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Martin Dies Jr. State Park Fishing

Posted By: mudbelly

Martin Dies Jr. State Park Fishing - 06/09/20 09:47 PM

Spent two days fishing out of my canoe. First day I used my go to beetle spin and had one fish. Switch to a Charlie Brewer crappie slide 1" and caught 6. Returned today and caught 19 on the crappie slider. Always seems that when they don't like the usual this is a bait that will come through.
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Posted By: psalty

Re: Martin Dies Jr. State Park Fishing - 06/09/20 09:57 PM


Nice catch-
The pic of the armored lizard reminded me of the line up we had on the sub eons ago where the Capt. ordered fire one. slinger
Posted By: banker-always fishing

Re: Martin Dies Jr. State Park Fishing - 06/09/20 11:50 PM

Solid post and some solid fish. Good eating right there! food Good job. thumb



Side Note: How deep were you catching em? noidea
Posted By: Osbornfishing

Re: Martin Dies Jr. State Park Fishing - 06/10/20 01:07 AM

I like fishing from a canoe and those are some great fish. thumb
Posted By: mudbelly

Re: Martin Dies Jr. State Park Fishing - 06/10/20 02:53 AM

Originally Posted by banker-always fishing
Solid post and some solid fish. Good eating right there! food Good job. thumb



Side Note: How deep were you catching em? noidea


Less than 5'. If it was shallow enough to see the bottom no fish. All hiding in the slightly darker, deeper water mostly in shade. There were some fallen trees with brush tops stretching into the middle of the creek and some fish under these. They were not just everywhere around the cypress trees but if you saw a swirl or a shad skip there were several fish to be had.
Posted By: Laker One

Re: Martin Dies Jr. State Park Fishing - 06/10/20 11:26 AM

Those are some nice ones. Good job Mudbelly! woot
Posted By: banker-always fishing

Re: Martin Dies Jr. State Park Fishing - 06/10/20 09:08 PM

Originally Posted by mudbelly
Originally Posted by banker-always fishing
Solid post and some solid fish. Good eating right there! food Good job. thumb



Side Note: How deep were you catching em? noidea


Less than 5'. If it was shallow enough to see the bottom no fish. All hiding in the slightly darker, deeper water mostly in shade. There were some fallen trees with brush tops stretching into the middle of the creek and some fish under these. They were not just everywhere around the cypress trees but if you saw a swirl or a shad skip there were several fish to be had.





Thanks! Again nice fish. thumb
Posted By: J-Moe

Re: Martin Dies Jr. State Park Fishing - 06/10/20 11:05 PM

Great stuff thumb

That's a monster Warmouth in there with those bluegill. Beautiful place.
Posted By: SK.

Re: Martin Dies Jr. State Park Fishing - 06/10/20 11:52 PM

Great change-up and it yielded great results.... Nice catches.....
Posted By: mudbelly

Re: Martin Dies Jr. State Park Fishing - 06/11/20 12:04 AM

Originally Posted by J-Moe
Great stuff thumb

That's a monster Warmouth in there with those bluegill. Beautiful place.


Yeah a local I talked to said "Major Goggle Eye in here."
Posted By: Pot licker

Re: Martin Dies Jr. State Park Fishing - 06/11/20 12:23 AM

Good job! cheers
Posted By: J-Moe

Re: Martin Dies Jr. State Park Fishing - 06/11/20 03:43 PM

Originally Posted by mudbelly
Originally Posted by J-Moe
Great stuff thumb

That's a monster Warmouth in there with those bluegill. Beautiful place.


Yeah a local I talked to said "Major Goggle Eye in here."


How dirty is the water in there? Clear enough to use a fly rod?

Major Goggle Eye is worth a 2 hour and 45 minute drive to me grin
Posted By: Gitter Done

Re: Martin Dies Jr. State Park Fishing - 06/12/20 02:33 PM

Nice post and fish. Good job.


Side Note: Fish fry coming soon!
Posted By: mudbelly

Re: Martin Dies Jr. State Park Fishing - 06/13/20 01:41 PM

Originally Posted by J-Moe
Originally Posted by mudbelly
Originally Posted by J-Moe
Great stuff thumb

That's a monster Warmouth in there with those bluegill. Beautiful place.


Yeah a local I talked to said "Major Goggle Eye in here."


How dirty is the water in there? Clear enough to use a fly rod?

Major Goggle Eye is worth a 2 hour and 45 minute drive to me grin


Seemed that at the Walnut Paddle launch water was fairy clear, not like I'm used to on Rayburn but enough to site cast to small gar lazing in the sun and entice strikes. After a paddle and crossing under the bridge for the park road water was more stained. Not a lot of underwater hangups or weed, just hyacinths and some salvina. Lots of over head stuff though.
Posted By: J-Moe

Re: Martin Dies Jr. State Park Fishing - 06/13/20 05:04 PM

Thanks, great information and post thumb
Posted By: jagg

Re: Martin Dies Jr. State Park Fishing - 06/18/20 06:25 AM

Sweeeeet Haul!! Doesn’t get much better than catching big bream while paddling a canoe. I’m a big fan of the Charlie Brewer crappie slider grub. Mine are the 1.5” version if I’m not mistaken. When the switch off of the blades and hard baits, they will still hit that grub with gusto. At least they do when the water isn’t too cold and/or muddy. Great post and pics! clap
Posted By: Vogey

Re: Martin Dies Jr. State Park Fishing - 06/18/20 11:24 AM

Awesome catch...those are some real beauties...
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