Lavon, drifting blue catfish

Discussion in 'TEXAS LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by FishBrew, Dec 18, 2006.

  1. FishBrew

    FishBrew New Member

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    Drifted Lavon yesterday, no monsters but some solid fish. Started drifting around 7, by 11:30 the five biggest fish had a total weight close to 90 lbs. Caught around 25, one channel, the rest blues. The fat guy with the shades is me. Water temp 51 degrees, fished 22 to 26 foot deep, drifting over submerged humps.
     

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  2. FishBrew

    FishBrew New Member

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    couple more pics, same day
     

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  3. Drawout

    Drawout Active Member

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    Must have missed the invite cause i would sure love to help you catch some of those bad boys.
     
  4. colten

    colten Member

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    :tounge_out: You are making me hungry.
     
  5. WHEELMOBILE07

    WHEELMOBILE07 New Member

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    Very nice fish there bro, congrats on the catch.

    Wheelmobile07
     
  6. jdstraka

    jdstraka Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Looks Like a Good Trip Jason, Glad to see a fellow Brother puting some in the boat. Mostly all frozen over here in Iowa.Congratulations. J.D.
    :dribble:
     
  7. bobcat

    bobcat New Member

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    Did any of them fish have any ticks on em?:big_smile: Good catch.
     
  8. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Jason thats what I call a good day on the water. Thanks for sharing the pics.
     
  9. FishBrew

    FishBrew New Member

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    On Lavon, they are getting close to having ticks on them, lake so low that the only two ramps open are the ones that were built BEFORE the raised the lake level ... back in 1974. Those two ramps are below (lower) than the two ramps built in 74 that are closest to the Dam.
    On the northern end of the lake, the bridge on hwy 3286 at normal pool probably has around 10 - 12 foot of water under it, this spring it had maybe 4 foot under it. At normal pool the lake bed runs about 2 miles NORTH of that bridge. When you drive across that bridge today and look SOUTH, it's maybe a mile before the water starts.
    It's not a big lake to start with, surface area of the lake according to USACE is 21,400 acres at normal pool, I doubt if it much more than 10,000 acres now, if that much. I have been on tha lake when 45 to 50 foot of water was not hard to find, but over the past two weekends, I have drifted the "big" water near the dam on three different days ... deepest sonar reading yet, 26.5 feet.
     
  10. bobcat

    bobcat New Member

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    Fishbrew, Know what you mean. If we don't get some serious rain soon will have to keep boat on trailer. There are two ramps still open on RC but they are having much problem on keeping them open. Fishermans Point just finished dredging for the second time$$$$$$$. Oak Cove is in the process of dredging again$$$$$. Ramp fees going up Oak Cove $8 and Fishermans Point $6. May go higher. It's getting costly may have to start buying fish at the market when freezer runs dry. Naw just have to start bank fishing again. Just hate to see new boat setting up. Just got 8 hours on rig. May have to go to Limestone or Somerville. Heard they are catching some nice fish there. Just hate to make that move. Hope yall have a safe and merry xmas and a happy new year your way. Till later!:byebye:
     
  11. brent

    brent New Member

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    when lavons new pipeline is done it will be in better shape. down side is that may be another year
     
  12. koondawg

    koondawg New Member

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    Daryl and I fished Lavon yesterdity on the North end, He had caught a 40lb blue the day before in 5ft of water with cut shad. The wind blew hard, to 30mph, I was glad we were in his big boat, a 24ft Sea Pro, and it was still rough as the rollers started in the afternoon, the bite was slow and timid. I was wishing I had fished RR instead. WE ended up with 4 dinks. I was ready to go to the house at the end of this trip after battling the high wind all afternoon. The boat ramp was narrow and difficut.

     
  13. jsharris

    jsharris New Member

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    Its not fat! It is preperation for the cold winter months! Keeps you warm man!!! I too have been preparing for cold weather for quiet some time!! LOL
     
  14. Mr Mudcat

    Mr Mudcat New Member

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    Awesome fish, nice job!