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Sucks because it causes torn thumbs, bait restocking, aching joints, drains the TM batts and we couldn't make it to 100. :bigdeal:

I took a vaca day because of the forecast of cloud cover and wind which are perfect conditions for the 'trop. Only 5 boats all day. Water temps were a surprising 74-76 which is the same temps as GT which we have been fishing and catching exclusively since January.

Each of our very first casts produced a typical 16-17" Bastrop bass. By 9:30a, we had already boated 30. It never slowed down. Ended up with 83 shad-barfers boated (44 - me, 39 - buddy) most were, let's estimate 60, 2-3lbs and a couple of 4lbs+ with the biggest at 4.27. Missed plenty of short strikes. 95% were caught on SBs and the rest on softs. All day in the grass, outside of grass, no grass, 1-9ft depth, windy shorelines, calm waters, reeds, no reeds, channels, flats, you name it. They were chewing. Three of my spinnerbaits were destroyed and another seriously injured. More discarded metal and living rubber in the bottom of the boat than plastics. I took six rods, used two.

Best day for numbers ever for us and we have been fishing it since Boy Scouts in the late 60's early 70s. We have had better numbers during schoolie time but never the numbers pounding shorelines. A blast!

But lets be real, it won't go the same next time out.
 

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When you say most were caught on SBs, do you mean swim baits? I sure hope so because I haven't been able to catch any LMB on swim baits lately. A soft plastic swimming minnow with a weedless weighted hook is a great thing to throw on Bastrop when the clouds are out. If they are biting!
 

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SBs means wire-jigs, of course. The OP mentions the fish destroyed three of them. I liked how he related the irony of seeing twisted metal and shredded skirts littering the floor of his boat as opposed to the usual broken soft plastic debris.
 

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From the context id say SB = Spinner Bait. There are too many techniques when one acronym could mean 3 things - Square Bill, Spinner Bait, Swim Bait.
 

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Spinner baits are good too! Anything to use when the edges of the eel grass are not clearly visible is a good thing.
We went today and got on the water a little later at 8:30am. Fishing was much tougher today than before. Grass lines were clearly visible with the bright sun beaming down. We wound up with 31 but that was a hard 31 to come by. I tried Mr. Spinner Bait and didn't get a sniff. My Wife had the big fish of the day at #3-4.

BTW - the lake is still too @#$% low and the eel grass patches are get fewer and smaller.
 

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yep went friday after the front and the fishing was much slower with the clear skies and north wind. We still caught some but bite was super slow and by 1:00 and all boats had cleared off the lake
 

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Fished yesterday for Mother's day. (hey, mama wanted to go fishing!) We were in kayaks and also had a tougher time finding the fish compared to last week. Managed to scratch out a few with the crankbait along the grass and also weightless fluke in the discharge. I did notice that they are putting water into the lake via the pipe close to the end of the hot water cove, so hopefully it will be up to the normal level soon.
 

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Fished yesterday for Mother's day. (hey, mama wanted to go fishing!) We were in kayaks and also had a tougher time finding the fish compared to last week. Managed to scratch out a few with the crankbait along the grass and also weightless fluke in the discharge. I did notice that they are putting water into the lake via the pipe close to the end of the hot water cove, so hopefully it will be up to the normal level soon.
I would imagine that the water well pipe will probably keep up with evaporation. In order to put a large amount of water, they will have to pump from the river.
 
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