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#11354343 - 01/18/16 05:36 PM How do you fish this lake?
BeardedBanker Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/06/13
Posts: 502
Loc: Queen City, TX
Gin clear. Grass grows through entire water column out to 20ft deep and its thick. I could only throw trig and did not get a bite. Tried ripping a trap but the grass was too thick. Any suggestions?

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#11354356 - 01/18/16 05:40 PM Re: How do you fish this lake? [Re: BeardedBanker]
MagFluker Offline
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Registered: 07/29/12
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Loc: Austin, TX
1st approach, weightless senko, wacky or t-rig, inside or outside the grass line.

2nd approach, swim jig

3rd approach, if it's matted, punch it
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#11354386 - 01/18/16 05:56 PM Re: How do you fish this lake? [Re: BeardedBanker]
collincountytx Online   content
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Registered: 04/08/08
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Loc: Dallas, TX
Right now
-Heavy drop shot rig at the deepest grass line. 50-65lb braid to 3/0 or 4/0 hook. Texas rigged creature or craw of your choice. 1oz weight 5 inches below the hook.
-suspending jerkbait above the deeper grass
-if there is any really deep area with no grass on the bottom, drag a Crig through there
-punch the grass
-weightless senko

Spring--fall. Same as above, but add buzzbaits, then spooks, then frogs as the water temp warms
I'd also try swimming flukes and paddle tails on a belly weighted hook
Sounds like a great little lake.
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#11354583 - 01/18/16 07:15 PM Re: How do you fish this lake? [Re: BeardedBanker]
Mike Yeager Offline
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Registered: 07/31/14
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Loc: Cypress, TX
Gin clear = drop shot. Something small along the outside edge of the grass. Back way off the grass line also.
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#11354739 - 01/18/16 08:08 PM Re: How do you fish this lake? [Re: BeardedBanker]
Rayzor Offline
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Loc: Magnolia, Texas
Lake Kurth?
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#11354750 - 01/18/16 08:11 PM Re: How do you fish this lake? [Re: BeardedBanker]
RedEar12 Online   content
Angler

Registered: 11/30/15
Posts: 275
Chatterbait
Wacky
Dropshot
Punch with a 1-1/4 tung. weight.

Brandy Branch?

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#11354902 - 01/18/16 08:57 PM Re: How do you fish this lake? [Re: RedEar12]
BeardedBanker Offline
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Registered: 01/06/13
Posts: 502
Loc: Queen City, TX
Originally Posted By: RedEar12
Chatterbait
Wacky
Dropshot
Punch with a 1-1/4 tung. weight.

Brandy Branch?

Yep, it was tough. Wanted to fish shallow, but grass was so thick. Thought did cross my mind to try the outer edge in 20ft. First time on lake and was very disappointed. Not a single bite.

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#11355390 - 01/19/16 08:25 AM Re: How do you fish this lake? [Re: BeardedBanker]
DHolding Offline
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Registered: 03/13/12
Posts: 1071
Loc: Castroville Texas
Water temp may also dictate on how to fish this lake as well
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#11355401 - 01/19/16 08:33 AM Re: How do you fish this lake? [Re: BeardedBanker]
Panhandle Offline
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Registered: 08/11/06
Posts: 6139
Loc: Amarillo TX
Clear water. I'd throw a fluke.
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#11355438 - 01/19/16 08:47 AM Re: How do you fish this lake? [Re: BeardedBanker]
RodBreaker aka cwill Offline
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Registered: 01/21/14
Posts: 2958
Loc: Lake Conroe Texas
1 1/4 oz punch rig on some 65lb power pro moss green braid in the thick grass
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#11357860 - 01/20/16 08:21 AM Re: How do you fish this lake? [Re: BeardedBanker]
ChrisPowellFishing Offline
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Registered: 09/16/11
Posts: 404
Weightless Trick worm, Wacky Rigged Senko, Heavy Jig, Heavy Texas Rig. Swim Jig. Swim Bait.

The BIGGEST thing is to find a Different Bottom Composite under that grass. maybe even transition from sand to Rock, Rock to Gravel. Maybe find so Lay downs in the Grass, Maybe a Shell Bed. I really like lakes like this the Fish seem to be healthier!
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#11357947 - 01/20/16 08:53 AM Re: How do you fish this lake? [Re: BeardedBanker]
Woody71 Offline
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Registered: 05/17/13
Posts: 2
Brandy Branch is a high pressured lake right now. Your presentation has to be spot on. I've caught a few shallow with black red flake wide body craws t rigged. A few with dark spooks, and sprayed grass flukes with light line. Brandy Branch is not for the faint hearted, your going to have to work for every ounce. 14' fow grass lines with 1 1/2 oz punch rig green pumpkin red flake once the suns up, add some dippin dye if its cloudy (or switch to black n something). I have caught more big fish on the cold side than the hot. I'll also say that from after 10 am till 2 pm they shut down, not that you cant catch em its just really slow! Wind is a major factor also, if its from the east you best be fishing the west side. Good luck on your next trip.

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#11357996 - 01/20/16 09:14 AM Re: How do you fish this lake? [Re: BeardedBanker]
James Biggs Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/11/06
Posts: 2585
Loc: DFW area
Swimbait or suspending jerkbait over the deep grass. In clear water they will come get it.

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#11358227 - 01/20/16 10:26 AM Re: How do you fish this lake? [Re: BeardedBanker]
Outdoordude Online   happy
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/20/09
Posts: 1958
I'd start in the morning by finding the most dense patches and punching something into the middle of the thickest areas. Vegetation works as an insulator so it should be a little warmer in the thick mats. Late morning to mid-day, I'd start moving out to the edges and very-slow rolling small light swim jigs or swimbaits down the edge, then move to a suspending jerkbait especially if the sun comes out and starts warming the surface.

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#11358285 - 01/20/16 10:50 AM Re: How do you fish this lake? [Re: BeardedBanker]
BlaiseWeimer Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/10/15
Posts: 473
Loc: Coppell, Texas
Dropshot, swimbait, and weightless fluke or senko

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