texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Nkissamis, 2greenboats, TX Shaw Boy, tlingit, hc2424
118703 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 116,818
hopalong 116,133
Bigbob_FTW 91,144
John175☮ 85,148
Pilothawk 83,050
Bob Davis 75,080
Mark Perry 69,882
Derek 🐝 68,155
JDavis7873 67,416
Forum Statistics
Forums59
Topics1,028,395
Posts13,758,518
Members143,703
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Florida strain-winter fishing harder? #13858242 01/23/21 09:39 PM
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 918
K
kirbydog Offline OP
Pro Angler
OP Offline
Pro Angler
K
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 918
So were putting florida stain largemouth in many of our lakes. They crossbreed with northern strain fish and you end up getting
something in the middle. Subsequent spawns will alter the mix and you end up with fish that are maybe a little, maybe alot
florida genes.

Always heard the florida strain bass shut down with water under 50 degrees-so does introducing florida strain into
the gene pool mean that winter fishing is harder than it used to be? To me, it makes sense-what do you think.

Last edited by kirbydog; 01/23/21 09:41 PM.
Moritz Chevrolet - 9101 Camp Bowie W Blvd, Fort Worth, TX - Monte Coon (817) 696-2003
Re: Florida strain-winter fishing harder? [Re: kirbydog] #13858250 01/23/21 09:44 PM
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 3,578
James Biggs Offline
TFF Team Angler
Offline
TFF Team Angler
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 3,578
Absolutely true. If you don’t have grass or really clear water, Florida strain bass F1 cross are much harder to catch in cold water compared to Native strain.

Re: Florida strain-winter fishing harder? [Re: kirbydog] #13858259 01/23/21 09:55 PM
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 931
bassnman Online Content
Pro Angler
Online Content
Pro Angler
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 931
What he said.

Re: Florida strain-winter fishing harder? [Re: James Biggs] #13858264 01/23/21 10:00 PM
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 5,142
D
Dubee Online Content
TFF Celebrity
Online Content
TFF Celebrity
D
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 5,142
Originally Posted by James Biggs
Absolutely true. If you don’t have grass or really clear water, Florida strain bass F1 cross are much harder to catch in cold water compared to Native strain.


Yep

Re: Florida strain-winter fishing harder? [Re: kirbydog] #13858271 01/23/21 10:08 PM
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 19,539
Donald Harper Online Happy
TFF Guru
Online Happy
TFF Guru
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 19,539
Yes. Now add weather changes to that and catching really gets tough. It is not just about cold water. I have caught them in cold water as long as all other weather conditions are stable. It is like it takes them 3 days to get use to a weather change. By then, during the winter another change takes place. We are really luck during our winter months to catch 3 or 4 days that everything is stable to allow one or two days of catching.


Each person you work with holds some promise to your future success.
Websiite Sponsors:
www.eletewater.com - Staying Hydrated
www.lakeoviachic.com - Booking Mexico Trips
20 Hot Spot Mapping - GPS Contour Chips - Custom Spinner Baits - Jigs -Spooks
Pure Extracts - Minnow-Night Crawler-Crayfish-Craylic


Re: Florida strain-winter fishing harder? [Re: kirbydog] #13858306 01/23/21 10:44 PM
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 13,347
Ken A. Offline
Groovy
Offline
Groovy
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 13,347
I know this. They are much more prone to lockjaw after a front passes thru than northern strain bass.



Re: Florida strain-winter fishing harder? [Re: kirbydog] #13858328 01/23/21 11:10 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 15,110
G
grout-scout Online Content
TFF Guru
Online Content
TFF Guru
G
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 15,110
They say the lake I fish is pure Florida’s and I hate them. I want dumb fish that are easy to catch.

Re: Florida strain-winter fishing harder? [Re: grout-scout] #13858495 01/24/21 01:26 AM
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 115
LostHubbardFisherman Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 115
Amen!

Re: Florida strain-winter fishing harder? [Re: grout-scout] #13858513 01/24/21 01:39 AM
Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 29,452
Duck_Hunter Online Content
TFF Guru
Online Content
TFF Guru
Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 29,452
Originally Posted by grout-scout
I want dumb fish that are easy to catch.


You and me both, man.


[Linked Image]
Re: Florida strain-winter fishing harder? [Re: kirbydog] #13858545 01/24/21 02:06 AM
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 10,380
R
Razorback Online Content
TFF Guru
Online Content
TFF Guru
R
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 10,380
Absolutely tougher fishing in the winter.

Re: Florida strain-winter fishing harder? [Re: kirbydog] #13858660 01/24/21 04:15 AM
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 21,077
buda13 Offline
TFF Guru
Offline
TFF Guru
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 21,077
Pressure change, IMO, is the Florida strain lockjaw factor more so than cold water. The two together though makes for some tough catching.




Re: Florida strain-winter fishing harder? [Re: kirbydog] #13858676 01/24/21 04:26 AM
Joined: Oct 2015
Posts: 966
Greg W Offline
Pro Angler
Offline
Pro Angler
Joined: Oct 2015
Posts: 966
I mainly fish Pool and once the water temps went below 55 fishing just died. Not just me, but everyone I talk to. I'm sure there are a few that can catch, but the average fisherman it's just tough. Can still catch a few white bass just to get my hands fishy, but bass fishing has been tough.

Re: Florida strain-winter fishing harder? [Re: grout-scout] #13858711 01/24/21 05:12 AM
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 7,574
3
361V Offline
TFF Celebrity
Offline
TFF Celebrity
3
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 7,574
Originally Posted by grout-scout
I want dumb fish that are easy to catch.
Instead I have just the opposite. Dumb fisherman and fish that are hard to catch! laugh

Re: Florida strain-winter fishing harder? [Re: Greg W] #13858800 01/24/21 01:22 PM
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 3,354
fivebites Offline
TFF Team Angler
Offline
TFF Team Angler
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 3,354
Originally Posted by Greg W
I mainly fish Pool and once the water temps went below 55 fishing just died. Not just me, but everyone I talk to. I'm sure there are a few that can catch, but the average fisherman it's just tough. Can still catch a few white bass just to get my hands fishy, but bass fishing has been tough.


Greg, when I lived out near Pool and it got cold I would fish the creek channel edges near the biggest trees I could find around good creek bends with a jig. It was a slow bite but usually would end up with at least a nice fish or two for the day.


2019 Chevy Tahoe
2018 Basscat Eyra 250 Proxs
PB Wife of 32 years!
PB Largemouth 9.56 Ray Roberts
Re: Florida strain-winter fishing harder? [Re: kirbydog] #13858861 01/24/21 02:28 PM
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 2,744
Outdoordude Offline
Extreme Angler
Offline
Extreme Angler
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 2,744
Yes. I caution folks wanting to stock Florida's in their pond that tougher, inconsistent fishing is a trade-off in the pursuit of bigger max size. They will still eat in poor conditions but not like northern strains would in the same situation.


Scott Jones
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 1998-2022 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3