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Re: Denison Dam [Re: psalty] #13611402 06/28/20 11:22 PM
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Originally Posted by psalty
Fish steaks looking good. grill

smile Thanks! Was hoping for more but fished yesterday and only caught gar.

Re: Denison Dam [Re: TheGoat] #13611403 06/28/20 11:22 PM
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Denison Dam Fishing for Gar... by Chance Anyone?

Fished Denison Dam Saturday morning. Initially, planned to bring a Switch Rod to fish Clousers in the runs, pockets, and pools before they started generating power.

Quick check of the real-time hydroelectric data and the planned schedule showed two generators online for 24 hours Friday and into Saturday, and possibly Sunday.

Adjusted to surf casting gear and fished Shad and Chicken Livers... no strikes when fishing a bottom rig. Action was all with Shad fished 2' to 4' from a float.

Fished from sunrise to 2PM in the afternoon... No Striped Bass. It was all Gar that were biting this round!all fish caught and release were Gar. Looked like the Striped Bass were not wanting to bite this round.

Do check back will add details on the float rig we used in the video. Float used was the... Launcher Float size 5", 1-3/4OZ

Fun times!


Re: Denison Dam [Re: TheGoat] #13611544 06/29/20 01:15 AM
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very nice sir

Re: Denison Dam [Re: TheGoat] #13611645 06/29/20 02:34 AM
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Enjoyed the video.
Looks like you had some fun with those gar.
Wish you could have got one of the larger ones in.
Did you get the shad with your cast net there or bring them from somewhere else?
Stay Safe.

Re: Denison Dam [Re: TheGoat] #13611727 06/29/20 06:56 AM
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They were definitely biting for us on the Texas side wall. Key to success was getting distance into the flat water and work it in with some action.

Re: Denison Dam [Re: Ocelot] #13613005 06/30/20 03:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Ocelot
Enjoyed the video.
Looks like you had some fun with those gar.
Wish you could have got one of the larger ones in.
Did you get the shad with your cast net there or bring them from somewhere else?
Stay Safe.

Thanks Ocelot... big ones did pull hard while they were on the line. Cast net there for live bait, else purchased frozen.

Re: Denison Dam [Re: sand bass man] #13613007 06/30/20 03:29 AM
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Originally Posted by sand bass man
They were definitely biting for us on the Texas side wall. Key to success was getting distance into the flat water and work it in with some action.

Good to know... brought jig and fluke rigs but stuck with bait this round.

Re: Denison Dam [Re: TheGoat] #13613013 06/30/20 03:35 AM
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FYI... follow up video on the fishing rig we used. May be of interest to some.


Re: Denison Dam [Re: TheGoat] #13614020 06/30/20 10:31 PM
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Good to know....
TPWD answers our question about Shad! Can I catch shad with a cast net from one lake, freeze them for later use at another lake?

We like using Shad for bait but at times cannot purchase them because the local bait store is out of stock. This is why we like to catch our own plus it saves us money – cost of the cast net and time and effort to catch them, etc…

However, due to restrictions related to aquatic invasive species and the transfer from one body of water to another, we have followed Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) regulations that limit using Shad for bait to the same body of water where they were caught.

Our understanding was the same body of water limitation was for live, fresh, and frozen shad. For clarification, we contacted Texas Parks and Wildlife Department via their online “Submit a Question” form.

Looks like we can catch Shad from one lake, remove any of the water with the fish, using a net to move the fish from one container to another so no water is transferred from lake to lake!


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