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  1. 13 points
    straw hat

    Hot day on Stockton

    Well the wife did it to me again. We fought the heat and it was tough fishing but on one rocky steep point we managed to catch 5 keeper crappie, 2 whites, 3# channel cat and loose a 20 lb flathead at the boat. And, of course, my wife had to catch another nice walleye. 24" and almost 5 lbs. That sucker was 5' deep on a hot bright bluebird day at 3 PM. I thought they were suppose to be sensitive to light. lol
  2. 9 points
    Pheasantguy

    5-26 Evening trolling

    Stockton is really producing nice fish. Had 2 over 19 inches and 1-24 inch walleye. Banana bait in fire-tiger trolled 2.4 mph, 8-14 fow. Picked up a few crappie, small mouth on top water. Thanks for the tip on fire tiger. Lots of beds. Bass were biting on anything you cast. Frogs to caroline rig.
  3. 8 points
    On Sam Rayburn....Thought I had busted the 10 pound mark but fell short. Weighed her twice and she hit 9 1/2lbs on the money both times. Need a couple like this next weekend in the Texas Team Trail championship!!
  4. 6 points
    cheesemaster

    Cape Fair 5/26

    This is the first time out since our OA 1 bass tourney!! Its been way to long. I put in at 5:30am to a fog that was heavy in most places. I started fishing right across from the ramp with a buzzbait and had a couple shorts on it. I got to a flatter area with a big deep bend off to the side of the flat and the bass where chasing shad like crazy. I threw a zera spook and had a great time catching large mouth and Kentucky's for about an hour. Biggest was 4.0lbs. I even caught a nice small mouth a little later in the day. Wow - that small mouth crushed it. Now that I think about it - I believe this is my first trifecta day on bass - ever!!! That's cool. Anyway - I didn' even turn my electronics on today so I am not sure what the water temp was. Here are a couple pics. This post has been promoted to an article
  5. 5 points
    Got out at 6:30 (later than planned). Caught 6 one on popper and rest on ned rig. Crazies started exploding out at 8:30. By 10:00 I headed for the ramp and safety.
  6. 4 points
    m&m

    Dam area 5/25

    Patlock and I launched from moonshine ramp at 5:30am Saturday. Fog was south so we headed to the rock lane marina cove. Boats on first 3 points into the cove from the main lake. We fished a small cove on the right and had a decent 4 hours. Patlock can confirm bill Babler’s post about the smallmouth being angry at the plopper. He was throwing it and a 3 lb SM blew up on it about ten feet from the boat. It was a savage hit and hookup. We saw other blowups as the shad were thick in there. I saw a blowup within casting distance so I tossed a Ned into the center of the water ring. A few seconds later I felt a tick, tick on my line, set the hook and the picture below is what I caught. Nice fight on the 6 lb line. In the 4 hours we caught 15 fish, 4 of them were keepers. Both LM and SM. Caught fish on plopper and Ned but really didn’t thrown anything else. Patlock caught a keeper KY on a Ned and as I was netting it there was another one the same size trying to get at the lure. I tried to dip them both but the one swam deep. At 7:30 am we saw the first wake boat. By 9:30 am we threw up the white flag and surrendered to the boaters. WT was 79.7 when we started and 80.6 when we took out. Water was clear and only one area had green slime. Mike This post has been promoted to an article
  7. 4 points
    rps

    Out early on the Upper End

    Right at 5:30 this morning I was the first boat out of Holiday Island. I ran down lake to a flat I have been fishing for years and pulled up to one of the two better areas on the flat. On my third cast with a small whopper plopper I was short stringed by a healthy fish. I had no others (I only bought one) so I switched to my custom Top Dollar, Thanks again Hughsey. In the next hour I caught around 15 fish, lost nearly that number, and had as many blow ups that did not connect. Most were small spots but once in a while it would be something different. The best spot, the best largemouth, and my only meanie are pictured below. Around 10:30 I was bobbing more than fishing, so I came in. On the way in I saw two things of note. I saw I guy on plane in a bass boat in an area where the wake boats had chopped the water pretty badly. He had a women riding on the front deck in a pedestal butt seat. I assume it was his wife and concluded he either had a ton of insurance on her and wanted to get rich quick or he wanted to marry someone else and a divorce would take too long. The other item of note was a PWC with three people riding. Each had a greater girth than my own. The machine could not plane and was plowing the water. This post has been promoted to an article
  8. 4 points
    snagged in outlet 3

    It's Beginning !

