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#12345532 - 07/18/17 08:32 AM ACC AND TAWOKINI UPDATE
HOGON Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/07/12
Posts: 1076
Loc: McKinney, Texas
Dad and I hit Lake Tawokini and we fished the Timber up on the North End of the Lake.

The fish were biting real good yesterday.

All you had to do was put it down in the water and you had a fish on.

We caught them as shallow as 12 feet and as deep as 20 Feet. 16 Feet was a real good sweet spot for us.

Pretty much the same exact pattern all lakes are in at the moment.

We each were fishing with a 10 Foot ACC Crappie Stix.

We had 20 pound Power Pro Super Slick Braid with an 8 pound Vanish Flourocarbon Leader.

We rigged up a Double Jig Set Up.

We worked from the Top of the Tree Down.

Some trees were visible.
Some were 6 inches out of the water.
Some were 12 inches under the water but with polarized sunglasses you could see them.

We used 1/8 ounce feather jigs.

Colors Purple, Baby Blue, Pink, Neon Green, Chartreuse, and White were used.

No minnows were harmed.
We lost around 20 jigs for various reasons.

We both managed some Doubles yesterday.

I managed a double with a Crappie on the Top Jig and a Black Bass on the bottom jig.
That was a sight to see.
It looked like the black bass was chasing the Crappie as I reeled them up. Both released.

We caught several very nice Sand Bass all released.

We caught well over 100 fish and kept 35.

Wear your Life Jacket, Wear plenty of Sunscreen, and drink lots and lots of water.

The following Sunscreen works great. It does not feel greasy.

We use this for the head, neck, and face area.

We use this for the hands, arms, and legs.

Tight Lines! fish

Edited by HOGON (07/18/17 08:37 AM)

#12346283 - 07/18/17 02:56 PM Re: ACC AND TAWOKINI UPDATE [Re: HOGON]
SlabWhisperer Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/30/13
Posts: 1507
Loc: Carrollton
Excellent report! cheers

#12346332 - 07/18/17 03:14 PM Re: ACC AND TAWOKINI UPDATE [Re: HOGON]
Three Nails Guide Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/29/16
Posts: 736
Loc: East Texas
Nice report
Mark Standridge
East Texas Crappie Guide
Fork Palestine Tawakoni

#12346633 - 07/18/17 06:21 PM Re: ACC AND TAWOKINI UPDATE [Re: Three Nails Guide]
Bobcat1 Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 01/15/07
Posts: 18976
Loc: Sanger,Texas
Outstanding job Schmidty and Dutch! Good post!

#12346763 - 07/18/17 07:27 PM Re: ACC AND TAWOKINI UPDATE [Re: HOGON]
crope1 Offline
Ronnie Hurt'em Roberts

Registered: 05/20/10
Posts: 6735
Loc: mansfield,tx
wtg Guys!

#12346903 - 07/18/17 08:46 PM Re: ACC AND TAWOKINI UPDATE [Re: HOGON]
canyoncreek06 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/03/16
Posts: 690
Loc: Victoria, TX
Awesome report. Great job on the catching.

Columbus took a chance and he made it.

#12350097 - 07/20/17 02:11 PM Re: ACC AND TAWOKINI UPDATE [Re: HOGON]
Mr. Catchum Offline

Registered: 01/09/14
Posts: 169
Loc: Richardson, Tx
Wow Hogan! Outstanding report! I think you covered it all!!! cheers
Mr. Catchum

#12350333 - 07/20/17 04:38 PM Re: ACC AND TAWOKINI UPDATE [Re: HOGON]
HOGON Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/07/12
Posts: 1076
Loc: McKinney, Texas

Finally got a chance to add some pics from our day of fishing last Monday.
You can see the Double with the Crappie on top and the black bass on the bottom of which both were released. That really was fun reeling them up.
A pic of them laying in the bottom of the boat.
Another Double with a couple of Crappie that were obviously both released.
A pic of our Live Well obviously about to bust because it was so full.
A pic of the Crappie transferred into our cooler before I covered them in ice.


#12350578 - 07/20/17 07:16 PM Re: ACC AND TAWOKINI UPDATE [Re: HOGON]
banker-always fishing Online   content
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 45037
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Solid post and fish. Good job. thumb

IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

John 3:16

#12350804 - 07/20/17 09:20 PM Re: ACC AND TAWOKINI UPDATE [Re: HOGON]
txmasterpo Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 11/10/12
Posts: 6344
Loc: Emory
Awesome report.... I've been wanting to try tawakoni.... haven't been on it since I was a kid.....and if you'll switch to sunline or seagar red label you won't break off so many jigs....vanish is turrible

"What goes on around you compares little with what goes on inside you."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

#12350861 - 07/20/17 09:54 PM Re: ACC AND TAWOKINI UPDATE [Re: HOGON]
HOGON Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/07/12
Posts: 1076
Loc: McKinney, Texas
Thanks for the replies everyone.

We did not break off or lose the jigs because of the leader line itself.
There was no getting the jigs unstuck out of their predicament.
It was wrapped around limbs by a fish and stuff like that.

I may try your recommendations some day, but I personally like the Vanish Clear/Gold.

Tight Lines! fish


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