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Post spawn whites on points near creek bends #13526249 04/20/20 02:21 PM
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The whites are back on the points and humps near creek bends. They were smaller (12-13" average), probably because the bigger ones may still be up the creeks and coming back from the spawn. We had to put the thumper to work to keep them around. For the most part, they are moving, so the bites were occurring as they came through, and stuck around for 10-15 minutes before moving on; then wait for the next school. Having Livescope also helped adjust our techniques to hook them. I had to keep this bass and gaspergoo because they swallowed the spoon, and were going to die. We limited out on 2 boats (kept it 2 short just to be sure!). Video is being put together showing you the Livescope view. It was the first time I've fished in 5 weeks; so it was just good to get back on the water for the thump. [Linked Image]
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Re: Post spawn whites on points near creek bends [Re: Skunked Again Fishing] #13526290 04/20/20 02:34 PM
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Holy Mackerel !! There is nothing that fights like a gaspergoo.. That is always a treat.. That is the biggest goo I have seen In a long time... Thought I won a tournament one year until I saw it come up, but still always a good surprise. I think it's good luck to catch them.. Thx for sharing

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Originally Posted by prosise
Holy Mackerel !! There is nothing that fights like a gaspergoo.. That is always a treat.. That is the biggest goo I have seen In a long time... Thought I won a tournament one year until I saw it come up, but still always a good surprise. I think it's good luck to catch them.. Thx for sharing

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We caught about 5 of those. One about 8 pounds. We are excited until we see its color, then all the excitement turns into disappointment. But they're fun for 30 seconds of heart pounding! Thanks for your insight!
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Re: Post spawn whites on points near creek bends [Re: Skunked Again Fishing] #13527007 04/20/20 10:14 PM
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I have met a few people who like to eat them. Do you like them? Glad to see the thumper is working. I used mine last week and it was critical to keeping fish around and worked better than just my splasher alone...


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Re: Post spawn whites on points near creek bends [Re: scubaarchery] #13527610 04/21/20 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by scubaarchery
I have met a few people who like to eat them. Do you like them? Glad to see the thumper is working. I used mine last week and it was critical to keeping fish around and worked better than just my splasher alone...

I gave it to a friend who was supposed to prepare the Gaspergoo yesterday. I'll follow-up.


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Re: Post spawn whites on points near creek bends [Re: Skunked Again Fishing] #13528099 04/21/20 04:39 PM
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That's a great tip, I only have a few hours this evening, so I think I'll use your advice to narrow my search!


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Re: Post spawn whites on points near creek bends [Re: Skunked Again Fishing] #13528967 04/22/20 02:49 AM
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Solid post and fish. Good job. thumb


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Re: Post spawn whites on points near creek bends [Re: Skunked Again Fishing] #13529622 04/22/20 03:41 PM
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Glad to see you back on the water! Look forward to your video!

Re: Post spawn whites on points near creek bends [Re: FishTheBite] #13530768 04/23/20 02:40 AM
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Originally Posted by FishTheBite
Glad to see you back on the water! Look forward to your video!

Clint, video will be released showing a couple of potlickers violating social distancing rules.... smile


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Re: Post spawn whites on points near creek bends [Re: Skunked Again Fishing] #13530960 04/23/20 07:08 AM
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Yes the goo is good food. I clean them along with the rest of the legal fish I catch. I grew up the opposite of money yes no money so we welcomed a meal.

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Nice! It’s a great white meat it just is firm and cooks faster than the striped fish if you fry it

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Re: Post spawn whites on points near creek bends [Re: HumanSeine] #13531572 04/23/20 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by HumanSeine
Yes the goo is good food. I clean them along with the rest of the legal fish I catch. I grew up the opposite of money yes no money so we welcomed a meal.

Some say it’s very much like saltwater black drum, which I eat, and like. Thanks
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Re: Post spawn whites on points near creek bends [Re: Skunked Again Fishing] #13531573 04/23/20 06:15 PM
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Agree. Goo-fish is fine eating and no more bones than a white bass. They eat a lot of clams & mussels instead of minnows which is what I think enhances the taste. Same rules as catfish tho, throw back anything over 5 lbs.


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Re: Post spawn whites on points near creek bends [Re: chrisc/striper express guide service] #13531575 04/23/20 06:16 PM
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Originally Posted by chrisc/striper express guide service
Nice! It’s a great white meat it just is firm and cooks faster than the striped fish if you fry it

I’ll have to try it the next time. Thanks Chris


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