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#11758738 - 08/04/16 02:09 PM Getting back into bank fishing
Ryanfish Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 08/01/16
Posts: 4
Loc: Dallas, TX
Hey everybody, first post here so go easy on me!

Was in Destin with my family a couple weeks ago and went fishing off the jetty there with my dad and brother and caught a good amount of fish, which has triggered an itch to fish which has not gone away. And I'm very OK with that.

Have caught many a bass/sunfish in my lifetime but that has been mainly at my grandparent's house in Florida and they live on a large pond stocked full of fish, so I've never really tested myself. Also been out to Lake Fork a couple times on guided trips, so again, not much on my own.

Stumbled upon this forum when googling places to fish in the area. Thank you to whoever created that Google bank fishing map! Went over to Richland College last night and caught a small largemouth, probably wasn't more than a pound. But it's just made the itch to fish that more incurable! Only fished the north part of the pond mainly, so much growth under the water the farther south I went.

Now I'm not looking for your secret giveaways or anything like that...But if I'm looking to catch bass and bluegill/sunfish (who are such great fighting fish) without pulling up lump of grass after lump of grass, should I look the way of Texas-rigged worms? I was using a crainkbait last night and think a trip to Academy or Bass Pro is in order shortly. I've used mainly crankbaits my whole life and so I'm quite biased, but either I need to find ponds with less growth or wait until temperatures start to drop and the growth starts to die off.

Thanks for any help or input.

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#11758969 - 08/04/16 04:07 PM Re: Getting back into bank fishing [Re: Ryanfish]
erittmueller Offline
Angler

Registered: 07/25/15
Posts: 356
Loc: Irving/Valley Ranch
In ponds smaller is usually better. In the grass you definitely need weedless lures. My favorite in grass is weightless baby brush hog in the deeper grass and the edges. Weightless senkos are good too. Also if you don't want to take your time swim some spinnerbaits right on top of the grass. If you're going to be fishing ponds and creeks a lot for bass, or are going to work into crappie sand bass and hybrids you HAVE to get rooster tails (inline spinners). Have caught infinitely more fish (including bass) on them than anything else.

What part of Dallas are you in? I just moved from Addison to Irving so if you want to drive up this way let me know, send me a msg.

Eric

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#11758985 - 08/04/16 04:15 PM Re: Getting back into bank fishing [Re: Ryanfish]
JJ4MEL Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/21/09
Posts: 1080
Loc: McKinney, TX
Weightless plastics the way to go when you have thick grass. I have had amazing luck with weightless senkos.

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#11758988 - 08/04/16 04:16 PM Re: Getting back into bank fishing [Re: Ryanfish]
JJ4MEL Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/21/09
Posts: 1080
Loc: McKinney, TX
Oh, and welcome to the forum!! welcome

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#11759009 - 08/04/16 04:31 PM Re: Getting back into bank fishing [Re: Ryanfish]
Ryanfish Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 08/01/16
Posts: 4
Loc: Dallas, TX
Thanks folks, will take a look at weightless Senkos for sure and the rooster tails.

Eric-I live in North Dallas, pretty much right next to Addison. Work in Irving as well. Will shoot you a message.

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#11759191 - 08/04/16 06:20 PM Re: Getting back into bank fishing [Re: Ryanfish]
banker-always fishing Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 40132
Loc: Universal City Tx.
welcome to the Texas Fishing Forum. Glad to have you on board! cheers




Side Note: Keep fishing and good things will happen! thumb
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#11759741 - 08/05/16 05:11 AM Re: Getting back into bank fishing [Re: Ryanfish]
Longeye Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 05/10/05
Posts: 10124
Loc: Little Elm
Originally Posted By: Ryanfish
Thanks folks, will take a look at weightless Senkos for sure and the rooster tails.

Eric-I live in North Dallas, pretty much right next to Addison. Work in Irving as well. Will shoot you a message.


Bromance

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#11761686 - 08/06/16 11:19 AM Re: Getting back into bank fishing [Re: Ryanfish]
J-Moe Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 2975
Loc: Brenham, TX
Fly rod and poppers will destroy the bass and bluegill in the small ponds filled with grass. And it's twice as fun as using conventional gear.

If I do use conventional its usually texas rigged weedless watermelon redflake utail zoom worms for bass.

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#11785162 - 08/18/16 10:14 PM Re: Getting back into bank fishing [Re: Ryanfish]
Kyhokie Online   content
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/07/16
Posts: 193
Loc: McKinney
Welcome to the forums and weedless rigged plastics are the way to go if you ask me.
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The dude abides...

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#11796306 - 08/25/16 11:27 AM Re: Getting back into bank fishing [Re: Ryanfish]
banker-always fishing Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 40132
Loc: Universal City Tx.
welcome To the Texas fishing Forum! cheers




Side Note: Bank fishing is hard to beat! thumb
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