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It is that time of year. I sat in PC until 10 last night catching 3lb whites and 5lb hybrids until I got board of catching. I had the perfect 8inch gizzard shad on a free line but no stripers came to visit the light.  I thought about moving down to the bridge but decided to let my one live bait go and hang it up instead. I was using a spoon and the less I moved the spoon the faster they would bite.

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I figured last night was good.  I wanted to go but couldnt.  

 

I will be night fishing this year. Avoiding crowds. I like my quiet. 

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After the sun went down there was one boat that came through and two trailers in the parking lot when I pulled out at 10PM. Tonight the wind will be too rough, last night was perfect for night fishing without having to tie down to anything.

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Oh I know.  And a moon. It was great. Lucky joker....

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Stump, did you keep any whites to eat? I caught a few today and was surprised to find the females still full of eggs. I sure would have thought they spawned by now. Another strange thing, I caught a nice eye,just shy of 18". Strange thing was I caught him on a crappie jig in 3' of water at 11am. What's he doing' there? WT everywhere was 62-64.

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I've fished up the river and up war eagle 3 or 4 times this year. I've caught zero females and have not had a good white trip. They're either still prespawn or just aren't going to run. So to hear that they still have eggs is good. 

 

Maybe the walleye was a post spawn fish?  They hang around upstream and in shallow water for a while I think. They're still being caught up the rivers. 

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13 hours ago, Blll said:

Stump, did you keep any whites to eat? I caught a few today and was surprised to find the females still full of eggs. I sure would have thought they spawned by now. Another strange thing, I caught a nice eye,just shy of 18". Strange thing was I caught him on a crappie jig in 3' of water at 11am. What's he doing' there? WT everywhere was 62-64.

No I don't save fish to eat, too much work. I caught an 18in eye on jerk bait near PC right on the rocks also. There were no bass up there but there was an eye, probably looking for sunning crawfish. I was in the back of Avoca looking for bait and ran over bass in 2 feet of water, looked like they were sitting on beds.

White bass don't have to run up the river to spawn, I have run into spawning whites around the dam, anywhere they have a sandy shore they will spawn, thus the reason OK calls them sand bass.

Funny thing is I have not caught any small whites, they all seem to be around 3-4 lbs. I am wondering about the last years spawn, where did they go?

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