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#11419912 - 02/17/16 09:47 AM PK
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Registered: 10/25/07
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Loc: TEXAS
Thinking about heading out Sunday to try my hand at catching some striper and possibly sandbass. Not looking for "secrets or GPS coordinates" LOL just some general info to get me headed in the right direction. Thanks in advance.
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#11420762 - 02/17/16 02:59 PM Re: PK [Re: SKEETER_MAN_225]
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Registered: 12/30/08
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We fished Fri, Sat, and Sunday last weekend. Deadsticking was key, although on Sunday got into a big school of active stripes up high that would have hit moving baits. Sandys were more reactive to small slabs 2/3s to the back of two major creeks. Don't think about fishing until you see bait piled up, and only start fishing when you see a lot of fish is my opinion. This warm spell may make them a little more aggressive, but seems that you need to be on top of a fair amount of fish to single out the biters. From what I've seen, you need to be in 30 Fow or greater to hold fish. 30-45 has been our best depths, with fish being in the dirt to 10 ft off bottom. many fish were caught at 28ft. in 32fow. Im sure someone else has different advice, but this worked for us. I didn't bring bait tank, and I don't think live bait would have done us any better. I like to use both, but this time of year artificials should do the trick. lighter shades of flukes seemed to be preferred, and try to use lightest lead head you can get away with. If you don't have spot lock may have to throw a marker or two and work around them. Larger fish seem to be in trees and near contour changes. may have been coincidence, but...
The parts of lake we have been fishing, there has been very little bird activity to help us.


Edited by captaincam3 (02/17/16 03:16 PM)
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#11420889 - 02/17/16 04:02 PM Re: PK [Re: SKEETER_MAN_225]
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