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Thread: Lbj 7/13/19
07-13-2019, 06:42 PM #1
Big fish were swimming around in my dream as I slumbered right through our agreed upon meeting time. Todd's "morning sunshine" text jump-started me. Now we're uncharacteristically behind schedule. No worries, we were still able to launch from Cottonwood at sun up.
Neither of us had fished LBJ before. Yesterday, Todd scored dead reckoning directions to a honey hole. We headed out and couldn't find the landmark for the honey hole, however we found the bass!
Right away we both got nice three-and-a halfs by throwing senkos at the bank. We explored a little bit. We caught some fish in a shallow back bay, the better fish coming on a watermelon fluke. We worked some more docks and bulkheads and caught some good fish on senko and fluke. We ran up-lake to an undeveloped shallow flat on the inside of the channel swing, where I got a strike on a vibrating jig but nothing else.
Navigating through the pleasure boats and PWC, we made our way to a quieter but unproductive stretch of docks. We motored over to the north side of the lake where some close knit docks were getting the north wind and main lake rollers. I got a nice three-and-a-half retrieving the vibrating jig along the fronts of the docks in 6 FOW. Really nice lake. At one point or another, we both went for a swim.
Mighty thanks to Todd for indulging me on my pick of the lake and fun fishing. See y'all on the water!
07-14-2019, 12:11 PM #2
Drove back out this morning and did some more swimming. No luck.
07-14-2019, 01:33 PM #3
You didn't miss much at Pflugie. I was hoping for a topwater bite that never happened. The fish are hunkered down. I caught fish on WW green pumpkin black flake senko and DS watermelon red flake finesse worm. I had a big'un break off the drop-shot, doh!
To the forum: Back to LBJ for an additional thought and appreciation. I want to thank all those that catch and release largemouth bass. At least two of the five three plus pounders we caught at LBJ had been caught before. These fish were healthy and strong fighters. Catch and release along with careful handling helps our sport.
First pic is Pfugie's fish. Second pic is LBJ's fish with healing lip.
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07-19-2019, 03:13 PM #4
Nice work boys. I'm new to this forum and pretty new to the Austin area. I live near Lago Vista and LBJ is def my fav. A shame most of the hydrilla either got washed out or eradicated. I used to smoke them punching 1.5 oz jigs in the deep grass. You boys will have to let me tag along with you one of these days. I've never been on Pfluegerville. Can you launch a 20 foot bass boat there? Or is canoe/yaks only?
07-19-2019, 06:10 PM #5
I've seen 20 footers at Pflug in the spring when the lake is much higher. We sailed Todd's 18' 'glass boat a couple months back. You have to run on battery, which makes loading awkward when you turn on the big motor and folks start getting excited. I've never seen anyone get a ticket for running the gas engine to load, not to say it hasn't happened.
The hydrilla kill rule is steadfastly enforced at Pflug. You must kill all hydrilla in your possession if your lucky enough to find some. But the gas engine loading thing, meh...
Sorry to hear about the hydrilla at LBJ. We kept an eye out for it, but never saw any as we made the rounds.
07-20-2019, 12:49 PM #6
07-20-2019, 07:09 PM #7
As far as I know, I'm the only Pfelon that's ever gotten a ticket out there.
07-22-2019, 06:24 PM #8
You are just straight up GANGSTER, Jeremy. I fished LBJ this morning, managed a measly 5 fish, missed one. All were caught in less than 3FOW on buzzers on my beloved Baby Rattlesnakes. McNair Park is still free to launch and is kind of centrally located. Off water at 11:30 because it was HOT and no wind.