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02/19/04 MidFebruary Fishing Report from Barry

This is the time for the BIG ONES!!!

SO IF YOU WERE ON THE WATER TODAY I HOPE IT WAS IN A SAIL BOAT BECAUSE WIND WAS GUSTING UP TO 30-PLUS MILES PER HOUR AND IT WOULD HAVE BEEN ROUGH TRY TO FISH. MARK SAYS FOR THIS WEEKEND THE SOUTHERLY WIND SHIFTS TO THE NORTH AND CALMS DOWN BY SATURDAY SO GET THE BAIT, TACKLE AND BOAT READY BECAUSE THE WATER IS BEGINNING TO WARM AND THE SPAWN IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER. SO GET OUT THE WACKY RIGGED WORMS, TIKI-STICKS, LIZARDS, CAROLINA RIGS, FRANK JOHNSON SPINNER BAITS, RED RAT-L-TRAPS AND WHAT EVER WORKS FOR YOU, JUST LET ME KNOW WHAT IT IS AND LETS GO FISHING ON OUR GREAT EAST TEXAS LAKES, HERE'S A FEW...

LAKE PALESTINE

FAIRLY CLEAR TO STAINED AT 49 DEG. BLACK BASS FAIR ON BLACK/BLUE JIGS OR LIZARDS, RAT-L-TRAPS AND SPINNERBAITS. CRAPPIE FAIR ON MINNOW AND JIGS. CATFISH FAIR ON WORMS AND BLOODBAIT ALONG THE BANKS. HYBRID STRIPER AND WHITE BASS FAIR ON SLABS AND SHAD.

LAKE MARTIN CREEK

WATER CLEAR TO MURKY FROM 60 TO 73 DEG. SIX INCHES LOW WITH BLACK BASS GOOD ON RED RAT-L-TRAPS AND PUMPKINSEED LIZARDS OR FLUKES. CRAPPIE SLOW ON MINNOWS AND JIGS. CATFISH SLOW ON PREPARED BAIT.

LAKE FORK

FAIRLY CLEAR AT 49 DEG. WITH BLACK BASS SLOW TO FAIR ON RED RAT-L-TRAPS, SMALL RD CRANKBAITS, WHITE OR RED FRANK JOHNSON SPINNERBAITS OFF MAIN LAKE POINTS TO THE SECONDARY POINTS. CHECK BANKS WITH HYDRILLA AND A FEW STUMPS. BLACK/BLUE MARK STEVENSON JIGS WITH BLUE FLECK CRAW WORMS GOOD ON FIRST BREAK LINES. CRAPPIE FAIR ON MINNOWS AND JIGS CATFISH GOOD ON PREPARED BAITS.

LAKE O' THE PINES

CLEAR AT 50 DEG. WATER IS HIGH AND BLACK BASS SLOW ON RED RAT-L-TRAPS, CHROME SPOONS, AND BLACK/BLUE JIG-N-PIGS. CRAPPIE VERY GOOD N MINNOWS AND JIGS ALONG THE OLD CREEK CHANNEL IN 20 TO 30FT. CATFISH SLOW ON BLOODBAIT.

LAKE ATHENS

WATER FAIRLY CLEAR AT 50 DEG. AND BLACK BASS SLOW TO FAIR ON WHITE FRANK JOHNSON SPINNERBAITS, DROP SHOT RIGS, AND CHROME RAT-L-TRAPS. CRAPPIE FAIR TO GOOD ON MINNOWS AND JIGS. CATFISH FAIR ON PREPARED BAITS.

REMEMBER EAST TEXAS ANGLER GOES BACK ON THE AIR MARCH 6TH AND 7TH, 5PM AND 5AM.

IF YOU PLAN TO FISH THIS WEEKEND KEEP HOPING FOR WARMER WATER, AS WE SAY IN OUR SKEETER BOATS, EAT, SLEEP AND FISH, I'M BARRY HANSON, SEE YOU ON THE WATER.

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