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Redundant Question but imma ask it... #13439595 02/14/20 04:49 PM
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Ok Team

I got a tip on some big blues on my local lake.

I am going to go after them in the kayak this Sunday! The spot is fully exposed so wind not getting to strong will be critical. So far forecast looks good. Under 10mph I should be fine.

Now, the question; I cannot net deep shad from the kayak, too dangerous to stand up and throw a net in cold water and pretty sure they wont be on the banks lol.

What is the best bet for "store bought" bait for blues? I am 90% sure the right answer is chicken breast with some dead red on them. But want to check to see if you agree or have other suggestions.

Thanks yall!


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Re: Redundant Question but imma ask it... [Re: Dan90210 ☮] #13439600 02/14/20 04:51 PM
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I catch some perch and cut them up. Works great. Easy to catch

Re: Redundant Question but imma ask it... [Re: Dan90210 ☮] #13439631 02/14/20 05:10 PM
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Get some bluegill...you can also use chicken breast. You might be able to get some bait around the Lake Park ramp early Dan. Or off the end of the floating dock. I plan on being in that area early Sunday.....I will look for ya and throw ya some bait if I can get it. Flood gates are open so gizzard are gonna be tough to get and the fish will be scattered. Probably gonna be some tough fishing but you can’t catch em if ya don’t go! I plan on scanning that entire area I showed you so I can tell ya exactly where the fish are if they are still there. I’d love to see you hang a toad in that Yak. Wind should be fine for your yak with the dam blocking it.


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Re: Redundant Question but imma ask it... [Re: Dan90210 ☮] #13439639 02/14/20 05:17 PM
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Good to know Gato!

I have caught them off the end of that dock in the summer early. I will give that a go and bring some breast in case of no luck there.

I have some bluegill in my Koi pond I netted in fall for this purpose... but now I like them, I and named them, they are my homies, lol so I just cant...



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Pulled a gun on his dryer and they caught a bunch of fish.
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if you were near my job in Irving you could catch plenty of perch/bluegill in the pond right by my job


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Re: Redundant Question but imma ask it... [Re: Dan90210 ☮] #13439648 02/14/20 05:21 PM
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Quick follow up on the bluegill, I like using those, in my limited experince they work as well as shad most the time and stay on the hook much better.

However 8 months out of the year, super easy to net them, throw a net near the bank you will catch some. But in winter?? They seem to drop of the face of the earth for me.

Where do you net those guys at in winter?

And I am NOT netting them from my Koi pond lol


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Pulled a gun on his dryer and they caught a bunch of fish.
Re: Redundant Question but imma ask it... [Re: Dan90210 ☮] #13439658 02/14/20 05:31 PM
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They work just as good as shad on Lewisville and someday better. I got my gills out of my neighbors pond but he moved recently and I haven’t asked the new owner if I can chunk my net. I used to keep a bunch in my koi pond but I used em all. Caught some absolute toads on those pet gills...they are easily replaced.


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Originally Posted by Dan90210 ☮
Quick follow up on the bluegill, I like using those, in my limited experince they work as well as shad most the time and stay on the hook much better.

However 8 months out of the year, super easy to net them, throw a net near the bank you will catch some. But in winter?? They seem to drop of the face of the earth for me.

Where do you net those guys at in winter?

And I am NOT netting them from my Koi pond lol


They move out in deeper water too. If you can find some docks that are in deeper water drop a live worm down and see what you find. Also sunny afternoons (like Saturday) are better than early mornings in the winter.

I hear lotta guys say bluegill is really good in the winter, not so much in late spring through early fall.


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I can tell ya from personal experience that bluegill work great year round Jerry. Time of year makes no difference on my lake.


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Originally Posted by 🌊El Gato Azul🌊
I can tell ya from personal experience that bluegill work great year round Jerry. Time of year makes no difference on my lake.


Gotcha yeah I've also heard some lakes it works better than others. When I was a kid that's pretty much all we used on Lake Travis and caught a lot of fish.


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I saw a post. Where wet rooster Fishing store had the gizzard Shad for sale

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Also, I've had luck with netting them from the bank at night in the cold Sometimes they come in especially with this sunny day. You may just luck out. If you need to get into Stewarts Creek. I can drive you in there and help you try to throw for some shad. Just let me know.

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Chicken breast!


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Apprecite the offer Serj! I will keep it in mind.

On another note, this is going down! Stopped at Wal Mart on the way to work this morning and got some new line to spool up the old cat rods.

25lb big game. Got the bright green color...because it looks cool! I was using 17lb Stren because that is what I had handy from my bass gear, but I think I need to up my game. The girl is going to stop by Kroger later for you know... stuff, and get me some chicken breast.

Think I will soak those over night with some Dead Red... let the juices get all up in there.

So I got that going on.


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Pulled a gun on his dryer and they caught a bunch of fish.
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I got a tip on some toads in another part of the lake Dan so I’m gonna head North to fish but I will be out there early getting bait and then I’m gonna go pick up my wife at Lake Park and go fish. I will look for ya and try and get ya some bait when I go pick her up. I will also scan your area real quick for ya.


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