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03/25/04 Spring is Here!

Time to go Fishing!!!!

IF YOU DON'T KNOW, SPRING IS ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING TIMES OF THE YEAR FOR FISHING, THE FISH BEGIN TO MOVE TO THE SHALLOWS AND ARE MORE ACTIVELY FEEDING AND AS THE WATER WARMS BECOME MORE AGGRESSIVE OVERALL JUST BEFORE THE SPAWN. SO GET READY. SOME PEOPLE THOUGHT OUR MARCH BIG BASS SEASON WAS OFF TO A SLOW START, TO SOME DEGREE BECAUSE OF THE CHANGING WEATHER. WELL LAKE FORK AND LAKE CONROE GAVE UP 13 POUNDERS ON THE SAME DAY LAST WEEK, MARCH 16TH, BEFORE FORK ADDED ANOTHER LUNKER THIS WEEK. THE TWO 13LB. PLUS FISH ON CONROE HIT A LIZARD AND A RAT-L-TRAP. THE LAKE FORK LUNKER CAME ON MARCH 22, CAUGHT BY A TENNESSEE ANGLER WEIGHING IN AT 13.08LBS. AND ALSO HIT A PLASTIC LIZARD IN ABOUT 20FT. THE BUDWEISER SHARELUNKER PROGRAM CONTINUES THRU APRIL. THE 2004 TEAM TOURNAMENT OF THE LONGVIEW AMBUCS CLUB IS THIS SATURDAY MARCH 27TH 6AM TO 2PM. BIG BASS $500 AND THE 1ST PRIZE IS $2500. THANKS TO THE AMBUCS FOR HAVING ME AS THEIR NOON SPEAKER TODAY. OK LETS SEE ABOUT THE LAKES...

LAKE O' THE PINES

WATER IS CLEAR AT 78 DEG AT NORMAL LEVEL WITH BLACK BASS GOOD ON PUMPKINSEED JIGS, CRAWWORMS, AND LIZARDS WITH A CHARTREUSE TAIL. CRAPPIE ARE SLOW ON MINNOWS AND JIGS AROUND THE PYLONS. CATFISH GOOD ON NIGHTCRAWLERS.

LAKE FORK

FAIRLY CLEAR AT 64 DEG. WITH BLACK BASS FAIR TO GOOD ON WHITE OR WHITE /CHARTREUSE FRANK JOHNSON SPINNERBAITS, WAVE WORM TIKI STICKS AND RED SHAD WORMS FISHED ON THE EDGES OF HYDRILLA AND WATERWEEDS. CRAPPIE GOOD ON MINNOWS AND JIGS UNDER THE BRIDGES AND SHALLOW IN THE CREEKS. CATFISH FAIR ON NIGHTCRAWLERS.

LAKE PALESTINE

FAIRLY CLEAR AT 65 DEG. 11 INCHES HIGH WITH BLACK BASS FAIR TO GOOD ON BLACK/BLUE JIGS, RED SHAD WORMS AND SPINNERBAITS. CRAPPIE FAIR TO GOOD ON MINNOWS AND JIGS. CATFISH FAIR ON TROTLINES WITH CUT SHAD. HYBRID STRIPER AND WHITE BASS FAIR ON CHROME RAT-L-TRAPS, SHAD AND SLABS.

LAKE TYLER

OFF COLOR WATER AT 64 DEG. 2.5FT. LOW WITH BLACK BASS FAIR TO GOOD ON WHITE/CHARTREUSE SPINNERBAITS, CAMO JIGS, AND CAROLINA RIGS. CRAPPIE FAIR ON MINNOWS AND JIGS. CATFISH FAIR ON NIGHTCRAWLERS.

 

IF YOU HAVE BEDDING FISH ALREADY ON YOUR LAKE GET OUT THE CRAWWORMS LIZARDS AND TIKI BAMBOO STICKS...MOST OF THE PATTERNS I MENTIONED TODAY WILL WORK ON YOUR LAKE. JOIN US THIS WEEK ON OUR EAST TEXAS ANGLER TV SHOW AS WE TALK ABOUT THE 3RD ANNUAL EYE CARE ASSOCIATES FISH OR GO BLIND TOURNAMENT BENEFITING PREVENT BLINDNESS TEXAS.

AS WE SAY N OUR SKEETER BOATS, EAT, SLEEP AND FISH, SEE YOU ON THE WATER.

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