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It's been tough out there #12592803
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The last couple of times I've been out, I've skunked. I'm not sure if it's the weather, water temp, or both. Lake Waco is my home lake and it's been in the mid 40's. Same for Lake Whitney today. I've tried everything from shallow to deep and nothing. I can find them on the graph but they don't want anything I'm throwing. Has it been the same for everyone else?

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Re: It's been tough out there [Re: Txfiremn] #12592833
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Every time I drop my boat in the water and the temp says 40 something, I pack up and go golf....


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Re: It's been tough out there [Re: Txfiremn] #12592857
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There is a reason why people go to power plant lakes in January.

Re: It's been tough out there [Re: Razorback] #12592873
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Originally Posted By: Razorback
There is a reason why people go to power plant lakes in January.


I live less than 5 minutes from the Waco boat ramp and 20 minutes from Whitney. They closed the power plant on Tradinghouse. I wish there was a closer PP lake. I may need to make a few road trips.

Re: It's been tough out there [Re: Txfiremn] #12592907
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I've always struggled to catch bass in cold 40 degree water. Back when I fished a bunch, I sometimes got lucky and caught a fish or two. Most times I zeroed.....started going to Fayette until lakes warmed into 50's....

Re: It's been tough out there [Re: Razorback] #12592911
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Originally Posted By: Razorback
There is a reason why people go to power plant lakes in January.
I blanked on a power plant lake last Sunday. First time in my life! First blank in almost a year and a half. I did have 5 bites, hooked three...didn't boat any. My partner caught quite a few including a 6 pounder he lost at the boat.

Tough day for both of us.


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Itís winter and some of these COLD fronts that we have had this year have been brutal for fishing, it will give them lock jaw and for the past two years we really didnít have any hard winter, this spring should be a blast hooked


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Havent even had the desire to fish this year in this cold weather.... yuck!

Re: It's been tough out there [Re: Txfiremn] #12593248
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Itís not just you. Water was 43 degrees last time I was out and I got one bite after fishing all day. It was a 4 pounder but it barely moved coming out of the water. Looked like a fish behind the counter at HEB it was so lethargic.

Water is just COLD. I think I will wait another week, pray for some sunshine, and hope the lengthening days can work itís magic.

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Re: It's been tough out there [Re: SteezMacQueen] #12594289
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Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
Originally Posted By: Razorback
There is a reason why people go to power plant lakes in January.
I blanked on a power plant lake last Sunday. First time in my life! First blank in almost a year and a half. I did have 5 bites, hooked three...didn't boat any. My partner caught quite a few including a 6 pounder he lost at the boat.

Tough day for both of us.


I am curious. Which lake?


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Re: It's been tough out there [Re: Txfiremn] #12594319
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Super shallow or super deep seems to be the ticket. Iíve been catching pretty good in <3í of water, 40-43 degrees. Some of the most violent jig bites, knocking slack in the line. Pitched in a bush this last Sunday, a 3 lber popped slack in my line and headed out fast, at least 1 maybe 2 more came with it boiling the water around it while I was getting it in the boat. Fired up a school of shallow fish in 40 degree water. Those fish are acting like itís summer time.


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Originally Posted By: Rayzor
Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
Originally Posted By: Razorback
There is a reason why people go to power plant lakes in January.
I blanked on a power plant lake last Sunday. First time in my life! First blank in almost a year and a half. I did have 5 bites, hooked three...didn't boat any. My partner caught quite a few including a 6 pounder he lost at the boat.

Tough day for both of us.


I am curious. Which lake?

Fairfield.


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Re: It's been tough out there [Re: bigfishtx] #12594460
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Originally Posted By: bigfishtx
Super shallow or super deep seems to be the ticket. Iíve been catching pretty good in <3í of water, 40-43 degrees. Some of the most violent jig bites, knocking slack in the line. Pitched in a bush this last Sunday, a 3 lber popped slack in my line and headed out fast, at least 1 maybe 2 more came with it boiling the water around it while I was getting it in the boat. Fired up a school of shallow fish in 40 degree water. Those fish are acting like itís summer time.


Maybe shallow is what I need to try next because deep isn't working!

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Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
Originally Posted By: Rayzor
Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
Originally Posted By: Razorback
There is a reason why people go to power plant lakes in January.
I blanked on a power plant lake last Sunday. First time in my life! First blank in almost a year and a half. I did have 5 bites, hooked three...didn't boat any. My partner caught quite a few including a 6 pounder he lost at the boat.

Tough day for both of us.


I am curious. Which lake?

Fairfield.

I blanked on Fairfield last Friday too

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