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Old 07-12-2018, 06:45 AM   #1
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Default Ray Roberts Hybrid Trip

Group of co-workers headed to Ray Roberts on a guided trip a couple weeks ago and had a ball. We had a fish in the boat five minutes after we started and was headed back to the dock with a limit 2 hours later. We caught and released as many as we kept. We used shad and if they were hooked in the lip they went back. We added several sand bass and a few catfish to boot.
Had a great time on my first time on that lake.
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Old 07-12-2018, 06:53 AM   #2
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Hybrids have never been stocked into ray roberts. Do you mean ray hubbard?
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:13 AM   #3
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Yeah had to have been Ray Hubbard. Have fished Ray Roberts all my life and never caught hybrids just sandies
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:15 AM   #4
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Awesome!
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:19 AM   #5
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That scenery can’t be Hubbard. Been all over it and have never seen that dock or those kind of trees on it...


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Old 07-12-2018, 07:34 AM   #6
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Hybrids have never been stocked into ray roberts. Do you mean ray hubbard?
Record for the lake is 7.45 pounds
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:36 AM   #7
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Group of co-workers headed to Ray Roberts on a guided trip a couple weeks ago and had a ball. We had a fish in the boat five minutes after we started and was headed back to the dock with a limit 2 hours later. We caught and released as many as we kept. We used shad and if they were hooked in the lip they went back. We added several sand bass and a few catfish to boot.
Had a great time on my first time on that lake.
Looks like a fun day of fishing!
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:37 AM   #8
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Nice haul
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:48 AM   #9
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Yeah had to have been Ray Hubbard. Have fished Ray Roberts all my life and never caught hybrids just sandies
Me either fish it 2-3 times a week and never seen that set of docks and that wall in the back ground.
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:53 AM   #10
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That is 100% not Ray Roberts. There are no sea walls on Ray Roberts. There are only a handful of hybrids in the lake. The record was caught by a guide who fished the lake for 30+ years and that was the only one he ever caught.

Looks like a fun trip anyway.

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Old 07-12-2018, 08:07 AM   #11
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Yeah had to have been Ray Hubbard. Have fished Ray Roberts all my life and never caught hybrids just sandies
I have most definitely caught hybrids out of Ray Roberts. Or at least out of the spillway below the lake. If they’re in the spillway I’d assume they’re in the lake.

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Old 07-12-2018, 08:12 AM   #12
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I have most definitely caught hybrids out of Ray Roberts. Or at least out of the spillway below the lake. If they’re in the spillway I’d assume they’re in the lake b
The spillway ones come up from Lewisville.

The only credible one I've ever heard of was the lake record that Lindy caught.

There probably are a few but there dang sure aren't enough that guides are targeting them.
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Old 07-12-2018, 08:14 AM   #13
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Richland Chambers..... hell being old! Must have been to early this morning when I posted this???
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Old 07-12-2018, 08:33 AM   #14
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Def not ray Roberts but nice trip.
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Old 07-12-2018, 08:43 AM   #15
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That is 100% not Ray Roberts. There are no sea walls on Ray Roberts. There are only a handful of hybrids in the lake. The record was caught by a guide who fished the lake for 30+ years and that was the only one he ever caught.

Looks like a fun trip anyway.



Agreed....Roberts is a Corps lake with no seawalls. It was my home lake.... I fished it for years and been all over it. I think the only boat docks are at the marina and they are floaters.



Never known hybrids to be stocked it that lake. But hey .....stranger things have happened and I reserve the right to be wrong...






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I have most definitely caught hybrids out of Ray Roberts. Or at least out of the spillway below the lake. If they’re in the spillway I’d assume they’re in the lake b

I've caught the same fish years and years ago in the 90s and early 2000s. Biggest was 12.3. They are coming up from Lewisville....just like 99% of the other fish you catch down there. They are there for the smorgasbord of baitfish that also come up for the highly oxygenated water created by the spillway.

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Old 07-12-2018, 08:49 AM   #16
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Richland Chambers..... hell being old! Must have been to early this morning when I posted this???



Congrats on a helluva trip ....to RC..
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Old 07-12-2018, 08:54 AM   #17
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Richland Chambers..... hell being old! Must have been to early this morning when I posted this???
Ah! Cool! Who did you guide with? we went with Adam Simmons over memorial day and kinda got our butts kicked. we had about a dozen keepers but worked til noon to get them. don't you love when a guide says "man, it is never this slow!, must be the full moon!". we tried for catfish and couldn't hardly get a nibble so it was just bad timing.

Took my two girls fishing there last weekend in our little jon boat and we had a catfish on the hook in the first two minutes - all small channels but still fun.
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:08 AM   #18
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Never known hybrids to be stocked it that lake. But hey .....stranger things have happened and I reserve the right to be wrong...

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These aren't supposed to be in the lake either


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Old 07-12-2018, 09:17 AM   #19
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These aren't supposed to be in the lake either


Ha! We've caught some of those in Buchanan...where there are not supposed to be any.
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:21 AM   #20
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The bottom one is a spot/smallie hybrid.
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:28 AM   #21
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Beautiful fish AP....I drove 19 hours one way for 6-7 years pulling my boat to fish for those things in the northwoods of Minnesota. Wish they were more plentiful around here. Love catching smallies
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:50 AM   #22
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Beautiful fish AP....I drove 19 hours one way for 6-7 years pulling my boat to fish for those things in the northwoods of Minnesota. Wish they were more plentiful around here. Love catching smallies
I've caught 3 that I believe were pure smallies and 3 that I think were hybrids. They are becoming more plentiful but it is still a crap shoot to catch one.

I want to go on a good smallie trip somewhere.
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Old 07-12-2018, 09:51 AM   #23
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All caught on shad?
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Old 07-12-2018, 11:29 AM   #24
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I've caught 3 that I believe were pure smallies and 3 that I think were hybrids. They are becoming more plentiful but it is still a crap shoot to catch one.

I want to go on a good smallie trip somewhere.
Planning to do a four day float on the Buffalo River in northern Arkansas in September. I'll report back! i haven't caught a small mouth in 20 years and hoping this year to fix that!
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