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Re: Why so many dinks? [Re: Gruber] #13774422 11/17/20 10:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Gruber
KVD (one of your hero’s) fishing the elite 50 at Lewisville caught an 11 pounder, it was between 30 and 35 feet deep!
Even the pro’s prove buck Perry was right!

Hero? Not even close. My parents and our service members are my hero’s bud. But I guess I’ve been doing it all wrong. Guess I’ll only fish 30ft or deeper now. Thank you for your wisdom. bang

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Originally Posted by Gruber
KVD (one of your hero’s) fishing the elite 50 at Lewisville caught an 11 pounder, it was between 30 and 35 feet deep!
Even the pro’s prove buck Perry was right!


I don't have sports heros. If i remember right he caught that fish on the dam. I don't think it was anywhere near 30ft deep. Not that it matters. No one said no fish live that deep. Post a link that says how deep he caught it

Re: Why so many dinks? [Re: AustinWader] #13774462 11/17/20 10:45 PM
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How am I going to get that Yellow Magic down 30 feet?


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Originally Posted by Gruber
KVD (one of your hero’s) fishing the elite 50 at Lewisville caught an 11 pounder, it was between 30 and 35 feet deep!
Even the pro’s prove buck Perry was right!

Bless yer heart


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Re: Why so many dinks? [Re: AustinWader] #13774551 11/17/20 11:29 PM
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Originally Posted by AustinWader
Hi y'all,
I fished a High school tournament with a friend last week on Lake LBJ. We managed 17 fish boated that day but had just 1 keepers(2.5 pound). It was really fun catching fish but the lack of keepers was frustrating. We caught 4 dinks on 3.5 inch top waters and all but 1 out of 13 fish on drop shots(4.5-5 inch finesse worm) were dinks. Is this normal? We were fishing in the very northern river section of the lake almost close to the dam. We fished the mouth of the small coves and bridges in around 10 feet of water. What should we do next time to catch more keepers?
I'm guessing the our main 2 mistakes were fishing too shallow and to far upriver. Maybe we should have fish points on the main lake. What do y'all think?
I appreciate all information, thanks!


AustinWader, put this under the news you can use category.

In the area you were catching the small fish on a drop shot. I would have told one of you to tie on a small jig or deep diving crankbait and pull it through the same area. Most of the time if I am drop shotting a 5" finesse worm I am fishing for small fish. I cannot tell you how many times I have been dragging a small worm on a C-rig catching small fish then turn around and throw a 6XD out and catch a 6 pounder from the same spot. The same goes with a jig. The next time you are catching fish on a drop shot tell your partner to rig up a 3/4 oz green pumpkin jig and drag it through them.

Re: Why so many dinks? [Re: AustinWader] #13774638 11/18/20 12:20 AM
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Being a former Striper guide , and fishing primarily deep water 20-50ft , using live shad, I can probably count all the LMB I’ve caught on one hand. This is over humps , ridges, trees, rock piles etc... if your theory was true I would have caught way more

Re: Why so many dinks? [Re: AustinWader] #13774893 11/18/20 02:40 AM
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Got it. Thanks for the responses everyone, was not expecting so much information smile
I think a good conclusion for the depth discussion might be that fish USUALLY can be quite shallow in the morning/evening, but mid-day many bigger fish move into the deeper channels near their home.
Do y'all think fish in the main lake are bigger and in the fish upriver or is this a misconception?

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Originally Posted by AustinWader
Got it. Thanks for the responses everyone, was not expecting so much information smile
I think a good conclusion for the depth discussion might be that fish USUALLY can be quite shallow in the morning/evening, but mid-day many bigger fish move into the deeper channels near their home.
Do y'all think fish in the main lake are bigger and in the fish upriver or is this a misconception?


No bigger fish don't always move to deeper water. No main lake fish aren't bigger. Thousands of tournaments have been won as far up rivers as you can go.

Re: Why so many dinks? [Re: AustinWader] #13774903 11/18/20 02:55 AM
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They can be shallow mid day with cooler water temps. I know where I fish I start to see more bait and activity in the shallows as the sun gets higher. The fish start “sun bathing” on sunny days. Check that 3-5 ft range on the edge of cover and don’t be afraid to through top water even during the middle of the day. Good luck!

Re: Why so many dinks? [Re: AustinWader] #13774919 11/18/20 03:05 AM
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Originally Posted by AustinWader
Got it. Thanks for the responses everyone, was not expecting so much information smile
I think a good conclusion for the depth discussion might be that fish USUALLY can be quite shallow in the morning/evening, but mid-day many bigger fish move into the deeper channels near their home.
Do y'all think fish in the main lake are bigger and in the fish upriver or is this a misconception?

This for the summer.

Re: Why so many dinks? [Re: Darin S.] #13774921 11/18/20 03:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Darin S.
Originally Posted by AustinWader
Got it. Thanks for the responses everyone, was not expecting so much information smile
I think a good conclusion for the depth discussion might be that fish USUALLY can be quite shallow in the morning/evening, but mid-day many bigger fish move into the deeper channels near their home.
Do y'all think fish in the main lake are bigger and in the fish upriver or is this a misconception?

This for the summer.


Nope

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I’m generalizing. JMO

Re: Why so many dinks? [Re: AustinWader] #13774930 11/18/20 03:16 AM
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Wow I still have tons to learn!

Re: Why so many dinks? [Re: AustinWader] #13774936 11/18/20 03:23 AM
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Spend as much time on the water as you can is the best advice I have.

Re: Why so many dinks? [Re: AustinWader] #13774941 11/18/20 03:28 AM
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Originally Posted by AustinWader
Wow I still have tons to learn!


My advice is ignore what anyone else says. Figure out how you like to fish and go fish. For me I like to fish shallow. So ot doesn't matter if it's January or July. I fish shallow. And i will run as far up river or creeks as i can.

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