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Fishing Report - 10/12


Bitethis

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Well - went with my pops for a Father/son day of fishing. Haven't done anything with him in ~13 years (he lives overseas). So we set out to catch some fish...and boy did we!

Between the two of us, we landed:

24 whites

1 LM 16"

1 Crappie 12"

We also caught:

uncountable Dink whites

2 Smallmouth - less than 13"

and ~6 dink LMB

Was a great day, great weather, and glad I found some whites!

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Where were the whites?

On stockton lake ;-)

I put in at Greenfield. Went again yesterday, Caught about 30 whites to find 15 keepers.

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I'm guessing you only found the in the water as well right lol. After i posted that i half expected an answer like that. were they busting shad or on windy banks. I'm not to familiar whith there fall paterns i usually only fish for them in early spring

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I'm guessing you only found the in the water as well right lol. After i posted that i half expected an answer like that. were they busting shad or on windy banks. I'm not to familiar whith there fall paterns i usually only fish for them in early spring

I can't give away too much, but what I will say is this...they are following anything except fall patterns. Whatever you would expect in the fall, do the opposite. They are so out of whack, and I suspect is was the mild summer combined with higher than average water levels. Im not a biologist, so its just speculation. No they were not busiting shad, which dissappoints me. I really enjoy fishing for whites on a pop'r. I haven't found any on wind blown banks yet this fall, not once.

After the fall, I will reveal all :-) I am going again tomorrow, let you know how it is.

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I think anything could work. Went yesterday but i didn't look for whites we got into the crappie around cedar ridge. the guy in this thread is unloading at greenfield wich is deep in the river and if there that far down then i would follow spring patterns but eventually they will be on wind blown banks and flat main and secondary points. stronger the wind the better. but i would try anything once, never know what will happen

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So went again...I will give it away now :have-a-nice-day: Spring patter was in full swing (as of 10/19)! Eggs in the fish, and all. Was really wierd, lasted about 6-7 weeks. May still be that way, but I am going to start looking for them to come out into the main lake now, since the river is a whopping 47 degrees. As Wuteversbitin mentioned, wind blown banks and flats, or rock embankments that have a ledge with swift drop off.

I don't think trolling with a 1/4oz rooster tail will do you as much good as tossing a 3/8oz chartuese lipless, or chrome lipless (on sunny day), as you move down the banks. When you get hit by 1, there are 5 more just like it in the same place, throw back! To your earlier question though, Fishing Preacher, this isn't best fall to get into white bass fishing if you want to see what a normal fall looks and feels like. I would either go out with low expectations or wait it out till spring time for the whites.

I will say this though about whites, once you get them figured out...they are a hoot to fish for. And once you have determined a pattern, they usually stick to it for a while. I fish whites with approximately 5 variations of artificial lure...i have no need for anything other than the 5 things i use. Of those 5 artificial lures, I typically use 1 about 60% of the time, i use 2 of them 30% of the time, and the remaining 3 about 10% of the time. Doesn't matter what time of year it is. So once you find out what they like, dont deviate from it much or you will just confuse and frustrate yourself "trying to figure them out". ***my 2c worth***

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