    Put in early at a river access yesterday with nobody there. When I came back it was a full on camp spot with 8 people in lawn chairs on the ramp. With two angry pit bulls to boot. They wouldn't move until I got the trailer all the way down to them. After getting by their car that blocked half of the top end of the ramp. They just scooted to the side while I tried not to hit any of them. I get it on the trailer and hop in and just sit there blocking them all out. They knock on the window and ask what's up. I said "oh I'm sorry am I in your way? On a BOAT ramp?" Then I pulled out and left.
  9. 4 points
    duckydoty

    Committing to a big brown

    4 hours in this morning and got 2 more over 21 inches. I’m using anywhere from from 4-8 pound trilene xl, just depending on weight and size of lure.
  10. 3 points
    slothman

    Friday night surprise 5/25/18

    I went out and fished some Friday night in a small tournament out of Linn Creek. I took my dad out and he fished his first ever bass tournament. The fish weren’t just jumping in the boat for us, but I sure enjoyed having my dad coming up to fish with me. We did manage to catch a pretty huge sack of fish, they just weren’t bass. Lol. My dad caught a five pound drum. We had a couple of bass, then... this: a spoonbill! Caught on a deep diving crankbait right next to the boat. What a fight! I thought surely it had to be a big flathead or something. It just kept stripping line. I finally got it to the boat.
  11. 3 points
    MrGiggles

    5-26 Evening trolling

    Haven't been catching much bass, but I don't generally run cranks that shallow. Trolling flicker shad in slick mouse and firetiger, 8 out of 10 were on the slick mouse with lead core 18 feet down in 25-40 fow. The big slabs love it, and I'll pick up a walleye now and then. Purple tiger was doing good too until I lost it in a brush pile, need to replace that one, it's always been a productive color. First pic from Thursday night. Quit early as I had enough for dinner in 2 hours. Second pic was from last week. Also caught a 4lb carp on a crappie jig, gave my 10ft rod a workout. Haven't had much luck dropping jigs, the crappie seem awfully scattered right now.
  12. 3 points
    rps

    What's Cooking?

    Another day - another menu. Flank steak, grilled, with garlic sauteed spinach some tots.
  13. 3 points
    Took a friend from work and his young son yesterday. We only had one rod down in the holder while setting up and already had a fish on. Shortly after a couple more set up and had a double. We had his son busy handing us minnows and putting fish in the kitchen pretty much the whole day.🤣🤣. Went through a lot of dinks yesterday and used every minnow we had in a good helping of a 6 dozen count. Pretty much the same pattern as last trip. 81 degree water temp, stained water to clearing, Rigging double minnow rigs, 20-22 fow, 12-15 feet down was the consistent bite, but there was times they seemed to be scattered throughout the whole water column. Good fishing and great fellowship yesterday. Had a lot of laughs and a good time. Pics below of us three drowned rats back at the house 🤣🤪 God bless and good fishing This post has been promoted to an article
  14. 3 points
    Fishing buddy and I went wade fishing below the dam Wednesday when they shut the water off. I caught 54 and he caught 35, all on a Harvester midge, size 20. It was just crazy.
  15. 2 points
    Hunter91

    Crappie bite

    My son, a friend and I fished Pomme this morning from daylight til noon. We caught 75+ crappie to get 27 keepers. Also picked up a 3 lb channel cat. Most fish were in 7-13 fow in small pockets. Caught them on blk/chart jigs.
  16. 2 points
    Hog Wally

