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#11561256 - 04/23/16 06:53 PM What do you do in high water?
wlgorman Offline
Angler

Registered: 10/22/08
Posts: 268
Loc: The Colony, TX
With lakes rising 3-4' overnight, where do you usually find them. As I posted in another thread, I couldn't find them this week and I was wracking them the last 2 weeks. Threw the whole box at them. Coves, points, creeks, etc. Just couldn't find them. Saw a lot of carp and gar up shallow and I never find bass when I see those suckers. Any help is appreciated.

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#11561264 - 04/23/16 06:58 PM Re: What do you do in high water? [Re: wlgorman]
SteezMacQueen Offline
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Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 3044
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Fresh flooded trees for me today on Pool.
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#11561306 - 04/23/16 07:43 PM Re: What do you do in high water? [Re: wlgorman]
EastTexasBassin Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/15/09
Posts: 794
Loc: Lake Ray Hubbard
My go-to bait in newly flooded cover is a bluegil colored swimjig. I know a lot of guys fish the newly flooded bushes, but I've had better luck in fields of tall grass that have been flooded.
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#11561365 - 04/23/16 08:24 PM Re: What do you do in high water? [Re: wlgorman]
RKT Offline
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Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 438
Go catfshing!

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#11561369 - 04/23/16 08:27 PM Re: What do you do in high water? [Re: RKT]
wlgorman Offline
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Registered: 10/22/08
Posts: 268
Loc: The Colony, TX
Originally Posted By: RKT
Go catfshing!


...nah

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#11561404 - 04/23/16 08:43 PM Re: What do you do in high water? [Re: wlgorman]
machinist Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 08/22/06
Posts: 1651
Loc: Lake Graham, Lot 30
fish real shallow and close to the bank. Lots of time there will be a couple of feet of clear water
close to the banks especially if it is rocky.

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#11561461 - 04/23/16 09:17 PM Re: What do you do in high water? [Re: wlgorman]
lamoon78 Offline
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Registered: 05/05/10
Posts: 4331
Loc: Livingston Tx
The newly flooded cover.

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#11561476 - 04/23/16 09:26 PM Re: What do you do in high water? [Re: wlgorman]
wlgorman Offline
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Registered: 10/22/08
Posts: 268
Loc: The Colony, TX
Figured that but can't seem to find em

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#11561544 - 04/23/16 10:22 PM Re: What do you do in high water? [Re: wlgorman]
Ricky Taylor Online   content
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Registered: 10/19/14
Posts: 1610
Loc: Midlothian, Texas
Either flip shallow, and if they're not there then I'll back wayyyyy off

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#11561831 - 04/24/16 08:18 AM Re: What do you do in high water? [Re: wlgorman]
KCFISH'N Offline
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Registered: 07/10/09
Posts: 1461
Loc: Dallas, TX - Mark 1:15
high water and freshly flooded cover this time of year = BUZZBAIT, and cover water don't spend a lot of time in one area...
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#11561917 - 04/24/16 09:11 AM Re: What do you do in high water? [Re: wlgorman]
361V Offline
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Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 4034
Loc: somervell county
Couple days ago on Squaw Creek it was a Blue Fleck Power Worm right on the bank up one of the muddy creeks in the newly flooded junk.
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#11561924 - 04/24/16 09:14 AM Re: What do you do in high water? [Re: wlgorman]
timwins31 Offline
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Registered: 02/04/11
Posts: 5545
Loc: DFW
I do one of two things. . .one is beat the flooded brush to death, like most everyone else. But don't forget about two. . .fish your same off shore spots. If you have a spot in say 15 FOW, it'll usually still hold fish at 20FOW. Give it a try.

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#11562408 - 04/24/16 03:21 PM Re: What do you do in high water? [Re: wlgorman]
Donald Harper Offline
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Registered: 01/25/08
Posts: 12243
Loc: Justin, TX.
Fish are really scattered in the flooded stuff. Fish the very back of the creeks selecting the last little points that stick out off the shore. I select one on the right of the creek and one on the left very near the back. These two spots are my indicator points for what might be all the way in the back. My baits of choice is a stained water spinner bait, weightless Sinko, 1/32 oz. short C-rig with a Fluke.

The shad spawn is happening on the shore line in the backs; a square bill running 2 Ft. will also be a good choice.

Once you get bit than keep going toward the back. If no bites on those 2 little points then move quickly to the next cut. Cover water as fast as you can until you find fish.

With the water temp. hitting the low 70's now, I would select the small main lake coves on the south shores.


Edited by Donald Harper (04/24/16 03:24 PM)
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