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#11344835 - 01/13/16 09:47 PM Going to Tawakoni tomorrow any sugestins
EPIC Steve Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/06/15
Posts: 101
Loc: Seagoville, TX
Taking wife fishing in the morning at Tawakoni. Have not been this winter. Any pointers would be appecated
Thanks fish

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#11344855 - 01/13/16 09:57 PM Re: Going to Tawakoni tomorrow any sugestins [Re: EPIC Steve]
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Green Horn

Registered: 06/07/10
Posts: 19
Loc: Dallas
look for bird working and stick around even after bird leave.
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#11344891 - 01/13/16 10:14 PM Re: Going to Tawakoni tomorrow any sugestins [Re: EPIC Steve]
EPIC Steve Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/06/15
Posts: 101
Loc: Seagoville, TX
Planning on put in at a the State Park

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#11345205 - 01/14/16 07:44 AM Re: Going to Tawakoni tomorrow any sugestins [Re: EPIC Steve]
DU SOUTH5 Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/28/13
Posts: 382
Loc: Forney, Tx
Look deep. I've been pretty consistent on fish near structure in the 40'ish range

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#11345209 - 01/14/16 07:46 AM Re: Going to Tawakoni tomorrow any sugestins [Re: EPIC Steve]
DU SOUTH5 Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/28/13
Posts: 382
Loc: Forney, Tx
Swimbaits have been good but the last 2 trips Deadsticking seemed to really get their attention.

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#11346615 - 01/14/16 06:22 PM Re: Going to Tawakoni tomorrow any sugestins [Re: EPIC Steve]
EPIC Steve Offline
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Registered: 02/06/15
Posts: 101
Loc: Seagoville, TX
Got shunked to day first time in a long time lol
But it was better than being at work. Nice day but high winds.
Got to love Tawakoni. I gust need more practice.
Thanks for the help.
texas

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#11346864 - 01/14/16 08:14 PM Re: Going to Tawakoni tomorrow any sugestins [Re: EPIC Steve]
TxShiner Offline
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Registered: 05/26/11
Posts: 136
Loc: Mineola/Nacogdoches
We had an alright day when we could get slowed down enough. Had 2 socks and was still drifting to fast. Biggest went 7.11lbs only 2 sandbass, all deadsticking.


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#11348162 - 01/15/16 11:49 AM Re: Going to Tawakoni tomorrow any sugestins [Re: EPIC Steve]
EPIC Steve Offline
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Registered: 02/06/15
Posts: 101
Loc: Seagoville, TX
I had a sock out and evenend anchored once or twice saw lots of fish suspended at 30 feet and 50 feet of water. I was using 3/4 oz jig and also small slabs.
I was drifting 1 mph. How can I tell when my lure was at 30 ft. My line was not down but at a 45 deg angle. maybe I need a heavier jig and a different color.

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#11348233 - 01/15/16 12:22 PM Re: Going to Tawakoni tomorrow any sugestins [Re: EPIC Steve]
big D Offline
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Registered: 04/03/08
Posts: 164
Loc: Brookshire, TX
I use a 1oz jig head from Moes Tackle and a big tarp for a drift sock to slow the boat down. You want to be drifting from .1-.5MPH

God Bless

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#11348390 - 01/15/16 01:37 PM Re: Going to Tawakoni tomorrow any sugestins [Re: EPIC Steve]
DU SOUTH5 Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/28/13
Posts: 382
Loc: Forney, Tx
You can drift if you want to. I like to put the nose of the boat into the wind and use the trolling motor to maintain a speed I choose. The key is keeping your lines as vertical as possible. The more sway you have in your lines the more ineffective you will be at targeting suspended fish with a deadstick. Also the sway makes it more difficult to feel the bites. I would say if the wind is over 10MPH use the heaviest head moes makes. I think it's 1.5/1.7 oz. this will help you keep your line more vertical.

As far as "guesstimating" how far down you are there are a couple tricks several guys use. 1. Learn your equipment. My particular reels bring up about 28-30" of line per handle turn. So if I need to come up 10ft lets say I'm going to turn the handle about 4 times. And then let the fish tell me to do from there. The second trick that can help you with those suspended fish is running 2 lures about 18-24" apart. This way if your bottom lure is below the fish and your top lure is catching fish you can make the needed depth adjustments. Also running tandem lures I will often run 2 different colors or sizes to help me decide what the fish prefer that particular day.

I hope this all helps. This has been a different winter time fishing year. I've seen hot swimbait bites and then hot deadstick bites. Pay attention to the water temp on any given day and let the fish tell you what to do!!

And don't be afraid of the HOT PINK!!! Haha

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#11348395 - 01/15/16 01:42 PM Re: Going to Tawakoni tomorrow any sugestins [Re: EPIC Steve]
DU SOUTH5 Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/28/13
Posts: 382
Loc: Forney, Tx

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#11348399 - 01/15/16 01:43 PM Re: Going to Tawakoni tomorrow any sugestins [Re: EPIC Steve]
DU SOUTH5 Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/28/13
Posts: 382
Loc: Forney, Tx
Everything there is available at moes. He can get you fixed up!

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#11348404 - 01/15/16 01:45 PM Re: Going to Tawakoni tomorrow any sugestins [Re: EPIC Steve]
DU SOUTH5 Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/28/13
Posts: 382
Loc: Forney, Tx

Couldn't keep a line in the water on Tuesday it was a crazy afternoon bite.

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