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#11568957 - 04/27/16 11:49 AM Patterning Black Bass on Sheldon
mark.tpt Offline
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Registered: 04/26/16
Posts: 36
Anyone have suggestions for patterning post-spawn bass on Sheldon? Been several times this spring. Caught a few bass here and there, but most of the bites are from perch. So I usually end up switching to a roadrunner jig or beetle spin and taking home a mess of perch. Nothing wrong with that (They're fun to catch, and they're delicious!), but I would really like to locate the bass. Any guidance from someone who knows the lake is appreciated!

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#11571131 - 04/28/16 11:45 AM Re: Patterning Black Bass on Sheldon [Re: mark.tpt]
mark.tpt Offline
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bump

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#11571629 - 04/28/16 03:27 PM Re: Patterning Black Bass on Sheldon [Re: mark.tpt]
TexanTiger Offline
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Registered: 07/10/15
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are you asking where to find them or what they are biting?

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#11571673 - 04/28/16 03:54 PM Re: Patterning Black Bass on Sheldon [Re: mark.tpt]
mark.tpt Offline
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Both really. I've been mostly targeting the vegetation around the islands with Texas rigs and spinnerbaits in various colors and presentations. Also thrown the occasional topwater or shallow crankbait. I've caught a few, but mostly small and very spread out.

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#11571838 - 04/28/16 05:38 PM Re: Patterning Black Bass on Sheldon [Re: mark.tpt]
Navy_Frogman234 Offline
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Registered: 12/01/10
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Loc: Houston, TX
Sheldon reservoir in houston?

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#11571852 - 04/28/16 05:50 PM Re: Patterning Black Bass on Sheldon [Re: mark.tpt]
wlgorman Offline
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Registered: 10/22/08
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Loc: The Colony, TX
get a map if available look for structure (bottom contour features) like long points, creek bends close to the channel, humps, creek intersections, road beds. Then look for cover (brush, timber, man made features) that are near the strucure and start there. Also look for water temp changes. Might not matter quite as much right now as it did a couple weeks ago or later in the summer. Alot of times when you find them at a certain area and depth, it will be so all over the lake.

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#11572019 - 04/28/16 07:20 PM Re: Patterning Black Bass on Sheldon [Re: wlgorman]
Radar19871 Offline
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Registered: 04/10/16
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Lol those tips don't apply to sheldon, it's same same depth +/- 1 foot the entire lake, no map, no creeks, the entire thing is cover lol.

You want to catch some bass? Throw a weightless worm in the cypress trees mid lake, Senko, trick worm, watever. Just go super slow down the middle of em and toss next to each tree, wait, and repeat. You don't have to dance it much just let it fall on a slack line, and watch your line.

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#11572819 - 04/29/16 08:43 AM Re: Patterning Black Bass on Sheldon [Re: mark.tpt]
mark.tpt Offline
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Yeah that whole lake is shallow without much bottom structure to target, so that makes it hard to pattern. I've been targeting the vegetation around the islands and spillway with little success. I'll try the trees next. Thanks for the tip.

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#11572883 - 04/29/16 09:04 AM Re: Patterning Black Bass on Sheldon [Re: mark.tpt]
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Spillway and that whole bank are a waist of time. You need to fish the trees and go towards garret. More and bigger fish there. I haven't been on Sheldon in a couple years but have had many many 25# plus sacks there. It's absolutely loaded with big fish. I can count on one hand how many decent fish I've caught on that bank with the spillway. They like craw type baits, jigs, buzz baits alot. Caught all my big fish on those.
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#11572904 - 04/29/16 09:12 AM Re: Patterning Black Bass on Sheldon [Re: mark.tpt]
mark.tpt Offline
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That's certainly consistent with my results. I'll definitely have to check out the trees!

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#11573012 - 04/29/16 10:00 AM Re: Patterning Black Bass on Sheldon [Re: Navy_Frogman234]
mark.tpt Offline
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Originally Posted By: Navy_Frogman234
Sheldon reservoir in houston?

yes

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#11573069 - 04/29/16 10:19 AM Re: Patterning Black Bass on Sheldon [Re: mark.tpt]
Kisndismis Offline
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Registered: 01/14/09
Posts: 450
Loc: Kingwood, TX
Was there last Sat morning, think we had 15 or so, biggest at 5lbs on a frog early, few other big blowups, but no connections, then it was to the trees, wacky senkos and grande bass rattlesnakes. I threw cranks too as right before the vegetation reaches surface level you can get them by putting single hooks on and ripping them thru the grass/pads. IT got sunny quick that day and we were catching them on the shadow sides of the trees, work them all, you might find one clump that you can catch 3-4 on, but mostly roamers in my experience. I saw a 31lb bag out of there with my own eyes, they are in there.
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#11573152 - 04/29/16 10:51 AM Re: Patterning Black Bass on Sheldon [Re: mark.tpt]
mark.tpt Offline
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Registered: 04/26/16
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Yep, I have no doubt that lake is full of hogs! Nice to get some pointers on how to find them. Thanks guys!

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#11573534 - 04/29/16 01:21 PM Re: Patterning Black Bass on Sheldon [Re: mark.tpt]
Kisndismis Offline
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Registered: 01/14/09
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Loc: Kingwood, TX
Now return the favor and post back what you come up with on your own if you dont mind.
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#11573560 - 04/29/16 01:28 PM Re: Patterning Black Bass on Sheldon [Re: mark.tpt]
mark.tpt Offline
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Yep I definitely will.

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