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#12633761 - 02/18/18 08:12 AM Fishing Sub 50 Degree Water
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Registered: 04/10/17
Posts: 590
Loc: Sanger TX
On Bridgeport yesterday. We didn't wear them out or anything. We only caught 3. What are yall's real expectations when fishing water this cold?


Edited by BCBassCat (02/18/18 08:17 AM)

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#12634057 - 02/18/18 11:52 AM Re: Fishing Sub 50 Degree Water [Re: BCBassCat]
Cheesehead Wes Offline
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Registered: 12/18/10
Posts: 600
Loc: Lubbock Tx
I never expect to get bites but I beat myself up when I don’t.

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#12634058 - 02/18/18 11:53 AM Re: Fishing Sub 50 Degree Water [Re: BCBassCat]
James Biggs Online   content
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Registered: 07/11/06
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Loc: DFW area
Under 45 degrees 1-2 bites
45-48 2-4 bites
48-53 5-10 bites
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#12634067 - 02/18/18 12:04 PM Re: Fishing Sub 50 Degree Water [Re: James Biggs]
GIG'EM AGGIES Offline
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Registered: 05/14/14
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Loc: texas
Originally Posted By: James Biggs
Under 45 degrees 1-2 bites
45-48 2-4 bites
48-53 5-10 bites


Well, that leaves me out. frown
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#12634071 - 02/18/18 12:07 PM Re: Fishing Sub 50 Degree Water [Re: BCBassCat]
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Bridgeport one of the best cold water lakes
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#12634077 - 02/18/18 12:15 PM Re: Fishing Sub 50 Degree Water [Re: Im RICK JAMES]
BCBassCat Online   content
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Registered: 04/10/17
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Loc: Sanger TX
Originally Posted By: Im RICK JAMES
Bridgeport one of the best cold water lakes


I've only fished water this cold a hand full of times but caught 3 decent fish and this is one of them!





Edited by BCBassCat (02/18/18 12:16 PM)

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#12634132 - 02/18/18 12:56 PM Re: Fishing Sub 50 Degree Water [Re: BCBassCat]
txmasterpo Offline
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Nope.... I just clean up my tackle....55 or so I go back to fishing
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#12634134 - 02/18/18 12:59 PM Re: Fishing Sub 50 Degree Water [Re: Im RICK JAMES]
James Biggs Online   content
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Originally Posted By: Im RICK JAMES
Bridgeport one of the best cold water lakes


Agreed. Clear water or lakes with grass are much better in the winter.
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#12634541 - 02/18/18 07:27 PM Re: Fishing Sub 50 Degree Water [Re: BCBassCat]
Chris_K Online   content
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Registered: 01/14/15
Posts: 1342
Loc: TX
I chunked a swim jig and a Chatterbait around for half a day today and had 1 crappie to show for it

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#12634873 - 02/18/18 11:50 PM Re: Fishing Sub 50 Degree Water [Re: BCBassCat]
dillydilly24 Offline
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Registered: 02/11/18
Posts: 28
Loc: Josephine, TX
Toledo Bend and Rayburn have been on fire this month..
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#12635018 - 02/19/18 07:34 AM Re: Fishing Sub 50 Degree Water [Re: dillydilly24]
Chet Online   content
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Registered: 02/03/06
Posts: 1496
Loc: Ft Worth
Water temps below 49 degrees I fish from my recliner if at all possible.
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#12635036 - 02/19/18 07:49 AM Re: Fishing Sub 50 Degree Water [Re: BCBassCat]
doctorb Offline
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Registered: 06/12/06
Posts: 62
Loc: round rock, tx
I would expect a lot of bites. I personally think it's the best time of year to fish in December and January

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#12635213 - 02/19/18 09:34 AM Re: Fishing Sub 50 Degree Water [Re: dillydilly24]
Razorback Online   content
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Registered: 08/31/01
Posts: 3631
Loc: Tyler, TX, USA
Originally Posted By: dillydilly24
Toledo Bend and Rayburn have been on fire this month..


What's the water temperature on those lakes? This thread is about fishing water temps below 50 degrees.

There will always be some people who find and catch good sacks in cold water, but most people will struggle. We caught one fish on Palestine this month and beat over half the field. Everyone looks at the top of the leaderboard, sees 27 pounds, and thinks "they are HAMMERING them on Lake XXXXX." Look farther down the list to see how many teams caught limits...and how many caught a fish or two or zeroed.

I can't give any good advice about fishing cold water because I suck at it.

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#12635249 - 02/19/18 09:52 AM Re: Fishing Sub 50 Degree Water [Re: BCBassCat]
crankn101 Offline
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Registered: 04/12/07
Posts: 4417
Loc: Longmont co.
I know its different where im at but I kill them from 36-42 on certain lakes around here then it seems to die off a little in the mid 40s for some reason. Likely I just cant find them.

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#12635276 - 02/19/18 10:03 AM Re: Fishing Sub 50 Degree Water [Re: BCBassCat]
Sinkey Online   content
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Registered: 08/04/06
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Loc: Frisco, TX. and Lake Fork
Fork temps the last few days will kinda tell you...

Friday - 54-55 degree water.....30 fish
Saturday - 49 degree water......8 fish (half day fishing)
Sunday - 48 degree water.......5 fish
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