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#11636979 - 05/31/16 09:09 AM Fishing Between Showers! Catching Good Quality Fish!
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 37145
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Been fishing between thunder showers the past two weeks! With creeks a muddy mess,and the Guadalupe River being muddy to stained along with a fast current not to mention WAKE BOAT SEASON, small ponds,community lakes,and a small hill country river are providing some good fishing. Been catching some good numbers and quality fish from these locations. Fish are very active and are holding by grass beds,reed beds,and over hanging tree limbs. Getting good numbers of Bluegill and Redear. Also catching some Rios,bass,Redbreast,and even some Red Spotted Sunfish. Both float and bottom techniques were used. Worms and Berkley Trout Worms were the baits used. All water bodies were in GREAT shape! Looks like this will be the plan of action for the next couple of weeks. There is a chance of THUNDER STORMS for the next eight days. Catching some good quality fish between storms. It just don't get any better! fish


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#11637035 - 05/31/16 09:34 AM Re: Fishing Between Showers! Catching Good Quality Fish! [Re: banker-always fishing]
SK. Offline
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Registered: 12/18/10
Posts: 961
Loc: N.Houston/Fort Worth
That's some good lookn fish & water in those pics.....
I fished a local to me clear water lake this past w-end, should have took some fish at the boat in tha water pics to show it's clarity.....
Might get a chance to get back over there soon.....
WTG on tha catchn.....
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#11637050 - 05/31/16 09:42 AM Re: Fishing Between Showers! Catching Good Quality Fish! [Re: SK.]
banker-always fishing Online   content
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Registered: 07/12/10
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Loc: Universal City Tx.
Thanks SK for the reply. cheers The locations of the water bodies where I fish have a lot of lime stone around them which makes for some pretty good water conditions. One of the ponds/community lake was stained but due the amount of rain we have been having I can't complain! thumb
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#11637800 - 05/31/16 01:49 PM Re: Fishing Between Showers! Catching Good Quality Fish! [Re: banker-always fishing]
Dr. Erk Offline
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Registered: 09/19/13
Posts: 105
Loc: San Antonio
You're making me jealous. I need to get out... Been hectic traveling with work and for pleasure lately though, so no trip has materialized. I thought about getting on the Guadalupe yesterday (Mon) but decided to smoke a brisket instead; glad I did when the downpour tried to drench my charcoal at 6 am! hammer

Good work! Still hope to run into you guys on the Guad sometime!
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#11637877 - 05/31/16 02:21 PM Re: Fishing Between Showers! Catching Good Quality Fish! [Re: Dr. Erk]
banker-always fishing Online   content
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 37145
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Originally Posted By: Dr. Erk
You're making me jealous. I need to get out... Been hectic traveling with work and for pleasure lately though, so no trip has materialized. I thought about getting on the Guadalupe yesterday (Mon) but decided to smoke a brisket instead; glad I did when the downpour tried to drench my charcoal at 6 am! hammer

Good work! Still hope to run into you guys on the Guad sometime!




Thanks Doc for the reply! cheers You made the right choice by staying home. Corp of Engineers has started letting out more water from Canyon Lake last night. Current on the Guadalupe is very fast! nuts Forecast is saying between 3 to 7 inches of RAIN this week! taz
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#11638270 - 05/31/16 05:03 PM Re: Fishing Between Showers! Catching Good Quality Fish! [Re: banker-always fishing]
Kent Meadows aka Team Hooligan Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/04/10
Posts: 1690
Loc: Austin
unless someone is living or fishing in the Concho river drainage, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH with the rain. Chuck what we need more than anything is stability. Kudos to you for even finding a fishable water shed right now, much less finding good fish. Just a heads up, a source at GBRA told me last Thursday that it would be "Not Wise" to yak fish between his dam at Canyon and Dunlap til July at least lol. I really think he was serious.
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#11644251 - 06/03/16 06:29 AM Re: Fishing Between Showers! Catching Good Quality Fish! [Re: Kent Meadows aka Team Hooligan]
banker-always fishing Online   content
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 37145
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Thanks Kent for the reply. cheers Yes Sir stability in the weather patterns would fix it for sure. rockon I the mean time just keep looking for nice water. hide2
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IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

