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#12774121 - 05/30/18 11:30 AM Fayette Bluegill
Txnautic Online   content
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/09/11
Posts: 191
Loc: South of 10
I’m taking the kids to Fayette in a couple weeks and was wandering where to go for some bluegill/sunfish action. I’ve fished the lake before for bass but I know nothing about where and how to fish for sunfish. Any help would be much appreciated.

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#12774470 - 05/30/18 03:35 PM Re: Fayette Bluegill [Re: Txnautic]
CricketHook Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 07/08/15
Posts: 11
Hit the timber and move around a lot until you find them. My largest was 1 lb 9 oz. 8 were over 1 lb.

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#12774523 - 05/30/18 04:13 PM Re: Fayette Bluegill [Re: CricketHook]
Vogey Online   content
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Registered: 10/31/14
Posts: 301
CricketHook….Do you catch these monsters all year long, or is it seasonal ?

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#12774574 - 05/30/18 05:07 PM Re: Fayette Bluegill [Re: Txnautic]
J-Moe Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 04/04/14
Posts: 3350
Loc: Brenham, TX
Wow, great fish and great information CricketHook. You need to post more often.

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#12774592 - 05/30/18 05:38 PM Re: Fayette Bluegill [Re: CricketHook]
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 44668
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Originally Posted By: CricketHook
Hit the timber and move around a lot until you find them. My largest was 1 lb 9 oz. 8 were over 1 lb.




Nice "HOG"! rockon
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#12774628 - 05/30/18 06:15 PM Re: Fayette Bluegill [Re: Vogey]
CricketHook Offline
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Registered: 07/08/15
Posts: 11
Mostly after April. Sometimes beginning in April but this year was colder than normal. You can find the red ear bunched up through mid to late August. Usually around the first of July you can find them bunched up and fill an ice chest with slabs.

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#12774773 - 05/30/18 08:04 PM Re: Fayette Bluegill [Re: Txnautic]
KQT Offline
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Posts: 1055
Loc: Dallas and Port A
That is impressive
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#12774877 - 05/30/18 09:17 PM Re: Fayette Bluegill [Re: Txnautic]
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Registered: 02/09/11
Posts: 191
Loc: South of 10
Thanks for the info!

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#12774917 - 05/30/18 09:36 PM Re: Fayette Bluegill [Re: Txnautic]
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Registered: 11/11/16
Posts: 1041
Loc: La vernia tx
woot
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#12775676 - 05/31/18 01:55 PM Re: Fayette Bluegill [Re: CricketHook]
Gitter Done Offline
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Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 11864
Loc: San Antonio Tx.
Originally Posted By: CricketHook
Hit the timber and move around a lot until you find them. My largest was 1 lb 9 oz. 8 were over 1 lb.




Judging by the post I have been seeing over the years about Fayette,that lake is loaded with some super Bluegill and Redear!

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#12775890 - 05/31/18 05:03 PM Re: Fayette Bluegill [Re: CricketHook]
Vogey Online   content
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Registered: 10/31/14
Posts: 301
CricketHook...I have another question for you. I looks like you use a float...How deep do you set it when searching for these guys ? All the ones I have caught from Fayette, I was fishing Carolina rig on the bottom. What is the advantage of using a float ? And I agree...Once u find one, there seems to be a pot full...Thanks in advance...

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#12776210 - 05/31/18 10:55 PM Re: Fayette Bluegill [Re: Vogey]
CricketHook Offline
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Registered: 07/08/15
Posts: 11
I run a Thill slip bobber with a rubber bobber stop on a spinning rod (Lews Wally marshal crappie rod). Set it about 8-10 inches above bottom. It’s easy to adjust than a snap float and easier to cast. Fayetteville has black goop on the bottom in most areas. I will also use a drop shot rig. Palomar knot a long shank cricket hook with a 8-10 inch tag end to then add a 1/4 oz or less bell sinker. I use meal worms that I buy in bulk. Much cleaner than worms and cheaper too. I can buy 1,000 for about $20. They keep in the fridge for several months. You will be amazed how many more fish you will catch on a drop shot rig. You gotta get the bait in their face without loading up on bottom slime. 8lb braid is the best with a tiny spot swivel and about 2-3 ft of mono.


Edited by CricketHook (05/31/18 10:58 PM)

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#12776544 - 06/01/18 10:13 AM Re: Fayette Bluegill [Re: Txnautic]
Laker One Offline
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Registered: 07/03/11
Posts: 12313
Loc: San Antonio TX
Will be fishing Fayette a couple of times during the summer/fall months! woot

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#12776560 - 06/01/18 10:27 AM Re: Fayette Bluegill [Re: Laker One]
banker-always fishing Offline
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 44668
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Originally Posted By: Laker One
Will be fishing Fayette a couple of times during the summer/fall months! woot





Plus #1. thumb
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