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Axman

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Took my next door neighbor out this morning.  We launched at Mill Creek and ran along the rocks from Mill Creek to Highport picking away at the fish in shallow water.  I've had good luck using a 4" glow sassy with tail dyed.  I've been using a 3/4 ounce horsehead instead of a sassy head.  The spinner seems to do well.

We jumped up to Island View and picked a few there up off the rocks.  Prolly in 8 feet of water.  Fish started moving out of there about 7 am and we headed to the Beer Garden.  Marked fish in 40 fow.  Fish were suspended at 25  From what it looked like, there was a thermocline at about 35 feet.  We got a couple on 2 ounce Texas Slabs.

Headed to Mac Creek to the boat show.  Didn't stay there.  Too many idiots.

Hit both Soldier and Caney Creeks in 65 fow.  Fish were suspended at 35 - 40 feet.  We picked at the fish.  Best color slab for me today was a green chartreuse TX slab.  I had this one spruced up with a pearl dressed hook and a Size 2 Willow Blade on the head.  The fish really seemed to like the combination.

I got a lot of "slaps" and most of the fish I caught in that area were hooked either in the side or below the mouth.  Still fun to reel in.  πŸ˜‰

We headed over behind the islands and talked with Tom Wyatt a bit.  He has been fishing that area the past week.

We headed to the Red Barn and watched the birds do their thing.  No sure what they were doing as there were no fish there.

We decided it was getting hot (9:45) and we headed over to Boy Scout Flats to play a few minutes before going in.  We were in 9 feet of water drifting.  Stripers were tearing the tail of my green TX Slab.  Caught a good many fish.  Biggest was 12" but what a hoot.

David was catching fish on a 1.5 ounce RL150 white with silver scales.

Got tired of catching the baby fishes and came in.

Brunched on baked beans, corn, and ribs.  πŸ˜‰  

Working on lures now and waiting for a batch to cure.

It was a good day.  Still amazed at how some folks fish.

Fish were blowing up, birds diving at Mac Creek.  Yahoos would blow into the area in their fish-n-ski rigs, shut it down, make 3 or 4 casts, catch no fish, and then blow off to the next group of birds.  Amazing.

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Good report Ax, Stay after them.

I know what you mean about the crazy bird chasers. Several years ago my lovely fishing partner and I were dead sticking in the mouth of Little Glasses one day in late January. It was way too warm & way too calm. We had been sitting dead in one spot for about an hour and had given up. The gulls were floating all around and being lazy so the little woman started crunching up pringles and throwing them in the water. It wasn't just a little bit and she had a feeding frenzy going on.

I was just sitting there watching the birds dive for chips and I looked up and saw 2 boats come barreling across from the direction of the wells. They blew in and landed off plane about 20 feet from us.

They sat there a minute, gave us a dirty look like we did something wrong then took off and waked the crap out of us.

We just laughed and waved Bye to'em

To this day we always bring Pringles when we come to Texhoma 😁
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Two great stories here! Thanks guys!
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So axman help me understand the thermocline. The fish should hold at or above the thermocline at 35 feet. So if your in 60 foot or deeper does this mean that from 40 feet and down there’s not enough oxygen for the fish or is the thermocline just a layer of 10 to twenty feet of bad water or is it from 35 feet to the bottom?
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The guide with the big orange boat has been known to crumble crackers when he was leaving a spot to cut down on potlickers.
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LOL Kahuna, you're a hoot
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Great report Ax.

One day I was on top of an inactive school of striper. My kido's saw a duck come by and threw a couple of crackers in the water. Few minutes later those fish turned on.
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