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#11354372 - 01/18/16 05:46 PM Monday at Cedar Creek
SteveStrasemeier Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/26/08
Posts: 1512
Loc: Garland TX
Rob and I hit CC around 11 today. Launched at Lone Star and went to Spillway. Marked fish suspended at 20-25fow but no takers. Looked at Merimack and St. Annes. Marked a few but no takers. Tried the dam, long ridge and back to spillway. Dead sticking with small slabs and fly or thump buddy above - Nothing. We struck out. Was a pleasant day on the lake. Water is stained and 51 degrees.

#11354579 - 01/18/16 07:13 PM Re: Monday at Cedar Creek [Re: SteveStrasemeier]
Dennis Christian Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/20/09
Posts: 2357
Loc: Cedar Creek Lake
Sorry you guys struck out. I am still catching fish on those structures after locating fish hugging the bottom in 12 to 18 fow. I only use Mepps #4 Aglia plain silver spinners, so don't know if slabs or soft plastics would work. The fish are quite finicky and move around frequently. I can catch only 2 to 5 after I locate them. Then they move around on the structure, and I have to re-find them. When I say finicky, I mean I have to try various actions to get them to bite. The most consistent method right now is from the bottom abruptly start the spinner up at a 30 to 45 degree angle then continue moving it as slowly as you can and still make it spin. I reel it about 3 turns on my 7.1 to 1 reel and, if no bite, release the reel and let it free fall back to the bottom. When they strike, it is usually within the 3 turns of the reel, but I catch a few when the spinner is falling back to the bottom. Sometimes I use the rod to drag the spinner rather than reeling. Sometimes it works better to pull to the side with the rod as I reel, and at other times to point rod right toward the line and reel.

I'm catching 8 to 10 fish per hour this way - mostly magnum whites and legal and short hybrids. Best day last week was 42 in half a day. Yesterday afternoon it was 16 in 2 hours. It is absolutely imperative to locate the fish down on the bottom first to catch fish this way. I'll try to get a screen shot of the bottom pattern I am looking for and post it here. Water temp now is 49 to 50 degrees.

#11354700 - 01/18/16 07:54 PM Re: Monday at Cedar Creek [Re: SteveStrasemeier]
SteveStrasemeier Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/26/08
Posts: 1512
Loc: Garland TX
Thanks Dennis for the info. We tried looking shallow but when we got below 20 ft. the screen went blank. A few times we did see some hugging the bottom but didn't stop to fish for them. We will know better next time.

#11357118 - 01/19/16 07:52 PM Re: Monday at Cedar Creek [Re: SteveStrasemeier]
CedarCreekWoody Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/10/10
Posts: 800
Loc: Cedar Creek Lake
I gave it a try late last week, including the Mepps technique, but had the same result as Steve. Gonna try again soon.
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