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Help - Shad kill Lavon - what now? #13903029 02/26/21 02:24 PM
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Went monday, threadfin shad dead floating everywhere. I tried to net gizzard in my usual spot (it's a deep 32' trench in a little creek channel surrounded by a 20' flats section). There were no gizzard there. Small balls of threadfin moving fast. I caught some but very small bait. caught several dead threadfin from the bottom or floating around. Could not find or catch gizzard.

I tried fish for a bit with the small threadfins, but literally shad floating everywhere didn't seem like a good day to fish. I left.

Time to regroup, it's been almost a week... - question is now, where could I find Gizzard? and Where should I fish?

When will the lake return to the normal pattern I've been fishing the last 2 months I guess is what I'm asking. We've caught about 5-6 30+ pounders this winter which is awesome for us.

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Re: Help - Shad kill Lavon - what now? [Re: iFloat] #13903087 02/26/21 02:53 PM
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I have not had a chance to get out after this cold snap. I would think that the fishing should be getting better everyday. They should be going good about now, I would think. The Shad that are left are starting to get old and most blues like fresh bait. Plus the ones on the surface should rot quicker. I canโ€™t help you as far as depth of gizzards but there was a post earlier this week by el gato and he found tons of bait in 40+ feet of water. Look deeper

Re: Help - Shad kill Lavon - what now? [Re: iFloat] #13903100 02/26/21 03:01 PM
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Gizzards would have been in the deepest part of Lavon and they would have been stacked 10 ft thick. If your fishing around a Shad kill you gotta use tiny pieces of bait and your looking for 1 or 2 good fish for the day. Good news is Iโ€™m starting to get good reports from all over so things are returning to normal. As far as where the gizzards are now is a good question. Gotta get out there on the graph and hound dog em. I put in on the south end of my lake so I start looking deep first and then work my way up the lake checking depths in 50, 40, 30, 20, 10, then shallow. I start eliminating the deep stuff as the water warms up and I reverse where I look and start looking shallow first and then graph my way out to 30 ft. Iโ€™m not saying my way is the best way but I always locate my fish this way. Might take me several hours to find them but I always find them. Getting them to bite good is a different story...I fish a lot of different lakes and I use the same method to locate fish on all of them.


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Re: Help - Shad kill Lavon - what now? [Re: iFloat] #13903123 02/26/21 03:17 PM
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Thanks fellas.

Re: Help - Shad kill Lavon - what now? [Re: iFloat] #13903316 02/26/21 04:34 PM
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I am heading to Lavon now. I will report back on the Gizzards (if I find them)


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Re: Help - Shad kill Lavon - what now? [Re: iFloat] #13903411 02/26/21 05:41 PM
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Good luck ! ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ€Overcast rainy with south wind usually equals a few toads this time of year...


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Found em! Shad that is. It took a bit. They were not where I expected them to be. I started looking in the deepest part of the lake and saw some small schools but nothing to throw at. Water had warmed up about 6 degrees on the surface from where it was at the coldest. Found them on the east side in about 38 feet of water. One throw and I had plenty. No big ones but they were all 4 inches or so. Drug baits for 2 1/2 hours without a bite. drug through scattered fish, stacked fish hit 'em in the head and couldn't get a bite. Got plenty of bait left, gonna hit 'em again tomorrow.

Chris, I'm not saying I hope Jaxon gets rained out... I'm just sayin...I hope you can get on the water.

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Re: Help - Shad kill Lavon - what now? [Re: iFloat] #13904309 02/27/21 02:58 PM
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I saw a huge group of Cormorants diving the channel yesterday in 38 ft. Jaxonโ€™s game just got rained out so weโ€™re loading up and headed to the lake and see if we can get on some fish before the storms hit...


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Re: Help - Shad kill Lavon - what now? [Re: ๐Ÿ€El Gato Azul๐Ÿ€] #13904339 02/27/21 03:40 PM
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I found some shad also yesterday Tim. I found mine on a ledge drop from 20-30'. The ones I found were same size as yours. 2 throws and I have enough for the weekend. I could not find the big 10" gizzards I've been catching all winter though.

I no longer saw floating dead shad. I tried fish depths from 15-30'. No bites after 4-5 hours.

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