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Lake Waco #13063210 02/14/19 10:54 PM
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Went to North Bosque figured I would get on here and share since everyone is always so hush hush. We wet as far north as we could a week ago and the water temp was 65. Ended up going yesterday and the water temp is back down to 45. Didnít get any whites but caught some largemouths. Donít think the whites are quite ready yet but any week now they should be up. Saw some balls of fry along the banks.

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Same experience for me on the Middle. Water temp was 56 (my body temp must have been below 40 - froze my butt off). Caught a few for a very brief period of time and then someone threw a switch. Others I spoke with on the water had the same experience. My theory is that they are feeding but for very short periods of time, and then hunkering down waiting for it to get a little warmer.

I do this every year - jump the gun wear myself out looking for fish that are just not ready to cooperate. I end of spending more time switching baits than fishing - I'll never learn!

Re: Lake Waco [Re: mitzel2316] #13066138 02/18/19 02:41 AM
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We went to the north bosque today and no one was having any luck. We ended up catching one on a crankbait but that was all. Saw water temps from 56-61. Still not up in the river

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Was on the North and Middle last Friday, caught 3.
Was on the North yesterday caught 2. They are just not ready.

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I'm going to try again today, largely because the forecast is [censored] for the rest of the week until the weekend. I fish the Middle primarily since I live in McGregor. Those of you that fish the North, are you trolling? If so, are you mostly upriver from the bridge or on the lake side of the bridge.

I'll let you know what I find today.
Thanks

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We tried both north of the bridge and also on the lake side of the bridge. We tried trolling as well as just slow reeling and still didnít have any luck

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I fished passed Eichelberger bridge and down pass 184 bridge yesterday. The water is still 51 to 53 but it is clean. No I did not get a bite. We need a week of sun shine not wind and rain.

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I will be out at some point this week and will re-update. This should be a good warm up this week!

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Did you make it out today?

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I think we are finally on the beginning of the run. Went out yesterday morning and afternoon. On the Middle, water temps were between 53 and 56, depending on the time of day. Caught four in the morning and five more in the later afternoon. A couple of folks around me were catching as well. Except for one 16 inch hybrid, all my fish were smallish whites (males I'm guessing) in the 10 to 11 inch range. Enough to be fun but not enough to clean for me - they are back in the water. I trolled with a rapala mostly. The bite was very light, almost subtle like a crappie. When I had my rod in the holder I missed three fish - not able to set the hook. When I put my beer down and held the rod I only missed one. Putting my beer down is not a sustainable fishing method so I hope they get more aggressive soon.

Everything I caught was near the bottom. As you guys probably know, the Middle ranges from 7 to 20 feet deep. I caught fish from McLennan Crossing to well past the Middle/South split, almost to the first sharp turn heading back to the lake.
Heading back out today.

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I will also be out tomorrow and will post how I do and what they are biting on

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I will also be out tomorrow and will post how I do and what they are biting on

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Went out Sunday and caught a few.

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Well, tried hard Sunday morning, Sunday afternoon, and Monday morning. Caught 8 keepers on Sunday and four keepers on Monday. Water was still 52-56 degrees. I think I threw my entire tackle box at them with no clear winner. I have even tried my fly rod with sinking line to get as close to the bottom as possible. The high point was catching a very nice hybrid on very light tackle. The Middle Bosque version of deep sea fishing I guess.

I was going to go again today but decided to play golf instead. I be back out there tomorrow and Thursday morning trying to get a few before it gets cold again.

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One of my fishing buddies and I went on Sunday morning
and limited out in 2-1/2 hrs.

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