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mtalley
12-11-2006, 09:56 AM
A friend and I launched my pontoon boat at Bagby at 7:00am, another buddy was fishing solo in his boat and he launched with us as well. *The rain held off for about an hour then rained on and off all day. *We had the first fish in the boat within a couple minutes and the fishing was nonstop for most off the day. *Each one of us ended up catching at least 25 fish a piece, probable closer to 40. *The action slowed for a while but trying some different lures seemed to wake them back up. *Largest fish of the day was a little over 2 pounds with most being planter size and about 10 in the 1 lb range. *Every lure that hit the water except swimbaits caught at least one fish. *These included Castmasters, Needlefish, Jake's, Humdingers, Cripplures, Thomas Boyants, and a nightcrawler behind a suction cup. *Top lined all day in the bridge area. *Only saw two other boats all day and they were bass fishing. *Water temp was 56. *We kept 5 fish and let the rest go. *One fish had eggs and none had shad in their stomachs. *I do not suggest launching at Bagby unless you have a truck that can handle the size of boat you own. *It was some of the best trout action I've had but the fish could have been a little bigger.
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My buddy in his boat.
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Me and the largest fish of the day.

fishnmike2002
12-11-2006, 10:09 AM
Lots of little guys up there and in the major creeks right now. Finding the holdovers is really tough.

FishnMike

fishon_chris
12-11-2006, 10:29 AM
Nice fish mtalley Thoes numbers sound good.Thats ok that they were smaller fish.Thoes numbers sound great.Action all day is fun.That fish is a nice bow though.Good job on the great day. ;)

Chris :)

mtalley
12-11-2006, 10:39 AM
Here is a picture of my buddy at the back of the boat. Bare with me, I am working on posting my pictures correctly.http://momentoffame.com/photopost/data/501/McClure_12_10_06_014_450_x_338_.jpg

Ironhead
12-11-2006, 12:38 PM
Marty,

Thanks for the update. Ended up going to PF, with about the same results. I can not figure out where the larger fish are. Last year we were catching 4 to 5 lbers pretty regular and way before this time of year. Sure not many people fishing these lakes now a days.

The stomach contents are surprising, no shad..... Go figure. Maybe we need to try a hook with no bait. LOL

Your pictures look good.

Keep after them.

Ironhead

JoeTech
12-11-2006, 01:34 PM
Marty - Great job, catching fish is always fun. I cant wait to try that lake out.

zinger
12-11-2006, 05:14 PM
Wow great report Marty! 25-40 fish, that's outstanding! Sounds like the river is the way to go.

I agree, finding the larger fish is a lot tougher this year. I'm sure they will show up eventually, maybe just a little later than usual.