    Homewaters with my BFF

    This morning I fished with my school buddy Matt and Mitch Fields. Matt wanted to hit our old stomping grounds from the 90's. We ended with 30 total and 4 fish 19" or bigger.
  17. 2 points
    The trout are biting. That's about all I need to say really. I sent 2 guys I grew up with out yesterday at 3 p.m. - bright sun and they had just started running 2 units. The lake was starting to fill up with green slim moss from the generation startup. Gave them my Pink Worm rods and told them to start at Cooper Creek, float down. They caught a lot of rainbows. Their brother arrived at 5 p.m.. They went back out and caught even more rainbows. Then it started raining. Big downpour for 25 minutes... just ask Duckydoty about it I took these guys fishing this morning. We left at 6 a.m. and headed to Lookout in the fog. No generation. It really wasn't too bad and there weren't many boats out yet. I had 4 rods rigged with 2-pound line and 1/16th ounce jigs. They hadn't jigged fish much. We had doubles and a few triples all morning -- worked our way down to Fall Creek. Caught rainbows the whole way down - lost track of how many. Nothing really over 15 inches until we got below the Narrows - bigger fish there. Had a few up to 17 inches. I hadn't done that in a long time... worked that whole area with the water off throwing small jigs. They wanted sculpin/ginger or peach... no dark only colors. And white was just ok. They really liked the dark/light combo. View full article
  18. 2 points
    TroutRinger

    Powerbait and Trout worm deal

    They are crapping where they eat. First they stopped selling “assault weapons” then they hired anti-gun lobbiest. They have the right to do both things, but many see it as hypocritical for a company to profit off selling firearms, ammo, and accessories while simultaneously lobbying against the laws that make it possible to own them. Now back to the topic 👍
  19. 2 points
    cheesemaster

    Dam area 5/25

    Nice - like you said - top water action is fun.
  20. 2 points
    IL, good looking fish. Smart move on getting off the water. Mike
  21. 2 points
    Fish24/7

    It's Beginning !

    guys I worked at a marina for 16 years. I've seen it ALL Stuff you could never imagine.. One day a person untied most of my cable marker bouys and brought them to me and said "I found them floating in the lake tied to a cable"... no duh. Another time, diff person, lake was max flood pool and after walking 100's of feet of walkway to get to the marina they asked in a very serious manner " Is this dock floating on the water?, because I can't swim!"
  22. 2 points
    moguy1973

    Hooks in hand

    For the first time I had to use the string trick to get a hook out of my left thumb. I’m glad I had my brother in law around to help out. It was a Spro crank bait and we had to cut the split ring to separate the hook from the bait. Once we did that we doubled over some 17lb mono and he yanked while I pushed the shank of the hook down and it popped right out. He had never seen that technique and he couldn’t believe how little it bled afterwards. It really didn’t even hurt except when we tried the first time and he didn’t pull fast enough. That hurt. A lot.
  23. 2 points
    Al Agnew

