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Wintertime Blues #12572803
01/10/18 10:52 PM
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Any tips on targeting lake bluecats from the bank during cold weather? I plan on daylight fishing with cut bait.

Re: Wintertime Blues [Re: uncle_bagster] #12572992
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Wind in your face and deep as possible ? I don't bank fish but nobody else chimed in ?

Re: Wintertime Blues [Re: uncle_bagster] #12573803
01/11/18 05:15 PM
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Definitely want wind in your face you maybe surprised at how shallow they will be depending on the water temp

Re: Wintertime Blues [Re: trlrman] #12573872
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Originally Posted By: trlrman
Wind in your face and deep as possible ? I don't bank fish but nobody else chimed in ?


cheers


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Re: Wintertime Blues [Re: RightTurnTaxidermy] #12573873
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Originally Posted By: RightTurnTaxidermy
Definitely want wind in your face you maybe surprised at how shallow they will be depending on the water temp


cheers


3 Lake Records / 2 All Tackle and counting... texas And he said unto them... Just go as far as you can see; when you get there, youíll be able to see farther... Lol!!!
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Re: Wintertime Blues [Re: uncle_bagster] #12573880
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Uncle_bagster, for a person to answer a question like that with no lake mentioned, or targeted size of bluecat is very hard if not impossible to do. trlrman gave the best generic answer for the time of year and fishery heís fishing! RightTurnTaxidermy gave a cool answer too! The only answer and best answer would have to come from somebody that fishes the fishery you are fishing a lot and you either have to do the time or sometimes pay for those!!! Now, I wanna add something... Pardners, fishing by the watertemp is only 30 % of the ball game... The other 70, is the fishery!!!! Itís the fishery!!!!!! cheers ; ) texas


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Re: Wintertime Blues [Re: uncle_bagster] #12573956
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Weather patterns play a huge part in what the fish are doing. Some days they feed heavy and some days they are locked up. Cold weather makes em go deeper but get a few warm sunny days after a big cold front and you can find em in 2 ft of water trying to warm up. This winter has been particularly tough on me as my normal patters just havenít played out like they usually do . Rising and falling barometric pressure can make everything lay on the bottom or flip flopping wind can make em completely scatter. Normally these fronts are fairly predictable patters to fish but this winter everything has been crazy. South wind days with crazy high pressure or NE or E wind days with pressure at 30.0...my lake (Lewisville) normally produces 6-8 fish over 20lbs on avg per trip for me in winter if I get a good south wind but Iím only avg 1 per trip this winter. Sucks! Canít remember the last time I got to fish when the lake was on fire and there were busted up bait balls with big cats parked under em.


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Re: Wintertime Blues [Re: uncle_bagster] #12574357
01/11/18 10:30 PM
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I am also confined to the bank currently. I agree with others. WHat lake are you wanting to fish. I fish Tawakoni and i have learned in my few years. To get a good pair of Dry/Warm waders. I walk out up to my chest cast to deeper water and hold on. On Tawakoni the deeper the better.


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Re: Wintertime Blues [Re: uncle_bagster] #12574414
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Lots of good advice. From what I gather, shallow water on a warm day, and fish into a S. wind might be the ticket. Decent weather is hard to come by, though.

Re: Wintertime Blues [Re: uncle_bagster] #12574590
01/12/18 01:14 AM
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Look for large mud lines in the water on these banks.

Re: Wintertime Blues [Re: uncle_bagster] #12574763
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And it probably won't hurt to use my Catfish Calendar to hit them when the greatest volume of the Blues are on what I term, as their "Roam-Feed Circuit Switch" turned on. Nature seems to have built in a boot to kick them out to go roam for food.


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