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Re: Lake Lavon [Re: HylianPunkk] #12931043
10/12/18 05:28 AM
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Fished out of Lavonia last night.
Rooster tail with a small jointed minnow trailer along rip rap and over bait fish, no bites
No bites on shrimp on catfish rods.
No bites on various jigs over schooling fish.

Re: Lake Lavon [Re: HylianPunkk] #12933450
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Sure hope you were on the lake today, beautiful weather till the temp dropped and the wind picked up.
Looks like last good day till possibly Wednesday.
Went fly fishing in my kayak at Collin Park fishing the flooded bushes along the shore.
Lake looked to be up about 3-4 feet and was well behind the bushes that were up on the shore.
Swallowed up the small pond and water was about 30 ft to the closest picnic tables.
I caught 1 white bass and one black bass.
Had my catfish rod out well behind the kayak with shrimp on the bottom in 7-9 feet of water, no bites.
Did not see many fish on the finder today, when I did it was just a couple at a time.

Re: Lake Lavon [Re: HylianPunkk] #12938433
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Had to take advantage of no rain and minimal winds so went kayak fishing out of Mallard Park tonight.
Set out a jugline baited with shrimp and caught a couple of catfish ~20inches.
Tried jigs for some crappie and rooster tail along riprap and trees on bank.
No bites to either of these.

Re: Lake Lavon [Re: HylianPunkk] #12939887
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Went to Mallard Park early this morning but the park was closed.
Then went to Collin park.
High water made it very easy to launch my kayak, did not even break out the cart.
Looked for perch and bait fish in grass, both sides of bushed that used to be close to water and in newly flooded trees.
I could not find any of either.
I saw a few fish on the finder and a couple of spots where they were schooling.
Could not get any bites in these locations using worms, or storm minnows behind a road runner.
Spent the rest of the time going after catfish using shrimp.
Managed to catch a few good eating size cats.
The cats were very gentle taking the bait usually just saw the line slowly move sideways.
Once they were hooked did not put up much of a fight either.

Re: Lake Lavon [Re: HylianPunkk] #12953169
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Fished the Dam last night using minnows.
Caught a few small stripers, 1 crappie and a drum.
Cut the drum up and used that and shrimp to try for catfish but no bites.

Re: Lake Lavon [Re: Ocelot] #12953272
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Did it look like anyone was catching Cats? I was thinking about hitting it tomorrow morning bright and early (4am) but I won't waste the drive if no one's catching anything.


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Re: Lake Lavon [Re: Ocelot] #12953387
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Originally Posted By: Ocelot
Fished the Dam last night using minnows.
Caught a few small white bass, 1 crappie and a drum.
Cut the drum up and used that and shrimp to try for catfish but no bites.





Re: Lake Lavon [Re: HylianPunkk] #12953413
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I did not see anyone catching cats.

Re: Lake Lavon [Re: HylianPunkk] #12953422
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Hmm ill decide in the morning if not there maybe Ray Bob is letting out some water to. Try some cut bluegill seems to work if I can't find shad


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Re: Lake Lavon [Re: HylianPunkk] #12954840
11/04/18 04:48 AM
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Papa_Buggs, did you make it out to Lavon?
How were the cats biting?

I plan on going back early next week with a good supply of perch and shrimp for the cats.

Re: Lake Lavon [Re: HylianPunkk] #12956804
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Caught several small white bass at lake Lavon tonight on minnows.
Had some lines out with shrimp and cut up perch for catfish but nothing was interested.
Did not see anyone catching catfish tonight.

Re: Lake Lavon [Re: HylianPunkk] #12957089
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I hope they keep releasing at Lavon Dam. I had really good luck in the past catching some huge spotted gar. Great fighting fish in the current.

Re: Lake Lavon [Re: HylianPunkk] #12957940
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Fished Lavon again tonight.
Caught a few more small white bass and a couple of drum on minnows.
Pinching the head off the minnow then running the hook inside the cavity, out back then putting back through side with most of hook beyond bend sticking out along side of the minnow seemed to get bites faster and have more hook sets.

Had one bite on shrimp tonight that set off the clicker for a moment. Did not return to take a second taste.
Had a disk weight at end of line to get bait off the bottom, keep hooks from getting hung up and keep rig in place in current. With this setup the cat would pull on the weight pretty quickly which probably scared it off if it was smaller.
Guessing at the distance bait was out and with the current that maybe I should go back to Carolina Rig but use a disk weight instead of egg sinker. If having problem with hangups then add a little pool noodle or small float to last hook to raise up off bottom a bit.
Did not see anyone catching catfish tonight.

Will be back later in the week trying to catch a large cat and enjoy catching the white bass on light tackle.

Re: Lake Lavon [Re: HylianPunkk] #12959395
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No Ocelot I didn’t get to fish it there were 20 cars there I may go Saturday morning And see if I can get some Cats to bite. Is it still Releasing?

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Re: Lake Lavon [Re: Papa_Buggs] #12959572
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Releasing just a little under 2000 CFS today.
Been at this rate for over a week and lake is basically staying same level.
Lake is still a little over 9ft high.

You can check any Ft Worth district lake by going to
Ft Worth District COE Lake Information
Then selecting the lake you desire.
Scroll down the page and you will see current lake level and release rate.

I will probably try again tonight or tomorrow night.
Saturday morning supposed to be 35 degrees at 7AM.

Good luck and stay warm.

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