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#11926178 - 11/09/16 04:44 PM Does Ray Bob really "turn off"
jackson_ranger Offline
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Registered: 01/21/16
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Loc: Wise County
I have heard numerous guys say that Ray Bob shuts down mid to late November. I'd like to see what everyone's take is on the matter?
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#11926199 - 11/09/16 04:56 PM Re: Does Ray Bob really "turn off" [Re: jackson_ranger]
McKinneyMike Offline
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Registered: 06/01/16
Posts: 345
Loc: McKinney, Texas
Hell I have been waiting for it to turn on for me smile

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#11926207 - 11/09/16 05:00 PM Re: Does Ray Bob really "turn off" [Re: jackson_ranger]
Gibby Offline
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I haven't heard that. The only thing I have heard before, with regard to Ray Roberts being different than other lakes, is that the spawn tends to start later than most other lakes in our area. Don't know if that's true, but I have heard that a few times.
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#11926212 - 11/09/16 05:04 PM Re: Does Ray Bob really "turn off" [Re: jackson_ranger]
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Ray Bob traditionally is a very tough lake in the winter. There are better choices

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#11926217 - 11/09/16 05:09 PM Re: Does Ray Bob really "turn off" [Re: McKinneyMike]
jackson_ranger Offline
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Registered: 01/21/16
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Loc: Wise County
LMAO!!


Originally Posted By: McKinneyMike
Hell I have been waiting for it to turn on for me smile
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#11926219 - 11/09/16 05:10 PM Re: Does Ray Bob really "turn off" [Re: Gibby]
jackson_ranger Offline
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Loc: Wise County
I have heard this too, I have even been given grief for going in late March.

Originally Posted By: Gibby
I haven't heard that. The only thing I have heard before, with regard to Ray Roberts being different than other lakes, is that the spawn tends to start later than most other lakes in our area. Don't know if that's true, but I have heard that a few times.
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#11926221 - 11/09/16 05:11 PM Re: Does Ray Bob really "turn off" [Re: K.D.]
jackson_ranger Offline
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Loc: Wise County
I just love to hate this lake.

Originally Posted By: K.D.
Ray Bob traditionally is a very tough lake in the winter. There are better choices
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#11926245 - 11/09/16 05:30 PM Re: Does Ray Bob really "turn off" [Re: jackson_ranger]
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I've only been fishing there for a few years and mostly from the bank so take this for what it's worth. I have trouble at RR in the winter and it happens every year. One of the lake maps I have has over 100 fishing spots listed on it and only 1 is listed as good for bass in January. Very few are listed as good for Nov, Dec, and Feb. But the fish can't pack up and leave so they are there. I caught my PB bass at Ray Roberts on a warm day in December so go figure.


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#11926247 - 11/09/16 05:33 PM Re: Does Ray Bob really "turn off" [Re: jackson_ranger]
Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad Offline
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my biggest one out there for the year was a little over 9lbs caught in january 30 degree air temp best 5 that day was about 24-25lbs.
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#11926259 - 11/09/16 05:46 PM Re: Does Ray Bob really "turn off" [Re: PlanoTom]
jackson_ranger Offline
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Registered: 01/21/16
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Loc: Wise County
Good point, maybe they don't leave but get their fill. Have to force feed them! Lol!


Originally Posted By: PlanoTom
I've only been fishing there for a few years and mostly from the bank so take this for what it's worth. I have trouble at RR in the winter and it happens every year. One of the lake maps I have has over 100 fishing spots listed on it and only 1 is listed as good for bass in January. Very few are listed as good for Nov, Dec, and Feb. But the fish can't pack up and leave so they are there. I caught my PB bass at Ray Roberts on a warm day in December so go figure.

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#11926261 - 11/09/16 05:48 PM Re: Does Ray Bob really "turn off" [Re: Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad]
jackson_ranger Offline
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Loc: Wise County
Care to share water depth and choice of lure? I'd think they would be suspended near creek shelfs... maybe 18-20 ft.?


Originally Posted By: Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad
my biggest one out there for the year was a little over 9lbs caught in january 30 degree air temp best 5 that day was about 24-25lbs.
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#11926358 - 11/09/16 07:11 PM Re: Does Ray Bob really "turn off" [Re: jackson_ranger]
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Registered: 04/06/15
Posts: 48
Loc: Haslet TX
I have only fished Ray Roberts this year and last but coming from Ohio it reminds me of the lakes up there,and I have done very well on this lake all year and cant wait till the dead of winter here to fish it.
I will be pounding the lake with Jigs and deep crank baits this winter.
Up north I had my boat on the lakes till they would not break the ice anymore and since I have been down here for 2 years it doesn't even get cold so you will see my Skeeter on the lake when everyone is tucked in the homes saying its cold out :P

Down size and slow it down!!

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#11926447 - 11/09/16 08:04 PM Re: Does Ray Bob really "turn off" [Re: Deerhunter8]
jackson_ranger Offline
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Registered: 01/21/16
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Loc: Wise County
Ice on a lake?? I've never heard of such madness!?! Yeah it definitely doesn't get that cold down here. I've had my boat for almost a year and before this I was fishing out of my yak. It is not too much fun in a yak when it is chilly out so I will most likely be out there in the boat now. See you out there!

Originally Posted By: Deerhunter8
I have only fished Ray Roberts this year and last but coming from Ohio it reminds me of the lakes up there,and I have done very well on this lake all year and cant wait till the dead of winter here to fish it.
I will be pounding the lake with Jigs and deep crank baits this winter.
Up north I had my boat on the lakes till they would not break the ice anymore and since I have been down here for 2 years it doesn't even get cold so you will see my Skeeter on the lake when everyone is tucked in the homes saying its cold out :P

Down size and slow it down!!
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#11926523 - 11/09/16 08:51 PM Re: Does Ray Bob really "turn off" [Re: McKinneyMike]
Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life) Offline
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Originally Posted By: McKinneyMike
Hell I have been waiting for it to turn on for me smile

Lol same here

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#11926550 - 11/09/16 09:20 PM Re: Does Ray Bob really "turn off" [Re: jackson_ranger]
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Ray Roberts is a fickle girl. If you can spend the time you will be able to follow there movement. They suspend in the tree tops most of the summer and Winter. Following the winds and bait will keep you close to them. In the winter you can fish all day and never get a bite. But use the information you figured out the day before and you will start to find them. Making them bite is another story. I have seen them sitting in the tree tops with crappie in the winter or sitting next to the sand bass. But getting them to bite is another story.
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