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Old 01-19-2016, 07:55 AM   #1
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When deer season is over? Break out the spotlight! Just kidding (sort of....)

Time to switch gears and focus on fish! I'll be trying some new techniques and might even try my luck in a tournament or two. Got a camping trip to Toledo Bend in the makings. Never have fished that lake even though I live 30 minutes from it. Looking forward to that trip.

What's your fishing "season" looking like?
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Old 01-19-2016, 07:56 AM   #2
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Old 01-19-2016, 07:58 AM   #3
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I go fishing! Also start hog trapping. I hope to catch and sell as many as I can over the next couple of months.
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Old 01-19-2016, 08:00 AM   #4
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HAHA that's a hel* of a drug! I do some predator control, hog hunt with dogs, and hog hunt at night with lights.. Helps pass the time a little
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Old 01-19-2016, 08:07 AM   #5
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Well, I'm closing on a house on Cedar Creek lake this week. I'll get moved in and get my boat moved to it's new house in my back yard and get it in its lift and ready to go. I'll get the kayaks and canoe ready and a paddleboat too.
I'll catch Crappie off my dock this spring, I'll put out a fish feeder on my seawall so I can catch cats anytime, and I'll explore the South end of the lake and learn a bit about catching hybrids!

So, all in all, I'm really looking forward to my year of fishing!
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Old 01-19-2016, 08:08 AM   #6
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Old 01-19-2016, 08:11 AM   #7
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I use this time to scout. Leaves are still off the trees. Easier to see outta the woods. Move stands. Try and get stuff done before the heat of summer and scou?shed hunt soon. Feed up some hog areas. Burn old stands.
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Old 01-19-2016, 08:14 AM   #8
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Still deer season for us until the 31st and it may get extended. When thats over then fishing, planting and building things for the lease and the house.
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Old 01-19-2016, 08:15 AM   #9
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Old 01-19-2016, 08:16 AM   #10
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Considering some predator hunting
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Old 01-19-2016, 08:17 AM   #11
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Fish mainly for reds, trout, and some bonus flounder out of my yak but hope to make a few trips to Toledo! Also, golf! Got down to 74 a couple of times before deer season so I am hoping to get under par.
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Old 01-19-2016, 08:22 AM   #12
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meth, lots n lots of meth
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Old 01-19-2016, 08:23 AM   #13
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DANG IT, beat me to it! ............................sorry I wasn't paying attention...........just methin around...........
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Old 01-19-2016, 08:24 AM   #14
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Old 01-19-2016, 08:33 AM   #15
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Well, I'm closing on a house on Cedar Creek lake this week. I'll get moved in and get my boat moved to it's new house in my back yard and get it in its lift and ready to go. I'll get the kayaks and canoe ready and a paddleboat too.
I'll catch Crappie off my dock this spring, I'll put out a fish feeder on my seawall so I can catch cats anytime, and I'll explore the South end of the lake and learn a bit about catching hybrids!

So, all in all, I'm really looking forward to my year of fishing!
That's a storm surge that I want no part of.

There's only 2 seasons, Hunting & Fishing season.
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Old 01-19-2016, 08:54 AM   #16
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That's a storm surge that I want no part of.

There's only 2 seasons, Hunting & Fishing season.
Season's? I thought the only two seasons in East Texas were salt and pepper?
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Old 01-19-2016, 08:58 AM   #17
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Too close to LA, have to throw Tony's in there.
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Old 01-19-2016, 09:07 AM   #18
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When deer season is over? Break out the spotlight! Just kidding (sort of....)

Time to switch gears and focus on fish! I'll be trying some new techniques and might even try my luck in a tournament or two. Got a camping trip to Toledo Bend in the makings. Never have fished that lake even though I live 30 minutes from it. Looking forward to that trip.

What's your fishing "season" looking like?
Add Caddo Lake to your camping/fishing trip locations. There is nothing like it in Texas.

https://images.search.yahoo.com/yhs/...&hsimp=yhs-001
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Old 01-19-2016, 09:18 AM   #19
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Add Caddo Lake to your camping/fishing trip locations. There is nothing like it in Texas.

https://images.search.yahoo.com/yhs/...&hsimp=yhs-001
Been in East Texas for 11 years now. We made our first trip to Caddo Lake last summer and it beautiful. Went to Uncertain Texas which I had never heard of. Johnson's bait shop had a cold beer on the deck over looking the lake. Sure was nice.
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Old 01-19-2016, 11:06 AM   #20
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I'm catching up on honey do projects I didn't get done during deer season. Have to get 4 new tires for the bay boat and put her in the shop and get the fuel filters changed out. Then may sell or trade it in on something a little smaller for the lakes and rivers. I'm ready to start filling the freezer with crappie and channel cats, or see if this is the year I can pull another ten pound bass out of Rayburn.
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Old 01-19-2016, 11:14 AM   #21
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We do that in season as well.

