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#12533541 - 12/10/17 12:35 PM Re: 2017-2018 TPWD trout stocking [Re: Todd™]
Searsay Offline
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Registered: 07/26/12
Posts: 282
Loc: Lewisville TX
Heritage Park - my son has limited every day in less than 45m for the last three days on mouse tails wacky hooked w/ 1/24 splitshot about 30" above the hook and a steady slow retrieve (slow enough to keep it on the bottom w/ mouse tails floating 12-18" up) . Was catching one or getting hit on every cast. We were throwing back anything under 8 or 9 inches.

My son who is 5 has had an absolute blast doing it. He catches so fast I haven't even fished myself - to busy dealing w/ taking hooks out and putting fish on the stringer or releasing them.

4lb line, #10 hook


Edited by Searsay (12/10/17 01:41 PM)
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#12533809 - 12/10/17 04:21 PM Re: 2017-2018 TPWD trout stocking [Re: Searsay]
cwil Online   content
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Registered: 03/17/09
Posts: 251
Loc: NRH, TX
Originally Posted By: Searsay
Heritage Park - my son has limited every day in less than 45m for the last three days on mouse tails wacky hooked w/ 1/24 splitshot about 30" above the hook and a steady slow retrieve (slow enough to keep it on the bottom w/ mouse tails floating 12-18" up) . Was catching one or getting hit on every cast. We were throwing back anything under 8 or 9 inches.

My son who is 5 has had an absolute blast doing it. He catches so fast I haven't even fished myself - to busy dealing w/ taking hooks out and putting fish on the stringer or releasing them.

4lb line, #10 hook


^^^^this is what its REALLY all about^^^^

Thanks for the tip on lures. Went to greenbriar for an 1.5 -2 hours, bottom and bobber fish with powerbait and dough balls. Caught none. Actually only seen 1 trout caught while I was there.

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#12533827 - 12/10/17 04:46 PM Re: 2017-2018 TPWD trout stocking [Re: Searsay]
fshng84 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Searsay
Heritage Park - my son has limited every day in less than 45m for the last three days on mouse tails wacky hooked w/ 1/24 splitshot about 30" above the hook and a steady slow retrieve (slow enough to keep it on the bottom w/ mouse tails floating 12-18" up) . Was catching one or getting hit on every cast. We were throwing back anything under 8 or 9 inches.

My son who is 5 has had an absolute blast doing it. He catches so fast I haven't even fished myself - to busy dealing w/ taking hooks out and putting fish on the stringer or releasing them.

4lb line, #10 hook


Very nice!

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#12533932 - 12/10/17 06:55 PM Re: 2017-2018 TPWD trout stocking [Re: Searsay]
pavlaugh Offline
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Registered: 09/16/17
Posts: 40
Originally Posted By: Searsay
Heritage Park - my son has limited every day in less than 45m for the last three days on mouse tails wacky hooked w/ 1/24 splitshot about 30" above the hook and a steady slow retrieve (slow enough to keep it on the bottom w/ mouse tails floating 12-18" up) . Was catching one or getting hit on every cast. We were throwing back anything under 8 or 9 inches.

My son who is 5 has had an absolute blast doing it. He catches so fast I haven't even fished myself - to busy dealing w/ taking hooks out and putting fish on the stringer or releasing them.

4lb line, #10 hook


That's awesome. Never fished with mouse tails but may need to pick some up!

Originally Posted By: TXfisherman12
Good job Pavlaugh! It was nice meeting you and your son today.

Good meeting you too! How did you do after we left? I returned to McGrath with my older and middle kid today, and we took 13 mostly small ones (a few 10 inches though) after about 5 hours fishing the southern point. A few on super dupers, most on power bait. Orange was the magic color. Another schooling location was the northern side of the southern/second fountain. We had caught a few there yesterday, but we saw one person limit out there today and a second group start catching them there right after.

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#12534082 - 12/10/17 09:00 PM Re: 2017-2018 TPWD trout stocking [Re: Todd™]
Searsay Offline
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Registered: 07/26/12
Posts: 282
Loc: Lewisville TX
This is actually my first year fishing w/ mouse-tails. They worked in denton - but not nearly as well - in denton and flower-mound - If i just let the mousetail sit... i would only get hits every 15-20m...

the slow-slow retrieve + wacky hooking on bottom 1/3rd of ball on the mouse tail - seems to do it just right. He (my son) even hooked what must have been the only Bass in that pond, a little 13" ball of fun that we released. It seemed to work regardless of color - though the chartreuse/orange worked best.

I'm wondering if the technique works just as well in water that isn't as clear. I'd imagine you would have to be closer to them - since in heritage pond at flower-mound they can probably see your bait from across the pond.

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#12534480 - 12/11/17 10:57 AM Re: 2017-2018 TPWD trout stocking [Re: Todd™]
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Registered: 03/17/09
Posts: 251
Loc: NRH, TX
I hadn’t seen the “mouse tail” power bait before. But several years ago a guy I met at Bearcreek in Keller showed me a trout set up using both of powerbaits power egg and half of a 3” trout worm as a trailer, on same tiny hook. This setup is essentially the same thing as the mouse tail, just a two piece bait. It was very effective back then at that pond. I will have to pick some mousetails up before our next trout pond outing next week.

