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Old 01-09-2018, 10:55 AM   #1
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I canít remember when the spawn starts for white bass in the lower part of the state. I have only been one time and caught limits without any issues but canít remember when that was.
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Old 01-09-2018, 11:02 AM   #2
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Spring Break was always a good week for me around Somerville. However they start getting in the creeks much sooner than that.
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Old 01-09-2018, 11:03 AM   #3
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I always started fishing the creeks right after duck season was over. That was kind of my indicator
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Old 01-09-2018, 11:15 AM   #4
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The creek action around here will start picking up here and there in February. Schools will thicken in the river, heading into creek mouths. They'll spawn around March into May, way up the creeks where you can practically wade in the water with boots and wear your fingers out pulling them in one after another. It's not as hard anymore to know when. Just keep an eye on social media feeds and pictures. People will start the frenzy and you'll see every gas station near the water loaded with boaters. Lol.

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Old 01-09-2018, 11:20 AM   #5
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My grandpa would say when the dogwood trees bloom it's time to start fishing for crappie and sandies. It's always been a good indicator for me.

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Old 01-09-2018, 11:27 AM   #6
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One of the best trips I ever had was on a super bowl Sunday morning.
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Old 01-09-2018, 11:29 AM   #7
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Males are up in some of the creeks already
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Old 01-09-2018, 11:37 AM   #8
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And..... they are ALWAYS in the river when not up the creeks. They don't disappear into thin air. You just gotta dig for them and hit the schools as quick as you can. Here's a couple of August pics when I had the time to go on the hunt. Stripers in the mix are always a welcoming surprise.

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Old 01-09-2018, 06:32 PM   #9
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its on in the rio grande
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Old 01-09-2018, 06:42 PM   #10
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Years ago we fished for them in the Nueces River east of George West and could start in late Feb some years and all the way to Easter Weekend some years. March was the best though.
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Old 01-09-2018, 07:13 PM   #11
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If the water is moving, they are in it.

I'll be hitting them pretty soon, along with the slabs.
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Old 01-09-2018, 07:18 PM   #12
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Lake Pat Cleburne

The fish are biting, and there's hogs to be kilt. Gotta go!
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Old 01-09-2018, 07:22 PM   #13
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We used to wear them out on Canyon Lake while trolling. May have to get after them again pretty soon.
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Old 01-09-2018, 07:24 PM   #14
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Brazos river last spring

The fish are biting, and there's hogs to be kilt. Gotta go!
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Old 01-09-2018, 07:35 PM   #15
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Would love to hit them with a fly rod. If any of you guys chase after them with fly rods- pm me!
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Old 01-09-2018, 08:01 PM   #16
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Years ago we fished for them in the Nueces River east of George West and could start in late Feb some years and all the way to Easter Weekend some years. March was the best though.
Thatís where I went. After looking at pictures it seems that we went towards the end of February but I might be looking to head down there before then.
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Old 01-09-2018, 08:43 PM   #17
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They are hammering them right now. My son just pulled a double limit.
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Old 01-09-2018, 08:45 PM   #18
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It's been very early past few years.
Males are already moving
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Old 01-09-2018, 08:47 PM   #19
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We start mid-end of Jan in rivers in East Texas. Usually fish until end of spring break. Early Feb can be dynamite
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Old 01-09-2018, 09:13 PM   #20
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Feb/mar, Palestine
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Old 01-09-2018, 09:39 PM   #21
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The white bass run/spawn run will occur up the rivers and creeks when the water temp starts reaching 55. If there is flowing water they will concergate there. Until then they will stage at the mouth of rivers and creeks. They search for that temp. Flowing water is warmer than calm water
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Old 01-09-2018, 11:13 PM   #22
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Old 01-12-2018, 05:27 PM   #23
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I love catching them on the fly
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Old 01-12-2018, 05:36 PM   #24
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Feb/ March Sabine River north of Toledo
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Old 01-12-2018, 06:09 PM   #25
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Usually around waco and granger mid february. Cant wait!

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Old 01-12-2018, 06:18 PM   #26
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April in my neck of the woods....

It’s been a few years since I’ve tried it, but it is a fun time. My wife’s grandparents have a farm on a feeder creek off of Norfork and it can be good action. You can see them stacked up in the holes (clear water). There was ice on the lake last week, but people were still catching some walleye.
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Old 01-12-2018, 06:26 PM   #27
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Spawn is in full swing in Deep South Texas.
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Old 01-12-2018, 06:38 PM   #28
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I'm gonna try white bass fishing out this year for the first time.

What do you guys have the most luck on as far as lures go to catch them?
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Old 01-12-2018, 06:44 PM   #29
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Males are up in some of the creeks already
X2 caught 14 after work yesterday
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Old 01-12-2018, 06:55 PM   #30
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I'm going to have to give it a go soon. I usually fish the neches north of palestine. Anyone else fish there?

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Old 01-12-2018, 07:26 PM   #31
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From now until the end of summer. When they leave the creeks they still eat in the Lakes.

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Old 01-13-2018, 02:46 PM   #32
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I'm gonna try white bass fishing out this year for the first time.

What do you guys have the most luck on as far as lures go to catch them?
Little rooster tail spinners, usually white.

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Old 01-13-2018, 02:56 PM   #33
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They killing them on the trinity right now..
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Old 01-13-2018, 03:10 PM   #34
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I'm gonna try white bass fishing out this year for the first time.

What do you guys have the most luck on as far as lures go to catch them?
I had awesome luck with the smallest chrome rattletrap I could find.
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Old 01-13-2018, 04:01 PM   #35
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I love kayak fishing the creeks for sandbags. I'm looking forward to the run in north Texas.
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Old 01-13-2018, 04:11 PM   #36
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Little rooster tail spinners, usually white.

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I had awesome luck with the smallest chrome rattletrap I could find.
Thank y'all for the info. I'm gonna stock up on lures for sure. Done plenty of catfishing over the years. Never did fish for white bass for some reason. I plan on changing that this year.
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Old 01-13-2018, 04:17 PM   #37
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I make lures for white bass if anyone is interested in that
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Old 01-13-2018, 04:22 PM   #38
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I make lures for white bass if anyone is interested in that
I may be? Have pictures? Prices?

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Old 01-13-2018, 04:28 PM   #39
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Simple 1/16-1/8oz lead head, and a curly tail or little tube 1.5"-2", will also do the trick. I often rig them in tandem about 16" apart. And sometimes catch two at a time. Sometimes a crappie on one, and sandie on the other too.
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Old 01-13-2018, 04:29 PM   #40
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Old 01-13-2018, 11:49 PM   #41
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Usually around waco and granger mid february. Cant wait!

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Old 01-14-2018, 06:22 PM   #42
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I was out with sparkles today and we filled the cooler..... here's Sparkles in action !!!!!!




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Old 01-14-2018, 06:33 PM   #43
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Did he get a BUCKET full?

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Old 01-14-2018, 06:45 PM   #46
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I'm gonna try white bass fishing out this year for the first time.

What do you guys have the most luck on as far as lures go to catch them?
Roadrunner type lures as well as plain old curly tailed grubs in white or chartreuse or my favorite of white and chartreuse. I just buy the cheapest lures I can find because breakoffs are frequent.
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Old 01-14-2018, 08:15 PM   #47
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Old 01-14-2018, 08:27 PM   #48
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Old 01-14-2018, 09:03 PM   #49
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Don't get in my way!
I live next to lake waco. You have a boat?

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Old 01-15-2018, 06:44 AM   #50
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Sparkles can put tremendous pressure on a fish. You should see where he hides that Cush It. True talent
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