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#11564236 - 04/25/16 01:21 PM First trip to lake Somerville.... WOW!
Chris Richardson Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/28/09
Posts: 439
Loc: Athens, Tx
We made the trip down to Lake Somerville last Thursday to fish a two day hybrid and white bass tournament. I’ve never fished that lake and didn’t really have high hopes for the quality of fishing with it being 7 feet high. Its just 11,000 acres but receives a healthy stocking of hybrids each year so we were excited to check things out. We spent Thursday afternoon cruising around trying to establish some kind of patterned and found good amounts of fish locked in on 16 to 18’ structure (secondary points). I was surprised by the quality of fish with our average white bass 14” and average hybrid 5 to 6 pounds. We enjoyed an incredible few days of fishing with a great group of guys. A lot of our numbers were caught on live bait, but our weighing hybrids and big whites were caught on Strike King 6XD’s and the big knife blade looking slabs from Moe’s. I’d highly recommend giving Somerville a shot if you’re close to that area.




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#11565306 - 04/25/16 08:47 PM Re: First trip to lake Somerville.... WOW! [Re: Chris Richardson]
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Registered: 02/04/04
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Loc: Lake Tawakoni, Tx
Wham! One of the coolest feelings is finding new fish on new lakes. Makes me excited just talking bout it!

Great job Chris!
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#11565506 - 04/25/16 09:56 PM Re: First trip to lake Somerville.... WOW! [Re: Chris Richardson]
rvrrat14 Offline
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Registered: 02/12/05
Posts: 548
Loc: Cen-Tex
Great job! I've been waiting.....
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#11565536 - 04/25/16 10:10 PM Re: First trip to lake Somerville.... WOW! [Re: Chris Richardson]
DrWhiplash Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/08/13
Posts: 1381
Loc: CARROLLTON TX
Very nice Chris! Those are some great fish cheers
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#11565654 - 04/26/16 12:27 AM Re: First trip to lake Somerville.... WOW! [Re: Chris Richardson]
banker-always fishing Offline
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 39503
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Nice fish. thumb
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#11566272 - 04/26/16 10:29 AM Re: First trip to lake Somerville.... WOW! [Re: Chris Richardson]
Chris Richardson Offline
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Registered: 04/28/09
Posts: 439
Loc: Athens, Tx
Thanks guys, fishing new water gets me all fired up!
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#11566387 - 04/26/16 11:11 AM Re: First trip to lake Somerville.... WOW! [Re: Chris Richardson]
BankAngler50 Offline
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Registered: 03/05/15
Posts: 702
Nice haul, congrats!
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#11566635 - 04/26/16 12:38 PM Re: First trip to lake Somerville.... WOW! [Re: Chris Richardson]
ATM97 Online   content
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Registered: 06/22/05
Posts: 667
Loc: Bullard
Sweet graph shots! Only 11,000 acres to hide, that's not even fair
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#11567193 - 04/26/16 04:12 PM Re: First trip to lake Somerville.... WOW! [Re: Chris Richardson]
Madfrog Offline
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Registered: 06/26/14
Posts: 108
Loc: San Antonio Texas
Very nice fish and thanks for the information!
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#11567205 - 04/26/16 04:19 PM Re: First trip to lake Somerville.... WOW! [Re: Chris Richardson]
big D Online   content
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Registered: 04/03/08
Posts: 201
Loc: Brookshire, TX
There's no fish in Somerville!!! banana

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#11567225 - 04/26/16 04:25 PM Re: First trip to lake Somerville.... WOW! [Re: big D]
chrisc/striper express guide service Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/12/07
Posts: 2491
Loc: TEXOMA
Excellent man! The throat cuts...to bleed em out?
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#11567286 - 04/26/16 04:53 PM Re: First trip to lake Somerville.... WOW! [Re: Chris Richardson]
hoggwild Online   content
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Registered: 01/16/09
Posts: 1359
Loc: Outskirts of College Station
There wasn't much advertising on a tourn? That's my local lake and had no clue....

I wouldn't of wanted to school ya boys anyway. bolt


Nice haul of fish!

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#11567298 - 04/26/16 04:57 PM Re: First trip to lake Somerville.... WOW! [Re: chrisc/striper express guide service]
Chris Richardson Offline
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Registered: 04/28/09
Posts: 439
Loc: Athens, Tx
Originally Posted By: ATM97
Sweet graph shots! Only 11,000 acres to hide, that's not even fair


Yeah Martin it made for some easy pickin's. The top pic was hybrids and the bottom was whites.

Originally Posted By: big D
There's no fish in Somerville!!! banana


If you ask most of the locals thats the story big D. Out of 17 teams on 5 weighed in a hybrid on the first day. Lots of trolling and guessing takes place on that lake, but I've got a feeling thats about to change. We landed at least 70 hybrids each day. The only thing that concerned me was the fact that we didn't catch a single undersized hybrid, even when we were catching white bass... Weird for this time of year

Originally Posted By: chrisc/striper express guide service
Excellent man! The throat cuts...to bleed em out?


It probably wouldn't be a bad idea to bleed them but they did it to mark the fish that had been weighed or caught that day. I cut them all the first day because we won and I and I didn't want to leave any room for accusations since it was a two day tournament. I cut most of them the second day because we came back in early to eat a burger and take a nap and didn't want any to disappear out of our cooler before the weigh in. bolt
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#11567397 - 04/26/16 05:51 PM Re: First trip to lake Somerville.... WOW! [Re: Chris Richardson]
chrisc/striper express guide service Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/12/07
Posts: 2491
Loc: TEXOMA
Cut one gill and if in water they bleed out i do it at times makes cleaning a lot less messy and was curious if that a different way. Congrats on the win!
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#11567416 - 04/26/16 06:04 PM Re: First trip to lake Somerville.... WOW! [Re: Chris Richardson]
OllieC Offline
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Registered: 07/06/09
Posts: 155
trolling and guessing. that about sums it up for me and the wiley white bass/hybrids of Lake Somerville :-( Inspirational catch!

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