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#12482835 - 10/28/17 09:36 PM Lake Waco Blue Cat Tips?
AvidOutdoors7 Offline
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Registered: 04/18/16
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Never catfished much and if I have its been for channel, but I have the urge to try to catch something big. Im going to wait until winter because people have told me that's my best bet, but I had a couple of quick questions:
1. where would I find shad on the lake during winter?
2. where would I fin blues at during winter (I know nothing about them, trying to research them)
3. not looking for "honey holes" but does anyone have an ok starting spot for me to try to help me catch my first one that they are willing to share?
I am a catch and release fishermen just wanting to catch a new species really! Would love any help given! wink
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#12482961 - 10/28/17 11:33 PM Re: Lake Waco Blue Cat Tips? [Re: AvidOutdoors7]
steveiam Offline
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Hi Cole, those big blues are addicting for sure--
Here is some info that is very helpful, it just takes some reading--
Hope it helps--

http://texasfishingforum.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/3657973/locating_bluecat_no_matter_wha
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#12485072 - 10/30/17 08:26 PM Re: Lake Waco Blue Cat Tips? [Re: AvidOutdoors7]
AvidOutdoors7 Offline
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thank you! where do you think a good starting place to look for shad would be?
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#12485093 - 10/30/17 08:41 PM Re: Lake Waco Blue Cat Tips? [Re: AvidOutdoors7]
steveiam Offline
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I’ve only fished Waco three times Cole, seems like we caught some at the ramp and the rest at the bubbles over by the dam-
Don’t hesitate to try the chicken thing also-


Edited by steveiam (10/31/17 04:05 AM)
Edit Reason: Because bubbles not fountains
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#12485211 - 10/30/17 09:54 PM Re: Lake Waco Blue Cat Tips? [Re: AvidOutdoors7]
steveiam Offline
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Here is something else, I’m a big fan of tiny-
Go down to the bait section, catching shad, good stuff there-

http://www.catfishing.tv/Main/tips-section/TipsSection.html


Edited by steveiam (10/30/17 09:56 PM)
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#12485307 - 10/31/17 12:23 AM Re: Lake Waco Blue Cat Tips? [Re: AvidOutdoors7]
bluesea112 Offline
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You can catch all the shad you want at the aeration bubbles by the damn. Make sure you get there before sundown. The shad leave at dark and don't come back until daylight.

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#12485838 - 10/31/17 11:45 AM Re: Lake Waco Blue Cat Tips? [Re: AvidOutdoors7]
AvidOutdoors7 Offline
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Thank you bluesea! Ill definitely be out there to trey once I head out! and checked out tinys page, if i cant find any at the dam ill put that info to use! hopefully I can catch my first blue nuts
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#12487255 - 11/01/17 07:58 AM Re: Lake Waco Blue Cat Tips? [Re: AvidOutdoors7]
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book a trip with fishhauler

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#12487418 - 11/01/17 09:22 AM Re: Lake Waco Blue Cat Tips? [Re: AvidOutdoors7]
Littlefeather Offline
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Registered: 11/16/15
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I booked and had a great trip with Spud there last year. There's some good blues there if you can find them. Good luck!


Edited by Littlefeather (11/01/17 02:15 PM)
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#12487827 - 11/01/17 12:58 PM Re: Lake Waco Blue Cat Tips? [Re: AvidOutdoors7]
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Thanks Littlefeather I appreciate it.
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#12490691 - 11/03/17 11:29 AM Re: Lake Waco Blue Cat Tips? [Re: AvidOutdoors7]
AvidOutdoors7 Offline
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What depth do you usually find them in Waco?
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#12490783 - 11/03/17 12:36 PM Re: Lake Waco Blue Cat Tips? [Re: AvidOutdoors7]
steveiam Offline
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Originally Posted By: AvidOutdoors7
What depth do you usually find them in Waco?

Fish hauler posted a bit ago this morning on FB he picked up a 30+ lber in heavy timber 8 fow-
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#12490906 - 11/03/17 01:53 PM Re: Lake Waco Blue Cat Tips? [Re: AvidOutdoors7]
AvidOutdoors7 Offline
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oh wow! I was expecting at least 20 off a ledge or something! Shows how much I know, Im very new to Catfishing lol
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#12491083 - 11/03/17 04:44 PM Re: Lake Waco Blue Cat Tips? [Re: AvidOutdoors7]
mike9582 Offline
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Loc: Rio Vista
I have caught 40lb blues out of Waco in 1.5ft of water, and 40 ft of water.................... In the same day.
Right now they really could be anywhere. This weekend you should be able to find some fish on windblown points, and banks.

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#12491148 - 11/03/17 06:12 PM Re: Lake Waco Blue Cat Tips? [Re: AvidOutdoors7]
AvidOutdoors7 Offline
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So would my best bet be going to the windblown areas of the lake and focusing on ledges or deep holes around the points?
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