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Old 06-24-2020, 07:56 AM   #1
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We are headed to Lake Whitney in a couple of days to do some general relaxation. I will be taking boat and doing some fishing. I was wondering if anyone had a fishing report and specifically a good place to net some shad to go hopefully find the stripers.
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Old 06-24-2020, 10:40 AM   #2
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Years ago when I used to fish it , I remember the Guides getting their bait from Aquila. I believe that’s the lake.
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Old 06-24-2020, 10:47 AM   #3
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Shad are in the backs of creeks in the morning. I filled my live wells in just a few cast of my net last weekend. If you go too far back you get a net full of baby channel cats and you'll be there for a while picking the little things out of your net.
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Old 06-24-2020, 02:27 PM   #4
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Thanks for info. We are staying at Cliffview so will probably check backs of coves around there for shad at sunrise.
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Old 06-24-2020, 02:39 PM   #5
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Thanks for info. We are staying at Cliffview so will probably check backs of coves around there for shad at sunrise.
Lotta steep banks back in that cove. If you don't have any luck, head north up toward the island and Murts boat ramp area just past big rocky creek. Lots of shallow shore line around there as well as the road bed out to the island.
Stripers love perch too. Just catch a mess of em around the boat docks. They're a helluva lot easier to keep alive too! Cut shad sure is good for ol Mr. Whiskers tho. Good luck!
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Old 06-24-2020, 10:20 PM   #6
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We fished it this past Saturday. Found TONS of small stripers with a few whites mixed in schooling up top. Mostly up where Towash comes in. They were all over the entire bay area there to the state park. Fun on topwaters....
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Old 06-25-2020, 05:18 AM   #7
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Thanks for info. We are staying at Cliffview so will probably check backs of coves around there for shad at sunrise.
. How is the Cliffview with the new owners, itís been a few years that we stand there
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Old 06-25-2020, 06:03 AM   #8
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. How is the Cliffview with the new owners, itís been a few years that we stand there
This is our first time there so i will let you know.
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Old 06-25-2020, 05:06 PM   #9
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Cool deal, good luck. it’s a great lake I need to start going back.
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Old 06-29-2020, 09:07 PM   #10
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Any Whitney fishing reports or any other suggestions on bait?
Is there anyone who sells perch on Whitney?
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Old 06-29-2020, 09:26 PM   #11
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Years ago when I used to fish it , I remember the Guides getting their bait from Aquila. I believe thatís the lake.
That stopped with zebra mussels and the clean drain and dry rules, haven't seen the fish attractor running at aquillla last few months anyways. If you buy bait somewhere gotta keep the receipt now to prove you didn't net elsewhere and transport.
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Old 06-29-2020, 09:33 PM   #12
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I love that lake. Spent a little time off the west side always caught something off the bank
Lots of different species. Nothing big. Good luck

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