Light line, or just heavy enough to not have an average sized hybrid break loose with a good drag setting. I use 6 lb most of the time. 4 lb at certain spots. Flies work well. As far as colors, ask some of the fly experts here. Crappie/maribou jigs. Chart head, darker green body, white tail/feather (hard to find anymore) have produced way more sandies for me over the years than any other color(s). Roadrunners/curly tails. The basics, white works well in clearish water, chart works well in water that's stained/muddy. Both work a lot of times. A red head and white body in any of these mentioned will usually work well. I've had various success with the small, floating Rapala jointed shad. I'll usually only tie it on if I'm bored, but I sometimes use it in very shallow rapids/current where I know/suspect some fish are holding in a small break just to mix things up. It's 100% about the way you present it in that scenario though. Smaller 2-3" swimbaits/twitchbaits work really well too. I've also got quick limits using small/regular rat-l-traps and 4M11's via boat on the Nolan when they're holding closer down to the Brazos and where the two meet. Sometimes they like a certain bait slow and steady. Sometimes very slow to even more slow. Most of the time they love a pause, whether working it slow or slightly aggressive.
Edited by Bassman_78 (04/12/18 11:20 PM)
Edit Reason: Wasn't paying attention