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#11427179 - 02/20/16 01:41 PM What am I missing?
Robert 310 Offline
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Registered: 10/05/15
Posts: 31
Loc: Corsicana, TX
I have never tried to catch sandbass except when they are chasing shad and topping the water. I have been told that they are easy to find. All I've heard is that you find them around structure. I was out at the lake this morning and never found any. So what did I miss here? Is it as simple as the fish werent around the underwater structure or am I just that clueless? Bought this boat several months ago (my first) and I am begining to think I need a new hobby. Lol.
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#11427186 - 02/20/16 01:51 PM Re: What am I missing? [Re: Robert 310]
Jimbo Offline
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Registered: 01/18/03
Posts: 15248
Loc: South Texas
Lol, welcome to the money pit club! roflmao

If you wonder what that means you'll find out soon enough!
Anyway welcome to the club, and don't feel bad when you have trouble locating fish because that's why they call it fishing not catching.
Sandbass/whitebass are easy to catch only when you locate them.
In the spring time which is right now look for them in the backs of the creeks and up in the shallows of the rivers that feed into the lakes because they spawn this time of year and make the migration to reproduce.
Other times of the year fish lake points and structure just off the creek channels and ledges that drop into deep water.
They will generally be found where the baitfish are, so look for bait balls on your fish finder if you have one, and if not watch the birds diving and then look for surface action.
It takes a little time to figure out but just be patient and observe your surroundings and just doing that you'll learn where to look.
Another way is to look for the boats where folks are grouping up but be courtious and don't go running between them with the big engine since they may be fishing surfacing fish and you'll scare them deep if you do plus make a lot of enemies.
Have fun!
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#11427347 - 02/20/16 04:11 PM Re: What am I missing? [Re: Robert 310]
Dennis Christian Offline
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Registered: 08/20/09
Posts: 2260
Loc: Cedar Creek Lake
This is the toughest time of the year to fish for them, so don't give up. I fished 4 1/2 hours today and only caught 11, and I've been fishing for them since 1967.
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#11427356 - 02/20/16 04:14 PM Re: What am I missing? [Re: Robert 310]
SteveStrasemeier Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/26/08
Posts: 1420
Loc: Garland TX
Like Dennis pointed out this time of year it can be very tough to find white bass on the lake. Some lakes it is next to impossible. We are only a few weeks away from the springtime spawn. When they come back from the spawn it will be much easier to find them.

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#11427386 - 02/20/16 04:43 PM Re: What am I missing? [Re: Robert 310]
ranger 360 Offline
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Registered: 05/18/15
Posts: 33
It's hard to catch them on a lake right now. They are headed up the creeks!

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#11427920 - 02/20/16 09:21 PM Re: What am I missing? [Re: Robert 310]
Robert 310 Offline
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Registered: 10/05/15
Posts: 31
Loc: Corsicana, TX
I appreciate the responses. Im about to pull my hair out. Between black bass and white bass I have inly caught 5 or 6 in around 10 trips. I told my wife I should go bowling. Lol
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#11428092 - 02/21/16 12:52 AM Re: What am I missing? [Re: Robert 310]
Rockwall Roy Offline
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Registered: 01/14/12
Posts: 1842
Loc: Rockwall, TX
What lake are you fishing?

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#11428214 - 02/21/16 07:17 AM Re: What am I missing? [Re: Robert 310]
gborg Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/03/06
Posts: 1441
Loc: WEATHERFORD
WE fished PK on sat. 35 sandies, not one single striper of any size caught. We fished 15 spots that have produced numerous stripers to 10 bs. as recent as Presidents Day. They have to be spawning, The sandies were not hard to find, lock jaw.!

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#11428842 - 02/21/16 02:59 PM Re: What am I missing? [Re: Robert 310]
Robert 310 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 10/05/15
Posts: 31
Loc: Corsicana, TX
Cedar creek and Athens. Caught a few small largemouth at athens. Still no sandbass at CC.
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