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#11446606 - 02/29/16 09:27 AM T-wak slump theories?
go_cats_go Offline
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Registered: 09/28/04
Posts: 842
Loc: Lake Lewisville
After seeing the Cabela's results and talking to others I was curious what others think is causing Tawakoni cats to be so difficult to catch? (Beside the fact that I just can't fish! Lol)

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#11446653 - 02/29/16 09:45 AM Re: T-wak slump theories? [Re: go_cats_go]
OUt Cattin Offline
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Registered: 01/19/16
Posts: 39
Loc: Detroit TX
crazy weather and up and down water temps have had fish scattered all year and uncomfortable. I marked fish in the cabelas all day in 20 fow and just stayed with them and managed to come out with enough to finish third. I think in a week or so with steady temps the blues will blow up the shallow water and twok will be its old self again by mid March.
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#11446700 - 02/29/16 10:10 AM Re: T-wak slump theories? [Re: go_cats_go]
BigPoppa007 Offline
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Registered: 06/06/14
Posts: 1324
Loc: Burleson, Tx.
We had no Winter.

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#11446789 - 02/29/16 10:57 AM Re: T-wak slump theories? [Re: go_cats_go]
Big Sam Offline
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Registered: 08/20/08
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Loc: Arkansas
From what I seen the bottom of the lake is full of Shad.. Most I've seen in years....no shad kill & plenty to eat...fill an ice chest in 2throws wit 6-8in thread find....jmo
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#11447176 - 02/29/16 01:35 PM Re: T-wak slump theories? [Re: go_cats_go]
lancer821 Offline
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Registered: 12/15/05
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Loc: Bartlesville, OK
We caught fish from 1-40ft deep. Bait everywhere and fish really scattered=not good numbers of fish. Blame this really nice weather. FYI, it's not just Twok. The fish are scattered on all our lakes in the region.
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#11447198 - 02/29/16 01:42 PM Re: T-wak slump theories? [Re: go_cats_go]
TuN3R Offline
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Registered: 06/04/11
Posts: 3282
Loc: San Antonio , Texas
It's pretty much same here down in southtexas . Blame the weather pattern this year . They are all over the place some in real shallow water and most in deep .
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#11447215 - 02/29/16 01:50 PM Re: T-wak slump theories? [Re: go_cats_go]
DAN-O Offline
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Registered: 02/21/04
Posts: 2443
Loc: MANSFIELD, TEXAS, USA
Those low water levels the past few years just spoiled you guys...lakes are full or above full now and you can't find them...lol.

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#11447226 - 02/29/16 01:53 PM Re: T-wak slump theories? [Re: go_cats_go]
turbofred Offline
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Registered: 01/04/10
Posts: 1555
Loc: Red Oak
I can tell you what it is! Global warming!!! We have had no winter and the same last year. Personally I don't think it will ever get any better and it will have a steady decline. Just my opinion!!

Fred
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#11447249 - 02/29/16 01:58 PM Re: T-wak slump theories? [Re: go_cats_go]
Salsa® Offline
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Registered: 02/04/04
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Loc: Lake Tawakoni, Tx
We've fished multiple boats almost everyday this winter and while we've had some incredible days...it's obviously much slower than the last 3 years.

There is almost 50% more water in the lake for starters. Plus, there wasn't a cold water trigger that sent the fish into feed mode.

So, they stayed in the fall pattern all winter and just didn't eat much. Only days we got the big fish to eat hard were those days the wind blew 30+ out of the north...

Nothing more frustrating than having a side scan full of large fish and only get a few to eat when ya know darn well in years past you consistently could get 5+ fish to eat in a similar situation.

Oh well, fish won this year and got a good break...a few more weeks fishing for them and it will be channels and stripes!!! roflmao woot

For the situation we were pretty happy overall...and like Out Cattin' mentioned...it ain't over yet! thumb
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#11447283 - 02/29/16 02:04 PM Re: T-wak slump theories? [Re: Salsa®]
TuN3R Offline
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Registered: 06/04/11
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Loc: San Antonio , Texas
Originally Posted By: Salsa®
We've fished multiple boats almost everyday this winter and while we've had some incredible days...it's obviously much slower than the last 3 years.

There is almost 50% more water in the lake for starters. Plus, there wasn't a cold water trigger that sent the fish into feed mode.

So, they stayed in the fall pattern all winter and just didn't eat much. Only days we got the big fish to eat hard were those days the wind blew 30+ out of the north...

Nothing more frustrating than having a side scan full of large fish and only get a few to eat when ya know darn well in years past you consistently could get 5+ fish to eat in a similar situation.

Oh well, fish won this year and got a good break...a few more weeks fishing for them and it will be channels and stripes!!! roflmao woot

For the situation we were pretty happy overall...and like Out Cattin' mentioned...it ain't over yet! thumb


Hopefully not long before they are shallow i guess .
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#11447643 - 02/29/16 04:50 PM Re: T-wak slump theories? [Re: go_cats_go]
Andrew Taylor Offline
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Registered: 03/01/14
Posts: 747
Loc: Emory, TX
Scattered is an understatement lol

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#11447828 - 02/29/16 06:12 PM Re: T-wak slump theories? [Re: go_cats_go]
44 Diesel Offline
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Registered: 12/25/12
Posts: 3436
Loc: Burleson,TX
Slumping Twok. Would be a great day on Benbrook


Edited by 44 Diesel (02/29/16 06:13 PM)

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#11447932 - 02/29/16 07:12 PM Re: T-wak slump theories? [Re: 44 Diesel]
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Registered: 05/20/10
Posts: 1850
Loc: CYBERTRON
Originally Posted By: 44 Diesel
Slumping Twok. Would be a great day on Benbrook


roflmao
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#11447935 - 02/29/16 07:14 PM Re: T-wak slump theories? [Re: go_cats_go]
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Registered: 05/20/10
Posts: 1850
Loc: CYBERTRON
I hope it's not from Global Warming... Or Desert Creep... Lol!

Here's a good video on global warming.
http://youtu.be/I_kODETmro8
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#11447985 - 02/29/16 07:42 PM Re: T-wak slump theories? [Re: go_cats_go]
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Registered: 05/20/10
Posts: 1850
Loc: CYBERTRON
And that was a good question though Mr. Miles. I know all the lakes that flooded multiple times this year or last year have all been tougher to fish than the lakes that didn't flood. Those long droughts with cold weather we're awesome...
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