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#12535762 - 12/12/17 11:53 AM Re: 2017-2018 TPWD trout stocking [Re: pavlaugh]
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Loc: Sugar Land, TX
Originally Posted By: TXfisherman12
Good job Pavlaugh! It was nice meeting you and your son today.

Good meeting you too! How did you do after we left? I returned to McGrath with my older and middle kid today, and we took 13 mostly small ones (a few 10 inches though) after about 5 hours fishing the southern point. A few on super dupers, most on power bait. Orange was the magic color. Another schooling location was the northern side of the southern/second fountain. We had caught a few there yesterday, but we saw one person limit out there today and a second group start catching them there right after.[/quote]

Great job again! After you left on Saturday I caught 3 small trout at the southern point, and then left - was all fished out and a bit frustrated that the trout were not smacking lures readily like last year. If I had time I would try again during this week to see if anything changed. Thanks for pointing out the southern point to me!
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#12538215 - 12/14/17 09:38 AM Re: 2017-2018 TPWD trout stocking [Re: Todd™]
fshng84 Offline
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Bethany gets stocked today with trout; hope to fish it later today! Stocking kicks off the first of several in our county. Stocking.

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#12538248 - 12/14/17 09:58 AM Re: 2017-2018 TPWD trout stocking [Re: Todd™]
Searsay Offline
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Registered: 07/26/12
Posts: 282
Loc: Lewisville TX
fshng84 - which of those small ponds gets stocked in Bethany? or are they all interconnected? Taking a friend and his 3.5 year old son fishing on Monday afternoon and trying to decide if I should hit Flower Mound or Bethany.

Also TWPD site says tomorrow 12/15 for Bethany not today - heads up smile

Thanks,


Edited by Searsay (12/14/17 10:52 AM)

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#12538341 - 12/14/17 11:17 AM Re: 2017-2018 TPWD trout stocking [Re: Searsay]
Fisherman Joe Offline
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Registered: 07/16/07
Posts: 135
Loc: Allen, Texas
Originally Posted By: Searsay
fshng84 - which of those small ponds gets stocked in Bethany? or are they all interconnected?


It's the one with a Dock and rails closest to the pavilion. It's a horse shoe shaped pond. HTH
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#12538385 - 12/14/17 11:59 AM Re: 2017-2018 TPWD trout stocking [Re: Searsay]
fshng84 Offline
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Registered: 12/04/07
Posts: 3429
Originally Posted By: Searsay
fshng84 - which of those small ponds gets stocked in Bethany? or are they all interconnected? Taking a friend and his 3.5 year old son fishing on Monday afternoon and trying to decide if I should hit Flower Mound or Bethany.

Also TWPD site says tomorrow 12/15 for Bethany not today - heads up smile

Thanks,


Thanks, got too excited and forgot today is the 14th. Bummer.

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#12540738 - 12/16/17 08:10 PM Re: 2017-2018 TPWD trout stocking [Re: fshng84]
fshng84 Offline
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Registered: 12/04/07
Posts: 3429
Originally Posted By: fshng84
Originally Posted By: Searsay
fshng84 - which of those small ponds gets stocked in Bethany? or are they all interconnected? Taking a friend and his 3.5 year old son fishing on Monday afternoon and trying to decide if I should hit Flower Mound or Bethany.

Also TWPD site says tomorrow 12/15 for Bethany not today - heads up smile

Thanks,


Thanks, got too excited and forgot today is the 14th. Bummer.


Fished Bethany today but using UL Spinning Gear. Limited out... Did breakout the fly rod briefly and had a couple of strikes but none landed. Did make it to Waterloo Friday and caught a number using Near Deere and the fly rod! Video.

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#12541094 - 12/17/17 10:22 AM Re: 2017-2018 TPWD trout stocking [Re: fshng84]
fshng84 Offline
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Registered: 12/04/07
Posts: 3429
Originally Posted By: fshng84
Originally Posted By: fshng84
Originally Posted By: Searsay
fshng84 - which of those small ponds gets stocked in Bethany? or are they all interconnected? Taking a friend and his 3.5 year old son fishing on Monday afternoon and trying to decide if I should hit Flower Mound or Bethany.

Also TWPD site says tomorrow 12/15 for Bethany not today - heads up smile

Thanks,


Thanks, got too excited and forgot today is the 14th. Bummer.


Fished Bethany today but using UL Spinning Gear. Limited out... Did breakout the fly rod briefly and had a couple of strikes but none landed. Did make it to Waterloo Friday and caught a number using Near Deere and the fly rod! Video.


Here is the video of the action using UL Spinning Gear. Video. Did go back this morning and did a repeat but also able to pull out the Switch Rod and catch them with several different fishing flies. Will post a video later.

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#12541464 - 12/17/17 05:17 PM Re: 2017-2018 TPWD trout stocking [Re: Todd™]
pavlaugh Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 09/16/17
Posts: 40
Nice video landing those trout!

I had a chance to try out a mouse tail today at McGrath park and landed five with it. Pretty impressed it outperformed the super duper and dough power bait.


Edited by pavlaugh (12/17/17 05:17 PM)

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#12541531 - 12/17/17 06:35 PM Re: 2017-2018 TPWD trout stocking [Re: Todd™]
Fisherman13 Offline
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Registered: 07/13/13
Posts: 2027
Loc: Lake Lavon
Went with a buddy to Waterloo patk in Denison yesterday and had a good time CPR’ing the little stocker trout. Here is the video from our day.

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