    Back to smallmouth

    Yesterday, the day before the season opens and the slaughter begins, I went back to this creek to fish downstream from the bridge. Forecast was for thunderstorms starting about 1 PM, so I got on the water by about 8:30 AM and planned to stop fishing and hike back upstream around 12:30 PM. Fishing started out a bit slow...I caught a 13 incher in the plunge pool below the low water bridge, and then went about 20 minutes and two pools before catching a 15 incher. After that, I caught fish fairly slowly but steadily for more than an hour, until I got to one of the longest, slowest pools in this stretch. I fished the upper end of it along the deeper bank and caught only a small largemouth, then saw a 20 inch class smallie and two more in the 16-18 inch range swim past me coming from the middle of the channel. Fished down the upper half of the pool with only a couple small ones until I reached a nice downed tree that furnished about the most cover in the entire pool. There I got savage topwater strikes from three different fish, landing two of them, both 16 inchers. Fished on down catching several more fish in that same pool, and from then on I was catching fish just about every pool that was deep enough to hold them. All on topwater, all the bigger fish were just savage. I caught one 16 incher that was lying in a little rockpile--the remains of an attempt at bank stabilization that got bypassed by the creek; the present bank is 30 feet away and eating into a bottom field. It wasn't any more than a foot deep around the rocks, and I'd made a cast to the bank and played the lure out toward the rocks, which were only about 10 feet from where I was standing. When the lure got within about 6 feet of the rocks, this smallie just lanced out of that shallow water and crushed it. I didn't catch any over 16 inches, but ended up with almost 40, and probably 75% of them were between 13 and 16 inches. Fishing was so good I just kept going, farther downstream than I'd ever waded. Then I noticed the clouds gathering. Looked at the time...12:45. Looked like the weather forecast was going to be correct. And I was 4 miles down the creek. I had come to a long pool backed up from what I knew was a private low water bridge. I thought I might hike the road back up to my truck...still better than 3 miles by road, but easier walking. Then, as I approached the bridge, still fishing, a guy came out onto it on an ATV. He watched me catch a 15 incher just above the bridge, and shouted, "Beautiful!" Well, at least he apparently wasn't going to jump all over me for being on his creek. I climbed up onto the bridge and started talking to him, and he asked me how far I'd come. I told him I'd started at the bridge upstream. He was amazed that I'd fished that far. I said, "Yeah, gotta admit I'm not looking forward to the hike back." "Well, I'll take you back," he said. Wow, I was very quick to agree to THAT! Perfect ending to a great morning of fishing.
  24. 2 points
  25. 2 points
    Hog Wally

    Homewaters with my BFF

  26. 2 points
    Hog Wally

    Homewaters with my BFF

  27. 2 points
    Hog Wally

    Homewaters with my BFF

  28. 2 points
    Sore Thumbs

    It's Beginning !

    Folks just don’t understand launching rules. I don’t think they are doing it purposely. They just don’t know. I think there is an opportunity to make money somehow. I bet someone could do pretty well on a holiday weekend backing and parking vehicles for folks. Y’all be careful. Safe travels and tight lines.
  29. 2 points
    Gatorjet

    Powerbait and Trout worm deal

    I don't patronize Dick's Sporting goods...PERIOD!!!
  30. 1 point
    bobby b.

    You can't make this stuff up

    Went out at 6:30 again this morning to fish a bit before Church. The fog was worst than it has been the last few days. It got worst at about 7:30 to the point that I could not see my dock although I felt I was only 10 yards from it. I use the gps/locator to find it and fished top water (plopper) around the dock. Caught a few but was hoping to go out to the main lake but it was still way too foggy. I decided to just motor that way really slow (2 mph) and just watch the locator to see if I could note any new structure. I came across a bass boat and wondered how he got there as I know everyone in the area so I assumed he put in at Indian Point. My dock is at the north end of North Indian - that's 4 miles from Indian Point. So I'm going 2 mph heading south in North Indian listening to the the news and watching the locator and gps to make sure I stay in the middle - still in some skinny water knowing that if anyone else would be out there it would be a fisherman either going slow or not moving. All of a sudden I see a boat heading straight for me on plane. I turn hard left and he turns hard left - it was a wake boat pulling a wakeboarder - as the two boat veered away from each other the wakeboarder stuck out his hand to give me five - we almost connected - the look on his face was Oh Yeah. You can't make this stuff up.
  31. 1 point
    dprice

