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First time On Buchanan #13821662 12/28/20 02:15 AM
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So I have been wanting to get into "True Bass" fishing. I love fishing for whites and have just recently caught my first couple of hybrids on Somerville and Calaveras.
Today I went to Buchanan for the first time and of course I somehow managed to leave my FF at home ! Found a couple whites but I couldn't find the numbers. Granted fishing blind is tough.
But I managed to hook into my first ever striper. Such a fun fight.

I was trolling one rod with a 3 way swivel 3 foot leader with a DD22 and 6 foot leader with spoons / shad raps. The other rod I had an umbrella rig and then switched out to a jet diver with single jighead and paddletail. I found it interesting that all fish caught hit the DD22 rig. Not a single one on paddletail. I was using only the 10ft jet diver so probably needed to use a deeper one.
Does anyone use jet divers for these fish ?

I have tried out the hellpet rig a couple times unsuccessfully. I see some folks put a weight on the front while others leave the treble in place as sometimes it will get hit.
I think I like the 3 way swivel with the deep diver better as it seems the crank gets hit just as much as trailer.

Anyways I feel like I have been out of place as I have tried getting into LMB and Crappie fishing but neither one has really hit the nail on the head for me.
I am excited to explore this new world that I just recently discovered. Most anglers I talk to roll their eyes when I talk about targeting whites. I don't get it personally. Their loss.

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I see your in a yak. Lot of good areas out in front of Llano Cnty boat ramp and black rock easily accessible in a yak

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Nice post and some nice fish. Not bad for the very first time fishing a huge lake especially without a graph (fish finder). Good job. thumb


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Re: First time On Buchanan [Re: bashinate] #13822353 12/28/20 09:13 PM
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Been there done that.
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Re: First time On Buchanan [Re: bashinate] #13822451 12/28/20 11:11 PM
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I am actually in a Bote Rover (https://www.boteboard.com/products/rover). Its fun but I would never buy it again.
I did launch at Llano County Park. That is a crazy walk way. I felt like I was walking the plank at the ramp it is so high up but i'm assuming that is just because lake is low.
I didn't try to go up that far but from looking at the maps it looks like you can run all the way up the colorado. I am assuming the whites will start heading up that way in another month or so.
I've heard talk they are already starting to head up the creeks at somerville.

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Most anglers I talk to roll their eyes when I talk about targeting whites. I don't get it personally. Their loss.



I used to bass fish a lot and I would catch a few per trip. It was fun but man when I would read reports of people catch 100+ whites per day I would get really envious. Eventually, I switched and started fishing for whites and crappie and now I rarely ever go bass fishing. The lures are cheaper, the gear is cheaper and you just have a ton more fun.

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Most anglers I talk to roll their eyes when I talk about targeting whites. I don't get it personally. Their loss.



I used to bass fish a lot and I would catch a few per trip. It was fun but man when I would read reports of people catch 100+ whites per day I would get really envious. Eventually, I switched and started fishing for whites and crappie and now I rarely ever go bass fishing. The lures are cheaper, the gear is cheaper and you just have a ton more fun.


Same here @longhorn1687!! 20 years ago I accidentally stumbled across some white bass while LMB fishing and have never gone back! And now I have caught white bass in Missouri, Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Illinois and Michigan!!

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