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Fishing Decker and Catching SLABS! #13221031 07/21/19 01:55 PM
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Myself and two fishing Legends Fred aka Rionator and Jamie aka J-Moe fished Decker Lake (Walter E Long Reservoir) this past Saturday. We fished from daylight till 1:30pm and we left them biting. We caught some HUGE Bluegill,Redear, Hybrid Sunfish, Redbreast, and rounding out the catch was a nice five pound Channel Cat. We caught well over 100 fish! Myself and Fred were using ultralight tackle while Jamie used his fly rods. We found plenty of BIG FISH on the edges of Hydrilla beds and on grass beds in 10 to 14 feet of water. Fred was using Gulp Alive Minnows,Chartreuse in color. He also had good results using White. Fred was using a drop shot method. I was using worms with a basic bottom technique. Jamie was using various sinking flies. It appeared that the fish were fixing to spawn. Most of the fish were well over a half pound with several going over a pound. Fish were all in the 8 to 10 inch range with most in the nine inch range. We had two in the 10" range. All fish were released to fight again. Fishing with buddies Fred and Jamie. It just don't get any better! fish


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Re: Fishing Decker and Catching SLABS! [Re: banker-always fishing] #13221122 07/21/19 03:44 PM
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Great report & fish ! Were the fish bunched up where if you caught one you caught several, or scattered where you caught a few everywhere ? Also, were you guys fishing the southwest arm or northeast arm of the lake ? I have never been there but want to go in a few weeks...Thanks...

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It was a great time Chuck. I was thrilled to get a chance to fish with the legend, Rionator. Thanks for inviting me along Fred. I learned a lot about Decker.

Re: Fishing Decker and Catching SLABS! [Re: Vogey] #13221185 07/21/19 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Vogey
Great report & fish ! Were the fish bunched up where if you caught one you caught several, or scattered where you caught a few everywhere ? Also, were you guys fishing the southwest arm or northeast arm of the lake ? I have never been there but want to go in a few weeks...Thanks...




Steve: We caught the fish in bunches. Mainly in one area! thumb Thanks for the reply! thumb Jamie: Did your Hybrid make the records book? noidea




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No it didn't Chuck. I look forward to fall fishing out there though.

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Originally Posted by J-Moe
No it didn't Chuck. I look forward to fall fishing out there though.




There will be some "Mighty Big" fish being caught this fall! hooked




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Wow, you fellas busted a bunch of monsters. Great report and great pics. (o'l Fred has got your game face down pretty good) grin


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Thanks Rick! Yes Sir Fred has his game face on for sure! thumb He knows how to find those BIG fish! hooked




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You guys gotta smile more - you got a lot to smile about !
Thanks for the report.

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Haha haha thanks for the comments . But that is my happy face, really! wink


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Nice fish . Just does not get any better!

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I was planning at fishing this last Friday on Decker. However bad luck struck and I was not able to get the boat off the trailer. Trim motor went out and could not get the transom saver off. Wasted two hours of drive time and the $10 for the electronic entrance fee. Got a new motor coming and will be on the lake this coming Friday Lord willing. I am ready to boat some big ones like this. Thanks for the report and tight lines guys.

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Nice hogs! Good job guys cheers


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Nice fish !

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Looks like fun Banker!

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