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#12253375 - 05/19/17 11:43 AM Where to drop em!!?
Fishbonz Offline
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Registered: 12/30/08
Posts: 4189
Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
A while back I posted a pic of a couple of stake beds( there will be more in the future ) that I made on the Forum and was wondering how much weight it would take to secure them and anchor them to the bottom of my home lake. I was considering the C Blocks but after hearing how many it would take just to sink one stake bed I decided against.It just so happens that my neighbor is in the concrete business and has supplied me with these solid 65 lb concrete spheres that should take care of the sinking issues. My home lake is a small lake of approx. 600+/- acres with a max depth of 48ft. It has a good population of LM Bass,Wht Crappie,Wht Bass & two species of Catfish channel & Blue however it has very little underwater structure. It`s more of a large bathtub with a lot of shallow water docks, humps, drop off`s & points.The upper end has a creek channel but very shallow. Question: where would you drop stake beds in a lake like this one??
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#12253640 - 05/19/17 02:46 PM Re: Where to drop em!!? [Re: Fishbonz]
Fishbonz Offline
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Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
153 views and no suggestions or recomendations ?
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#12253655 - 05/19/17 02:56 PM Re: Where to drop em!!? [Re: Fishbonz]
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Drop them on the points in 15 foot off water,, Look for deep drop off and put a few there. and any creek bend you can find. Send me the GPS information once done and i will make sure they stay fished.
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#12253678 - 05/19/17 03:18 PM Re: Where to drop em!!? [Re: Fishbonz]
TakeTheBait Offline
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I put mine on a 15ft point as well with a creek channel that runs on one side. It does really well!
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#12253714 - 05/19/17 03:47 PM Re: Where to drop em!!? [Re: Fishbonz]
SK. Offline
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Registered: 12/18/10
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Loc: N.Houston/Fort Worth
If I were to drop some I'd vary the depth, from 15' all the way up to 8'....Those channel edges are prime spots...
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#12253855 - 05/19/17 05:46 PM Re: Where to drop em!!? [Re: Fishbonz]
Keith Speer Offline
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Registered: 12/21/07
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Loc: Frost, Tx
Drop offs....... Crappie love drop offs....
End of story.....
Just saying.
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#12253872 - 05/19/17 05:56 PM Re: Where to drop em!!? [Re: Fishbonz]
Fishbonz Offline
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Registered: 12/30/08
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Thanks guys!Keith& Bruce I was thinking the same thing guess I was just looking for confirmation.
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#12253874 - 05/19/17 05:57 PM Re: Where to drop em!!? [Re: TakeTheBait]
Fishbonz Offline
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Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
Originally Posted By: TakeTheBait
I put mine on a 15ft point as well with a creek channel that runs on one side. It does really well!
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#12253880 - 05/19/17 05:58 PM Re: Where to drop em!!? [Re: Bruce's Guide Service]
Fishbonz Offline
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Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
Originally Posted By: Bruce's Guide Service
Drop them on the points in 15 foot off water,, Look for deep drop off and put a few there. and any creek bend you can find. Send me the GPS information once done and i will make sure they stay fished.
roflmao roflmao PM sent
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#12254044 - 05/19/17 08:11 PM Re: Where to drop em!!? [Re: Fishbonz]
bush hog Offline
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Registered: 06/12/13
Posts: 2125
Loc: Beckville, TX
Measure how tall your stake beds are and keep that in mind when planning what depth to sink them. A good summer dry spell and everyone's going to know where they are....even those without side scan. lol I seem to find the most fish on brush piles that are on the edge of drop offs, even if it's only a few feet.

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#12256999 - 05/22/17 10:17 AM Re: Where to drop em!!? [Re: bush hog]
Fishbonz Offline
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Registered: 12/30/08
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Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
Originally Posted By: bush hog
Measure how tall your stake beds are and keep that in mind when planning what depth to sink them. A good summer dry spell and everyone's going to know where they are....even those without side scan. lol I seem to find the most fish on brush piles that are on the edge of drop offs, even if it's only a few feet.
There are a couple of extended points and drop-offs that remain in deep water(17-20fow)even when the lake went thru a dry spell a few years ago & also an island that has very tight contour lines that show 20fow on one side.what do you think?
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#12257095 - 05/22/17 11:02 AM Re: Where to drop em!!? [Re: Fishbonz]
JIM SR. Offline
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I would look to put a few where yo could possibly get out of the wind when it really bad,... partyon

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