At the lease I enjoy camping, fishing, predator hunting, shooting rabbits/squirrels and drinking too much beer!
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Old 01-19-2016, 11:32 AM   #22
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Catch crappie, catch crappie, and catch crappie!!!
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Old 01-19-2016, 11:49 AM   #23
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Fishin, campin, eatin, and relaxin!
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Old 01-19-2016, 11:58 AM   #24
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Hog hunt and try to hit the sand bass run on the river.
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Old 01-19-2016, 12:01 PM   #25
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Add Caddo Lake to your camping/fishing trip locations. There is nothing like it in Texas.

https://images.search.yahoo.com/yhs/...&hsimp=yhs-001
and that's the truth!! love caddo lake!

going to play more golf this year, shoot as many tournaments as i can, and start surf/shark fishing! thiss last year was nothing but work!
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Old 01-19-2016, 12:03 PM   #26
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Old 01-19-2016, 12:12 PM   #27
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Old 01-19-2016, 12:48 PM   #28
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Hit up the catfish. I need to buy a new boat, get the lanterns and hit up some night fishing. Hogs are moving around maybe I can get some time to hit em. Right now though I am trying to remodel my house and get ready to build a new one, so I may not be doing any of that this year.
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Old 01-19-2016, 01:16 PM   #29
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Here's my 2016 fishing season schedule, which is what I follow pretty much each year, when I'm not working. And this scene is available, anywhere in Texas! Upper - middle and or lower coast for coastal action and lakes and rivers inland for freshwater action.

Camping on PINS and fishing.....everyone must do this once in their lifetime!


In 3 weeks, offshore for Yellowfin Tuna with a bunch of TBHr's, who hail from everywhere n Texas


Drum run in March and April - mixing with Specks and Reds in the Laguna Madre.







And a few hybrids in Calaveras during April





Then Snapper and Kings with a few TBHr's in May





Then June hits...it's PINS and rolling the sand in the 4x4 chasing opportunity before the shrimping season begins offshore...which pulls some of the action off the surfzone. Hoping to get another group of TBHr's on the sand of PINS during this trip.












Then it's Rockport to Port Mansfield....and maybe Matagorda Bay....for the summer action. Probably every other weekend or more till October.















With a few offshore summer trips for nearshore kingfish action with, State Water bonus action fish







And summer lake action making drifts to fill the frying pan, between trips to the coast.


Then we hit the fall......the Guadalupe for Largemouth in the kayak. It's still a bit hot for the deer blind during the day, nights are cooling down though and some of the Hill Country Rivers, it's the best time to chase green fish.









Then the draw is back to PINS for the fall migration















And then the new moon of October, as the fall really begins to kick in, another offshore run with TBHr's...which then repeats the cycle, and these scenes return again and again.












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Old 01-19-2016, 02:05 PM   #30
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deer season ends?
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Old 01-19-2016, 02:14 PM   #31
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Old 01-19-2016, 02:16 PM   #32
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Looks like good times AtTheWall but you sure pick some ugly company!
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Old 01-19-2016, 02:24 PM   #33
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Im starting to transition to all fishing again. Will be hog hunting once a month when I head to the lease to fill feeders and what not.

My tournament partner and I will be fishing the north east division of Media Bass teams trail, fishing our Century bass club tournaments as well, along with a few basschamps tournaments.

Instead of waking up and going duck hunting every day before work, now I will be wading out and catching crappie in the shallow brush then hitting the bass spawn real hard too. Im real excited for this spring with all the local lakes having flooded brush again. Wade fishing for Crappie is probably my favorite way to fish other than bed fishing for bass.
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Old 01-19-2016, 02:45 PM   #34
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Old 01-19-2016, 04:10 PM   #35
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Old 01-19-2016, 04:13 PM   #36
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Old 01-19-2016, 04:22 PM   #37
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As soon as it starts to warm up, my second home is Sam Rayburn. Last year was my first summer living here and I caught a 9.5 lber, gotta beat that this year
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