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Lady Bird Lake 6/14/20 - Triple Digits! #13595357 06/15/20 03:29 PM
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As usual I fished Lady Bird Lake this weekend, and for the first time in my life I hit triple digits- 111 Bluegill/Sunfish and 1 Bass. I put in at Stephen F. Austin HS at just after 6am, headed upstream, went around Red Bud Island and fished my way back to the ramp. Weather was 69 Degrees and dead calm when I put in, was 91 Degrees with about a ten mph wind from the West/NW when I finished. Not a cloud in the sky. Water is 79.8 per my Lowrance.

I found the beds with a Strike King Bitsy Minnow crankbait, which seemed to attract the big fish. Once they got bored with the crankbait I'd switch to Gulp Minnows in Emerald Shad and Chartreuse Shad (though color didn't seem to matter at all) on a 1/64th OZ jig head, fished like a swim bait, that brought in the numbers (and the one LMB) for the day. No really big fish, but some pretty ones.

First fish of the day was a Long Eared Sunfish, not far from the ramp.

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The "big" fish of the day.

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A couple of small, but really pretty fish.
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The token LMB
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Re: Lady Bird Lake 6/14/20 - Triple Digits! [Re: JohnF67] #13595432 06/15/20 04:30 PM
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Great day.! Those have some of the best colors I have seen all year. Thanks for posting.

Re: Lady Bird Lake 6/14/20 - Triple Digits! [Re: JohnF67] #13595472 06/15/20 04:54 PM
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Nicely done! thumb

Re: Lady Bird Lake 6/14/20 - Triple Digits! [Re: JohnF67] #13595745 06/15/20 08:02 PM
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Solid post and some solid fish. Awesome job! thumb



Side Note: Any of the fish still spawning? noidea


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Re: Lady Bird Lake 6/14/20 - Triple Digits! [Re: JohnF67] #13595800 06/15/20 08:45 PM
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Great report thumb Thank you for sharing, I love Ladybird Lake.

Just for you information

Picture 1: Redbreast Sunfish
Picture 2: Bluegill
Picture 3: Longear Sunfish
Picture 4: Red spotted sunfish
Picture 5: Green carp grin

Re: Lady Bird Lake 6/14/20 - Triple Digits! [Re: JohnF67] #13595971 06/15/20 10:33 PM
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Great photography on those sunfish !

What camera and image editor do you use ?

Re: Lady Bird Lake 6/14/20 - Triple Digits! [Re: JohnF67] #13596432 06/16/20 11:13 AM
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Love your reports JohnF67. Looks like you are having a super year so far. Keep up the great fishing. woot

Re: Lady Bird Lake 6/14/20 - Triple Digits! [Re: JohnF67] #13596486 06/16/20 12:11 PM
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Nice fish. Enjoy those Austin area post. Thanks for sharing.

Re: Lady Bird Lake 6/14/20 - Triple Digits! [Re: JohnF67] #13596566 06/16/20 01:08 PM
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Thanks everyone. It's been a great year so far on LBL.

Vogey- I don't know if it's the shallow, clear water or their diet, but the sunfish at Lady Bird Lake have the best color I've caught. It's only about 30 miles from Lake Georgetown (my other go to lake) but the colors of the fish don't compare.

Banker- I think the spawn is over at LBL, I haven't caught any spawning fish in a couple of weeks.

J-Moe- I always just assume if I see a long "ear" that it's a Longear Sunfish, I forget that that Redbreast takes priority so to speak.

Doc- I just use my iPhone (I think mine is an iPhone 8) to take all of my pictures and don't edit them at all except to rotate them the right way. The phone makes me look like a decent photographer.

Re: Lady Bird Lake 6/14/20 - Triple Digits! [Re: JohnF67] #13599502 06/18/20 02:18 PM
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Looks like you had an awesome day, thanks for sharing! cheers

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Nice fish thumb

Re: Lady Bird Lake 6/14/20 - Triple Digits! [Re: JohnF67] #13600762 06/19/20 01:50 PM
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The first fish is a redbreast sunfish, the second is a coppernose bluegill, the third is a longear sunfish, the fourth is a redspotted sunfish.

Re: Lady Bird Lake 6/14/20 - Triple Digits! [Re: JohnF67] #13600858 06/19/20 02:47 PM
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Beautiful fish.

Re: Lady Bird Lake 6/14/20 - Triple Digits! [Re: JohnF67] #13600864 06/19/20 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by JohnF67
Thanks everyone. It's been a great year so far on LBL.

Vogey- I don't know if it's the shallow, clear water or their diet, but the sunfish at Lady Bird Lake have the best color I've caught. It's only about 30 miles from Lake Georgetown (my other go to lake) but the colors of the fish don't compare.

Banker- I think the spawn is over at LBL, I haven't caught any spawning fish in a couple of weeks.

J-Moe- I always just assume if I see a long "ear" that it's a Longear Sunfish, I forget that that Redbreast takes priority so to speak.

Doc- I just use my iPhone (I think mine is an iPhone 8) to take all of my pictures and don't edit them at all except to rotate them the right way. The phone makes me look like a decent photographer.




Thanks! Hope to be fishing the LBL soon! thumb


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That's a lot of catchn...... Stay At'um....


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