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Fayette/Bastrop #13789000 11/30/20 01:10 AM
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Well....I went to Fayette this morning and I have two words for that. Those two words rhyme with Duck Fat.
I have no idea if I ever got bit because WIND
I knew better, but i went anyway.
On the water at 7, off by 930. I was shocked to see so many boats out there. I was even more surprised to see guys trying to fish wind blown points. The words "wind blown" are quite an understatement.
I don't remember the water temp at Fayette, but they were working so I would guess 71-72ish.

So, I stopped at Bastrop since it's on the way home. Also windy AF, but at least there was some place to get out of the wind. I went to one of my favorite areas that I knew was somewhat protected and tried to toss a white fluke, but even protected the wind just moved my line everywhere and I had no control so i picked up a watermelon/red fleck rage tail without success. About 5 casts in I asked myself why I'm even trying to work anything soft and picked up a shad colored square bill....AND WE'RE OFF! I stayed in this area for about 3 hours while the few boats that were on the lake came to see if I was still there. Got buzzed at one point, but I'm not sure it was intentional. Still kinda irked me. If you were in the red/white single console you know who you are. At one point a couple of guys moved into the area as I was further toward the point. Watched them catch one right away, then struggle to get bit after that. Meanwhile I kept catching.

Finally they turned off there so I moved to another spot and let the wind push me along the bank. These fish were a little larger and had plenty of fight. A few times I thought I had a much larger fish

30 some odd fish later (I only keep a rough count because frankly I don't really care how many) my arm was tired, my batteries were weak and I was hungry. The bad thing about Bastrop is yeah I had over 20 fish, but I have MAYBE 35 pounds total.

Bastrop water temp 67-68, surprisingly clear given the rain yesterday and wind today. visibility 3-5ft.


I didn't lose him at the boat. I shook him off cause I didn't want my hands to get "fishy"
Re: Fayette/Bastrop [Re: Liebers Dad] #13789162 11/30/20 03:35 AM
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Dad...I will say one thing...you are persistent ! I would have just gone home after getting blown around that bad. Anyway, excellent report...thanks.

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Originally Posted by Vogey
Dad...I will say one thing...you are persistent ! I would have just gone home after getting blown around that bad. Anyway, excellent report...thanks.


For many years I was gigging every weekend and simply couldn't drag my butt outta bed in the morning. When covid shut that down I made a vow to fish every chance I got. I've kept the vow, even on days like yesterday. I actually don't mind fishing in the cold, but the wind makes things really difficult. If you like country/blues check out Spilled Whiskey Band's music. We put out a CD called "The First Round" which is a mish mash of originals and covers. My lead guitar player wrote and sings two of the more bluesy songs (you can easily tell which ones they are) and my bass player sings one of the covers. Kevin Fowler, Pat Green and Roger Creager all graciously allowed us to cover their songs....for a fee, haha. The rest are songs I wrote. Hope you like it.


I didn't lose him at the boat. I shook him off cause I didn't want my hands to get "fishy"
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Dad...Good stuff...My favorites off the CD are "Alabama takes me Home" & "Having fun all Wrong" & Probably had not heard "Barefootin" in over 50 years...Thanks...a bonus find on the TFF for sure.

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Alabama Takes Me Home is a DAMN good tune. It's also my favorite...then again Nick, the writer/guitarist is a pro from Nashville, so not really surprising. Glad you liked it!


I didn't lose him at the boat. I shook him off cause I didn't want my hands to get "fishy"
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There's a spot on bastrop where the bigger fish consistently stack up.

Re: Fayette/Bastrop [Re: JohnButte] #13791200 12/01/20 10:55 PM
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Originally Posted by JohnButte
There's a spot on bastrop where the bigger fish consistently stack up.

I have two spots I can go to for bigger fish, but can't get to them now because of hydrilla. Guessing those two spots aren't the one's you're talking about.


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Originally Posted by Liebers Dad
Originally Posted by Vogey
Dad...I will say one thing...you are persistent ! I would have just gone home after getting blown around that bad. Anyway, excellent report...thanks.


For many years I was gigging every weekend and simply couldn't drag my butt outta bed in the morning. When covid shut that down I made a vow to fish every chance I got. I've kept the vow, even on days like yesterday. I actually don't mind fishing in the cold, but the wind makes things really difficult. If you like country/blues check out Spilled Whiskey Band's music. We put out a CD called "The First Round" which is a mish mash of originals and covers. My lead guitar player wrote and sings two of the more bluesy songs (you can easily tell which ones they are) and my bass player sings one of the covers. Kevin Fowler, Pat Green and Roger Creager all graciously allowed us to cover their songs....for a fee, haha. The rest are songs I wrote. Hope you like it.


Well, well, well. Another "fishin musician"! Looks like we have a couple of things in common Dad! Checked out the band...nice! Love hearing original music. That's why we moved to Austin!! So you play guitar or drums? (so I'll know which one you are)


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Originally Posted by fivebites
[quote=Liebers Dad]So you play guitar or drums? (so I'll know which one you are)


I didn't play any drums on the CD, but I use to get back there live once in awhile and my drummer would come out and play guitar. I mainly wrote, sang and played rhythm....and goofed off. Glad you liked the music.


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I was planning to hit Fayette tomorrow, but I've heard Bastrop has been fishing very good lately. Maybe I'll save the extra drive and hit Bastrop.

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Originally Posted by Skeeter John
I was planning to hit Fayette tomorrow, but I've heard Bastrop has been fishing very good lately. Maybe I'll save the extra drive and hit Bastrop.

square bill shad color 4-7 FOW over eel grass ion 'Strop produced lots of 1-2#ers last weekend.


I didn't lose him at the boat. I shook him off cause I didn't want my hands to get "fishy"
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Is Fayette worth going to this weekend?


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Well there will be more than likely both parking lots full of tournament boats there.

Re: Fayette/Bastrop [Re: Liebers Dad] #13854931 Yesterday at 03:43 PM
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My buddy and I fished Fayette Monday. We caught 20 between 7am to Noon. Most consistent bite was Trigs in the timber. We caught a few others on drop shot along the rocks. Bite seemed to turn on better later in the morning.


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