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04/15/04 Here is the "Tax Day" Fishing Report from the Fishing Tax Man, Barry Hanson

Here is latest installment of the Barry Hanson Fishing Report

FISHING HAS REALLY BEEN GOOD THIS SPRING ALTHOUGH WE HEAR SOME LAKES SLOWED DOWN WITH THE COOLER TEMPS IN RECENT DAYS. BASS FISHING TAKES ON A NEW MEANING WHEN THEY MOVE SHALLOW AND PREPARE FOR THE SPAWN OR BEGIN PROTECTING THEIR NEST, BOTTOM LINE THEY ARE JUST MORE ACTIVE. IF YOU ARE ABOUT TO FISH A LAKE WHERE THE WATER LEVEL HAS COME UP REMEMBER TO FISH A LITTLE FURTHER OUT FROM THE SHORE. IF YOU LIKE READING UP ON THE LATEST BAITS AND TRENDS CHECK OUT THE FISHERMAN GUIDE NEWS YOU CAN USE NEWSPAPER AT WWW.FISHGUIDENEWS.COM AVAILABLE THROUGH A SUBSCRIPTION AND ALL AROUND LAKE FORK. OK THE FISHING SHOULD BE GOOD THIS WEEKEND WITH THE WARMING OF THE WATER WITH THE RETURN OF THE SUN, LET'S LOOK AT THE LAKES

LAKE ATHENS

FAIRLY CLEAR AT 68 DEG. WITH BLACK BASS GOOD ON CHARTREUSE SPINNERBAITS IN 1 TO 2FT. NEAR WEED LINES. TRY RED TANDEM SPINNERBAITS WITH GOLD BLADES OVER HYDRILLA BEDS IN 2 TO 4FT. ALSO 8 INCH FLOATING WORMS ON TOP OF LILLY PADS AND WEED BEDS FROM THE SHORELINE T 1FT. CRAPPIE FAIR TO GOOD ON LIVE MINNOWS IN BRUSHPILES.

LAKE FORK

CLEAR AT 68 DEG. WITH BLACK BASS GOOD ON CHARTREUSE/BLUE RAT-L-TRAPS WHEN FISHING THE WINDY SIDE OF SHORELINES WITH HYDRILLA. LIGHTWEIGHT CAROLINA RIGGED SALT FRIES OR DEAD STICKED WAVE TIKI STICK WORMS IN 1 TO 12FT. FOCUS ON MAIN LAKE POINTS, SECONDARY POINTS AND THE BACKS OF COVES AND CREEKS.

LAKE O' THE PINES

CLEAR AT 67 DEG. WITH BLACK BASS GOOD ON CHARTREUSE OR WHITE SPINNER OR BUZZBAITS AND BLACK/BLUE WAVE WORM LIZARDS. CRAPPIE GOOD ON MINNOWS IN 6FT. IN THE BUCK BRUSH. WHITE BASS SLOW ON MINNOWS IN 15FT. CATFISH GOOD BANK FISHING WITH CANADIAN NIGHTCRAWLERS.

LAKE PALESTINE

FAIRLY CLEAR WATER AT 67 DEG. NORMAL POOL WITH BLACK BASS GOOD ON SPINNERBAITS, WAVE TIKI STICKS AND TUBES IN SHALLOW. CRAPPIE SCATTERED BUT GOOD WHEN YOU FIND THEM, ON MINNOWS AND JIGS. HYBRID STRIPER ARE FAIR IN SALINE BAY. WHITE BASS GOOD ON SLABS AND WHITE ROADRUNNERS. CATFISH GOOD IN SHALLOW.

LAKE TYLER

FAIRLY CLEAR AT 68 DEG. ALMOST 3FT. LOW WITH BLACK BASS FAIR TO GOOD ON WAVE WORM TIKI STICKS, WATERMELON SEED OR BLACK/BLUE LIZARDS, AND TEXAS RED SPINNERBAITS. CRAPPIE ARE FAIR ON MINNOWS AND JIGS. CATFISH ARE FAIR TO GOOD ON NIGHTCRAWLERS AND PREPARED BAITS.

JOIN ME THIS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY ON EAST TEXAS ANGLER, MY GUEST IS MIKE STRONG OF UNCLE ED'S TACKLE, LONGVIEW AS WE FISH THE NEW LAKE GILMER, WHAT A LAKE. GOOD LUCK IF YOU GO, AS WE SAY IN OUR SKEETER BOATS, EAT, SLEEP AND FISH, I'M BARRY HANSON, SEE YOU ON THE WATER.

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