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Cedar Creek Lake Reports for January 2020 #13396467 01/08/20 03:52 AM
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Spent most of the afternoon today enjoying the beautiful weather out on the lake. I tried fishing for suspended fish in deep water in three places, but after 30 minutes and no bites - even though I could see fish down there - I gave up and went to structure fishing. I caught fish at Dam Ridge, Campbell's Hump, Staubach Hump, The A-Frame, Long Ridge West, Old Pond Dam and 3-Jug Hump. Ended up with 39 whites, 5 legal and 2 short hybrids and 2 nice yellow bass. Caught fish on #4 and #5 silver Mepps Aglia spinners - some straight down and some casting out and working back along the bottom slowly.

I think I noticed something today worth mentioning. Since I found fish on structures, I didn't need to thump my boat to bring fish to me. I usually fish without thumping as long as they bite. Then thump when they slow down to try to bring in a few more. One observation about thumping is that it is good about bringing fish up under the boat. One problem right now at Cedar Creek is there are a lot of 8 to 9 inch fish. When I thump, it draws them too, and in most cases they far outnumber the better fish. So, I tested this at Staubach Hump today. When I got there I started catching mostly 13 to 15 inch whites not thumping. Then I turned on the thumper, and it did draw more fish up under the boat - and 90 % were the 8 to 9 inch fish. The learning is, if I find and am catching good fish on a structure at CC right now, I don't turn the thumper on. I think this is just a temporary small-fish issue. I've been thumping the boat with my feet for years to attract more fish and have just purchased a battery powered thumper..

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Re: Cedar Creek Lake Reports for January 2020 [Re: Dennis Christian] #13398107 01/09/20 06:30 PM
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That’s good stuff Dennis. I haven’t been thumping for very long, and still just use my foot or a rod to tap the deck or splash the water. Right now I can just park on top of a school and they will pretty much stay put under the boat. When the bite slows down, I’ll just start thumping a bit and BAM! They turn right back on! cheers


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Re: Cedar Creek Lake Reports for January 2020 [Re: MilesHunter] #13398231 01/09/20 07:48 PM
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Dennis I just bought a bunch from Mr. twister and they sent me the Mepps master catalog I was really shocked not to see you in there :-)


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Re: Cedar Creek Lake Reports for January 2020 [Re: Dennis Christian] #13398243 01/09/20 08:01 PM
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Dennis, thanks for sharing that observation. I will do some testing next time out to see if that is the case with the lakes I fish. I catch lots of smaller fish during the winter but also only thump during the winter. To be quite honest I take lots of people fishing who never get to catch fish so I don’t chance it and turn the thumper on as soon as I see them on the graph and hit the spot lock. One thing for sure, the thumper will bring in fish and hold them in one spot. Amazing phenomenon I learned about a few years ago on TFF.

Re: Cedar Creek Lake Reports for January 2020 [Re: chrisc/striper express guide service] #13398822 01/10/20 05:09 AM
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Chris: LOL

Re: Cedar Creek Lake Reports for January 2020 [Re: Dennis Christian] #13401144 01/12/20 03:32 AM
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Solid post! thumb




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