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 Post subject: Big Bream
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 4:09 pm 
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As much as i love to eat those crappie fillets.

I think the Bream are even more sweeter.

I am headed to Lake Conroe tomorrow

to get on some of those Big bream , shell crackers

they have up that way . The bream should be in the

spawning mood now.

Me and Mrs Sticko try to make at least one bream

trip to lake conroe or Rayburn once and stock the freezer

with them . But my freezer was full of crappie so had to

hurry and eat enough to make room for big red ear this year.

Hope everyone gets their children on some nice bream and

just watch their eyes light up.


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 Post subject: Re: Big Bream
PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:57 pm 
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Hope you guys had a good trip. Where on Lake Conroe would you find the Big Bream, and what do you and Mrs. Sticko use to catch them?


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 Post subject: Re: Big Bream
PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 3:33 pm 
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If you don't mind, could you post a picture of one? I am not sure what exactly a bream is, but have used the term for years...


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 Post subject: Re: Big Bream
PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 3:44 pm 
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Ranger170VS we used meal worms for the most part

we also had some night crawlers but all the fish were

caught on the meal worms. we usually catch the biggest red ear

at the base of the rocks along the 1097 highway by the bridge

or the rocks along the dam.

about 10 to 11 feet deep .


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 Post subject: Re: Big Bream
PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 3:55 pm 
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scooper here is a picture of one of the bream

my wife caught . They go by a lot of names

that belong to the sunfish family. bream, brim , shell crackers,

red ear blue gills, long ear and many others. if you click

in the middle of the picture it will open bigger and give

you a better view.
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 Post subject: Re: Big Bream
PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 3:56 pm 
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1960 by the bridge????? That's lake houston!

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 Post subject: Re: Big Bream
PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:01 pm 
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Thanks for catching that goof Dutch i made the correction

I had just been talking to you about 1960 and had that on my

mind instead of 1097 bridge that is on conroe.

i think that maybe one of those old timers diseases or something.


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 Post subject: Re: Big Bream
PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:21 pm 
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Ah, yes. I have lived all over the US, and in most places, we call those Bluegill. I used to catch those red-eared ones up in the 2-3 lb range!!! at Chautauqua Lake in New York state! Put up a great fight, for a little fish, but I never ate the big ones.

We used to cook them up after catching them on the Colorado River at the CA-AZ border when I was a kid. YUMMERS!!!

Thanks for the picture to clear up my confusion!


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 Post subject: Re: Big Bream
PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:24 am 
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if ya catch em let me know i may get ya inj the boat one day this week and go load up on some more

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 Post subject: Re: Big Bream
PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:52 am 
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Do any of you guys catch Warmouth or like we call them in South Louisiana (Goggle Eye), here in Lake Houston?


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 Post subject: Re: Big Bream
PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:54 am 
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I also catch lots of big bream just near the 850 launch in Conroe. Just go around the rocks and just to the right of the boat launch in the corner. They have very big ones there. You can also catch catfish there.


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 Post subject: Re: Big Bream
PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:09 am 
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yes i have caught several Warmouth or like we call them in South Louisiana (Goggle Eye),
Here in lake Houston.


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 Post subject: Re: Big Bream
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Sticko, that board along those rocks looks very familiar. There is one identical to it along the Conroe FM 1097 rip rap, east end and north side of bridge, about 100 ft or so from the first set of bridge piers. Bream can be caught early now near shoreline structure with sandy bottoms. I use night crawler segments about 3-4ft under a small bobber on ultralight. Be sure to bring extra leaders and hooks as they swallow many too deep to remove.


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 Post subject: Re: Big Bream
PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:21 am 
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i believe you are right . i went to a bigger hook to keep the bream from swallowing the hook

so bad . I went up to a #4 and it does not seem to affect the fish hitting it and you

can remove the hook fairly good. get one with the bait holder barbs on it for using

night crawlers.


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