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Old 03-21-2020, 07:58 PM   #151
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Also, Iíve never done the Conroe/ Livingston bulkhead bite but it sounds like a blast. May make a trip up there to give it a whirl if we have to social distance to much longer . Any advice?


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Old 03-21-2020, 08:18 PM   #152
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Just mixed up 3 buckets of soured maze a few days ago. need a couple weeks of sun to get them right. then off to Wright Patman to fill the freezer.
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Old 03-21-2020, 08:33 PM   #153
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We did good in the Frio this morning. Got one flathead around 25 lbs. 25-30 2-6lb blues. Fish fry coming up soon!
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Old 03-21-2020, 08:45 PM   #154
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Also, Iíve never done the Conroe/ Livingston bulkhead bite but it sounds like a blast. May make a trip up there to give it a whirl if we have to social distance to much longer . Any advice?


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Im gonna go in the morning to Conroe. I will send you a pm tomorrow when I get back.
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Old 03-21-2020, 09:00 PM   #155
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Old 03-22-2020, 01:48 PM   #156
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We are putting a beat down on the catfish on Conroe. Pics later, we still after them
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Old 03-22-2020, 02:48 PM   #157
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We are putting a beat down on the catfish on Conroe. Pics later, we still after them
That's awesome. I can't wait to see the pics!
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Old 03-22-2020, 06:24 PM   #158
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That's awesome. I can't wait to see the pics!
Here they are Doug. I started a thread but but will post them up here anyways on this here catfishing thread! I absolutely love Conroe in late March and April all caught on rod and reel. Ended up with 42
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Old 03-22-2020, 06:48 PM   #159
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Awesome man! Pm returned


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Old 03-22-2020, 06:59 PM   #160
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I’m going to go to Conroe in the morning solo as long as work doesn’t call. If anyone wants to ride pm me.
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Old 03-23-2020, 04:04 PM   #161
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No shad on the livingston bulkheads this morning and super slow. I only caught 2 but they were decent fish. One maybe 7 or 8 and the other probably 2 1/2. Good enough for us and a little to share.

I talked to a couple of guys that said the shad were in before the rain and they had been catching plenty. I'll probably give it another try later this week.
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Old 03-23-2020, 06:54 PM   #162
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Caught a couple this week
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Old 03-23-2020, 07:22 PM   #163
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Banzai, HuntinDad and myself caught a bunch Thursday-Sunday
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Old 03-24-2020, 01:24 PM   #164
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Old 03-25-2020, 12:59 PM   #165
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Made a quick little run between watching my daughter since her daycare has shut down and mom works during the day. Caught a good blue on the first run. Ended up turning back this big one and two more that were over 20. We were after yellas but the blues were on.





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Old 03-25-2020, 02:37 PM   #166
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Made a quick little run between watching my daughter since her daycare has shut down and mom works during the day. Caught a good blue on the first run. Ended up turning back this big one and two more that were over 20. We were after yellas but the blues were on.





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Heck yeah!
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Old 03-25-2020, 03:21 PM   #167
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I don't see a live well ? How long you keep them out of the water?

IMO if you want to CPR it needs to be done ASAP otherwise they could be dying after released..At least some studies show that... Just FYI

Nice blues though!
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Old 03-25-2020, 03:46 PM   #168
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I don't see a live well ? How long you keep them out of the water?

IMO if you want to CPR it needs to be done ASAP otherwise they could be dying after released..At least some studies show that... Just FYI

Nice blues though!

We put it back in the water right after pictures. None of the other two we released were pictured. They were caught later. Cleaned 17 this morning up to 15lbs some only 3lbs.

I actually have video of this one being released...it took off like nobodyís business


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Old 03-25-2020, 04:06 PM   #169
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What lake are you fishing? And do you find the ones over 20 pounds to be fattier or greasy? That's what we see on the Nueces. For the blues anyway.
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Old 03-25-2020, 04:36 PM   #170
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This was first time fishing this stretch of river and it is very close to a lake. I had to clean the meat up quite a bit. I always cut out the bloodline in the middle and also skim as much red off the fillet as possible. I dont usually fish the lake at all. I didnít notice there meat to be much different than ones we catch in the brazos. We mostly fish the brazos river targeting flatheads. Unless we are rod and reeling. I honestly prefer eating and cleaning flatheads more than anything and usually release them if they are more than 20. I keep the belly meat on a yella but not the blue honestly.


