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bankwalker

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On the water about 10am. Deadsticking all the way. Chartreuse head and fluke seemed to be their preference. Had to use a drift sock. Caught over 50 with lots of large fish. 15 or so of the 50 were 10+ pounds. Largest was 14lbs with several 12-13lbers. First big one we caught was 10lbs and it didn't break the top ten in the size rankings by the time we finished. Fish were really biting from 11-1. Then slowed down as the wind picked up from the north. The bigger fish were in the 25-30ft range. We had been looking deeper but birds drew us into the shallower water and it paid off. Off the water by 3pm.

It was misting and pretty cold when we caught our best fish. It's really amazing how the weather and striper bite are inversely related.
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Nice.  Days like this will be a long lasting memory.
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Sounds like a day that will be tough to beat.

Went out yesterday and had decent success.  Water temp. right around 50 degrees.

Agreed, amazing how well the Striper's do with the weather so bad.  Still using large Glow sassy shad with 1.25oz jigs.  With this winter blast coming, will this cause the fishing to go south?  Boat in storage for now.

I'm curious to know best dead sticking techniques.  Maybe i'll create a thread on it or there is one already out there.
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I Just want to know what dead sticking is. I would also appreciate the info on the techniques. My neighbor, fishin buddy, and I can't catch diddley squat, but we will keep trying! We both love to try but all we are doing is burning gas. It's a good thing that the lake is beautiful. It beats a day doing Honey-Do's around the house.
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Cougar31,
Deadsticking is a technique used when the water temp gets low during the winter months.  Basically you find the fish using electronics and then lower the lure(for me a 1oz jig head and 5" fluke) down to at or just above where the fish are and keep it still hence the term deadsticking.  Some folks also thump or splash to attract the fish.  The bite will usually be lite like a crappie "thump" and the best way I ever heard it described was you have to be "ninja" quick and set the hook.  You will miss fish early on but will improve your catching skills.  This is a video that shows the bait set up and the guy catching  a bunch on lake Tawakoni. Everything he is doing is applicable to Texoma.  Good Luck and Happy New Year!

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=dead+sticking&&view=detail&mid=1EFFEBFD47FED9E130C71EFFEBFD47FED9E130C7&FORM=VRDGAR
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Jerry "JD" Dorsey

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Great report deadsticking and enjoyed your video. Thanks for the real professional approach and presentation . I am working on a video now, and hope to present in the new future. Again Nice report!
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Nice video of deadsticking. Thanks

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