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#12689450 - 03/26/18 09:01 AM Now it's our turn!
didja getny Offline
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Registered: 03/12/14
Posts: 43
With the lake level almost back to pool, two things happened:
1) the Corp reduced the water release by 75%
2) the bankers, who prefer large releases, vanished

Now, there's nobody there but us with our fly rods! And the fish are hungry.

I fished both Saturday and Sunday. Landed 10 on Saturday. Only two were under 20", and the biggest was 7lbs (first pic below). Sunday, I hooked 7 but only landed 4 (very poor hood-to-land ratio). But, of the four I landed, two were a bit over 8lbs, (2nd and 3rd pics below) and the other two were 6lbs and 4lbs.

2" of rain forecast for Tuesday, so the Corp will up the release and the bankers will reappear. Will still be good fishing, just crowded.




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#12689552 - 03/26/18 09:59 AM Re: Now it's our turn! [Re: didja getny]
Jesse10 Offline
Angler

Registered: 08/08/11
Posts: 316
Loc: Grandview
That’s nuts!!! Heavy fish!!! I’ve been wanting to do that for so long!!! Nice post! Keep em coming!

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#12689606 - 03/26/18 10:27 AM Re: Now it's our turn! [Re: didja getny]
Capt. Mac Offline
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Registered: 02/06/13
Posts: 975
Loc: Sanger Tx.
Chunks man! Nice work!
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#12690799 - 03/27/18 12:09 AM Re: Now it's our turn! [Re: didja getny]
Robert Hunter Offline
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Registered: 06/14/10
Posts: 3879
Great fish unbelievable power even if you hit a small one you know immediately it’s not a sandbass!!
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#12691176 - 03/27/18 09:29 AM Re: Now it's our turn! [Re: didja getny]
didja getny Offline
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Registered: 03/12/14
Posts: 43
Knowing the rain was coming, and wanting to take advantage of the conditions that produce numbers, I hit it again yesterday. Great day! Glad I went. Landed 11, with biggest 7lbs (pic below).

These fish are, by far, my favorite local fish to catch. If you tied a hybrid tail-to-tail with a similar size striper, it would pull the striper across the lake in a heartbeat. And don't get me wrong, I LOVE catching striper, but these hybrid are something else.

Too bad we can't do this all year!

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#12691280 - 03/27/18 10:15 AM Re: Now it's our turn! [Re: didja getny]
Canoeman1947 Offline
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Registered: 03/13/16
Posts: 39
Loc: Oklahoma
I just wish I could find a place where I could consistently get into hybrid bass. I have caught carp up to 10 lbs. on a fly and they are strong and have a lot of stamina, but a 7 lb. hybrid just puts a 10 lb. carp to shame.

Larry

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#12691805 - 03/27/18 03:19 PM Re: Now it's our turn! [Re: didja getny]
Robert Hunter Offline
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Registered: 06/14/10
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Late April through the first part of June during the shad spawn at first light Is exceptionally reliable for trophy hybrid. Riprap and windblown shorelines with sand preferably. Need to get there before you can see your hand in front of your face problem is most lakes in the area you need a kayak at the least
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#12693428 - 03/28/18 03:17 PM Re: Now it's our turn! [Re: didja getny]
texoma1231 Offline
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Registered: 11/16/15
Posts: 40
Great fish Chuck...looks like you had a good day!!! Not much action below Texoma, still working on one of the generators and they just turned off the flood gates a few days ago. Still lots of birds but fishing from the bank with fly rod is difficult. The lake should be good soon.

Tight lines

Vance

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#12693907 - 03/28/18 08:20 PM Re: Now it's our turn! [Re: didja getny]
J-Moe Online   content
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Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 3255
Loc: Brenham, TX
Awesome!!!! Nothing like catching big hybrids on the fly. They just don't give up. I've had my best luck catching the bigger ones as soon as they shut off the flow below the dam. Only problem is I often have to use 6 lb. test fluorocarbon to get them to bite. I size up to 12 lb. and they won't touch the fly in that clear still water. They will often wear me out before I wear them out grin I'm envious, well done.

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#12696822 - 03/30/18 09:04 PM Re: Now it's our turn! [Re: didja getny]
didja getny Offline
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Registered: 03/12/14
Posts: 43
The gift that keeps on giving!

A 6 and a couple more 7s





It's the most wonderful time of the year!

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#12696824 - 03/30/18 09:09 PM Re: Now it's our turn! [Re: didja getny]
didja getny Offline
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Registered: 03/12/14
Posts: 43
My bad. I put the 6 up twice. No points for that

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