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#11529538 - 04/08/16 12:19 PM Looking for tips on Lake Tawakoni. New to the area
Bullard21 Offline
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Registered: 04/07/16
Posts: 23
Need tips for Bass fishing on lake tawakoni. Fished for the first time yesterday and didn't fare to well. Seems like a Great Lake and maybe I just need to research and fish a lot. But any tips would be appreciated!

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#11529584 - 04/08/16 12:44 PM Re: Looking for tips on Lake Tawakoni. New to the area [Re: Bullard21]
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Registered: 07/14/11
Posts: 1500
Loc: McKinney, TX
If you think you're fishing shallow at 4-8ft, you aren't shallow enough! It is in my opinion a mud hole! Your TM will kick up a cloud when you are shallow enough. Get it back into the submerged willows, pads, etc in the backs of pockets.

I am not a fan, only fished it a few times when I had to.


Edited by David Burton (04/08/16 12:45 PM)
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#11529606 - 04/08/16 12:53 PM Re: Looking for tips on Lake Tawakoni. New to the area [Re: Bullard21]
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Registered: 06/21/15
Posts: 68
Loc: burleson tx
^^^^ Agree 100%!!! If you are not kicking up mud, then you are not shallow enough.
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#11529947 - 04/08/16 03:20 PM Re: Looking for tips on Lake Tawakoni. New to the area [Re: Bullard21]
EastTexasBassin Online   content
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Registered: 07/15/09
Posts: 796
Loc: Lake Ray Hubbard
Everyone says that the bass are only up shallow on Tawokoni but it simply isn't true . I'd heard the "trolling motor kicking up mud" line a hundred times, but I ignored it and went out there and caught fish where they weren't supposed to be. The lake has a ton of shad and there's bass on structure waiting to ambush the schools

You'll catch some sandies and hybrids out there, but the largemouth are there too.


Edited by EastTexasBassin (04/08/16 03:22 PM)
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#11530120 - 04/08/16 04:54 PM Re: Looking for tips on Lake Tawakoni. New to the area [Re: Bullard21]
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Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 3669
Loc: Longview, Tx
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#11531036 - 04/09/16 09:42 AM Re: Looking for tips on Lake Tawakoni. New to the area [Re: Bullard21]
Ken A. Online   content
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Registered: 10/02/06
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Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Tawakoni is full of bass. It is known for shallow water fishing but the locals have certain docks that produce really well too. I have caught a ton of bass on a C-rig off the mainlake point at the mouth of Cedar cove too.

Go to Cedar or Rabbit Cove and start fishing at the boat ramp. Chartreuse & white spinnerbait and pumpkinseed chart tail lizard will get you bit. Most of the bass are probably on the bank right now so don't be afraid to throw the lizard in behind the shallowest bushes. Also try a Stanley Ribbit frog rigged on a Double-Take hook or 50-65 braid. You can throw it up & over the bushes to get behind them.

If you find any grass at all throw a Lunker Lure buzzbait.

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#11531129 - 04/09/16 10:50 AM Re: Looking for tips on Lake Tawakoni. New to the area [Re: Bullard21]
Bullard21 Offline
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Registered: 04/07/16
Posts: 23
Thanks for all the tips..I look forward to getting back out there and utilizing these tips!

Thanks,
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#11531148 - 04/09/16 11:04 AM Re: Looking for tips on Lake Tawakoni. New to the area [Re: Bullard21]
txmasterpo Offline
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Registered: 11/10/12
Posts: 4489
Loc: Emory
Ole girl will be a pimp [censored] fishery in a couple years if the water level holds....two or three years of epic spawns on 40k acres will be a great thing...
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#11531171 - 04/09/16 11:25 AM Re: Looking for tips on Lake Tawakoni. New to the area [Re: Bullard21]
SkeeterRonnie Online   happy
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Registered: 02/25/03
Posts: 52463
Loc: Forney TX
Can someone sit in the mouth of the ponds in thousand trails and block you from entering to fish?
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#11531185 - 04/09/16 11:38 AM Re: Looking for tips on Lake Tawakoni. New to the area [Re: SkeeterRonnie]
Ken A. Online   content
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Registered: 10/02/06
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Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Originally Posted By: SkeeterRonnie
Can someone sit in the mouth of the ponds in thousand trails and block you from entering to fish?


Only if they're bigger than you... roflmao

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#11531209 - 04/09/16 12:11 PM Re: Looking for tips on Lake Tawakoni. New to the area [Re: Bullard21]
SkeeterRonnie Online   happy
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Registered: 02/25/03
Posts: 52463
Loc: Forney TX
He's gonna protest us since we went by him smile lol
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#11531211 - 04/09/16 12:14 PM Re: Looking for tips on Lake Tawakoni. New to the area [Re: SkeeterRonnie]
Ken A. Online   content
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Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 7751
Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Originally Posted By: SkeeterRonnie
He's gonna protest us since we went by him smile lol


Had a Waterhead try that carp with me on Fork many years ago. Thought he was gonna turn his boat sideways and block off an entire cove! What a Moron.

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#11531259 - 04/09/16 01:37 PM Re: Looking for tips on Lake Tawakoni. New to the area [Re: Bullard21]
Trickster Online   content
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Registered: 07/27/07
Posts: 33000
Loc: Plano TX
That lake is my kryptonite. Went yesterday for a few hours and pretty much zipped.
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#11531511 - 04/09/16 05:54 PM Re: Looking for tips on Lake Tawakoni. New to the area [Re: Bullard21]
SkeeterRonnie Online   happy
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Registered: 02/25/03
Posts: 52463
Loc: Forney TX
We ended up with 3 for 13 pounds! A few 6-13" fish that didn't go in the livewell. Spinnerbaits and craw worms. Fishing dirt shallow
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