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#11818871 - 09/08/16 07:54 PM not every tree is created equal
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Registered: 10/04/04
Posts: 33409
Loc: Denton County
I prefer Pecan Creek over the other Ray Roberts arms. Always have. When the south wind blows hard, it’s best for me to stick to something more protected for comfort mainly. Given a choice, I would rather fish in comfort vs being beat up so I go to the west side for a few days…

Tuesday – My middle son and I gave it our best shot. We fished trees and trees and more trees. Lots of trees to choose from. I tried to pick the trees in 20’ of water. Some in 18. We found a bunch but nothing major. Still a good day. Lost a 10' rod which is a bummer. It launched off the deck at mach 3 while I was helping my son.



Wednesday – My friend talked me into doing something different. Different area in the west side in different depth. It paid off. We fished trees and trees and more trees. Started off fast and furious and shortly after the fish shut down or we caught them all. I tend to think the fish shut down. It was a great day.



Today – I took my oldest son to look for another 20. Same area as Wednesday, not as many fish. Actually, the fish were few and far between. We fished trees and trees and more trees.





Every tree looked good. Little sticks. Big stumps. Wide or skinny, they all looked good to me. I bet 4 out of 5 trees we fished over the last 3 days didn’t hold fish. Minnows worked. Jigs did too except pink/blk/char for some reason. Big props to Ray Roberts guides for being able to stick with the changing fish, wind, and for fishing the right trees!

Boat is covered now. Time to get back in the fields where there aren't any trees to choose from grin

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#11818890 - 09/08/16 08:04 PM Re: not every tree is created equal [Re: chickenman]
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Registered: 06/12/13
Posts: 1846
Loc: Beckville, TX
Good post....and good fish too! thumb

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#11819010 - 09/08/16 08:47 PM Re: not every tree is created equal [Re: chickenman]
Luke57 Offline
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Registered: 04/06/09
Posts: 1335
Loc: Aledo Tx
Nice catch
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#11819061 - 09/08/16 09:00 PM Re: not every tree is created equal [Re: chickenman]
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Registered: 11/26/02
Posts: 2002
Loc: Yantis, TX
I like that welding rod rig with the rattle. Pretty cool.
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#11819449 - 09/09/16 06:45 AM Re: not every tree is created equal [Re: chickenman]
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Registered: 12/07/03
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Loc: Lake Dallas, TX, USA
Nice post Chickenman!
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#11819479 - 09/09/16 07:17 AM Re: not every tree is created equal [Re: chickenman]
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Registered: 09/28/14
Posts: 722
Loc: Carthage Tx
Nice report and pics...is that copper one the welding rod rig?
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#11819655 - 09/09/16 09:07 AM Re: not every tree is created equal [Re: chickenman]
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Registered: 02/26/07
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Loc: Joshua, TX
Fantastic report, Chickenman. Glad to see you're getting to spend some time with the family!
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#11819686 - 09/09/16 09:31 AM Re: not every tree is created equal [Re: chickenman]
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Registered: 12/06/09
Posts: 1998
Loc: Midlothian, TX
I always wonder how to tell which trees will hold more fish...
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#11819690 - 09/09/16 09:35 AM Re: not every tree is created equal [Re: Gonzz]
RangerBass21 Offline
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Registered: 01/09/15
Posts: 2210
Loc: Plano
Originally Posted By: Gonzz
I always wonder how to tell which trees will hold more fish...
usually trees that have more arms branching out underwater, all crappie I've been catching been in 30 feet but they've been 10-15ft in the water column, all of my trees I fish I'll pull out one after another, and I'll fish the tree right next to it and won't catch one, one tree in that area holds them. Never figured out why.
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#11819701 - 09/09/16 09:41 AM Re: not every tree is created equal [Re: chickenman]
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Registered: 08/18/09
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Loc: TEXAS
those rattles sure are hard to find. give it up plz?? ha
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#11819704 - 09/09/16 09:42 AM Re: not every tree is created equal [Re: Gonzz]
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Originally Posted By: Gonzz
I always wonder how to tell which trees will hold more fish...


I wish someone would make sense of it ..
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#11819790 - 09/09/16 10:34 AM Re: not every tree is created equal [Re: leanin post]
chickenman Offline
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Registered: 10/04/04
Posts: 33409
Loc: Denton County
Originally Posted By: leanin post
those rattles sure are hard to find. give it up plz?? ha


When I find more, I will buy all they have.

Originally Posted By: TroyKing
Nice report and pics...is that copper one the welding rod rig?


Yes sir.
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#11820153 - 09/09/16 01:35 PM Re: not every tree is created equal [Re: chickenman]
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 37105
Loc: Universal City Tx.
coolphotos Nice post!
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#11820238 - 09/09/16 02:24 PM Re: not every tree is created equal [Re: bush hog]
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Registered: 05/15/02
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Loc: Arlington
Originally Posted By: bush hog
Good post....and good fish too! thumb
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#11820259 - 09/09/16 02:35 PM Re: not every tree is created equal [Re: cellis]
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Loc: Sanger,Texas
Happy Birthday chickenman! Nice catch and post!
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