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Fresh Gizzard Shad & Lake Lavon Fishing Guide Report #13347474 11/20/19 08:03 AM
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$7.00 lb Gizzard Shad

I hold a Bait License & Permit issued by the state of Texas to Legally Sell bait.

Pick up in downtown Plano. Text 469-528-0210 for pick up and directions. Carp and Buffs available but always go quick. Can can pre order Carp if you know you are going fishing on a certain day.

Lake Lavon Report:

I have always seen catfish on Side Imaging when searching for sandies and crappie. So I knew exactly what they looked like on DI and SI. Facebook ruined all the creeks I guide Winter Crappie at on the banks, in the creeks. To many people in Yaks, Boats and on the banks. So, now I have been doing catfish trips on Lavon.

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We have been having a blast! Bait Pattern- as of the last week ——> Using a tapped net in 24-30 ft of water and getting all the fresh bait I need for the day in 1-3 throws. I tapped a new net by myself today in under 20 mins. Very tedious but the results are greatness. A couple throws today in 26 foot of water, I pulled 10 pounds. But most throws are anywhere from 5 to 15 baits.

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I run a Solix 12 and. Ultrex iPilot trolling motor. The fish have been crusing a particular depth and not really straying more than 1-2 ft out side the depth I find them in. Right now I’m finding them at 27 foot Right in the middle of the gizzard shad that are hugging the bottom. . They might stray into 26 and 25 foot, or they might stray 28 to 29 foot. But they’re really liking that 27 foot.

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This is where the ipilot comes in handy. I sit at the Solix and control the boat with the remote and watch the Side imaging. When I see fish or group of them, I try and drag the baits right over them. The wind has been crazy. No wind. Or lots. Or just not blowing the right way. It’s working out great for me.

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Yesterday, we got a 21 and a 22 within 10 mins of dropping on them. Started the trip great. It’s so cool to see the fish you want to catch, and then catch them!

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I’m using 25 lb mono with Abu G’s, 2/3 oz weights Santee Rigged. I had planer boards, brand new. But the kids have hidden them to a point I finally gave up looking for them. I think they probably put them in the trash can.

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While we are drifting, I’ll dead stick some slabs or jigs and catch sandies and crappie as we pass over them. Extra meat for the freezer

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Catching some good eater blues too.

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We release everything over 10 lbs on my trips.

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More reports coming.

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If you need fresh bait, I usually have it on me. Sometimes another guide comes through and wipes me out. But most of the time, I know they are coming.

I have a couple dates left this month for guided trips. ( November )

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Re: Fresh Gizzard Shad & Lake Lavon Fishing Guide Report [Re: TarponFly] #13348117 11/20/19 11:59 PM
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This is the man for anyone wanting fresh shad.
All those creek bait trips above White Rock you posted came back in a negative way.


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Re: Fresh Gizzard Shad & Lake Lavon Fishing Guide Report [Re: TarponFly] #13348321 11/21/19 03:53 AM
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Thanks for the info, I believe I am seeing the same thing on my finder. Without being able to get any shad from the shore, I have had to use some small old frozen shad which is now mushy.
Is it any wonder I can not get any bites while out kayak fishing for those deep cats?
Have been hoping you would sell some of your extra shad just could not bring myself to call you since you had stopped selling.
Now, will be calling you before my next outing.
You really made my day!
Glad to hear that guiding is still working out for you, some nice looking cats there.

Re: Fresh Gizzard Shad & Lake Lavon Fishing Guide Report [Re: TarponFly] #13348363 11/21/19 04:35 AM
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Solid post and fish. Good job. thumb




IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

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Re: Fresh Gizzard Shad & Lake Lavon Fishing Guide Report [Re: TarponFly] #13348535 11/21/19 01:24 PM
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Time to heat up the fryer.

Re: Fresh Gizzard Shad & Lake Lavon Fishing Guide Report [Re: TarponFly] #13348783 11/21/19 04:49 PM
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There are some tournaments approaching as well....They will be looking for bait...They always are.....


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Re: Fresh Gizzard Shad & Lake Lavon Fishing Guide Report [Re: TarponFly] #13373305 12/15/19 03:56 PM
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I got fresh Monster Gizzard Shad caught at 7 am today. On ice now. Pick up in downtown Plano.

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Re: Fresh Gizzard Shad & Lake Lavon Fishing Guide Report [Re: TarponFly] #13373457 12/15/19 07:45 PM
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man you are whooping up on them thumb


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Re: Fresh Gizzard Shad & Lake Lavon Fishing Guide Report [Re: TarponFly] #13374049 12/16/19 05:41 AM
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Nice bait haul! thumb




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