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Finally a good trip #13415891 01/25/20 02:50 PM
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Tawakoni finally gave me a good trip this winter. Had a 32,21,and 14 were my 3 biggest and a couple of small fish. Still haven't broke in the new WS FMJ properly tho. I had a toad pull down the WS and I had her on for about 3 seconds and the hook pulled out. Guess she was just skin hooked.

I need help on my planner boards. I can't ever get them both to pull away from my boat like they should. It seems like 1 side will always pull while the other side just drifts behind the boat.

Also I need to figure out exactly what gizzard shad look like on the screen. I threw on what I thought was all gizzards, but it was a mix of gizzards and small cats. It sucks catching small cats in a net. Then another time I threw I thought it was gizzards, it was mainly 4" threadfin with a few big gizzards. Do gizzards typically hang out under big clouds of threadfin? I saw this in several spots and wanted to throw bit I was scared it might be small cats again.

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Re: Finally a good trip [Re: Blue Blazer 2400] #13415962 01/25/20 04:01 PM
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Way to go Matt!!!

Gizzards are more structure oriented and hang out close to the bottom. Threadfin are less structure oriented and more pelagic hanging out in any part of the water column. Best way to know exactly what your looking at on your graph is to take graph pics before you drop your net. Before long you’ll be able to ID every species in the lake.

Lots of factors go into how your boards pull Matt. I prefer a 2 oz drift weight. Use your trolling motor to get your boards deployed. Use the copilot feature on your trolling motor to keep you pointed towards your target while you get everything out. Takes me 10 minutes to get all my stuff deployed so I start getting everything out 150 yards before my target area. The boat travels approximately 150 yards in 10 minutes going .5 mph. Hope this helps...PM me if you need exact details for deployment texas


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Good job Matt! Planers have lots of variables on how they will pull. Mostly it’s wind that blows one side flat while the other pulls like a demon. Length of line out before attaching planer, amount of weight dragging, etc., will make boards pull different.

I went for a bait run yesterday. I crossed a hump covered In anomalies. It looked like the bottom was covered in 16” sticks on bottom. Curiosity got me and I dropped the taped net. Mistake! Long nose gar by the hundreds! Frigging needle teeth net nightmare! I won’t throw out of curiosity again! Lol! FYI, the gizzards show up on my electronic’s like circles and thread fin show as a school of red glitter. If you see a blob of red circles close to bottom it’s likely gizzards.


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Re: Finally a good trip [Re: Blue Blazer 2400] #13416422 01/26/20 03:43 AM
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Nice going!


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Nice post and fish. Good job. thumb




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