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 Post subject: New to Lake Houston
PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:29 am 
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Hey folks, I've been fishing pretty consistently since early this spring after not having done so for at least ten years. I live in Schulenburg and typically find myself fishing along the banks of the Colorado River but due to work I'll be in Crosby for a while. I typically hit the water at the Indian shores boat launch after work and fish from about 5 until sundown.

I'm not fishing for dinner but am not one to pass up a free meal either. Besides the occasional bite I've not had much luck in the area. Does anyone have any advice or tips to make my afternoons a bit more productive?

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 Post subject: Re: New to Lake Houston
PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:18 am 
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Welcome & whatcha feeshn for.....

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ENJOY THE HUNT OR STAY HOME.....

Some go fishn, me I go catchn & always feed'um a jig....May your jigs.....or minnas stay wet..... :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: New to Lake Houston
PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:34 am 
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Welcome KennyC

what kind of fish are you fishing for.


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 Post subject: Re: New to Lake Houston
PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:26 am 
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First off, thanks for the warm welcome SK and sticko; on the river I typically go for bass so much of my tackle is aimed at that.

I'd love to just land some crappie or perch after work. I've been reading through the crappie and panfish sub-forums and am working on putting those many tips to use.

In regards to crappie I'm assuming since it's hot and hey seem to go deeper when it is I won't find many in the area. All in all I'm open to any suggestions and really any kind of fish. I haven't found a fish I haven't enjoyed playing with yet.

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 Post subject: Re: New to Lake Houston
PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:00 pm 
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I'm not big on bass anymore but they are fairly easy to target....
Lotsa times when I did feesh for them I'd slowly tip around until they told me where they were, watch the lily pads for sure this time of year.... if they are there & feeding you will see them chasing shad or busting the top....
I wouldn't settle for on one set of pads check several....
Shad imitating cranks, spinner baits & buzz baits were my favorites....

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Some go fishn, me I go catchn & always feed'um a jig....May your jigs.....or minnas stay wet..... :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: New to Lake Houston
PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:27 pm 
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I picked up a few nice crappie the other day in the bayou

they were holding on brush about 7 feet down.

There were no crappie under the ponderosa bridge SK done caught all them

out of there.


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 Post subject: Re: New to Lake Houston
PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:14 pm 
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Ha Ha Ha Haaaaaa.... you retired guys are killn my tourney feeshn holes...... stay away from Ponderosa bridge..... there ain't no feesh under there....

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Some go fishn, me I go catchn & always feed'um a jig....May your jigs.....or minnas stay wet..... :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: New to Lake Houston
PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:03 pm 
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No fish under there but it is sure cooler there than in the sun.


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 Post subject: Re: New to Lake Houston
PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:44 pm 
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Yes sir shade this time aahh year can save a trip for sure... gotta dress for success.....

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 Post subject: Re: New to Lake Houston
PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:07 pm 
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Welcome to the board KennyC!!

The Ponderosa is a good spot! There used to be a sandbar on the north side of the launch and if you follow its crest, you can walk all the way out to those lilypads at the edge of the channel and only get about belly button deep. My favorite lure out there for the pads is a SPRO Bronzeye Jr. but the H2O Express frogs at Academy are pretty darn good frog too and less than half the price. Haven't bank fished that spot since I got my kayak, but hopefully sticko or Dutch or someone might be able to chime in and let you know if that sand bar is still there.


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 Post subject: Re: New to Lake Houston
PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:45 pm 
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They dredged it out in 2011 when the lake was 7 feet down. I'll cruise the bulkhead there tomorrow and let you know if you can wade out to the the little island.

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 Post subject: Re: New to Lake Houston
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Depending on when I get off you may see me in a blue shirt and hat.

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