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  1. SFA TKE

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    The lake looks great! It’s up about 15 feet from last year. Plenty of newly flooded cover everywhere. We got on the water around 7:30 and I thought we had missed the top water bite.

    We started down Hauser for 15 fish on top water- 9-10 landed by my friend on a white spook. When the top water slowed we switched to a slower presentation- senko time. Between my friend and we managed 35 senko fish- shad/Black/watermelon colors. Most fish were in 2-10 feet of water next to newly flooded cover with a dead stick presentation. Soft bite.

    After lunch we headed down pine. We managed a few good size on 3 inch swimbaits. The drop shot was the presentation that caught the most fish the second part of the day. We got off of the water around 5:30.

    The numbers: we had about 100 bites and we landed 75-80 between the both of us. The quality of fish was outstanding. Only about 10 of the fish we caught were under 2 pounds- all the short fish from last year have become little football sized 2+ pounders. We had 2 4lbs+ and 5 3lbs+ Most fish came in the 2+ range.

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  2. Jigginjaws

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    Good job!! looks like an amazing time!
     
  3. Oceanfire

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    Great fish. I’m taking my 6y/o next week. First time. What lb line are you using and what set up on the senior baits? Sorry for the new guy question
     
  4. otay michael

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    the water is fairly stained, don't think you have to worry too much about them being line shy. 10# is a good mid-range I'd say. Quite a bit of bushes you'll be fishing around, so you don't want too light. Good luck.
     
  5. Oceanfire

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    What size barbless hook is common for a senko bait? Do you need to add weight for it to sink? Jeez, such FNG questions.
     
  6. Rippinlips

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    no weight needed.....and I usually use a 3/0 or 4/0 EWG Gamakatsu. if I need to get to the bottom faster Ill put a 3/16 bullet weight
     
  7. Jigginjaws

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    But you will need a weight if your drop shooting your senko....sorry just dont recall the weight size
     
  8. SFA TKE

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    Otay Michael and Rippinlips are spot on. I used 10-15# leaders.... at one point I was fishing straight braid and I didn’t see a drop off on the bite- water visibility is only about a foot.
    Good luck!
     
  9. Barcroftlakeva

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    Great report!
     

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