Sandies

Discussion in 'Freshwater fishing reports' started by mikej, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. mikej

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    Been fishing Eagle Mountain lately with some friends, and killing the local sand bass population. Taking my friends "blight on the sea-scape" pontoon boat Sweet Melissa out, we manage to troll with about 6-8 rods in the water with a constant stream of Sandies hitting on diving cranks (at whatever depth the graph is showing) from 10-18ft. They seem to like the pearl "Ghost" Rapala's.

    Last time I went out we caught about 20 keepers, but he went out the next weekend and got 70 keepers doing the same thing.

    Pope: Long time no see and or talk. I've become addicted to fishing blue water since you took me to Galveston when I graduated-- thanks for a great time, and thanks for making my checking account cry at night.

    Edit: My camera is a cheapo digital <1MP and it wont keep the correct date.
     

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  2. Pope

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    Holy Smoke Jafrass! I recognized you as soon as I saw you. You are a man! We definitely need to hook up with some yellowfin. How in the world did you find us on this board? You make me feel older than I felt this morning. Everyone welcome mikej, one of my former students from 9 years ago!
     

  3. SkeeterRonnie

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    hehe.. You are OLD!!!! (Pope)... hehe... Jafrass... try putting a Norman DD-22 on one of those trolling rigs.. might be suprised at the size that hit it... :)
     
  4. Ragman

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    Anything named Sweet Melissa (and catches fish) cannot be all that bad!

    Nice sandies and welcome to 360!
     
  5. mikej

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    Holy Smoke Jafrass! I recognized you as soon as I saw you. You are a man! We definitely need to hook up with some yellowfin. How in the world did you find us on this board? You make me feel older than I felt this morning. Everyone welcome mikej, one of my former students from 9 years ago!

    Correction: YOU make ME feel old. Aging used to be fun. I digress.

    Excellent question of how I found 360. I remember when you emailed me a picture or two of some crappie you caught at Roberts (they were monsters), anyway, you had a link or something referencing a Tuna website.

    I could have sworn it was 972 or 9 something tuna.com or perhaps the area code of Galveston and tuna.com. Finally after enough searching I found this website a year or so ago and saw something you posted on the main page or a forum post or something. I have remembered it ever since.

    As far as putting on a DD-22 for trolling-- I'd have to look that up, but I've come up with some cool rigs for the new downrigger I bought for his boat. We look like a shrimp boat when we go trolling there are so many poles in the water!

    Trying to convince a friends dad to take me out to catch some winter black's off the coast of Florida where he lives-- I think he might be giving in.

    Edit: Pope, my deer lease is on about ~5500 acres (2400 huntable) with some huge tanks (some fed from Whitney), good place to catch some big bass, I'll try to find those photos. I looked up those dd-22's. I've got some deep diving rapalas now 18+ feet. The new downrigger allows us the depth we need while looking at the graph, marking fish, and adjusting. Now much hope for them now, but I think its getting a little cold, so we are going to need to slow the presentation down, perhaps slab'em, or go hit some stripers in texoma with some sassy shads.
     
  6. Pope

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    It is cold. You can dead stick the sandies with a slab right now. Should be easy. Let hit that deer lease of your for some of those bass soon. Sounds like a good time. Post some of the hunting pics on the hunting forum. Did you shoot a nice buck this year?