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Old 03-25-2020, 07:06 PM   #171
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This was first time fishing this stretch of river and it is very close to a lake. I had to clean the meat up quite a bit. I always cut out the bloodline in the middle and also skim as much red off the fillet as possible. I dont usually fish the lake at all. I didnít notice there meat to be much different than ones we catch in the brazos. We mostly fish the brazos river targeting flatheads. Unless we are rod and reeling. I honestly prefer eating and cleaning flatheads more than anything and usually release them if they are more than 20. I keep the belly meat on a yella but not the blue honestly.


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What stretch of the Brazos you on?


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Old 03-25-2020, 07:38 PM   #172
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Between Waco and College Station area. Fish a few different spots.


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Old 03-25-2020, 08:44 PM   #173
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Cool. I was just curious. I just started fishing it this year but down around West Columbia. Loaded up with blues, found a few yellas


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Old 03-25-2020, 09:18 PM   #174
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This was first time fishing this stretch of river and it is very close to a lake. I had to clean the meat up quite a bit. I always cut out the bloodline in the middle and also skim as much red off the fillet as possible. I dont usually fish the lake at all. I didnít notice there meat to be much different than ones we catch in the brazos. We mostly fish the brazos river targeting flatheads. Unless we are rod and reeling. I honestly prefer eating and cleaning flatheads more than anything and usually release them if they are more than 20. I keep the belly meat on a yella but not the blue honestly.


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The minute you're sure you will keep and eat a catfish cut the tail off. If it's all the way alive and you keep it in water there will be no bloodline or red meat. Makes cleaning a ton easier.
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Old 03-25-2020, 09:31 PM   #175
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Pa has been doing pretty good while quarantined at Inks. Lots of crappie too but here's a 20lber he caught today.
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Old 03-25-2020, 09:43 PM   #176
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Pa has been doing pretty good while quarantined at Inks. Lots of crappie too but here's a 20lber he caught today.
Heck yeah! We are heading to Conroe in the morning for some bulkhead action!

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Old 03-26-2020, 09:16 PM   #177
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Heck yeah! We are heading to Conroe in the morning for some bulkhead action!


Post up a report,us essential guys may try it Sat
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Old 03-26-2020, 09:41 PM   #178
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Post up a report,us essential guys may try it Sat

Yeah this working all the time while everyone else is out there being ďnon-essentialĒ is horse dookie


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Old 03-26-2020, 09:48 PM   #179
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Looks like Iíll be gettin to make a Conroe bulkhead trip on Monday


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Old 03-26-2020, 10:30 PM   #180
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Planning a night trip tomorrow with a few buddies.
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Old 03-26-2020, 10:38 PM   #181
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Cool. I was just curious. I just started fishing it this year but down around West Columbia. Loaded up with blues, found a few yellas


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My new stomping grounds as well. So far mainly all channels. 3-5lbs
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You guys that use live perch for bait, is there a preference in size of the perch? I havent had any luck using the bigger perch at all is why Im asking. Ive caught a few blues on some smaller perch though. Actually Im on a 900 acre private lake so I used some small crappie with success.
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No perch is to big if fishing for yellas!
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Old Yesterday, 04:17 PM   #184
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Here some pics from the last few days on Conroe. These are from the past 3 days.
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Old Yesterday, 05:14 PM   #185
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Not many. But hope to get some more in the morning trotline run.


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You guys that use live perch for bait, is there a preference in size of the perch? I havent had any luck using the bigger perch at all is why Im asking. Ive caught a few blues on some smaller perch though. Actually Im on a 900 acre private lake so I used some small crappie with success.

I like them 3-4 inches. That seems the happy medium to catch the big yellas if one is there but also catch the smaller yellas or blues if one is not. You can catch big fish on big bait but not if heís not there


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