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Ole timers #13766369 11/11/20 06:10 PM
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Any ole timers here can share stories and wisdom?

From the glory days on the bend, or big Sam, or any blast from the past?

I’ve heard tell of ole timers floating original rapala’s under the willows on texoma back in the day producing big stringers!

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Waller should be dropping by soon

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I remember reading the rat l trap story on here not too long ago lol

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Wake up, get on the water by day break. Catch a bunch of nice bass in about an hour . Get off of the water, head home, shower, get dressed, and head to work. Great way to start a day! thumb



side note: Now that I am retired I can stay on the water as long as I want. coolio


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Rat l trap was a knock off! Stolen from the cotton cordel hot spot, but the original was the heddon sonic! Boy we caught bass on them heddon Sonics and torpedo’s

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Originally Posted by banker-always fishing
Wake up, get on the water by day break. Catch a bunch of nice bass in about an hour . Get off of the water, head home, shower, get dressed, and head to work. Great way to start a day! thumb



side note: Now that I am retired I can stay on the water as long as I want. coolio

I use to stay out till late in the summer and be at work by 6


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There will never be another lake like Toledo Bend, when it was new in the early 70's.
A flooded forest with boat roads cut through it. Acres of bass schooling on top in the boat roads.
Fork was in that category but for sheer numbers of bass in a day, I never seen anything like Toledo
At the end of the day your top water bait would be destroyed.

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Originally Posted by Gruber
Any ole timers here can share stories and wisdom?

From the glory days on the bend, or big Sam, or any blast from the past?

I’ve heard tell of ole timers floating original rapala’s under the willows on texoma back in the day producing big stringers!




rapalas and creme t-rig 6" worms or otasco spinner baits (cuz they worked and were cheap). worked on texoma, arbuckle, eufaula and tenkiller for sure. eufaula and tenkiller you would find a 4-5# smallie every now and then. all that and not even a flasher in the boat, roflmao



I can remember the sandbass runs on texoma too, you could wear your arms out with a topwater.

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Originally Posted by Dr. Drop
There will never be another lake like Toledo Bend, when it was new in the early 70's.
A flooded forest with boat roads cut through it. Acres of bass schooling on top in the boat roads.
Fork was in that category but for sheer numbers of bass in a day, I never seen anything like Toledo
At the end of the day your top water bait would be destroyed.


You got that right. My family lived on the Sabine River before the lake was flooded. We knew where a hundred ponds, ditches and creeks were within 50 miles of our farm. When I was in HS fishing Toledo, I didn't know you could have a bad day bass fishing. We had a Bass Cat stick steer that we hit a thousand floating logs and stumps in. That was a tough boat. Snakes falling out of trees into the boat, all kinds of wildlife everywhere trying to find new habitat. good stuff


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I told you I only troll spoons! Great stories! Great memories! Good times!

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Toledo Bend sure sold a lot of bass boats with all those school bass. I wonder now where did they all go ? Tiny Torpedo's and Red Fins were my lure of choice back then. Even before TB and Big Sam, I fished Dam B in what we called the Log Jam and top water baits were all we used. I remember fishing a Mann's worm that came with 2 hooks in it and catching fish under the bridge. I started with a 12 foot tin boat that I paddled thru the Jam till one day the wind was so bad I broke the paddle. I bought my first trolling motor after that along with a 5 hp Rude and I was in high cotton.


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The NoNo spinner bait. Cream worms 1/4 oz lead weight #4o hook fish all day with 3 worms. Chrome rattle-trap, Tiny torpedo, Wing Den, Little George. Ugly Stick, Go Deeper Crab, Mud Bug, Luckys 13, Wood Vamp. Motor oil twiggy worm. We sure caught a lot of fish with a Humminbird flasher, that's all we had. Sure was Great going over all the Good times we had. I just came back from Viet- nam in 1969 when i first fished Toledo bend. Great memories.

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Manns Jelly worm in black grape and scuppernong ---T-rigged with smaller weights . The Cotton Cordell Big -O , and the Hula popper .
I will never forget my first ever top water bite , all I had was the hula popper , 2 to 3 lbers busting off a rocky point like crazy that covered about half the size of a basketball court . It went on for almost an hour . My adrenaline was so jacked up ( I was sixteen years old , 1977 ) , I kept trying to set the hook as soon as they busted my popper . Must have missed about 50 times , I only hooked about 6 or 7 bass but what a vision to see .
I still have that original Hula popper and laugh everytime I see it in my shop .

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