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#11672152 - 06/16/16 07:03 PM BEST WAY TO FISH LAKE AERATORS???
Stikslinger Offline
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Registered: 06/10/16
Posts: 37
FISH A LOCAL LAKE THAT HAS 8 AERATORS. THEY ARE IN ABOUT 20' WATER. WHAT IS THE BEST LURE, ACTION AND DEPTH TO FISH. DO YOU RUN THE LURE RIGHT THRU THE MIDDLE OR AROUND THE PERIMETER. LAKE CLEARITY IS GOOD AND SURFACE TEMP IS ABOUT 85 DEGREES.


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#11672774 - 06/17/16 07:56 AM Re: BEST WAY TO FISH LAKE AERATORS??? [Re: Stikslinger]
Fishbreeder Offline
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Registered: 02/07/10
Posts: 1385
Loc: Brazoria County, Texas
Originally Posted By: Stikslinger
FISH A LOCAL LAKE THAT HAS 8 AERATORS. THEY ARE IN ABOUT 20' WATER. WHAT IS THE BEST LURE, ACTION AND DEPTH TO FISH. DO YOU RUN THE LURE RIGHT THRU THE MIDDLE OR AROUND THE PERIMETER. LAKE CLEARITY IS GOOD AND SURFACE TEMP IS ABOUT 85 DEGREES.


I done shut the outboard down, you ain't gotta shout....

Probly get more folks used to fishing around aerators over in http://texasfishingforum.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/forums/20/1/Ponds,_Tanks_&_Private

on account of its usually the private waters with aeration systems.

However,

It depends on the type of aerator and fish in the lake. I'm just guessin' but it sounds like a compressed air diffuser or "bubbler," type unit.

They pull water from around the bottom and form a rising column of water that goes to the surface and spreads out then sinks again. Kind of like a big ball.

From just watching, I see the fish tend to hang either between the rising column and the falling sides or just outside the area where the water sinks again. The water around the aerator will be cooler than the surface and as long as it is not depleted for oxygen, the fish will hang around it, especially when its hot out.

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#11673414 - 06/17/16 12:59 PM Re: BEST WAY TO FISH LAKE AERATORS??? [Re: Stikslinger]
Nathan "Bull" Montgomery Offline
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Registered: 02/23/11
Posts: 5806
Loc: Fort Worth, Tx.
I fished them successfully using small 1.0 sized square bills (shad are usually very small around these bubbles), a drop shot rigged with a shad type soft plastic, what I like to call a "drop crank" where I tie the 1.0 crank where you normally would the weight on a dropshot and then keep you soft plastic shad imitation where you normally would. Works surprisingly well and can result in alot of doubles. Also had success using those jig heads with the big clear plastic that come up and makes them shake side to side (cant remember the name) and using a soft plastic shad imitation on those as well.

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#11673741 - 06/17/16 03:23 PM Re: BEST WAY TO FISH LAKE AERATORS??? [Re: Stikslinger]
361V Offline
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Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 4513
Loc: somervell county
I have had best luck through the years throwing a spoon or tail spinner(Little George) across the aerated water and working it through. Catches anything that is attracted to the aerated water.
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#11674392 - 06/17/16 10:56 PM Re: BEST WAY TO FISH LAKE AERATORS??? [Re: Stikslinger]
Stikslinger Offline
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Registered: 06/10/16
Posts: 37
Thanks for the help. I'll give it a try.

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#11675881 - 06/19/16 06:36 AM Re: BEST WAY TO FISH LAKE AERATORS??? [Re: Stikslinger]
Phototex Offline
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Registered: 02/13/14
Posts: 1343
Loc: Coppell, TX
I caught an 8+ LM last year by casting a 4" Pit Boss right on the bubbles and letting it sink. That was in about 6-7 feet of water, but the plastic never made it to the bottom. I've also caught quite a few smaller bass and crappie by casting or yoyo-ing a small, shad-pattern swim bait on a 1/8 oz round jighead, either through or next to the bubbles. Good luck!
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