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#11555861 - 04/20/16 08:59 PM Tawakoni-Rain-Thunderstorms-Fish!
Doug Gibbins Offline
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Registered: 04/11/02
Posts: 660
Loc: Mesquite, TX. USA
Wed. morning thunderstorms in Van Zandt County threatened our long-awaited trip to Tawakoni with
Matt, but we waited it out until bout 8:30, the storm passed, & the day turned out beautiful.
Cool air, light breeze, calm water--175 hybrids, stripers, sandies, & a few catfish in the mix.
Started out with live bait; caught some quality fish, when that slowed, went to Cocomo minnows
of Super Duck Mike Oser fame, & continued hammering fish. Finished the day with what was left of the live bait putting more big fish in the boat. Learned a trick (new to me) with the hand-operated
trolling motor mounted up high so the prop makes continuous splashing noise as opposed to
thumping on the boat. Worked pretty good!

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#11556228 - 04/21/16 05:33 AM Re: Tawakoni-Rain-Thunderstorms-Fish! [Re: Doug Gibbins]
bowhunter247 Offline
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Registered: 04/14/10
Posts: 183
Loc: Irving Texas
Good report, I was afraid all the rain would effect the bite for a few days. I'm really looking forward to the weekend and some nice weather. Can't wait to get on the water, I got the fishing bug real bad.
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#11556333 - 04/21/16 07:40 AM Re: Tawakoni-Rain-Thunderstorms-Fish! [Re: Doug Gibbins]
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Glad you got out Doug. Sounds like a great trip with Matt.
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