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Lake Lewisville first timer questions #13682631 08/27/20 06:01 PM
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Afternoon all...

My GF and I will be going out to Lake Lewisville either tomorrow or Saturday to try our luck at some catfishing out there. Seems the bite at our community pond no longer exists so she's ready to try another body of water. My trips over to the pond are now known as turtleing rather than fishing. I've been doing my research on LL via this forum, the bank fishing map, etc.. and have narrowed down our trip to either the fishing barge, one of the parks on LL or the old dam site. We have at our disposal some worms, some dough bait, some punch bait and some chicken liver. Neither one of us has ever tried to catch shad but I am going over to Academy today to pick up my first casting net. Have no clue how to throw but I'm thinking I'll head over to the pond this evening to try and figure it out. Once we're onsite, we'll also try to figure out how to catch shad via line and via net. With all this being said, wondering which site would be best for a couple of LL first timers. Me...I just love getting out, putting the line in the water and enjoying the outdoors. Catching a cat is the icing on the cake. My GF on the other hand...she does the love the outdoors but she wants some action on the end of the line!!! I know there's probably gonna be a lot of traffic on the water during the day so we will probably go at night. I also know that getting out on the water is how we're gonna learn but I thought I'd drop in here real quick and see what this friendly forum has to offer in regards to where they'd go if they were in my fishing from the bank shoes this weekend.

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Re: Lake Lewisville first timer questions [Re: MckinneyCat] #13682676 08/27/20 06:45 PM
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I haven’t been for some time, but I would try Westlake Park by the old dam. Try and find somewhere near deep water. Throw cut bait for the big boys and worms to get some constant action.

Re: Lake Lewisville first timer questions [Re: MckinneyCat] #13682694 08/27/20 06:57 PM
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Fish on the sandy side early morning or night time. Too many jet fleas and big boats during the day. Hike to the end and try the cut at night too. Good for cats and hybrids. Rocky side is good for whites and channel cats.

Re: Lake Lewisville first timer questions [Re: JJ4MEL] #13682704 08/27/20 07:07 PM
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Osbornfishing and JJ4MEL...thank you!!! Hoping we're able to get some fresh bait...would be pretty cool to catch some shad for the first time. We'll take the worms and a few other baits we have already just in case the fresh bait catch doesn't work out. I downloaded the Navionics app last night and I also have two of the Deeper fish finders. Both of those should help identify the deeper water areas in whatever location we hit.

Re: Lake Lewisville first timer questions [Re: MckinneyCat] #13682724 08/27/20 07:30 PM
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Shad are easy at night under the lights. Boat ramps with a light are good areas to get them. I used to get mine at Tower Bay ramp. Good luck!


There is a fine line between fishing and floating around like an idiot!!
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You tube is your friend on throwing a casting net, plus you don't have to go to the pond to learn just throw in it the back yard.

Re: Lake Lewisville first timer questions [Re: MckinneyCat] #13683498 08/28/20 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by 🌊El Gato Azul🌊
Shad are easy at night under the lights. Boat ramps with a light are good areas to get them. I used to get mine at Tower Bay ramp. Good luck!


I am going to try this tonight.I have never caught shad in my net. I have caught a few on a jig. I have to practice after work first..


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He's not going to be throwing a net that big. There's 100 video's, find a few ways to throw your size net and see which way works best.

I throw mine like this guy.

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?...34842DFC06261B5F3F4D3484&FORM=VDRVRV

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Re: Lake Lewisville first timer questions [Re: MckinneyCat] #13684181 08/29/20 03:33 AM
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Bentman63 and Bassdeer...thank you for the links. Both were good videos. In fact, I really liked the method the guy used in Bassdeer's link. I practiced it tonight and once I figured out the "let the net put the weight out of your left hand", the net started landing great.

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He's not going to be throwing a net that big. There's 100 video's, find a few ways to throw your size net and see which way works best.

I throw mine like this guy.

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?...34842DFC06261B5F3F4D3484&FORM=VDRVRV


what net?


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So, last night I went to lake Arlington. I tried to catch shad and got skunked. This lady showed up and threw her net and caught some shad..she gave me some tips on throwing it. I will keep practicing


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I went to Academy last night and picked up a Fitec Super Spreader Cast Net (6 ft.). I'll practice again this evening when it cools down. In regards to LL, we ended up going out to the fishing barge this morning and spent about 4 hrs there. Packet it up once the heat kicked in. There were a few gents that were there from 10pm last night til about 8am this morning. They said they caught a few channel but none were worth keeping. I caught a couple of blue gill and a very small channel. GF practiced casting a few different offerings but none were taken. There were probably 10-15 other people on the barge while we were there and no one was having much luck. Next time we go out to LL, we'll probably hit the old dam site or one of the eastern lake parks. Come on cooler weather!!!

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If your wanting to learn to throw a net start out throwing it easy. Most people try to throw it to hard.

Re: Lake Lewisville first timer questions [Re: lamar44] #13684899 08/30/20 01:40 AM
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Originally Posted by lamar44
If your wanting to learn to throw a net start out throwing it easy. Most people try to throw it to hard.


I checked out some videos today that had some easy ways of throwing it


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