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Pictorial history of my white bass fishing 1967 to 1990's #14481239 09/18/22 08:56 PM
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Wife's Uncle Charlie introduced me to white bass fishing in 1967. Below is a picture of him sitting and Ray (my father-in-law) standing in Charlie's house on Eagle Mountain Lake:
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Me standing on Charlie's dock in 1967:
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Ray and I with a catch of white bass at Eagle Mountain in 1968:
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Brother-in-law Rick and me with a 1977 catch of whites at Lake Livingston:
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My Aunt Sarah and me with a 1979 catch of whites at Lake Livingston:
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WIfe Radene, Ray, and me with a Livingston catch of whites in the early 1980's. My 16 ft Invader bass boat is in the background:
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My Mom and me with a Livingston catch in the early 1980's:
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Sister Beverly and me with a Livingston catch in the early 1980's:
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Sister Dee, Mom, and me with a catch in the early 1980's
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Cleaning white bass with Ray at Eagle Mountain in 1980 (see the beach behind us caused by the lake being 10 ft low):
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The Livingston cleaning table in 1981:
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Mom and me at Livingston 1980's:
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Mother-in-law Frances, Ray, son Chris, and me at Eagle Mountain in 1984:
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Ray and me at Eagle Mountain in early 1990's:
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Brother-in-law Rick and me at Eagle Mountain 1998:
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Nephew Greg and me at eagle Mountain in the mid 1990's|
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Friend Franklin and me at Livingston in the 1990's:
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Re: Pictorial history of my white bass fishing 1967 to 1990's [Re: Dennis Christian] #14481291 09/18/22 09:33 PM
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Totally love the pics
Thanks for sharing

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Thanks for sharing the photo memories Dennis! thumb

Re: Pictorial history of my white bass fishing 1967 to 1990's [Re: Dennis Christian] #14481377 09/18/22 10:46 PM
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A whole lot of good memories in those pictures.

Re: Pictorial history of my white bass fishing 1967 to 1990's [Re: Dennis Christian] #14481837 09/19/22 01:43 PM
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Way cool and those pics are priceless time travel. Thanks for sharing, DC!
Hey you haven't changed a bit cheer

Re: Pictorial history of my white bass fishing 1967 to 1990's [Re: Dennis Christian] #14482768 09/20/22 11:54 AM
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That is awesome, I grew up on eagle mountain. When that water is down you can find a lot of arrow heads on the north end.

Re: Pictorial history of my white bass fishing 1967 to 1990's [Re: Dennis Christian] #14482904 09/20/22 02:02 PM
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It stayed down that far in 1980 and 81. Uncle Charlie's dock was about 75 yards long with 10 fow at the end when the lake was full. In those two years, there was no water under the end of his dock. But fishing stayed good. I fished there in the summer of 1980 when temps got over 110 degrees. It was painfully hot to walk the 150 yards to the beached boat, but somehow was tolerable out on the water.

Re: Pictorial history of my white bass fishing 1967 to 1990's [Re: Dennis Christian] #14482967 09/20/22 02:39 PM
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Dennis you still got your stringer? I found my fathers it is all brass. Had to replace the big string on it was all.

Re: Pictorial history of my white bass fishing 1967 to 1990's [Re: Dennis Christian] #14482986 09/20/22 03:08 PM
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Larry, I keep one or two stringers. They are handy to have for various uses.

Re: Pictorial history of my white bass fishing 1967 to 1990's [Re: Dennis Christian] #14483355 09/20/22 09:33 PM
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How many fish have you caught. Too the closest million is good enough. Good times.

Re: Pictorial history of my white bass fishing 1967 to 1990's [Re: Dennis Christian] #14483520 09/21/22 12:54 AM
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Re: Pictorial history of my white bass fishing 1967 to 1990's [Re: rebait] #14483751 09/21/22 12:44 PM
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How many fish have you caught. Too the closest million is good enough. Good times.

DC is a precision engineer. Bet all that info is stored in a spreadsheet in his head.... If I download it probably shows 153 million whites, 1.53 million hibbies, 153 thousand keeper yellows, 1, 530 gaspergoos, etc etc. frkazoid

Re: Pictorial history of my white bass fishing 1967 to 1990's [Re: Dennis Christian] #14483757 09/21/22 12:47 PM
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And a retired ExxonMobil exec. Netflix should make a film about DC imo popcorn

Re: Pictorial history of my white bass fishing 1967 to 1990's [Re: Dennis Christian] #14483780 09/21/22 01:06 PM
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what I have learned from DC personally sure has put more fish in the boat and a great friend to boot.

Re: Pictorial history of my white bass fishing 1967 to 1990's [Re: Dennis Christian] #14483933 09/21/22 02:54 PM
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You guys kill me! Actually, in 2009 Ray Sasser asked me how many white bass I had caught on Mepps spinners. I thought back and did some calculations and gave him my answer. Here are the numbers I gave him and he shared in his article :

I told him that from 1976 through 1999, I estimate that I averaged catching about 1,250 white bass per year. Since retiring to Cedar Creek Lake in 1999, I fish a lot more often and catch a lot more fish, estimated at about 3,650 annually. By 2009, that added up to approximately 65,000 white bass on Mepps spinners.

Since 2009, at 3650 per year, that adds another 47,450, so the count to date is about 112,450.

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