!

DTA with a boatload of PIGS!
Originally Posted By: TexasBlonde
You are not a good or nice person.

#11169344 - 10/16/15 10:04 PM Re: Ray Roberts......10/15 [Re: don the angler]
I love fishing Online   content
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Registered: 04/09/12
Posts: 1778
Loc: Ft Worth, Tx had a great day there. That is sensational! I will be out there tomorrow with my dad for some crappies and maybe catch some sandies too. I'll check that area you mentioned. Thanks for the report.

#11169659 - 10/17/15 08:34 AM Re: Ray Roberts......10/15 [Re: don the angler]
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Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 11418
Loc: San Antonio Tx.
Nice haul.

#11170006 - 10/17/15 02:58 PM Re: Ray Roberts......10/15 [Re: don the angler]
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Green Horn

Registered: 01/11/15
Posts: 15
Loc: Plano
I went out on 10/16 afternoon. Wind was bad and white capping. Fished the creeks. Caught only 16 in 2 hours but they were big and fat. Good job on the haul, Don.

#11170161 - 10/17/15 04:39 PM Re: Ray Roberts......10/15 [Re: don the angler]
don the angler Online   content

Registered: 09/05/01
Posts: 5129
Loc: Dallas,Texas,USA
A couple of people sent me a PM complaining about the big pile of fish. My customers love fish and they eat every one of them. The catch was legal as far as numbers and size are concerned. I just ignored their messages.

#11170173 - 10/17/15 04:47 PM Re: Ray Roberts......10/15 [Re: don the angler]
HeavyLead Offline
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Registered: 01/18/14
Posts: 1006
Loc: Rowlett, Texas
Wait, people complained that fishermen kept fish they caught with a guide? Unbelievable.

#11170222 - 10/17/15 05:19 PM Re: Ray Roberts......10/15 [Re: don the angler]
GoFishNow Offline
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Registered: 09/28/07
Posts: 1545
Loc: Coppell TX
It is beneficial to a lake to remove sand bass. Fisherman, keep all sand bass you want, they repopulate well and don't have a long life span. Besides, they are the better tasting fish to eat. Please put the larger hybrids, catfish and bass back to grow even bigger!!!
One other point that I want to make is that the older a fish gets, the more bad toxins that are in the water that are absorbed into the meat of the fish, with the potential to make your health worse in time.

#11170366 - 10/17/15 06:33 PM Re: Ray Roberts......10/15 [Re: don the angler]
Joe Slab Offline
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Registered: 07/28/13
Posts: 1388
Loc: NTX
Haters are going to hate. Nice work Don. thumb

#11170603 - 10/17/15 09:14 PM Re: Ray Roberts......10/15 [Re: don the angler]
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Registered: 09/14/04
Posts: 7369
Great job Don. If I was eating fish I would fill the table as full as j could. Your clients paid for it and their license has a portion going towards re stocking the lake.

" Success is a ladder you can not climb with your hands in your pockets."

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