texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
RE2, mbennet, dspmo5, RCC70, Rustic Luxury Cabins
109505 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 90,322
hopalong 79,055
Pilothawk 77,773
John175® 70,217
JDavis7873® 67,393
Derek 🐝 61,832
Tritonman 58,484
Mark Perry 55,169
LoneStarSon® 54,907
facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums60
Topics739,869
Posts12,288,209
Members109,505
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Eclipse Fishing #12394955
08/21/17 06:47 PM
08/21/17 06:47 PM
Joined: Mar 2015
Posts: 1,971
Texas
B
Brad R Offline OP
Extreme Angler
Brad R  Offline OP
Extreme Angler
B

Joined: Mar 2015
Posts: 1,971
Texas
Lake Athens, 1:15 or so during the eclipse.

Report: I had a fish on my first cast that fell off . . . small and chasing shad. I could see them in the 4 ft. water around the boat house. Then, a few casts later, I caught one of these small schoolers.

Then, I heard some commotion on the opposite side so I went over and pitched right to the area it had come up, got it hooked up. My drag was set too low so it pulled me into the pads but I got her out.

I'd say 2.5 lbs. and a nice dark saddle on a healthy fish. They are really feeding up on shad almost all day long. It's fun to watch them chase the shad in shallow water . . . you can see the "arrow point" as they move through the water.

Conclusion: fish all future eclipses. Ha! Brad


Re: Eclipse Fishing [Re: Brad R] #12394973
08/21/17 06:56 PM
08/21/17 06:56 PM
Joined: Aug 2016
Posts: 935
Melissa, Tx
T-racer Online content
Pro Angler
T-racer  Online Content
Pro Angler

Joined: Aug 2016
Posts: 935
Melissa, Tx
Right on!!


Bullet 20XRD Comp - Merc 300XS
Mallard Marine Nacogdoches, Tx
972-837-9404
Re: Eclipse Fishing [Re: Brad R] #12394978
08/21/17 06:58 PM
08/21/17 06:58 PM
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,935
Eagle Mountain
GROD Online content
Extreme Angler
GROD  Online Content
Extreme Angler

Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,935
Eagle Mountain
Very nice!

Re: Eclipse Fishing [Re: Brad R] #12394995
08/21/17 07:13 PM
08/21/17 07:13 PM
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 15,262
Justin, TX.
Donald Harper Online happy
TFF Guru
Donald Harper  Online Happy
TFF Guru

Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 15,262
Justin, TX.
Beautiful place you have there. I really like the dock. Thanks for sharing.


Each person you work with holds some promise to your future success.
www.eletewater.com - Staying Hydrated
www.lakeoviachic.com - Booking Mexico Trips
20 Hot Spot Mapping - GPS Contour Chips - Custom Spinner Baits - Jigs -Spooks
Pure Extracts - Minnow-Night Crawler-Crayfish-Craylic


Re: Eclipse Fishing [Re: Brad R] #12395008
08/21/17 07:19 PM
08/21/17 07:19 PM
Joined: Jun 2013
Posts: 26
C
Chetatkinsdiet Offline
Outdoorsman
Chetatkinsdiet  Offline
Outdoorsman
C

Joined: Jun 2013
Posts: 26
I snuck over to White Rock Lake during the eclipse. I didn't expect much since it's always tough fishing there. Right at what was probably the peak of the event, I caught a 3# LMB. No pics, sorry....South West side of lake near pump station.

Re: Eclipse Fishing [Re: Brad R] #12395206
08/21/17 09:27 PM
08/21/17 09:27 PM
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 19
T
Tread Offline
Green Horn
Tread  Offline
Green Horn
T

Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 19
I too fished the eclipse today. The fish seemed to be hitting pretty good and I managed several nice ones. I'd say the 3 largest ones were probably in the 14 to 17 pound range but unfortunately I had been looking at the sun (as I was warned not to do)and I couldn't see the fish to photograph them. It's possible that they might have been closer to 14 to 17 inches, but I'm pretty sure they were much larger. All were released, however since I couldn't see I might have accidentally tossed them on shore. I too will be fishing all future eclipses and hopefully by the next one I'll have my service dog trained as I broke 4 Falcon rods trying to feel my way back to my truck. Come to think of it, they might have just been Zebco rods. I'll ask my wife when I get home. Wish this eclipse would end. I can't see a thing.

Re: Eclipse Fishing [Re: Tread] #12395290
08/21/17 10:30 PM
08/21/17 10:30 PM
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,417
Rockwall, Tx
M
Matt Jackson Online content
Extreme Angler
Matt Jackson  Online Content
Extreme Angler
M

Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,417
Rockwall, Tx
Originally Posted By: Tread
I too fished the eclipse today. The fish seemed to be hitting pretty good and I managed several nice ones. I'd say the 3 largest ones were probably in the 14 to 17 pound range but unfortunately I had been looking at the sun (as I was warned not to do)and I couldn't see the fish to photograph them. It's possible that they might have been closer to 14 to 17 inches, but I'm pretty sure they were much larger. All were released, however since I couldn't see I might have accidentally tossed them on shore. I too will be fishing all future eclipses and hopefully by the next one I'll have my service dog trained as I broke 4 Falcon rods trying to feel my way back to my truck. Come to think of it, they might have just been Zebco rods. I'll ask my wife when I get home. Wish this eclipse would end. I can't see a thing.


Post of the week!

Last edited by Matt Jackson; 08/21/17 10:31 PM.
Re: Eclipse Fishing [Re: Matt Jackson] #12395310
08/21/17 10:54 PM
08/21/17 10:54 PM
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 566
Texas
T
TheFluke215 Offline
Pro Angler
TheFluke215  Offline
Pro Angler
T

Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 566
Texas
Originally Posted By: Matt Jackson
Originally Posted By: Tread
I too fished the eclipse today. The fish seemed to be hitting pretty good and I managed several nice ones. I'd say the 3 largest ones were probably in the 14 to 17 pound range but unfortunately I had been looking at the sun (as I was warned not to do)and I couldn't see the fish to photograph them. It's possible that they might have been closer to 14 to 17 inches, but I'm pretty sure they were much larger. All were released, however since I couldn't see I might have accidentally tossed them on shore. I too will be fishing all future eclipses and hopefully by the next one I'll have my service dog trained as I broke 4 Falcon rods trying to feel my way back to my truck. Come to think of it, they might have just been Zebco rods. I'll ask my wife when I get home. Wish this eclipse would end. I can't see a thing.


Post of the week!


X 2

Re: Eclipse Fishing [Re: Brad R] #12396355
08/22/17 05:18 PM
08/22/17 05:18 PM
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,037
Lake El Butto, Pearland
J
JohnButte Offline
Extreme Angler
JohnButte  Offline
Extreme Angler
J

Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,037
Lake El Butto, Pearland
I'll catch the next one.

Re: Eclipse Fishing [Re: Brad R] #12397521
08/23/17 02:50 PM
08/23/17 02:50 PM
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 1,483
Coppell, TX
P
Phototex Offline
Extreme Angler
Phototex  Offline
Extreme Angler
P

Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 1,483
Coppell, TX
I fished most of the day Monday, and did pretty much zip until AFTER the eclipse, when they turned on for me. In about a 20-minute window, I caught fish almost every cast by counting down a Rattletrap for about 5 seconds. When I started to crank, the fish were on. Nothing over 3 lbs, but lots of fun. There was no surface activity, so I was fortunate to even find them. The buzzards did roost during the eclipse.


PB: 10-01 on a Ribbit frog
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread


© 1998-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
UBB.threads™ 7.6.2