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#12571188 - 01/09/18 03:36 PM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: snookered]
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My dad put in at the airport and ran upstream then downstream and only caught one. He did not go below the 59 bridge
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#12571566 - 01/09/18 07:51 PM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: parttime]
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Originally Posted By: Southtxangler22
Almost limited out today with minimal trolling.. caught 10 or so trolling.. then went to casting and caught several more. Trolling is def the for sure way to catch them south of 59 bridge. Saw another group with a stringer of at least 100 fish. It’s on down there for sure!


What was your ratio of male to females?


50/50 really.. several over 14”.

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#12573518 - 01/11/18 08:26 AM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: snookered]
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Went yesterday afternoon. Didn't get on the water till 3. Launched at 59. Caught 27 between the 2 of us. Didn't keep any, but all were good size with only 2 under 12".

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#12575180 - 01/12/18 08:49 AM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: limp line]
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Originally Posted By: limp line
Went yesterday afternoon. Didn't get on the water till 3. Launched at 59. Caught 27 between the 2 of us. Didn't keep any, but all were good size with only 2 under 12".


thanks for the report, going to try it this weekend....any females? they have eggs?
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#12579330 - 01/15/18 08:44 AM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: snookered]
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I finally have a report! went Saturday morning, got in around 10:30am at the airport ramp...ran all the way up to the shoals were we hit them last year, and they weren't home...headed south back down the river and started trolling small rattle traps and lipped divers...extremely slow...would pick up and run, and stop and troll when we saw bait action...ended up way down by the 59 bridge, but did not go south of it...it was slow for everyone else as well...scratched out 8, decent fish....all females with eggs, about a third of the way hydrated...

guess we were a little early...or they're south still...at least we got out though and gave it a shot...
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#12579380 - 01/15/18 09:08 AM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: snookered]
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Still beats working! Ha. Thanks for report. Wanted to go this week, but the forecast isn't looking to promising.

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#12579598 - 01/15/18 11:46 AM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: snookered]
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Just like any pre-spawn/spawn fishing, cold fronts delay the movement too the shallows.. they might have even been shallow but a cold front will push them back towards the lake. I’ve been down south of 59 a few miles and been catching. Guides that are trolling down there are bringing in limits. Bite has been better around noon when the water warms up. Let a good warming trend show up and those fish will be up there.

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#12582342 - 01/17/18 06:55 AM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: snookered]
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A little late with the report, but we went down last Friday, put in at 59 and headed south. Started slow but picked up just as the water temp did, ended up keeping 54 and throwing back 8.
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#12582588 - 01/17/18 09:31 AM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: snookered]
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Post some pics.
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#12582614 - 01/17/18 09:44 AM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: parttime]
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Originally Posted By: parttime
A little late with the report, but we went down last Friday, put in at 59 and headed south. Started slow but picked up just as the water temp did, ended up keeping 54 and throwing back 8.


right in line with the other reports....thanks
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#12582617 - 01/17/18 09:46 AM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: Southtxangler22]
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Originally Posted By: Southtxangler22
Just like any pre-spawn/spawn fishing, cold fronts delay the movement too the shallows.. they might have even been shallow but a cold front will push them back towards the lake. I’ve been down south of 59 a few miles and been catching. Guides that are trolling down there are bringing in limits. Bite has been better around noon when the water warms up. Let a good warming trend show up and those fish will be up there.


I think you've nailed it 100%...it's a little colder this year, which is keeping them downstream more than in past years...

come on warming trend! tired of this winter already...
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#12582975 - 01/17/18 01:19 PM Re: 2017-2018 Nueces River White Bass Thread [Re: snookered]
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It's only mid jan. Last year we were catching them up river in late March.

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