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Looks like I’ll be back on the lake this coming weekend.  I sent my humminbird back where they replaced a circuit board. Really impressed with the service. Shipped it Monday. And fed ex delivered the repaired unit back on sat. Also just installed an minn Kota ultrex on my tin Ranger boat. Can’t wait to try out the spot lock feature. I’ll let y’all know how I like it soon

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You will love that ultrex! Best add on to a boat you can have outside of good electronics.

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I am actually in the far back of my mind thinking of replacing my xi5 with an ultrex.

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16 hours ago, basshunter11 said:

Going to take my first trip down to Toledo here at the end of the month and im trying to learn everything i can about the lake. Does anyone have some tips to put me on some bigger fish? Anything helps

 

Guys who are venturing out are catching on everything from Rat-L-Traps, Carolina Rigs, Texas Rigs, & Jigs at various deeps depending on the day.

 

Not any huge numbers but decent fish!

 

By the end of the month things will change 😉

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3 hours ago, Catt said:

 

Guys who are out are catching on ever ything from Rat-L-Traps, Carolina Rigs, Texas Rigs, & Jigs at various deeps depending on the day.

 

Not any huge numbers but decent fish!

 

By the end of the month things will change 😉

The master has spoken.

 

Cant wait too get back from work around mid febawary and put it too a few fat girls.

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This weather is stupid!

 

It was 19 here at daylight & will be in the low 70s in a couple days!

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6 hours ago, Catt said:

 

Guys who are venturing out are catching on everything from Rat-L-Traps, Carolina Rigs, Texas Rigs, & Jigs at various deeps depending on the day.

 

Not any huge numbers but decent fish!

 

By the end of the month things will change 😉

Thank you for your information Catt, I heard that the bite is always hot on Rat-L-Traps and pretty much always craw colors. And I was going out to buy some lures for my trip the last weekend of the month and i was wondering what would produce best and maybe even some spots to try out. I've heard and read that the bite is starting to get good on Rat-L-Traps, jigs, and baits like that on main lake points. 

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Main lake structure &  major creek arms.

 

Bigger fish are coming on Jigs & Texas Rigs in 12-18' near ledges or ridges.

 

Rat-L-Traps on main lake points & points inside major creek arms.

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18 hours ago, Catt said:

Main lake structure &  major creek arms.

 

Bigger fish are coming on Jigs & Texas Rigs in 12-18' near ledges or ridges.

 

Rat-L-Traps on main lake points & points inside major creek arms.

Thank you, I will put the advice to work on my trip.

 

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Navionics huh? Wonder if it covers waterways closer to my area... I'm definitely going to have to read through this thread more one of these day.

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18 hours ago, shoepick said:

Going to visit toledo bend north side.  What should I expect up around Huxley and septe creek

 

Not heard anything from that area which means they ain't catching or they ain't talking.

 

Not only is pre-spawn quickly approaching so is tournament season & guys get more tight lipped than the fish!

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5 hours ago, Catt said:

 

Not heard anything from that area which means they ain't catching or they ain't talking.

 

Not only is pre-spawn quickly approaching so is tournament season & guys get more tight lipped than the fish!

Lol lips be tight round here lol.

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(unofficial) results from a yesterday's(Saturday) 18 boat tournament out of Army Rec Center---1st place, with 2 fish, didn't even have to weigh their TWO in to get the winner---2nd place weighed in ONE fish---other 16 boats had ZERO fish.....Looks like?? 3 or 4 days of 15 degrees took its toll???.............................

 

Anyone have a better report??..........tia

 

Edit:------grandson & I fished outta Big Bass yesterday(NOT in the tournament)from 10 AM till 4 M and did not get a bite-----3 weeks ago we caught 10 & kept 6 basically out of same fishing area-----but---looks we would have tied for 3rd??........lol

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@getting there

 

The fish are always biting somewhere...ya just gotta find somewhere!

 

Everyone I've talked to is catching, not big numbers but decent fish.

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I fished Friday for two hours, yesterday and about an hour this morning.  Grand total was two bites and a 2.5lb. Fish.  I fished from 2 ft. To 20 ft.  Talked to a couple of college guys that were scouting and they a 2.5 lb. fish and a short fish all day yesterday.

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Only caught 3 this weekend.  All on a RatLtrap and all were nice females with egos.  2.5 to 5 ft of water on a flat next to a shallow creek.  They maybe were just enjoying the warmer water in the shallows however I would swear these 3 were starting to look for a nest.    

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Water temperatures way to cold for nests but definitely on the move.

 

Bigger fish still coming from deeper water on the bottom 😉

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Me and ametuerhour fished San Miguel Saturday afternoon, high winds keep us off the deeper water, we got skunked but had a good time anyhow.

 

Something we noticed was the deeper water was showing mid to low 50's water temp and the shallow coves were showing mid to low 40's water temp.

 

Don't remember the water depth that was showing the higher temps.

 

Dang this water needs too come back up bad.

 

Y'all don't catch them all I'm headed for Houston today and out too work on the 30th, can't wait too get back right in time for the big show, them fat girls should be doing their thing big time when I get back.

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Folks I’m here to tell you , I absolutely love this new ultrex . I found fish on main lake points on brush piles and without the spot lock there is no way I would have caught those fish. It allowed me to go to the back of the boat and pick apart those piles. Caught several fish over 3 lbs in 20 ft of water that fell into 30 ft . Sunday morning followed the same pattern of brush piles but near channel swings. I didn’t set the world on fire either day but I put together a couple nice 5 fish stringers

All my fish came off of c rigs and football jigs

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I’ve got a question that I’m sure someone can answer here.  Almost every fish I caught had bright red lips. Lipstick bright. I’m sure I’ve seen it before , but it was really obvious. It’s a cold water thing but what’s the purpose ?

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We broke 1,000,000 views 😎

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Red, I think I heard or read that the red lips mean the bass are feeding heavily on crawfish. 

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11 hours ago, Redseal said:

I’ve got a question that I’m sure someone can answer here.  Almost every fish I caught had bright red lips. Lipstick bright. I’m sure I’ve seen it before , but it was really obvious. It’s a cold water thing but what’s the purpose ?

 

10 hours ago, Little Fish.... said:

Red, I think I heard or read that the red lips mean the bass are feeding heavily on crawfish. 

 

Can we say Jig-n-Craw time 😎

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If I see red lips, you better believe I'm going to be throwing a red trap!

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