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DCurt

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On Sunday Clayton and I Joined forces with Guy Martinez for a lure trip on Stripers.
Guy’s a couple years retired from the Army and enjoys fishing Texoma.
He regularly takes other veterans fishing, but his boat was in the shop, so we talked him into jumping onboard with us.

Things started out slow, messed around the islands, chased a few birds nearby, just nothing.
We eased out around North Island and started glassing for birds, lots up high scoutin’, but not much workin’ nearby.
We worked some shallow structure mid-lake, finally found some birds and nice schools of suspended fish in 45-50 fow.
Live Bait was gettin’em good, but our slabs and swimbaits only picked up a couple.

Decided to run further East to where I’d fished 2 weeks earlier, Mac Cr. to Washita Pt. area.
Not nearly as many marks, but some scattered fish and scattered bird activity.
We jumped around until the fish and birds got organized and finally had a little mid-day rally that paid off.Slabs worked best when we’d swim them up through the school, or on a series of upward hops, they seemed to want it moving.

Sassy’s, Coho’s and A-Rigs worked best, glow, or chartreuse ice bodies, we used white, yellow and green heads that didn’t seem to matter much.
When fish were swirlin’ at the surface you could cast’em out and reel’em back like normal.
If you didn’t see much surface action, it was best to count’em down and bring’em in slowly.
Or, just let’em hit bottom, reel’em a while and then let’em fall back to the bottom, stayin’ close to the bottom.
Just experiment with different retrieves and try to keep your bait where you’re seeing or marking fish.
The shallower fish, those in 20-30 fow seemed to bite better for us, but we did catch some in the 30-40 fow, and a couple in 45-60 fow.
We released a handful of smaller fish and kept a few for Guy to cookup that evening, he has a wife and five growing boys to feed !!!

Much calmer Sunday, but pretty chilly !!!
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ReAxtion Lures Sassy head were working good !!!
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I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving !!!



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U da man Dennis! Glad to see u reporting again. Clayton is growing like a weed!
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Excellent report Dennis. Nice haul and good fish. Have a great Thanksgiving!
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Yeah Kahuna they just keep growing, I expect it to really kick-in now, teenage years.
Kaitlyn (his sister), who's a year and 10 months younger is right there with him, they look like twins.
I guess girls grow quicker?, I suspect he'll pass her up here soon.

Thx. JoeSlab, you should recognize those rocks in the background of the 2nd picture where Guy's holding up the decent fish by himself. You wore'em out there a couple of times earlier this year, or maybe last year, heck I can't remember. [smile] 

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