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Old 01-18-2020, 10:15 PM   #1
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Default 2020 Bass Fishing Thread

After a successful thread last year for those of us that like to fish for those “ditch pickles” I think it’s time for a new year bass thread.

Maybe this thread can coordinate a few get togethers on the water during the year if there are some people wanting to as well.

Post up your pics and stories for all to see!


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Old 01-18-2020, 10:31 PM   #2
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Gonna fish more this year... as wife and I achieved empty nest status a couple of weeks ago.

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Old 01-18-2020, 10:34 PM   #3
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Spent the day on Rayburn today, caught some fish, no pictures. Will do better to contribute to this thread this year
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Old 01-18-2020, 10:43 PM   #4
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Looking forward to 2020 . . Pic is from last year . . My neighbor's wife with a 9 she caught on pumpkin green wacky worm using a zebco 33 . . Six Mile area on Tbend . .

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Old 01-18-2020, 11:19 PM   #5
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I would be down for a friendly get together much like the annual crappie trip. But i would likely need to hitch hick on the rear deck of somebody’s boat.

Stepped out to the stock tank yesterday and found a few of these with a rooster tail. Looking forward to the shad spawn. Fishing with a weightless fluke is one of my favorite ways to do it






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Old 01-19-2020, 08:37 AM   #6
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Old 01-19-2020, 09:14 AM   #7
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Looking forward to 2020 . . Pic is from last year . . My neighbor's wife with a 9 she caught on pumpkin green wacky worm using a zebco 33 . . Six Mile area on Tbend . .

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That’s a toad!!


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Old 01-19-2020, 09:15 AM   #8
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Tagged for later I hope.
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Old 01-19-2020, 09:23 AM   #9
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Had a disease run through our family pond last year and kill a lot of our bass. That removal of mouths, along with 5 brush piles we put in for the bluegill 18 months ago, has the young bass looking healthy.

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Old 01-19-2020, 10:39 AM   #10
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That’s awesome. We had a disease hit a small pond on our family property years ago and there was some fish we never knew were in there that died. That’s unfortunate but looks like yours is making a comeback!


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Old 01-19-2020, 10:46 AM   #11
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Thanks for starting this up again! I think I’m gonna go out to Lake Whitney after lunch today. My son and nephew got new rod and reels for Christmas and are dying to try them. I’ll report back later!


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Old 01-19-2020, 11:02 AM   #12
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Lake record for Stillhouse Hollow Lake near Waco was caught in early December @ 13.00 lbs.

I fished Decker (Walter E. Long) in East Austin through most of last spring flipping Gary Yamamoto Cowboys. It wasn't uncommon to catch 25 lbs in 4 hours from 1800-2000.

We should organize a TBH tournament trail. 1 lake per month. Or just a monthly get together and fish.
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Old 01-19-2020, 04:28 PM   #13
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Good deal man! One of these days when I get up that way we should hit a lake.


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Old 01-19-2020, 04:59 PM   #14
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Good deal man! One of these days when I get up that way we should hit a lake.


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Had to cut our trip short, the starter on boat would just spin and wouldn’t engage flywheel. Luckily I was able to get it to engage with screw driver to get us back to boat ramp. Definitely have to get together on the water one day if possible.
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Old 01-19-2020, 06:11 PM   #15
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My dad and I are planning to fish a lot more this year. Really wanting to fish Lake Nacogdoches and Lake Naconiche more this spring. I know we are fishing the Big Bass Tour on Conroe February 28th- March 1st. Probably hit T Bend and Rayburn a few times as well.

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Old 01-19-2020, 07:41 PM   #16
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Fished Rayburn today, a lot tougher than yesterday with the post front conditions and high wind.
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Old 01-19-2020, 09:36 PM   #17
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My dad and I are planning to fish a lot more this year. Really wanting to fish Lake Nacogdoches and Lake Naconiche more this spring. I know we are fishing the Big Bass Tour on Conroe February 28th- March 1st. Probably hit T Bend and Rayburn a few times as well.

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Too bad the lake isn't normal pool for that conroe big bass.

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Old 01-19-2020, 09:48 PM   #18
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My dad and I are planning to fish a lot more this year. Really wanting to fish Lake Nacogdoches and Lake Naconiche more this spring. I know we are fishing the Big Bass Tour on Conroe February 28th- March 1st. Probably hit T Bend and Rayburn a few times as well.

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Tbend is 7 ft low, very little grass on the shoreline . . Green pumpkin wacky and gold 1/2 oz. Trap . .

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Old 01-19-2020, 10:27 PM   #19
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What have the water temperature been on the lakes in the last few days ?
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Old 01-19-2020, 10:33 PM   #20
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Catching a few in south Texas. Not huge, but fun!

