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#5602963 - 12/13/10 09:49 PM Shell Beds ?
SkeeterMatt Offline
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Registered: 12/08/06
Posts: 133
Loc: Leander, Tx
How can you tell if your fishing on a shell bed? I read you can feel them. I guess that would be possible on a soft or sandy bottom. Are there certain ares that are more conducive than others. Mostly limestone rock bottom where I fish so i can't tell. i know they are there because i sometimes see huge shells washed up on the shore.
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#5605380 - 12/14/10 05:04 PM Re: Shell Beds ? [Re: SkeeterMatt]
JPeel Offline
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Registered: 10/19/05
Posts: 5396
Loc: 3gunning somewhere
If using a crankbait and you have a good feel for what the bait is doing, you should be able to feel just a slight difference between rocky bottom and shells. Also, you'll pick up small shells on your hooks. If using a jig or c-rig, again you should be able to feel a difference, plus you'll often get shells on your line just ahead of the jig or weight.

Are certain areas more productive than others - you bet. How you determine them beyond catching or not catching fish is beyond me.
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#5606481 - 12/14/10 10:22 PM Re: Shell Beds ? [Re: JPeel]
SkeeterMatt Offline
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Registered: 12/08/06
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Loc: Leander, Tx
i would think current would be a major factor in their location as they are filter feeders.
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#5611074 - 12/16/10 12:37 PM Re: Shell Beds ? [Re: SkeeterMatt]
fishtoad Offline
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Registered: 02/21/07
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Loc: lake whitney
they show real good on a HB SI unit....rick

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