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The fishing has been great for me. I like deep bluff walls and the art of pitching weightless senkos around them, also TX rigged craws. This works all day long for me, the craw can be cranked back from the bank pretty quickly and get ambushed just about as often as I get a strike on the fall along the bluff wall. The weightless senko is a nice option in the first ten FOW on the bluff walls that are more protected from the wind.

Last week, I found a threadfin shad ball about 20 yards in diameter. I caught around 25 fish in an hour with a TX rigged craw, swimming it through the pod or ripping it off the bottom from below the pod. I spent more time unbuttoning the fish than actually fishing. I pegged the weight, used superglue... anything I could to get back in the water faster. 3/4ths were dinks but it was a blast. Before I left, I saw the pod was reaching a bluff wall nearby. I was out of craws so I put a senko on. I usually don't fish a senko TX rigged with a weight but I caught a 4 pounder on my first cast with it. I'll definitely be doing that again. The bigger fish are always deeper.... at least for me.

I'll try to get some pics up in a bit, I hate fishing reports without the fish porn, it's like reading those old penthouse letters when I was a teenager LOL.
 

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Here's a few photos when I was hammering that shad ball, and a couple from some other recent trips. I get out there about twice a week but I like to delay my reports just a bit.
 

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How deep are you finding bigger fish? I've been fishing shallow and not doing well.


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I'd say that even when I fish a weightless senko, it's down at least ten feet before I get a hook set on a keeper, and I've caught them down to 40' on a 3/4 oz jig. If you want to weed out the dinks a jig can help with that, if you can tolerate a slower bite.
 

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Thanks for the report. I've been meaning to get out, but the wind has been a *******. Looks like it is time to man up. Any luck on a top water bite early or late?
 

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Thanks for the report. I've been meaning to get out, but the wind has been a *******. Looks like it is time to man up. Any luck on a top water bite early or late?
I don't fish top water much, yet, but my fishing buddies seem to do OK early and late with them. Nothing big, but good strikes and decent numbers. Now that shad pods are showing up I'll probably start tying on top waters but I've been going in the opposite direction lately. I've never been much for heavy jigs but after catching a billion dinks shallow all spring, I decided to invest. I bought an 8' medium heavy rod and some 3/4-1oz heavy cover/football jigs. In a week or two I'll have some fishing reports related to the jig fishing experience I've been having lately, but I'll say this for now: I will always and forever have a jig tied onto my "broomstick" as I call it, and it will never be completely dry at any time while I am fishing.
 

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The fishing has been great for me. I like deep bluff walls and the art of pitching weightless senkos around them, also TX rigged craws. This works all day long for me, the craw can be cranked back from the bank pretty quickly and get ambushed just about as often as I get a strike on the fall along the bluff wall. The weightless senko is a nice option in the first ten FOW on the bluff walls that are more protected from the wind.

Last week, I found a threadfin shad ball about 20 yards in diameter. I caught around 25 fish in an hour with a TX rigged craw, swimming it through the pod or ripping it off the bottom from below the pod. I spent more time unbuttoning the fish than actually fishing. I pegged the weight, used superglue... anything I could to get back in the water faster. 3/4ths were dinks but it was a blast. Before I left, I saw the pod was reaching a bluff wall nearby. I was out of craws so I put a senko on. I usually don't fish a senko TX rigged with a weight but I caught a 4 pounder on my first cast with it. I'll definitely be doing that again. The bigger fish are always deeper.... at least for me.

I'll try to get some pics up in a bit, I hate fishing reports without the fish porn, it's like reading those old penthouse letters when I was a teenager LOL.
Great report. Got the boat out yesterday and took the family for some tubing.


Saw a lot of area I want to go back and fish.
 
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