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Some Mighty "BIG" Fish ! #13136429 04/27/19 05:43 PM
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Myself and Rick aka Catyakker fished a hill country water body Thursday and Friday and caught a lot of very "BIG" sunfish. Redear,Bluegill,Hybrids,and Large Mouth Bass were all caught. We caught more than 50 fish each day. Fish were preparing for spawn. Fish were caught in 8 to 10 feet of water holding by drop offs to shallower water. Fish were also caught in 3 to 5 feet of water holding close to reed beds. Worms under a float got great results. The bite was non stop each day between 9am and 12:30pm. After 12:30pm the bite slowed down but we were still catching a lot of fish. After 2:30pm the bite completely shut down. All of the Redear were in the 8 to 10 inch range with most in the 9 inch range. The Bluegill were in 7 to 9 inch range and the Hybrids were all in the 9 inch range. The bass were all in the 2 to 4 pound range. All of the fish were fat with nice girths and easily weighed over half a pound. Fish were released to fight again. Catching a bunch of very nice fish with the Catyakker. It just don't get any better! fish


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Looks and sounds like a good time guys thumb


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Re: Some Mighty "BIG" Fish ! [Re: banker-always fishing] #13136541 04/27/19 08:13 PM
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Thanks Andrew! We found some "Mighty Big Slabs"! Great fights on the ultralight! boxing




IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

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Great fish thumb

The ponds and small lakes are fishing well. I thought we might have a good spawn on the April 19th full moon but it didn't happen. The May 18th full moon is bound to be a good one. I sure hope the fish move shallow on the big lakes and rivers.

Re: Some Mighty "BIG" Fish ! [Re: banker-always fishing] #13136560 04/27/19 08:54 PM
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Thanks Jamie for the reply! cheers I think you are right about the spawn beginning in the middle of May. Maybe sooner! hmmm A lot of BIG FISH are on the move now! hooked



Side Note: Seems that the creeks,small rivers,and ponds are more active than the larger water bodies. noidea




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Yep...those are some killer fish ! Banker...gonna have to teach you how to get ALL of the fish, and HALF of your mug in the photo roflmao

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What a week. Thanks to Banker, I never caught so many 8-10 inch slabs on single outings as we experienced this past week. OMG But where oh where are those elusive 10 inch Bluegills. Seems as though most of the 8-10 inch Slabs we caught were either Red Ears or Hybrids hmmm But like the pro whom I fish with, keeps telling me "keep on fishing and they will come". dance2


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Thanks Steve for the reply. cheers I could have gotten Rick to take the picture but that would take up fishing time. Had to get that line back in the water! hooked Rick: Yes Sir "Keep fishing and good things will happen"! You Sir can catch "BIG FISH"! thumb




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Chuck...We are gonna have to get u a selfie stik !

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Weeee doggies ! You guys have found a honey hole !!

Great report on an awesome day.

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Thanks Chris for the reply. Yes there are some nice fish at that location for sure! Steve: The camera I am using has a self picture mode if only I was smart enough to use it! hammer




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Nice catching, Chuck & Rick! banana

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Nice fish thumb

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Nice post and pics Chuck!! cheers

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Great looking fish!

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