Went on a teaching trip at Lake Tawakoni with TFFer Lollygagger(Brad) yesterday. We launched at 8AM and stopped fishing at 5:15PM with a total of 240 fish caught. It was a perfect day weather-wise and catching-wise to help someone learn how to find fish and to catch them using the Mepps technique.
We started at Finger Point, marked fish there, but they moved immediately. After I found them again using the big motor, the iPilot remote wouldnít let me spotlock Ė it was flashing like crazy Ė maybe because it got sat on or maybe needs new battery. Luckily, I brought an anchor Ė the bell type, which wonít hold in windy weather. With a brisk wind coming from the east, we couldnít stay on Finger and hold anchor, so we headed to the east side to Greenville Pump Station. That was providential because we found tons of big whites there and sat in one spot and caught 150. 95% of the whites were between 14.5 and 16 inches Ė what a blast.
We could have stayed there and continued to haul in the fish, but I wanted to show Brad some other Tawak spots. So, about 12;30 we went to Cloud Point and ran into etu and lenahorse with Rex and Charlie fishing with them. We marked fish close to them and caught another 16 while they left to check out some bird action not far away. When it slowed we moved on south to the southern-most point of the Cloud Point area. Found fish and left there after getting white bass count to 175 - still catching big ones here as well as at the rest of the spots we fished. Next stop Sun Point. Found another big bunch there and left when we got to 200 whites. Continuing south we stopped at the point just south of Cedar Creek and found more fish. Left there when count got to 215 and went south to what I call Tripod Hump. Found fish on the west finger of it and caught another 15 whites to bring our total to 230. We also caught 3 legal hybrids, 2 short hybrids, 4 cats and a big yellow bass.
During the day Brad kept getting better at catching fish on both Mepps 2ís and 4ís. Which did the fish like best? It varied from structure to structure. At Greenville Pump Station they took 2ís and 4ís equally readily. At all the other spots except Tripod Hump they wanted a #2. At Tripod #4 worked best. Pics below (Sorry about my camera's fuzziness).
Brad with nice white bass
Brad with hybrid
Yours truly with hybrid