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Went to Sandy creek this morning, ~0800. Water temp already 80deg. Went up into large coves. Lots of surface action but could not buy a bite with surface or cranks or anything else.

Left creeks and headed for deeper water with small runoffs near boat docks. Found them on ledges adjacent to docks in ~10ft. They only hit senkos wacky style. My first catching experience with wacky so I learned something. Caught a few schoolies and 1 barely legal that I let go. Of course by then I ran out of senkos :( and it was getting hot so we called it a day.

There were huge bait balls in front of the boat docks but I got no bites dragging thru them.

For a newby like me this was a good trip. I learned something new besides Texas style watermelon.

Have fun.

Don
 

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Were these ledges near single boat docks, or near the large, multiple-slip rental docks? Only thing I can think of like you discussed are "stair-step" ledges off the bank down to the single or double private boat houses.
 

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They were the small boat docks set somewhat into an inlet, and it was like you said, as if there were some stone steps (natural not man made) submerged adjacent to them. As I cast across the steps they would pick it up and swim with it into deeper water. You had to watch the line to realize that this was going on. It seemed like around the larger boat docks the water level fell off too deep too fast.

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Thanks for the reply Don. I fished on Travis a couple of times this week, further up the lake, around Rough Hollow and Bee Creek. Most of the fish I caught were also in shallow water. Caught a couple right on the bank around brush, others around shallow boathouses. In deeper water, I did catch a couple on a point ledge, probably about 12' down, maybe a little deeper. Seems like the Guadalupe bass are a larger percentage of the total bass I'm catching this year, more than last year.
 

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Most everything seems to have 'lupe in it. The largest one was mostly a black and had the more football shape that you see in fish from Fayette.

I had absolutely no action in the shallow areas. Maybe the water temp has gone up higher in the Sandy creek area.

I think Bee creek is close to Schneiders cove and Thurman Bend? We used to launch in Lago Vista and fish over in that area. The boat ramps in Schneider used to yield a fish or 2 to a crank bait. I haven't been there in a long time since Lago got so private about their ramps. We also used to have quite a lot of hits on tiny torpedos but it seems like the fish have grown tired of that lure. Even the perch leave it alone now.

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