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#11332442 - 01/08/16 05:00 PM Cedar Creek - 1/8/16
Bud B Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/09/10
Posts: 960
Loc: Gun Barrel City, Tx
I got on the water for a few hours this morning. It was 50 degrees with a thick fog when I launched. The fog eventually lifted, but it stayed cloudy and dark all day. Winds were from the south, and never got up too much until after I was off the water. Water temp was 50 to 51 degrees where I was. It's almost two weeks since the flood, but the lake is still pretty muddy, at least the upper half of it is. I never made it down to the lower lake today.

It was a tough bite, but I kept catching a fish here and a fish there, and ended up with 10 keepers. I was fishing with the same two jig rig I've been using lately. Purple/chartreuse was the color again. All but one of the fish went for the bigger 1/8 oz jig below. I caught them 12 to 13 feet deep, in 13 to 20 feet of water, on concrete and drop-offs. Today's fish didn't average as big as what I've been catching the last couple of months, but five of them were nice solid fish. I cleaned four and released the rest.

It was a funny bite today. I usually hold a jig perfectly still, or twitch it lightly. Neither of those presentations got bit today at all. They wanted the jig raised, then lowered. They would hit it on the fall. When I'm fishing vertically this time of year, I usually use two rods. I hold one, and put one in a rod holder. I caught the first four fish on the rod holder rod. That pretty much never happens. Finally, I figured out that the bouncing up and down of the boat was constantly raising and lowering the jig, and that was the action it needed to get bit. Once I started fishing the rod in my hand that way, it also got bit. It was one of the lightest bites I've ever seen. I never got a solid thump at all today.

This 8 pound black bass gave me quite a tussle. For some reason, there were no crappie at all on that particular part of the drop-off. LOL.
Bud Baker
Gun Barrel City, Tx

#11332582 - 01/08/16 06:29 PM Re: Cedar Creek - 1/8/16 [Re: Bud B]
bush hog Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/12/13
Posts: 1793
Loc: Beckville, TX
Good job figuring them out Bud. That always makes if fun when you can get tuned in on them and go to catching. Post the bass on the bass site...not! No need getting them stirred up. roflmao

#11332647 - 01/08/16 07:10 PM Re: Cedar Creek - 1/8/16 [Re: Bud B]
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Extreme Angler

Registered: 11/26/02
Posts: 1875
Loc: Yantis, TX

#11332682 - 01/08/16 07:26 PM Re: Cedar Creek - 1/8/16 [Re: Bud B]
koobycrappie Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/21/07
Posts: 2041
Good job!
The bite in centex has been off, to nothing the last couple of weeks.
I'm always in a good mood when I'm fishing.
Kevin Kubiak
Lakes Granger,Somerville, and LBJ Crappie Fishing Guide

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#11332709 - 01/08/16 07:41 PM Re: Cedar Creek - 1/8/16 [Re: Bud B]
JigandJeep Offline

Registered: 01/20/15
Posts: 113
Haha, awesome post with the "oh yeah, caught an 8 lb. bass too" line. When in doubt, set it in a rod holder and answer a phone call, guaranteed bite.

#11332795 - 01/08/16 08:23 PM Re: Cedar Creek - 1/8/16 [Re: Bud B]
banker-always fishing Online   content
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 36527
Loc: Universal City Tx.
As always nice fish and an awesome post! cheers

IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

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#11333109 - 01/08/16 11:50 PM Re: Cedar Creek - 1/8/16 [Re: Bud B]
MBDLAW Offline

Registered: 12/10/14
Posts: 233
Loc: Cedar Creek, Texas
awesome - i fished from the bank and dock this afternoon on the southside and NOTHING - glad to know they are still there...

#11333667 - 01/09/16 10:49 AM Re: Cedar Creek - 1/8/16 [Re: Bud B]
naparat Offline

Registered: 01/23/13
Posts: 144
Except a man be born again he cannot enter

#11336292 - 01/10/16 12:34 PM Re: Cedar Creek - 1/8/16 [Re: Bud B]
tboxfish Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 12/08/07
Posts: 4877
Loc: A small blue spot on planet ea...
Nice fish Bud thumb
That's the exactly pattern I used last Sunday, but they hit on both the up & down noidea
Todd Box
"Helping YOU catch MORE & LARGER fish!" "Your closer to the Outdoors that You think!"

#11340074 - 01/11/16 09:14 PM Re: Cedar Creek - 1/8/16 [Re: Bud B]
spinnerbait72 Offline

Registered: 05/25/14
Posts: 193
Loc: Ennis
Nice. thumb
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