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richg99
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Got to love Texas. I went to the nearest "big" lake now that I am back home. Three hours. One bite, but it was a good one. 19 inch LM Bass. I'm happy.

I was going to head for the saltwater flats but...I discovered that I didn't have my Credit Card while on the way to Galveston. I called the restaurant that we ate at last nite and l, lucky for me, they had my card. By the time I picked it up, it was too late to drive all of the way South. So I took off for Lake Conroe. Glad that I went now.

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That must have been fun to catch. I would take one like that any day of the week. Were you tossing lures or soft plastics?
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Texas rigged (of course) Senko worm. Ha Ha
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Way back when I targeted LMB, a Texas rigged rubber worm fished slow was most productive by far. That is after the learning curve. I would advise folks to set the hook on any resistance, any twitch or when the line moved even slightly in a direction other than towards you. Once it happens a few times then the light bulb goes off. haha. We didn't know it was called a Texas rig.
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I've had fish pick up baits and head towards me those are the ones I have to reel like made and ram her home to get the hook in.

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handyandy wrote:
18 Nov 2019, 13:51
I've had fish pick up baits and head towards me those are the ones I have to reel like made and ram her home to get the hook in.
Yeah, that is a good point. Any time the line moves somewhere that it shouldn't be moving is reason to hit it.

I lost one trout yesterday under similar circumstances. Wind was blowing the boat back towards the fish and a line of buoys. While I was putting the boat in gear to move it I couldn't keep tension on the line and bingo, fish gone. I did manage to land a couple of fat ones though.
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My little 8 acre pond behind the house spoils me. 30+ bass in 4 hours, spread over 4 days. Nothing bigger than 1 to 2 lbs, but the action was consistent. Then, I spend 2 hours driving one way to the Bay and I couldn't buy a bite from anything. Bah humbug.
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