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#11381810 - 01/31/16 07:02 AM Bait near Tawakoni/Results
Txmedic033 Offline
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Registered: 08/13/13
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Loc: Longview, Tx
I will be fishing Twok next weekend for 3 days. I could use any tips on where to get some big gizzard shad. All of my cast nets are 5/8" mesh and therefore are useless for catching threadfins. I plan on catching some locally before I go, but would like to be able to get some at Tawokoni if possible since I will be there for 3 days. Give me a good enough tip and I will catch some for you as well. I'll be staying at Shoestring farms if anyone feels like coming by and telling some fishing stories. PM's are welcome as always!

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#11381813 - 01/31/16 07:04 AM Re: Bait near Tawakoni [Re: Txmedic033]
Txmedic033 Offline
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I am also curious as to how much clearance there is under the 2 mile bridge? I have a CC w/ a tall T-Top that would not make it under the bridge a month ago.

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#11381821 - 01/31/16 07:16 AM Re: Bait near Tawakoni [Re: Txmedic033]
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Registered: 12/12/10
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Loc: Midlothain, TX
751. Bridge. Normally has bait in the dep hole in the winter

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#11381864 - 01/31/16 07:54 AM Re: Bait near Tawakoni [Re: Txmedic033]
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Nick your boat should clear the bridge but your going to have to squeeze under on the west side where there is a few elevated stringers. Mine cleared about two months ago when the wife and I went and the lake was around 2 feet over. Good luck out there dude. cheers
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#11381913 - 01/31/16 08:36 AM Re: Bait near Tawakoni [Re: Txmedic033]
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I have been throwing my net in my cove for the last three weeks just to see what is there. In 5 FOW, I have been catching a few large shad, but mostly 1.5 " shad. Went under 2 mile last week, but we were in a bass boat. Good luck next weekend
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#11383164 - 02/01/16 05:27 AM Re: Bait near Tawakoni [Re: Txmedic033]
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Good six inch shad was just out the cove at the state park two weeks ago. Twenty fow with a taped net. It wasn't thick but good enough. Threw five or six times.
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#11383185 - 02/01/16 05:46 AM Re: Bait near Tawakoni [Re: Txmedic033]
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Loc: Elev 482 ft 33.03 ´┐ŻN, 96.14 ...
I watched a man cast netting from a pontoon at the 751 bridge Sat. I could not tell the size but he was getting a few every cast.
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#11383187 - 02/01/16 05:47 AM Re: Bait near Tawakoni [Re: Txmedic033]
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Loc: Elev 482 ft 33.03 ´┐ŻN, 96.14 ...
I watched a man cast netting from a pontoon at the 751 bridge Sat. I could not tell the size but he was getting a few every cast.
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#11383259 - 02/01/16 07:14 AM Re: Bait near Tawakoni [Re: Txmedic033]
BrianTx01 Offline
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Be careful when you throw at 751...you are likely spend the next 20 to 30 minutes picking out tiny catfish.
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#11387070 - 02/02/16 03:31 PM Re: Bait near Tawakoni [Re: Txmedic033]
Txmedic033 Offline
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I hope to bring a mess of bream along in case shad is difficult. I'm trying to decide to ice them down or to bring the bait well and use some live bait.

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#11388401 - 02/03/16 08:29 AM Re: Bait near Tawakoni [Re: Txmedic033]
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#11389402 - 02/03/16 02:55 PM Re: Bait near Tawakoni [Re: Txmedic033]
Txmedic033 Offline
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Registered: 08/13/13
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Nobody is volunteering to give me 20 lbs of shad frown so I've got my bream traps soaking. I'll try to catch some shad and buffalo when I get there.

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#11390164 - 02/03/16 07:51 PM Re: Bait near Tawakoni [Re: Txmedic033]
DU SOUTH5 Offline
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Registered: 03/28/13
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Loc: Forney, Tx
Loads of big shad near the dam in 40ish feet. Use a taped net. A few throws and you'll have all you want.

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#11390272 - 02/03/16 08:23 PM Re: Bait near Tawakoni [Re: Txmedic033]
Txmedic033 Offline
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Thanks. I saw tons of threadfins there last month when I went, but didn't throw my net.

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#11393323 - 02/04/16 11:31 PM Re: Bait near Tawakoni [Re: Txmedic033]
Txmedic033 Offline
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Registered: 08/13/13
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My bream traps yielded a gallon of very tiny bream. Just big enough that I can put 4-5 on my hook and entice an eater. I will attempt to catch some big bait in the am.

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