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#8633926 - 02/25/13 02:42 PM Easiest way to find fish on New lake
webbangus Offline
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Registered: 04/06/12
Posts: 31
Loc: TX
I am fishing Lake Proctor and having a hard time finding the cats. All the other species are fine just cant find the catfish. Any tips? Been using shad, dip and prepaired cheese baits.

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#8634131 - 02/25/13 03:28 PM Re: Easiest way to find fish on New lake [Re: webbangus]
big10 Online   content
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Registered: 06/12/06
Posts: 2184
Loc: Temple, Texas
Best way to find fish one a new lake is get you some fresh shad and drift. Cover water. Im unfamilar with proctor but I like drifting in water around 30' deep.
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#8634163 - 02/25/13 03:36 PM Re: Easiest way to find fish on New lake [Re: big10]
webbangus Offline
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Loc: TX
Proctor is 5 ft low now and is average 20 ft deep. I will try the drifting.

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#8634180 - 02/25/13 03:41 PM Re: Easiest way to find fish on New lake [Re: webbangus]
big10 Online   content
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How deep is the deepest area on the lake?
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#8634181 - 02/25/13 03:41 PM Re: Easiest way to find fish on New lake [Re: webbangus]
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Registered: 05/28/12
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Loc: grapevine, tx
I heard and seen some nice blues come from proctor. Nice size channel cats too
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#8634204 - 02/25/13 03:47 PM Re: Easiest way to find fish on New lake [Re: webbangus]
jasoniam Offline
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Registered: 08/10/11
Posts: 593
Loc: Irving, Tx
what I would do is get ahold of a navionics app of some.sort....look at it kinda like a topo map u use fishidy find you points and flats and things like that. study those maps and you can find success...I have done that myself bank fishing and have been productive...get a couple spots that look good and go scan them with your fish finder...
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#8634219 - 02/25/13 03:50 PM Re: Easiest way to find fish on New lake [Re: webbangus]
jasoniam Offline
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Registered: 08/10/11
Posts: 593
Loc: Irving, Tx
I have found lately by the way that the good cats around 5-10 fow....that's where I've seen success at lately....but I have seen a few caught in deeper waters just not as much...but anywho good luck and let us know how ya do...
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#8634223 - 02/25/13 03:50 PM Re: Easiest way to find fish on New lake [Re: webbangus]
jasoniam Offline
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Registered: 08/10/11
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I have found lately by the way that the good cats around 5-10 fow....that's where I've seen success at lately....but I have seen a few caught in deeper waters just not as much...but anywho good luck and let us know how ya do...
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#8634270 - 02/25/13 03:58 PM Re: Easiest way to find fish on New lake [Re: webbangus]
webbangus Offline
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Registered: 04/06/12
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Loc: TX
At the deepest accourding to the corp of engineers is 35 ft. I have never saw any over 28 on my depthfinder when the lake was full. I have been trolling with lipless crankbaits as I looked for holes and flats. Seems like the lake is very flat. have caught some small channels over holes I bait with sour grain. Tore the whites up with the crank baits. Most stories i hear on the big blues and yellows are from jug fishing wich is fine but nothing like reeling one in.

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#8634273 - 02/25/13 03:58 PM Re: Easiest way to find fish on New lake [Re: webbangus]
Don G Offline
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Registered: 06/14/11
Posts: 209
Loc: Comanche County, Texas
Most of the cats being caught recently are on jugs. Try Rush Creek in the sticks with cut shad for blues. Also a lot being caught in the sticks and onion valley in the north end 4' to 6' of water although this cold front will probably foul that up for a few days.
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#8634469 - 02/25/13 04:38 PM Re: Easiest way to find fish on New lake [Re: webbangus]
LakeLass Online   content
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y'all over think this stuff way too much.

best way to find fish is show up at the lake with a loaf of fresh baked bread, beef jerky, cheese and sweet tea. park your rear next to a local who is bankfishing and offer to share your food.
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#8634506 - 02/25/13 04:45 PM Re: Easiest way to find fish on New lake [Re: webbangus]
webbangus Offline
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Registered: 04/06/12
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Loc: TX
Thanks Don.

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#8634780 - 02/25/13 05:49 PM Re: Easiest way to find fish on New lake [Re: LakeLass]
jasoniam Offline
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Registered: 08/10/11
Posts: 593
Loc: Irving, Tx
Originally Posted By: LakeLass
y'all over think this stuff way too much.



You can overthink fishing...WHAT??????
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#8636863 - 02/26/13 07:45 AM Re: Easiest way to find fish on New lake [Re: LakeLass]
Don G Offline
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Registered: 06/14/11
Posts: 209
Loc: Comanche County, Texas
Originally Posted By: LakeLass
y'all over think this stuff way too much.

best way to find fish is show up at the lake with a loaf of fresh baked bread, beef jerky, cheese and sweet tea. park your rear next to a local who is bankfishing and offer to share your food.

Better replace the tea with beer or Jack D or both if you want any information out of the locals on Proctor.
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#8637150 - 02/26/13 09:05 AM Re: Easiest way to find fish on New lake [Re: Don G]
LakeLass Online   content
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Registered: 01/23/09
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Loc: Las Colinas, TX
Originally Posted By: Don G
Originally Posted By: LakeLass
y'all over think this stuff way too much.

best way to find fish is show up at the lake with a loaf of fresh baked bread, beef jerky, cheese and sweet tea. park your rear next to a local who is bankfishing and offer to share your food.

Better replace the tea with beer or Jack D or both if you want any information out of the locals on Proctor.


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