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Hit lake Bastrop north shore today and was pleasantly surprised to find some good schooling action in the area. They didn't get going till after 1030a and the schools were small and sportatic. I was able to enjoy an hour or so catching them before the sun and day got to me (I work nights). I left them biting around 1130a. My rig of choice was a big Heddon spook with the hooks removed and a 3' leader tied to the tail. I terminated with a 2/0 Kahle hook exposed through a very small Zoom fluke and chunked it with my 7' spinning rod. I can get a solid 40 yards distance with this rig and would put it on the action when they popped up. Others where using Rattle traps and other various cranks as well as top waters. Its all good, whatever you can toss the furthest at a monents notice...they'll hit it :wink: Its only going to get better in the coming weeks so get out and get some...los O fun :mrgreen: I'm headed back in the morning!
BTW-take water, hat, and sunscreen cause it is HOT and the water offers little relief at over 85 degrees on the surface :shock:
 

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Awesome! Good report. I got on some of that action a couple weeks ago on the main lake not far from the N shore. Throwing a bomber medium diving crank in firetiger. The bass I caught were not that big but it was a blast snagging a few of those schoolies! That is some fun fishing!

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lake Bastrop north shore warning!
The buzzards are back in force.
I came back to my truck today to find it covered in poop, scratched up, windshield wiper blades gone, trim chewed off, and most of the foam pads on the roof rack gone. Damn birds!

I highly suggest using the south shore until this problem is resolved (if ever)
 

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Sounds like another species that needs thinning. Bring the shotguns out for the tournament later this month.
 

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AFKH,

It so cool to see bass schooling like that.  Just another great outdoor experience to soak up and add to the memories.

Thanks for the report.  Just what I was wondering about since the Bastrop fish and fry is coming up in a couple weeks.  Speaking of which feel free to bring the kayak crew out if you guys want to hang out at the fish fry.

Sorry to hear about your truck getting hit by the buzzards.  Man those nasty things are a pain.
 

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I came back to my truck today to find it covered in poop, scratched up, windshield wiper blades gone, trim chewed off, and most of the foam pads on the roof rack gone. Damn birds!  
This somewhat concerns me!!!!!!!!!

How about a shotgun blast from LCRA? They use to do that? Might have to bring something to scare them off, or bring my extra large cover for my motorhome. Yes, it covers the whole thing....Or might have to move to South Shore...I will be calling the park to see what actions they allow in the park, to scare these birds... ;D
 

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THANKS FOR THE HEADS UP!

I AM IN THE PROCESS OF MOVING TO SOUTH SHORE PARK...

The park Ranger told me that the boat parking lot is the problem, with the birds eating anything RUBBER or PLASTIC....Example: Seals around sun-roofs, trash bags, rubber wind-shield wipers, seal around windows, etc....

She said that the RV park is not always a problem, but recommended me to change my RV reservations to South Shore RV.  At this moment (3:30pm), the Rangers did not know if there were any campsites available at South Shore...

Robert
 

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Yeah they got me on Monday. Fortunately they could only reach a small piece of the weather stripping between the doors on my crew cab. Truck was covered in sh!t and a few scratches. I've seen them do this on Stillhouse as well........ Right Terry?
 

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I now have RV camping reservations at South Shore Park...for next Thursday thru Monday.

Thank you very much for posting this issue. Since I have NEVER camped there, much less fished there. This will be my fourth time to fish. Never in the summertime! Only fall and winter time..

Sorry to hi-jack the post. Just wanted to say THANKS!
 

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Must have gotten lucky there last Sat. There was a LCRA Ranger there @ the north ramp. Prob. keeping the birds @ bay. Robert, nice to finally meet ya last week. Have fun camping next weekend and look for the schoolies out by the dam. Lucky craft sammys and waketails get em every time!! ---- JD ---- I need your help on stillhouse brother. PM me your phone number so i can ask some details. Thenks in advance. Brian 8)
 

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Great report Dennis. I haven't fished Bastrop yet this year and am going to try to get out there in the next week or so. Thanks for the warning on the buzzards.
 

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The last time they actually tried shooting the birds, only four were hit.

The population is estimated at over 200.

They've tried air cannons, decoys on the power lines, shot guns and a general boo here and there.....
 

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Hookem said:
The last time they actually tried shooting the birds, only four were hit.

The population is estimated at over 200.

They've tried air cannons, decoys on the power lines, shot guns and a general boo here and there.....
Thats some piss poor shooting...and they call themselves Texans :D They probably walked up with guns showing and loaded them in front of them. Those critters ain't dumb...ya gotta be sneaky.
There were at least 200 congregating the day my truck was hit..very eerie, almost like Alfred Hitchcock's "The birds".
 
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