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#12036974 - 01/12/17 11:09 PM Winter Redbreast bite. FANTASTIC !
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 39097
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Been getting very good numbers of nice Redbreast during this latest warm spell. Creeks are producing super nice fish. The bite has been good between the hours of 10am till 4pm. Fish are holding next to brush piles by banks at the end of currents. Fished several creeks both in the Hill Country and in the San Antonio area. Creeks are in good shape with good current and clear water. All fish were caught using both live worms and Gulp Alive Night Crawlers. Bottom techniques were used. I have plenty of fish in the freezer so all fish caught were released. Winter time creek fishing. It just don't get any better! fish



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#12036995 - 01/12/17 11:40 PM Re: Winter Redbreast bite. FANTASTIC ! [Re: banker-always fishing]
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Registered: 02/18/05
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Loc: Black Dog, TX
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#12037014 - 01/13/17 01:07 AM Re: Winter Redbreast bite. FANTASTIC ! [Re: banker-always fishing]
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Registered: 10/12/08
Posts: 3858
Loc: South Texas
Friend of mine has been pulling nice Redbreast and Longear out of creeks and small rivers lately. Pattern seems to be the same. Brush piles and laydowns in current bends. She's been stopping at every bend of rivers and creeks this Winter and if it had some type of brush pile or laydown, she would catch at least a handful of redbreasts and/or longears. She caught them on a drop shot with Gulp Alive and/or a plastic craw. Been tying a double drop shot rig (two hooks separated by a +/- a foot above the weight) when the current carve out was particularly deep and you couldn't see the bottom or pile.

Way to go, Chuck! Got an early start on them. Should make finding them this Spring a lot easier. wink
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#12037128 - 01/13/17 06:45 AM Re: Winter Redbreast bite. FANTASTIC ! [Re: Fooshman]
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Registered: 07/12/10
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Loc: Universal City Tx.
Thanks Fooshman and Jagg for the replies! cheers Jagg: Your friend is right on the money. I have also been catching some very nice adult Longear this winter. The Longear are hanging around at the ends of currents also. I guess it has not been cold enough for long periods of time to put the fish in deeper pockets of water. hmmm It has been about three days of cold weather followed up by five to ten days of warm weather! nuts If the winter stays on the mild side this up coming Rio season should be a GREAT one! hooked



Side Note: In the past I have always taken advantage of the warm spells during the winter and it has paid off all the time! thumb
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#12037813 - 01/13/17 01:16 PM Re: Winter Redbreast bite. FANTASTIC ! [Re: banker-always fishing]
1960texan Offline
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Registered: 11/09/15
Posts: 249
Loc: Knee deep in the Guadalupe.
Those are some healthy looking redbreast. Nice going, Chuck!

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#12037824 - 01/13/17 01:23 PM Re: Winter Redbreast bite. FANTASTIC ! [Re: banker-always fishing]
J-Moe Offline
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Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 2858
Loc: Brenham, TX
That white rock, big redbreast and clear water are starting to look very familiar to me. Too bad I have to spend my winter sliding down the slick muddy creeks around Somerville. I'm always jealous of you being in the center of the most fertile sunfish fishing in the world. Keep the great posts coming my friend. thumb

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#12038367 - 01/13/17 08:09 PM Re: Winter Redbreast bite. FANTASTIC ! [Re: banker-always fishing]
gar1970 Offline
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Registered: 04/23/11
Posts: 1177
Loc: southwest more west than south...
Great pics and a great post chuck! As always. Keep em coming

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#12050241 - 01/20/17 05:14 AM Re: Winter Redbreast bite. FANTASTIC ! [Re: banker-always fishing]
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Thanks Will,Jamie,and Leo for the replies! Jamie: The water bodies are in GREAT shape. Should be a GREAT year! hooked
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#12067058 - 01/30/17 09:33 AM Re: Winter Redbreast bite. FANTASTIC ! [Re: banker-always fishing]
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Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 9510
Loc: San Antonio Tx.
Nice fish Chuck. Reckon this warm winter is playing a part in the Redbreast bite?

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#12068285 - 01/30/17 08:12 PM Re: Winter Redbreast bite. FANTASTIC ! [Re: banker-always fishing]
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Posts: 629
Loc: La vernia tx
Always informative always a good read thumb
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#12081238 - 02/07/17 05:09 AM Re: Winter Redbreast bite. FANTASTIC ! [Re: banker-always fishing]
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Loc: Universal City Tx.
Thanks Gitter and Clayton for the replies. Gitter. This warm winter has been a active one for sure. All we need now is some rain to charge up the water! thumb
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#12084107 - 02/08/17 02:39 PM Re: Winter Redbreast bite. FANTASTIC ! [Re: banker-always fishing]
SlowDown Offline
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Registered: 09/20/08
Posts: 2033
Loc: Texas
Banker, I noticed in your post near the end of last year, and again this year, that you are using a lot of Gulp Alive Night Crawlers. Before last year, it appeared that you always used live night crawlers. Are you finding that the Berkley crawlers are about as good as live bait, beginning to switch over from live bait to the Gulp?

Second question, do you pinch off and use a section of the Gulp worms like you do a live crawler. I haven't actually seen the Gulp Alive Night Crawlers, but online it looks like they are about six inches long and suitable for bass and walleyes.


Edited by fish 'till I drop (02/08/17 02:43 PM)

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#12084276 - 02/08/17 04:23 PM Re: Winter Redbreast bite. FANTASTIC ! [Re: SlowDown]
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Originally Posted By: fish 'till I drop
Banker, I noticed in your post near the end of last year, and again this year, that you are using a lot of Gulp Alive Night Crawlers. Before last year, it appeared that you always used live night crawlers. Are you finding that the Berkley crawlers are about as good as live bait, beginning to switch over from live bait to the Gulp?

Second question, do you pinch off and use a section of the Gulp worms like you do a live crawler. I haven't actually seen the Gulp Alive Night Crawlers, but online it looks like they are about six inches long and suitable for bass and walleyes.



I usually fish with live night crawlers 95 percent to the time. If there is an aggressive bite going on with a lot fish in the area I will switch to the Gulp Alive worms. I pinch sections off just like I do the live worms. Usually 3 to 4 inches works well! thumb


Side Note: This latest warm spell has the sunfish active! partyon
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#12084345 - 02/08/17 04:54 PM Re: Winter Redbreast bite. FANTASTIC ! [Re: banker-always fishing]
SlowDown Offline
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Registered: 09/20/08
Posts: 2033
Loc: Texas
I see. Good to know. Guess there is no substitute for a live worm when they are not aggressive.

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#12084370 - 02/08/17 05:13 PM Re: Winter Redbreast bite. FANTASTIC ! [Re: banker-always fishing]
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Registered: 04/25/16
Posts: 467
Loc: Lake Fork
I've got to find some time to go, thanks for the post thumb
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