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#11612287 - 05/19/16 10:08 AM Joe Pool 5/18/16 - update 5/25
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Registered: 03/23/10
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Loc: Hurst, Texas
Update.

The bite was on fire yesterday. Two dozen large bluegill went into the freezer. Also, I caught the second redear ever from Joe Pool. There was also a variety of long eared sunfish and a small green sunfish or two. The weather was great except for a brisk wind. The fish were in shallow water on the bottom.

Last week.

At last! The COE has released some of the excess water and the Lynn Creek Marina parking lot is dry. I arrived at 6:00AM and at 6:15 the sky parted and the rain fell by buckets for about 15 minutes. I retreated to the crappie barge and waited it out. The rain slowed to a slow mist or drizzle and the bite was on. At first the fish were all very small, but after sun up the bigger bulls started to bite.

The biggest fish was about 8 inches long, but all of them were fat and chunky. They were in beautiful colors. They are not on the beds. I am afraid the constantly changing water level may interfere with the spawn. We will check them out again next week if possible.

Mama duck and her ducklings dropped by to entertain us. Sorry about the fuzzy image. The autofocus on my little camera cannot cope with the chop on the water.

The bite continued until about 9:30 but then the wind shifted and the sky cleared. The bite slowed to a crawl.

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#11612302 - 05/19/16 10:15 AM Re: Joe Pool 5/18/16 [Re: Smithaven]
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Looks like you had a super day Smithaven! Nice fish. thumb




Side Note: We have gotten over 5" of rain this week with more falling now! taz Looks like a lot of my places are going to be unfishable for awhile. bang May have to do some driving next week to fish. hmmm How much rain have you gotten? noidea
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#11613091 - 05/19/16 04:17 PM Re: Joe Pool 5/18/16 [Re: Smithaven]
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Glad you got into some nice ones. Good job.

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#11614467 - 05/20/16 09:35 AM Re: Joe Pool 5/18/16 [Re: Smithaven]
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Registered: 07/04/10
Posts: 1693
Loc: Austin
great detailed report, some very fine fish. What we ALL need now is some stable weather to finish out this spawn...I had fish on beds starting in March...on off on off cant be good.
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#11614742 - 05/20/16 11:54 AM Re: Joe Pool 5/18/16 [Re: Smithaven]
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Loc: N.Houston/Fort Worth
Those bulls are for sure fun to tango with & tasty too.....
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#11615107 - 05/20/16 02:47 PM Re: Joe Pool 5/18/16 [Re: Smithaven]
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Nice going Sir!
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#11619856 - 05/23/16 09:38 AM Re: Joe Pool 5/18/16 [Re: Smithaven]
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Nice gills. Glad you got onto some! woot

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#11626290 - 05/25/16 04:34 PM Re: Joe Pool 5/18/16 [Re: Smithaven]
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Loc: Garland, TX
Nice healthy piggies! Great seeing you getting into them, Smith...
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#11627471 - 05/26/16 07:58 AM Re: Joe Pool 5/18/16 [Re: Smithaven]
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#11627555 - 05/26/16 08:38 AM Re: Joe Pool 5/18/16 - update 5/25 [Re: Smithaven]
banker-always fishing Online   content
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Registered: 07/12/10
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Loc: Universal City Tx.
Awesome report! Great that the bite is picking up and you are catching some good fish. thumb
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#11627657 - 05/26/16 09:18 AM Re: Joe Pool 5/18/16 - update 5/25 [Re: Smithaven]
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Registered: 09/20/08
Posts: 2082
Loc: Texas
Enjoyed the pictures, including the one of the ducks. Thanks for posting them.

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#11628061 - 05/26/16 11:44 AM Re: Joe Pool 5/18/16 - update 5/25 [Re: Smithaven]
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Great update Smithaven! Looks like your finding the big ones now!
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#11635108 - 05/30/16 09:39 AM Re: Joe Pool 5/18/16 - update 5/25 [Re: Smithaven]
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Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 10231
Loc: San Antonio Tx.
Nice fish Smithaven. How much rain did you get up there in the Dallas area?

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#11639609 - 06/01/16 08:41 AM Re: Joe Pool 5/18/16 - update 5/25 [Re: Smithaven]
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Nice catch Smithaven. woot

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