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#11429121 - 02/21/16 06:02 PM looking...
mikereils5er Online   content

Registered: 11/22/15
Posts: 181
as my north texas bank bass fishing continues to struggle (11 skunks and counting) I am giving in. Looking for recommendations for a booking a guide during sometime in the spring on a weekend date or some nice basin Texan to just take me out. All recommendations are welcome! Ive been fishing Ray Rob(3), Texoma(2), Lewisville(5) and grapevine(3) and have gotten skunked at all. Ive been bass fishing since I was 7 and tournament fishing in California since for 3 years. I'm stumped... thanks in advance!

#11429196 - 02/21/16 06:40 PM Re: looking... [Re: mikereils5er]
Chris B Online   content
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Registered: 05/02/03
Posts: 6306
Loc: Prosper, TX
You might consider joining a bass club as a non boater. Be a good way to learn the local lakes. With the lakes flooded most of the winter, that can make for some tough fishing for anyone. Give it a couple more weeks and the shallow fishing will take off.

#11431109 - 02/22/16 02:18 PM Re: looking... [Re: mikereils5er]
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Registered: 07/23/07
Posts: 939
Loc: Cedar City, Utah
I agree with Chris B! The other thing is you'll end up with some NEW fishing buddies!!
Fishing is not a matter of life or death,
it's much more important than that!
10 pounds 2 oz.(Pat Mayse)
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#11431505 - 02/22/16 04:42 PM Re: looking... [Re: mikereils5er]
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Registered: 08/26/04
Posts: 1450
Loc: Denton
As someone who used to bank fish Fork and others, I feel your pain!

Couple things...first if you have been fishing recently, the water is really cold and it is hard to get bit period. Give it a month or so and throw a weightless fluke in watermelon with the tail dyed chartreuse in the back of a cove or creek in shallow water and you should get bit on any of those lakes, well maybe not Lewisville(I hate that place).

Next, my first boat was a bass buster type boat I bought from BPS for about $500 with a small TM and battery, I am sure they are more now but not much. This style boat is good and stable just takes a while to get where you are going. Fish catching little boats though! Another option is an inexpensive kayak(I bought my first off craigslist with a paddle and jacket for $100)which is a great option because they do not have to be registered and can easily be carried on top of a car. I have fished Fork, Ray Roberts, Toledo Bend, Grapevine, Devils river, etc... as well as many community ponds all from small boats and did very well. You end up picking apart small sections of a lake and catching plenty of fish while the big boats fly by. Just wanted to point out options. A guide, which I highly recommend btw when trying to learn a lake, is about $450 a day and for that you could have your own boat!
See you on the lake and have a great day!

#11431554 - 02/22/16 05:07 PM Re: looking... [Re: mikereils5er]
steph670 Offline
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Registered: 02/10/10
Posts: 504
There are several great guides for Lake Ray Roberts, Fork, Grapevine, and Lewisville. Some of these guys do duel lakes so you can kill two birds with one stone. Danny Golden is one of most experienced guide on Lake Ray Roberts along with a few others. Mike McFarland is a great guide on Fork along with Andrew Grills, Justin Murgrave, Marc Mitchell, and a few more. Google search for Lewisville and these waters to see who can get you on the water when your ready. You are always welcome to click my site if you wish. I'm always glad to help in anyway possible even if it means you using a different guide. Tight Lines!

Edited by steve hummert (02/22/16 05:58 PM)


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