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#11645340 - 06/03/16 02:39 PM Re: Fishing Between Showers! Catching Good Quality Fish! [Re: banker-always fishing]
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Registered: 03/07/09
Posts: 1258
Loc: Garland, TX
Well done, as always, Chuck... Love the pics of fish coming out of water!
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#11654166 - 06/08/16 09:57 AM Re: Fishing Between Showers! Catching Good Quality Fish! [Re: highcountry]
banker-always fishing Online   content
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Registered: 07/12/10
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Loc: Universal City Tx.
Thanks HC for the reply! cheers Love those action shots. hooked
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#11654599 - 06/08/16 12:21 PM Re: Fishing Between Showers! Catching Good Quality Fish! [Re: banker-always fishing]
fish 'till I drop Offline
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Registered: 09/20/08
Posts: 1985
Loc: Austin, TX
Banker, that picture looks like you are fishing over submerged matted hydrilla. Do you fish it with your normal bottom rig, across the top of the hydrilla, maybe with a smaller split shot, or what? Can't figure out how you get fish out of that stuff. I fish around hydrilla with a drop shot rig, but it is not that thick and I still hang up in it a lot. I give it a sharp jerk when it hangs and it will normally jerk free, although I lose my bait part of the time. Hate fishing in the stuff, but that is where the fish are, so have no choice.

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#11658441 - 06/10/16 07:32 AM Re: Fishing Between Showers! Catching Good Quality Fish! [Re: fish 'till I drop]
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Fish 'till I drop: The ponds where I fish have a lot of grass/weed beds. When using bottom techniques I do use a BB type shot. I also use a float. I do loose some fish that get pulled off the hook through the grass beds but I do manage to catch a bunch. thumb
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IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

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#11658512 - 06/10/16 08:13 AM Re: Fishing Between Showers! Catching Good Quality Fish! [Re: banker-always fishing]
fish 'till I drop Offline
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Registered: 09/20/08
Posts: 1985
Loc: Austin, TX
Thanks Banker. It is a strange thing, but I can't seem to catch fish using a float. Even when I wait for the float to go completely down, when I lift up it doesn't catch the fish. When I fished Lake Austin several years ago, before the grass and fish disappeared, I used a float all the time and rarely missed. It may be that the only bites I'm getting on the float are tiny fish.

Another thing is that most of the large fish seem to be on the bottom where I'm now fishing, and don't come up to take a bait hanging under a float. I get probably 5 bites to 1 fishing a bottom rig over a float. I have also tried slowly swimming a jig over the hydrilla and do not get many takes that way, unlike last summer when that was the main way I caught them. The only thing I can think of is that lake conditions are different this year due to all the rain and lake level. Funny/strange how things change. Anyway, fishing on bottom in hydrilla is a real challenge as you said, at least it is for me so far this year. Always good talking to you.

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#11659057 - 06/10/16 12:18 PM Re: Fishing Between Showers! Catching Good Quality Fish! [Re: fish 'till I drop]
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Registered: 07/12/10
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Loc: Universal City Tx.
Originally Posted By: fish 'till I drop
Thanks Banker. It is a strange thing, but I can't seem to catch fish using a float. Even when I wait for the float to go completely down, when I lift up it doesn't catch the fish. When I fished Lake Austin several years ago, before the grass and fish disappeared, I used a float all the time and rarely missed. It may be that the only bites I'm getting on the float are tiny fish.
Another thing is that most of the large fish seem to be on the bottom where I'm now fishing, and don't come up to take a bait hanging under a float. I get probably 5 bites to 1 fishing a bottom rig over a float. I have also tried slowly swimming a jig over the hydrilla and do not get many takes that way, unlike last summer when that was the main way I caught them. The only thing I can think of is that lake conditions are different this year due to all the rain and lake level. Funny/strange how things change. Anyway, fishing on bottom in hydrilla is a real challenge as you said, at least it is for me so far this year. Always good talking to you.




I am a lot like you. I miss a lot of fish while using a float. I do use small floats that are easy to take down. The more aggressive the bite the easier the hook set especially when a float is used. You may also want to try a slip float and fish the bait off the bottom that way. When fish are suspended float fishing for me works pretty good especially if the bite is aggressive. I do catch my bigger fish off of the bottom! thumb
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IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

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#11659574 - 06/10/16 04:53 PM Re: Fishing Between Showers! Catching Good Quality Fish! [Re: banker-always fishing]
fish 'till I drop Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/20/08
Posts: 1985
Loc: Austin, TX
Appreciate the reply Banker. Although I try to balance my float and split shot, your mention about using a small float reminds me to try using a smaller float than I have been using. Slip float, and setting the depth to fish it above the bottom is the way I've always rigged it.

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#11666000 - 06/14/16 07:21 AM Re: Fishing Between Showers! Catching Good Quality Fish! [Re: fish 'till I drop]
banker-always fishing Online   content
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 37145
Loc: Universal City Tx.
I use the slip float the same way! thumb You can also use a drop shot method. Set the hook further up from the bottom. hmmm I do not use the drop shot method but friends of mine who do have pretty good success. hooked
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