    High point

    Today we slept in and went fishing around 10 am We loaded at 1 pm to bale hay and go to church fish bit Back of boat landed one as I left trolling motor down and turned humminbird on It was a non keeper From there we fished deep water and caught some nice fish I had a couple of 4 pounders I’d say Mary had 13-14 herself lol Now I’m not proud of this but I had a guy pull up on me and get way to close and wake me ?? Mary lost her balance and said a few things I returned the favor 2 miles down I’m over it now ! Fishing shallow and 4 ft Wakes kinda sucks huh bud Now I kinda Sorry now that I didn’t remain patient with him as I try extremely hard with great success
  32. 1 point
    Basspirator's don't have replacement motor cartridges. If your hoses are still in good shape you can reuse them. Porter's in Laurie has that braided PVC though if you wanna refresh it all. It's the best stuff ever for livewell plumbing.
  33. 1 point
    dprice

    High point

  34. 1 point
    PAT92B

    Anyone been bass fishing lately?

    I bass fished Muddy Twain lake yesterday got to the Allen ramp around 5:30am first boat to the ramp kinda surprised started fishing pigeon roost creek I was throwing a buzzbait the guy I was fishing with was throwing a small plopper the fishing started out slow then picked up as it got light. Got 2 keepers on top water when the sun got up went to plastics tight to the banks around secondary points caught a bunch of small fish with some keepers mixed in. When the sun got high had to start fishing off the bank about 4-6'. Caught around 8-10 keepers biggest around 3lbs most were 2lbs. Fished til 2pm got back to the ramp the main lot was full and the overflow lot was getting there. This was my best day bass fishing Twain. I was expecting it to be my yearly lesson to not fish this lake I guess I'll have to try again. The mid lake area was pretty muddy water temps in the 80s
  35. 1 point
    KC Steve

    Something Different

    No matter the fishing it’s a beautiful lake to be at!
  36. 1 point
    KC Steve

    Crappie bite

    That’s a nice haul!
  37. 1 point
    Quillback

    Cape Fair 5/26

    Very nice!
  38. 1 point
    Steve McBasser

    Cape Fair 5/26

    nice fish cheese man. thanks for sharing.....
  39. 1 point
    ness

    What's Cooking?

    Love the great flavor of flank steak.
  40. 1 point
    Johnsfolly

    Bass 13 pounds? why not???

    Here's my largest bass on a flyrod. Caught in a small pond in Georgia. I caught it on a small panfish sinking bug. Of course it had a 6 inch bluegill on the bug as well !
  41. 1 point
    Phil Lilley

    Crappie bite

    Tough duty...
  42. 1 point
    BilletHead

    Bass 13 pounds? why not???

    Yep! That first picture of Mrs. BilletHead. That bass was caught on a four inch black wooly buggar . Early in the year I have caught bas almost as big on a slow strip inch and a half dragonfly nymph, BilletHead
  43. 1 point
    Hog Wally

    Homewaters with my BFF

    This was in the spotted bass stomach
  44. 1 point
    dblades

    It's Beginning !

    You should have dropped a jig/swimbait to the bottom under those gar, I've caught some goodun's doing just that.
  45. 1 point
    oneshot

    Don't Forget!

    Oh I kiss them after they are done being fried up. If you don't use them to me they are useless. oneshot
  46. 1 point
    dan hufferd

    Don't Forget!

    Squirrel season too, if I remember right, it has been a while.
  47. 1 point
    fishinwrench

    Don't Forget!

    Kiss, not keep. You can kiss them, but then you gotta let 'em go. No tongue action, just a peck on the cheek. 😊
  48. 1 point
    rps

    What's Cooking?

    When I opened the asparagus, they had gone south. Way south. They went to the bin. Thinking quickly, I put some small potatoes to simmer. Veal, potatoes in butter with parsley, and mushroom sauce.
  49. 1 point
    rps

    What's Cooking?

    Large bone-in veal chop is headed to the sous vide to spend time at 130. At meal time, while I sear the chop, I will pan roast asparagus and make a mushroom sauce for the chap. Film at 11.
  50. 1 point
    BilletHead

    Bass 13 pounds? why not???

    Sure you can, even a girl can BilletHead
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