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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:55 pm 
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Hey guys I'm new here. I actually live in Louisiana but trying to help my dad who's just retired and has himself a new 16ft alwed boat to get on some fish. He's gone out once so far by himself but not even one bite! Not even a cat! He launches just south of lake Houston marina at a friends personal boat launch. I'm visiting this weekend and were thinking of going out early on this Saturday morning to see what we can catch. Any pointers on where to go for either crappie (sac a lait) or bass this time year? What to fish with? I know he won't want to travel to far from where we launch which I know will limit our options but any help would be much appreciated!! I did notice on the map there's a small canal off the lake by where he launches. Not sure if that be best to try it not.

Thanks in advance guys!!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:13 pm 
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Find yourself a brushpile drop a jig in or minnows on the outer edges and see if u get some bites if not go to another one. This time of year a brushpile in 7 to 10 foot of water fishing 4 to 6 foot deep would be what i look for.dont be scared to try different depths in and around the brush piles

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:13 am 
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Any particular color jigs? Here I usually use different colored jigs with power bait nibblets.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 3:15 pm 
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black and chart and orange and chart are 2 good colors.
Many other colors will work too though.
Good luck to you.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 8:35 pm 
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blue/white and orange/chartreuse were working today 8 to 10 feet down.

jigging brush piles along the channel drop in luces bayou.

You may do the same along the river channel out from where you are launching

1/8 ounce crappie jig heads.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 8:45 pm 
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What area would be best to try? Anything close to where we will be launching which is just south of lake Houston marina? What about Luce Bayou? Been reading that it sounded like a good area but not sure how far of a boat ride it is in a 16ft boat w 40hp on it.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 8:48 pm 
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less than 10 minutes in that 40.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:45 pm 
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Lsufan47 wrote:
how far of a boat ride it is in a 16ft boat w 40hp on it.

That's a perfect boat to get round out yonder, it'll do fine juss pay attention to the winds.....

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:13 pm 
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Pardon my ignorance in advance since I'm brand new to lake Houston. But, from the map I see the large open fork off the main lake. Is that technically Luce Bayou or is the bayou deep in that fork where it narrows considerably? Just trying to determine where would be best to start fishing in that area tomorrow.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:02 pm 
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Luce Bayou is one of three branches off of the main lake. Pondersa Marina has a great ramp on Luce. It is a great place to start learning the lake.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:07 pm 
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Thanks guys. We tried Luce Bayou today from about 8-11 but no real luck. However we did start learning the area and saw plenty of boats so knew we were in the correct area. No one else seemed to be picking up any either. I'll continue reading the posts on this blog in order to help my dad in future. He definately learned a lot today and I thank all of you for your responses.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:23 pm 
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Your boat isnt too small to go anywhere. I fished a 15' alum. with a 25 hp for years.


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