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#11173202 - 10/19/15 03:04 PM A good start to Whisker Season!
pelican Offline
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Registered: 08/27/11
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Loc: Grapevine

Headed out to GV this morning to do a little bait scouting since Blue cat season is starting very soon.
A lot of bait but very scattered in small schools and not easy to catch. Managed to catch a few gizzard shad and had just enough time to drag one around for a few minutes, BAM a good start to Whisker season!

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#11173222 - 10/19/15 03:18 PM Re: A good start to Whisker Season! [Re: pelican]
Txwhitacre Offline
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Registered: 12/26/11
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Very nice. I bet it was a good tussle.

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#11173305 - 10/19/15 03:58 PM Re: A good start to Whisker Season! [Re: Txwhitacre]
pelican Offline
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Originally Posted By: Txwhitacre
Very nice. I bet it was a good tussle.


It was, she really stretched my string.
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#11173318 - 10/19/15 04:07 PM Re: A good start to Whisker Season! [Re: pelican]
chads Offline
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I just picked up a kayak for this reason right here .. nice ..
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#11173345 - 10/19/15 04:24 PM Re: A good start to Whisker Season! [Re: pelican]
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Nice Deric! I guess at that point the trough is just there to keep the slime off your pants;)
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#11173368 - 10/19/15 04:32 PM Re: A good start to Whisker Season! [Re: pelican]
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How long does it take to land one of those bad boys?
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#11173430 - 10/19/15 05:06 PM Re: A good start to Whisker Season! [Re: pelican]
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Registered: 12/30/08
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Man that there is a Goodern! thumbWhat were you using to get bit?

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#11173436 - 10/19/15 05:08 PM Re: A good start to Whisker Season! [Re: Wafflejaw]
pelican Offline
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Originally Posted By: Wafflejaw
Nice Deric! I guess at that point the trough is just there to keep the slime off your pants;)


roflmao roflmao
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#11173450 - 10/19/15 05:15 PM Re: A good start to Whisker Season! [Re: Rhino68W]
pelican Offline
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Originally Posted By: Rhino68W
How long does it take to land one of those bad boys?


This one took longer than most due to trying to keep it out of two drift socks that I had out and I had a hard time
getting it in the net far enough to stay in. I guess 5-8 minutes tops.
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#11173452 - 10/19/15 05:16 PM Re: A good start to Whisker Season! [Re: Fishbonz]
pelican Offline
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Originally Posted By: Fishbonz
Man that there is a Goodern! thumbWhat were you using to get bit?


Fresh shad, caught this morning.
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#11173487 - 10/19/15 05:41 PM Re: A good start to Whisker Season! [Re: pelican]
christian myrick Offline
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Nice!!!
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#11173738 - 10/19/15 07:51 PM Re: A good start to Whisker Season! [Re: pelican]
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I've been going south a lot this summer for reds and sharks so I guess it would only be fair to take a trip up north for some monster blues.

Nice fish!!


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#11174263 - 10/20/15 08:21 AM Re: A good start to Whisker Season! [Re: pelican]
theduke Offline
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Do you use a cast net out of your yak to catch bait, if so how?


Edited by theduke (10/20/15 08:22 AM)

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#11174374 - 10/20/15 09:10 AM Re: A good start to Whisker Season! [Re: pelican]
KRAPPIE KAT Offline
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Loc: Telephone
I can get on my knees and throw my net ok.
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#11174409 - 10/20/15 09:25 AM Re: A good start to Whisker Season! [Re: theduke]
pelican Offline
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Registered: 08/27/11
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Originally Posted By: theduke
Do you use a cast net out of your yak to catch bait, if so how?


Yes, Most important thing is a stable kayak.
Other than that it's almost the same as throwing on dry land. I'd recommend practicing in shallow water close to the truck until you get very comfortable. With water temps in the mid to lower 70's a bath wouldn't be to bad but as the temps drop
into the 60's and below you might want to always have dry clothes close by and a fishing buddy with you just in case.

Some people can throw sitting down, but I've never tried it.


Edited by pelican (10/20/15 09:26 AM)
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