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Old 01-26-2020, 09:35 PM   #21
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Caught a few decent ones today.


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Old 01-26-2020, 09:36 PM   #22
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Old 01-26-2020, 09:38 PM   #23
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We fished lake cleburne today for the first time.
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Old 01-26-2020, 10:18 PM   #24
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Looks like a good time! I’m about to start planning out my attack for the spawn. I missed most of it last year.


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Old 01-26-2020, 10:55 PM   #25
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Lure selection, presentation and structure types would be helpful on how you catch fish on each trip.

I've been fishing rock structure (bridge piers, boulders, riprap) with creature baits fished very slow.
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Old 01-27-2020, 07:26 AM   #26
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Lure selection, presentation and structure types would be helpful on how you catch fish on each trip.

I've been fishing rock structure (bridge piers, boulders, riprap) with creature baits fished very slow.

Try banging a square Bill crankbait off the rocks and such. It’s an excellent choice IMO plus you can cover more water to find fish then slow down if you need too.


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Old 01-27-2020, 11:16 AM   #27
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Planning a trip to Choke Canyon end of Feb early March.

Anyone have any suggestions or thoughts on the lake?
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Old 01-27-2020, 12:28 PM   #28
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Never fished there sorry I’m no help


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Old 01-27-2020, 12:33 PM   #29
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Putting a Hummingbird Helix 7 on the boat. About to take my first dive into "fish finders". Always had cheap depth finders but have never used one for locating fish...always just kinda relied on instinct for that.
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Old 01-27-2020, 06:01 PM   #30
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Son caught a few on Rayburn Saturday morning including this nice 5lber on the second cast of the morning. This second bass pictured was pretty cool the way he was colored. Never seen one like it
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Old 01-27-2020, 06:47 PM   #31
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Some good looking fish!


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Nice fish guys, keep em coming


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Old 02-03-2020, 08:55 AM   #33
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Anybody rip some lips this weekend? My cousin and I went to Whitney this weekend and did pretty well. I wish I would have taken pics. Anyone else have any luck?


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Anybody rip some lips this weekend? My cousin and I went to Whitney this weekend and did pretty well. I wish I would have taken pics. Anyone else have any luck?


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Fished TTZ on Travis this weekend, ended 16th place. Second time to ever fish Travis, caught them in 25-30 foot. C-rig and swimbaits
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Old 02-03-2020, 12:10 PM   #35
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I enjoy tossing a c-rig occasionally. Nice work!


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Old 02-03-2020, 12:30 PM   #36
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I enjoy tossing a c-rig occasionally. Nice work!


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Probably my favorite year round technique.
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This big old bass looked like she is on crack

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This big old bass looked liked she is on crack



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Here’s another


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Went to Sheldon Reservoir yesterday got a few, nothing big. Got em on the weightless worm. Fun day with a buddy that hasn't fished much.
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Old 02-16-2020, 10:28 PM   #41
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That’s good stuff. Looks like my “season” is about to start rolling!


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It's is getting good! 5 fish 40lb bag won a tournament on Rayburn Saturday I believe it was.
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Old 02-17-2020, 01:57 PM   #43
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I snuck over to the pond I fish at lunch, yes I have a problem, and caught 2 bass. They were both on beds along the bank. Seems a little early, but what do I know. I can't post pics from work, I'll do it later.
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Went to Sheldon Reservoir yesterday got a few, nothing big. Got em on the weightless worm. Fun day with a buddy that hasn't fished much.
I was supposed to fish Sheldon today with a co-worker, but I got scheduled OT all week. Should be getting good there soon.
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Was hoping this warm spell would last a few more days, but looks like another cold front is coming in. Buddy went to Lavon last week and said water temp was 48/49,,, and yeow that is cold.
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Old 02-17-2020, 03:35 PM   #47
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Fished Rayburn Friday (practice) and Saturday (Tournament), Friday I caught a pretty good one on a 6th Sense quake (rattle Trap)... tournament day we had boat trouble but were able to put 5 in the boat and weighted in 11.01 pounds. All our fish Saturday were caught in 4' or lessName:  IMG_1639.jpg
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Old 02-17-2020, 03:42 PM   #48
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I was supposed to fish Sheldon today with a co-worker, but I got scheduled OT all week. Should be getting good there soon.
Guys throwing chatterbaits over the grass were getting em pretty good. There's a lot of grass in there right now.
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Old 02-17-2020, 07:46 PM   #49
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Caught my first bass of 2020 today. Weighed 8lbs even. Do not know how to post pics from phone, but I have one.
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First bass of the new decade. Not a bad start.

Second pic is the 40 lb bag from Rayburn on saturday. Second place was 19 lbs so that one guy was on em!!

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