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#11865377 - 10/05/16 12:51 AM Cashing in on the Indian Summer Bite
Lovfldx Offline
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Registered: 07/07/01
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Scouted one of my favorite creeks today, haven't fished it much since it was flooded, and I MEAN FLOODED, for 6 months. As I suspected the drawdown left a huge variety of species in the clear water creek, rather than motivating them to return to the mostly murky river.

Walking the bank, traveling light(UL rig and jig/rooster tail box) set out to see what was what!

Didn't take long, First cast, an undersized hybrid. You may think, no big deal. But try fighting one on a 5 ft UL rod with 6 lb. test, on a sixth oz rooster tail. More fun could not be had! Next cast, a 14 inch sandie, not shabby by anyone's standards! Next several casts produce several dink black bass, several fair to middlin bluegills and green sunfish. Then a redear, rare for this part of the world. Couple of spotted bass, then moving upstream, several decent, not giant, but for a creek, very respectable black bass. Oh and one pesky, native "fishing buddy", You guys go out and getcha some. The bite is on! Only spent about an hour and a half casting, more walking than casting, it was a glorious day!














My "resident" fishing buddy for a few minutes, a small cottonmouth, more curious than anything, swam right up to me, diamond shaped head held high, thick almost black body floating on surface, tongue flashing out a couple of times, guess he didn't like my smell, so he turned around and swam back across the creek, pretty much same way he came towards me.



Went back late wednesday afternoon, still caught a bunch, bass, bream, but no sandies or hybrids today. Only one noteworthy largemouth. They liked the white rooster today! My fishing buddy from tuesday was nowhere to be found.





Edited by Lovfldx (10/06/16 12:29 AM)

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#11865633 - 10/05/16 08:38 AM Re: Cashing in on the Indian Summer Bite [Re: Lovfldx]
Indianation65 Offline
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Registered: 05/07/13
Posts: 7144
Loc: Richardson, Texas
It looks like a successful afternoon!

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#11865660 - 10/05/16 08:47 AM Re: Cashing in on the Indian Summer Bite [Re: Lovfldx]
Fish Chaser Offline
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Registered: 06/29/12
Posts: 848
Nice Rudy, you da man!!

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#11865702 - 10/05/16 09:14 AM Re: Cashing in on the Indian Summer Bite [Re: Lovfldx]
Lovfldx Offline
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Registered: 07/07/01
Posts: 6735
Midmorning actually. 11 am-12:15 or so.

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#11866057 - 10/05/16 12:53 PM Re: Cashing in on the Indian Summer Bite [Re: Lovfldx]
banker-always fishing Online   content
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 39493
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Awesome post and some Awesome fish! Good job Sir! thumb
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#11866336 - 10/05/16 03:51 PM Re: Cashing in on the Indian Summer Bite [Re: Lovfldx]
JJ4MEL Offline
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Registered: 01/21/09
Posts: 1053
Loc: McKinney, TX
I don't like your fishing buddy. Just sayin...

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#11866454 - 10/05/16 05:00 PM Re: Cashing in on the Indian Summer Bite [Re: Lovfldx]
butch sanders Offline
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Registered: 03/17/05
Posts: 23515
Loc: Arlington, Texas
nice
hybrid is awesome

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#11866622 - 10/05/16 06:27 PM Re: Cashing in on the Indian Summer Bite [Re: Lovfldx]
Hookinup Offline
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Registered: 02/07/15
Posts: 241
Loc: Texas
Can't wait till it stays cold for awhile.
Fishing will be more fun without sweating & no snakes.



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#11867161 - 10/06/16 06:06 AM Re: Cashing in on the Indian Summer Bite [Re: Lovfldx]
TheKingOfFish Offline
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Registered: 12/31/06
Posts: 809
Loc: Dallas, Texas
Wtg Rudy!!
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#11867178 - 10/06/16 06:27 AM Re: Cashing in on the Indian Summer Bite [Re: Lovfldx]
jasoniam Offline
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Registered: 08/10/11
Posts: 1202
Loc: Bedford
Very Rudy tute!! Looks like fun we need to go for a hike together soon!!
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#11867195 - 10/06/16 07:02 AM Re: Cashing in on the Indian Summer Bite [Re: Lovfldx]
Lovfldx Offline
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Registered: 07/07/01
Posts: 6735
Yes we do. Waiting for crappie to show up in numbers to invite you and his Highness the King.

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#11870628 - 10/08/16 10:22 AM Re: Cashing in on the Indian Summer Bite [Re: Lovfldx]
TheKingOfFish Offline
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Registered: 12/31/06
Posts: 809
Loc: Dallas, Texas
I'm ready!! Lol
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#11871252 - 10/08/16 06:34 PM Re: Cashing in on the Indian Summer Bite [Re: Lovfldx]
Fisherman13 Offline
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Registered: 07/13/13
Posts: 1865
Loc: Lake Lavon
Was on a creek the other day in my kayak and saw 3 "fishing buddies" never been bothered by them, but I keep my distance and move along when they are around. I figure they are probably just fishing too, besides they were in that spot first most likely. smile

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