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#11459041 - 03/06/16 11:35 AM Whitney Saturday - Good, very good
SteveStrasemeier Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/26/08
Posts: 1473
Loc: Garland TX
My bro-in-law (Tim) and I met OldCoach (Rob) for a day of fishing at Whitney. Our only expectation was that it was going to be a great day on the water. Tim and I had not fished together for many years. I drove down from Garland, Tim from Arlington and Rob from Waco. Amazingly enough we all got to where we were supposed to be at about the same time. Launched out of Loafers Bend and headed North. A little cool but no wind so it was a smooth ride in Robs great boat. Things started a little slow as Rob and Tim caught 3 fish each before I even got a bite. Tim caught a real nice crappie on a slab.. We fished a few humps in 20-25 fow water. Then we noticed several boats out on a large flat. Went over there graphed a little, spot locked and started catching a LOT of sandies and a few stripers over the next four hours. I don't think more than a minute or two passed that one of us didn't have a bite and there were multiple times all three of us were hooked up. Most of the time the graph was blank but if you looked real close they were hugging the bottom and that's how we fished for them, no more than a foot off the bottom. And now the weird part - the birds got up and were working all over this large flat (18-22fow) and it was really on then. I don't ever remember seeing birds work like this, this early in the year.

As we were busy catching fish Rob noticed a man and his son really struggling to catch fish. Rob trolled over to them, we offered a couple of lures, advice and invited them to stay with us to find fish. It wasn't long before the young man caught a fish and we all cheered him on. This was the highlight of our day. We ALL had a great day, one to be remembered for a long time. Thanks Rob for the invite!

Tim with first fish - big crappie



Graph when the birds were working



Striper



Rob with a decent sandie.


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#11459361 - 03/06/16 03:59 PM Re: Whitney Saturday - Good, very good [Re: SteveStrasemeier]
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Registered: 03/26/15
Posts: 2298
Loc: Jack County
Sounds like great fun with friends. thumb
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#11459377 - 03/06/16 04:10 PM Re: Whitney Saturday - Good, very good [Re: TCK73]
chrisc/striper express guide service Offline
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Registered: 03/12/07
Posts: 2464
Loc: TEXOMA
Nice guys! I have extra shades for Tim smile
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#11459503 - 03/06/16 05:36 PM Re: Whitney Saturday - Good, very good [Re: SteveStrasemeier]
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Registered: 04/04/05
Posts: 6947
Loc: Richardson TX
Very nice report, Steve! Sounds like hubbard yesterday, the fish were hugging tight to the bottom and we're HUNGERY! Just slightly lift the slab...bam! But the striped bass look more fun smile I gotta say this winter I caught the most fish on the little SSS slabs like the one in the pic. It's either a 1oz or a 3/4 oz size. I am running out od the small SSS and don't think Moe sells the SSS anymore, doh!
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#11459507 - 03/06/16 05:38 PM Re: Whitney Saturday - Good, very good [Re: SteveStrasemeier]
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Registered: 03/13/11
Posts: 585
Loc: south DFW
Looks good!
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#11459592 - 03/06/16 06:30 PM Re: Whitney Saturday - Good, very good [Re: SteveStrasemeier]
SteveStrasemeier Offline
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Registered: 03/26/08
Posts: 1473
Loc: Garland TX
Todd, Moe still sells them, go get you some. Sometimes they prefer the small profile of the sss.
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#11459971 - 03/06/16 08:48 PM Re: Whitney Saturday - Good, very good [Re: SteveStrasemeier]
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Registered: 04/04/05
Posts: 6947
Loc: Richardson TX
Cool thanks, Steve. Will stock up some. Besides small, the bullet profile SSS slabs keep the line more verticle for deadstick because they don't catch the water like the "flutter" profile slabs which work better for me in the summer smile I haven't used my driftsocks this winter but used the trolling motor more for slow drifts, then spotlocked when I have good markings. The SSS worked better with stop and go fishing. Lol
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#11460648 - 03/07/16 09:34 AM Re: Whitney Saturday - Good, very good [Re: SteveStrasemeier]
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 38628
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Awesome post with some nice fish. Thanks for sharing. thumb
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