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#12016201 - 01/02/17 01:50 PM New Years Eve smack down on the Trinity River
Hookinup Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/07/15
Posts: 241
Loc: Texas
Sure was fun.
Fished the same area as Christmas day.
8am-3pm

I must of caught well over 100 small Whitebass that were 6"-10" & only a few 13"-14" that I kept.
I know 10" is legal but, not much meat to make them worth cleaning for me.

About 12:30 I caught my 1rst Striper of the new year.
Measured 20" so I kept it.
Caught 2 more that were 17" so back to the water they went.

Caught 1 Hybrid on my homemade Roostertail type spinner & more on fresh shad.
All of them were 17"-17.5"
Back to the water they went.

I caught the 1rst Striper on a 2" chrome spoon.
The others bit fresh shad on the bottom.

By 3pm my arms & lower back was sore so I went home.
Going again Friday or Monday.
I'm taking a top water plug & some more chrome spoons.

20" striper & Whitebass



17" Hybrid on a yellow spinner bait


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#12016269 - 01/02/17 02:37 PM Re: New Years Eve smack down on the Trinity River [Re: Hookinup]
Coffeebreak Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/20/14
Posts: 244
Loc: Euless
Nice stringer

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#12016319 - 01/02/17 03:07 PM Re: New Years Eve smack down on the Trinity River [Re: Hookinup]
banker-always fishing Offline
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 40158
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Nice post and fish. Good job. cheers
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#12019816 - 01/04/17 11:36 AM Re: New Years Eve smack down on the Trinity River [Re: Hookinup]
Hookinup Offline
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Registered: 02/07/15
Posts: 241
Loc: Texas
Didn't go last Monday.
I may go again this Friday or next Monday.
It should get way better in the next 2-3 weeks as the run progresses.
I think the end of January should be hot.



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#12020337 - 01/04/17 04:05 PM Re: New Years Eve smack down on the Trinity River [Re: Hookinup]
TXfisherman12 Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/12/12
Posts: 311
Loc: Sugar Land, TX
Originally Posted By: Hookinup
Sure was fun.
Fished the same area as Christmas day.
8am-3pm

I must of caught well over 100 small Whitebass that were 6"-10" & only a few 13"-14" that I kept.
I know 10" is legal but, not much meat to make them worth cleaning for me.

About 12:30 I caught my 1rst Striper of the new year.
Measured 20" so I kept it.
Caught 2 more that were 17" so back to the water they went.

Caught 1 Hybrid on my homemade Roostertail type spinner & more on fresh shad.
All of them were 17"-17.5"
Back to the water they went.

I caught the 1rst Striper on a 2" chrome spoon.
The others bit fresh shad on the bottom.

By 3pm my arms & lower back was sore so I went home.
Going again Friday or Monday.
I'm taking a top water plug & some more chrome spoons.

20" striper & Whitebass



17" Hybrid on a yellow spinner bait







Great job! Seeing pictures like this makes me want to get out there and catch some white bass. Which one is the striper?
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#12023276 - 01/05/17 09:51 PM Re: New Years Eve smack down on the Trinity River [Re: TXfisherman12]
Hookinup Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/07/15
Posts: 241
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: TXfisherman12

Great job! Seeing pictures like this makes me want to get out there and catch some white bass. Which one is the striper?


Hard to tell with all those big fish huh ?
Maybe top right ?





10am today the lot still had room for more boats.
Water still looks green & clean.







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#12025610 - 01/07/17 12:38 AM Re: New Years Eve smack down on the Trinity River [Re: Hookinup]
cope102 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/09/15
Posts: 98
Originally Posted By: Hookinup
Originally Posted By: TXfisherman12

Great job! Seeing pictures like this makes me want to get out there and catch some white bass. Which one is the striper?


Hard to tell with all those big fish huh ?
Maybe top right ?


WHERE IS THIS RAMP IN PICTURE?


10am today the lot still had room for more boats.
Water still looks green & clean.







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#12025619 - 01/07/17 01:10 AM Re: New Years Eve smack down on the Trinity River [Re: Hookinup]
moonriver Offline
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Registered: 08/15/09
Posts: 4829
Loc: Dallas, Texas
which part of Trinity river is this? Just looking for a place to lunch Kayak.
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#12026614 - 01/07/17 06:35 PM Re: New Years Eve smack down on the Trinity River [Re: moonriver]
Hookinup Offline
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Registered: 02/07/15
Posts: 241
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: moonriver
which part of Trinity river is this? Just looking for a place to lunch Kayak.


Riverside on HWY 19


This morning was #&^!&%# COLD at 20 degrees.
We tried another area looking for deep holes & we found a few.
Looks like it's getting better by the day.



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#12027441 - 01/08/17 10:25 AM Re: New Years Eve smack down on the Trinity River [Re: Hookinup]
Gitter Done Online   content
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Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 10231
Loc: San Antonio Tx.
Awesome thread!

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#12033461 - 01/11/17 08:42 AM Re: New Years Eve smack down on the Trinity River [Re: Hookinup]
Laker One Online   content
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Registered: 07/03/11
Posts: 10648
Loc: San Antonio TX
Nice fish. woot

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#12038997 - 01/14/17 10:17 AM Re: New Years Eve smack down on the Trinity River [Re: Hookinup]
TxDanFishMan Offline
Angler

Registered: 12/06/09
Posts: 351
Loc: Keller, Texas
Originally Posted By: Hookinup
Originally Posted By: moonriver
which part of Trinity river is this? Just looking for a place to lunch Kayak.


Riverside on HWY 19


This morning was #&^!&%# COLD at 20 degrees.
We tried another area looking for deep holes & we found a few.
Looks like it's getting better by the day.



.


I cant find this spot on a map, can you give a few more details on location?
Is this the same Hwy 19 that goes through Athens or maybe some nearby cities?
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#12039011 - 01/14/17 10:22 AM Re: New Years Eve smack down on the Trinity River [Re: TxDanFishMan]
TxDanFishMan Offline
Angler

Registered: 12/06/09
Posts: 351
Loc: Keller, Texas
Originally Posted By: TxDanFishMan
Originally Posted By: Hookinup
Originally Posted By: moonriver
which part of Trinity river is this? Just looking for a place to lunch Kayak.


Riverside on HWY 19


This morning was #&^!&%# COLD at 20 degrees.
We tried another area looking for deep holes & we found a few.
Looks like it's getting better by the day.



.


I cant find this spot on a map, can you give a few more details on location?
Is this the same Hwy 19 that goes through Athens or maybe some nearby cities?


OK, I found it now, heading into Lake Livingston, that makes more sense why there are lots of whites in there this time of the year.
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#12039729 - 01/14/17 06:25 PM Re: New Years Eve smack down on the Trinity River [Re: Hookinup]
Scoundrel Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/05/13
Posts: 562
Loc: Bedrock.
Get with the program TXDFM. taz

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#12044986 - 01/17/17 11:08 AM Re: New Years Eve smack down on the Trinity River [Re: Hookinup]
Buzz22 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 06/16/15
Posts: 4
is this near Dallas area? thanks

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