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#12018552 - 01/03/17 04:57 PM Re: Nueces Sand Bass Run! [Re: Alumacraft 14]
Southtxangler22 Offline
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Registered: 01/17/15
Posts: 197
Yea in the guad above canyon I'm not sure they have made it too far up river.. I'm still finding them with the striper on points. The Nueces always starts earlier. About half our stringer were females. Tons of males way up past the air port launch already. Some other guys on San Antonio forums are posting 5 man limits right now up and down the whole Nueces.

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#12018651 - 01/03/17 05:52 PM Re: Nueces Sand Bass Run! [Re: Josh Ray]
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Originally Posted By: Josh Ray
Happy Times are upon us. I just hope this year there are more etiquette at the air port boat ramp. And im putting this out there, but do not get your kayak ready at the boat ramp. Have it ready before you get there, so the ramps are not blocked


I had to wait on three kayakers last year that took over the ramp taking their time and taking over both ramps while I had to sit there waiting to launch my boat.
I'm retired and I don't get into a hurry anymore, but while I waited I thought it was a little chicken----!
I am also a kayaker so I know what it takes to launch.


Edited by Jimbo (01/03/17 05:54 PM)
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#12018706 - 01/03/17 06:32 PM Re: Nueces Sand Bass Run! [Re: Southtxangler22]
rodeo lineman Offline
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Registered: 01/10/06
Posts: 416
Loc: Spring Branch, TX
went the last two days and did well enough for me and my kids--no limits but lots of fun and good fish--only one throw back in two days--as far as the ramp goes the first day as me and my son were getting things ready in the parking lot some idiot in a toyota pick went by us straight to the ramp--we got there ready to launch and he was still fixing things--i just backed up to his truck and unloaded my boat and gear and he had to wait on me--by the way the other ramp was block by kayakers, taking there time to get ready--i also own a kayak and know what to takes to launch--cant wait for the water to go down and the big boats can't launch there(just saying)


Edited by rodeo lineman (01/03/17 06:42 PM)
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#12029699 - 01/09/17 12:08 PM Re: Nueces Sand Bass Run! [Re: Southtxangler22]
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Registered: 02/09/07
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Loc: Dfdub
Thinking about heading down this wknd. Whats the water level like? Wondering about setting up a tent on a sandbar..?
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#12030925 - 01/09/17 09:24 PM Re: Nueces Sand Bass Run! [Re: Southtxangler22]
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Nice fish. Good job. thumb
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#12031264 - 01/10/17 03:45 AM Re: Nueces Sand Bass Run! [Re: kdub#1]
Southtxangler22 Offline
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Registered: 01/17/15
Posts: 197
Water is up pretty high with rain coming this weekend. I haven't seen a very good camping spot between 59 bridge and the lake. But the fish have been in and biting good.

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#12032154 - 01/10/17 03:13 PM Re: Nueces Sand Bass Run! [Re: Southtxangler22]
KaHaTeni Offline
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Registered: 06/02/09
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My son did well a week ago in the very cold temperatures. Airport Rd...up stream...22 total!

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#12032845 - 01/10/17 09:08 PM Re: Nueces Sand Bass Run! [Re: Southtxangler22]
Riotex Offline
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Registered: 03/10/06
Posts: 436
Loc: San Antonio , Tx.
A few of us old Timers are so happy that the river keeps on producing smile Ive been fishing this river for the past 25 plus years. There have been good years and really bad years on the spawn frown Ive seen us get so excited with everyone catching limits then a good heavy rain comes and turns the river to Chocolate milk shutting the catch down !! Jimbo - Knows the ups and downs as well as Myself. Ive been sharing this fishing forum with him and his knowledge for many years. Anyhow- Im excited 'once again' for this season which is shaping up to be a really good one !! Im headed to the Deer Camp where I keep (STUMP JUMPER) My flat bottom boat! I use Valentines Day as my peak of the Spawn in the shallows way up river !! The catch thats going on now is typical with different groups of whites scattering in the river from the mouth to the north shallows. Right now any day can produce on the river as the fish load up ! Hope everyone has a great season with full Stringers wink Rio
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#12033232 - 01/11/17 06:32 AM Re: Nueces Sand Bass Run! [Re: Southtxangler22]
Southtxangler22 Offline
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Registered: 01/17/15
Posts: 197
Riotex nailed it... Especially about the rains turning the water into chocolate milk. They really don't bite good until a few days after the water clears up. Once you find a pocket of fish weather it be up or down river, just stick with it and keep trolling or casting.

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#12033295 - 01/11/17 07:24 AM Re: Nueces Sand Bass Run! [Re: Southtxangler22]
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Yep, any rains upriver in the Atascosa that dumps into the Nueces will turn that river into chocolate milk and shut down the bite.
My neighbor and I fished yeaterday morning and we both limited out in under an hour.
It was the best day I've had out there in years as far as numbers and how fast we loaded up in one spot.
It took longer to run up river than it did to catch those limits. LOL!
Others around us were doing the same and you couldn't get your bait into the water fast enough. I even caught a couple dangling the lure over the side while trying to pick up a fish off the floor....It was crazy.
We limited and then started half heartedly fishing for catfish which we did catch three keepers before the wind came up so strong we decided we needed to head to the house.
The river is up as high or higher than I've ever seen it and those old sandbars are under water and you can cruise right on over them without dragging.
A good rain up above will kill the bite though. I did notice the size of the fish is a little off from years past but that is understandable due to the dry years we've had so we have more younger fish which is a good thing.
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#12033436 - 01/11/17 08:35 AM Re: Nueces Sand Bass Run! [Re: Southtxangler22]
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Was there this past Monday with a friend. We put in at the air port ramp. Boated over 50 fish in four hours. Kept a limit!

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#12033590 - 01/11/17 09:47 AM Re: Nueces Sand Bass Run! [Re: Southtxangler22]
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Loc: South Texas
I will say that going during the week it will be a little more crowded and due to the fact that the river is higher will mean more and bigger boats up river so please everyone have patience, (it can be hard) and be courteous as there is plenty of fish for everyone.
No need to ruin someones day on that beautiful river for no reason.
I hate to sound preachy but that launch is not ideal as there is little area to comfortably tie up on the shore to load and unload, so have all your gear ready to go before launching.
Thank you to the two guys who decided to park their company vehicle halfway down the main ramp and eat lunch sitting in their truck with their orange vests on, passing a lunch box back and forth watching the river and eating lunch while people were trying to launch their trailer to pull out. After thanking them for moving they still didn't get it!
Oh well, but that is a true story, I don't just make this stuff up!


Edited by Jimbo (01/11/17 09:58 AM)
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#12033850 - 01/11/17 12:11 PM Re: Nueces Sand Bass Run! [Re: Southtxangler22]
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With the river so high and just in case of muddy water after the rains, you can try Tipp's Park in three rivers for some off the bank fishing which should be good this year.
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#12038707 - 01/14/17 06:44 AM Re: Nueces Sand Bass Run! [Re: Southtxangler22]
herman Offline
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Registered: 01/30/13
Posts: 5
The fish bite has been out of control this week... most catches were females out of a kayak and many others are reporting limits. As per the boat traffic, it is a highway of high powered machines disturbing the peaceful enjoyment of tranquility in such a beautiful place. With their big engines coming roaring around the bend can be scary while on a kayak. Yeap lots of traffic so courtesy is a must.
BTW, bank fishers are producing as well. So, if you don't have a boat bank fishing is working as well.

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#12038731 - 01/14/17 07:19 AM Re: Nueces Sand Bass Run! [Re: Southtxangler22]
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Limited the other day.

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