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1  Fishing Lake Lavon / Catfishing Forum / Re: Bank Nov 1st-2017 on: November 06, 2017, 08:02:29 AM
Ahhh Dave, another mighty fine Catchin day!  icon_cool icon_biggrin
2  Tackle and Equipment / Buy/Sell/Trade / Re: Black lab on: October 09, 2017, 05:03:48 PM
Check Craigslist daily under pets. Lots of free pets on there or low re-home fee. Changes daily
3  Fishing Lake Lavon / Catfishing Forum / Re: Any results lately? on: September 21, 2017, 08:32:22 AM
Nice kitty James!  icon_cool
4  Fishing Lake Lavon / Crappie Fishing Forum / Re: Report: Fished the 380 Bridge on: September 10, 2017, 08:31:00 AM
Your right its not hat deep there but the crappie will relate to structure and in the creek channel will be the deepest water fishing from HWY 380. Also, the pilings should be shaded which crappie like.
5  Fishing Lake Lavon / Catfishing Forum / Re: Any results lately? on: September 07, 2017, 09:12:14 AM
I haven't wet a hook since March but this time of year is usually when the lake turns over and the thermocline changes. Lavon was raised in 1975 and all around the lake is a ledge, more pronounced in some areas than others. The steeper the decline in depth the better. Now this ledge should be around 16 to 18 feet and should be just above where the new thermocline will set. This depth will be oxygen rich and a haven for shad. Where you find the shad you will find the kitties. If in a boat, driftin along the ledge from 15 feet deep to 19 feet deep can produce limits of eaters. Try south side of island or south of Tiki entrance into lake, east arm east or west side. Or any other hard clay bottom will work. The key is to drift parallel to the ledge and not over it. This way your drift (bait) is always in the target zone.

Yes, that means the wind direction is crucial or ya have to use yer motor to power drift. There are lots of places on Lavon like this. Find several areas for different wind directions and you can most always catch kitties this time of year.

6  Fishing Lake Lavon / Crappie Fishing Forum / Re: Report: Fished the 380 Bridge on: September 07, 2017, 08:55:37 AM
Welcome to the forum!  icon_cool Thanks for a report that was also your first post!  icon_cool icon_biggrin Refreshing to see.

This time of year I always had the best luck for crappie in 12 to 16 feet of water around structure. If I was fishing the 380 bridges this time of year, I would fish the creek cuts and cast to deeper water around the bridge pilings. Easy to do with a slip cork set-up fishing from the bank.
7  Fishing Lake Lavon / Catfishing Forum / Re: New PB! on: July 20, 2017, 12:07:47 PM
Rod floats is yore friend. You can buy em three for $9 or so at Academy. OR, you can go to Lowes or Home Depot and buy a section of foam tubing used to insulate copper A/C lines. Cost a couple bucks and can get 4 out of one stick of foam. open up foam, put around rod, close. use electrician tape in middle and both ends. This will float and 8 foot rod and reel on the water. have saved rods about four times now! Smiley Cheapest insurance you can get!  icon_cool icon_biggrin
8  Fishing Lake Lavon / Catfishing Forum / Re: New PB! on: July 18, 2017, 03:56:06 PM
I like to keep my drags set at 10 to 15 pounds if using 25 pound test line. You can fight a big fish with the drag set this way. If ya need to tighten the drag...do it a little at a time. As long as you can bring in some line after runs the drag is OK IMHO. Learn to fight the fish with drag, line & rod workin together. Don't try to crank that rascal in. Just lift up the rod and crank while lowering the rod. Keep the rod tip high so the rod can work. When that fish got close to the boat you probably had the rod straight out from the boat and when the fish dove under the boat, your rod went into the water. At that point you lost as the rod was taking all the pressure and not much line out to stretch. Game ova!

Sometimes ya just gotta hold on and let em run a little to tire them out. I use abu 6000 reels and they will hold about 120 yards of 25 test line. Never needed more line. But I have needed less drag! Biggest fish I ever hooked won the contest quick. Had the drag too tight and that fish took off like a freight train. Couldn't slow him down or turn him and he just snapped the line. After that, I keep my drags set lightly.
9  Fishing Lake Lavon / Catfishing Forum / Re: New PB! on: July 16, 2017, 11:47:04 PM
Congrats on the PB! icon_biggrin Next time lighten that drag a little and maybe not break another rod!  icon_cool Lot of stress can be put on a rod when ya get that fish close to the boat. Not much line to stretch so the rod takes all the energy unless the drag is lightened up a bit.
10  General Area / Boat ramps and Parks / Re: Lavon Lake Update on: July 14, 2017, 10:07:08 AM
Thanks Ranger Perrin for keeping us informed. I like the news that Pebble Beach is once again open! Smiley
11  Fishing Lake Lavon / Crappie Fishing Forum / Re: Looking for Dock fishing, year lease ok. on: April 22, 2017, 09:55:47 AM
I'm getting out, cause I never really needed a slip. I was just helping out a friend.   icon_mrgreen
 
 

FYI, as of yesterday, either you or Luis had not turned in their access card. Worth $15 to ya to turn it in!  icon_cool icon_cool Happy Surprise. Turned in the card broke and left with $15! I gotta find more deals like that!  icon_eek icon_biggrin icon_lol
12  Fishing Lake Lavon / Crappie Fishing Forum / Re: Looking for Dock fishing, year lease ok. on: April 18, 2017, 02:00:31 PM
Why are y'all getting out? I am hunting for a slip. Splitting the cost would be ideal.

i got off because the slip never had what I consider great fishing. Folks tell me the fishing was better in the morning but I have to work and got down in the afternoons.
13  Fishing Lake Lavon / Crappie Fishing Forum / Re: Crappie Structure on: April 15, 2017, 11:19:17 PM
check out EF roads . they were repavin the park last time i was there a couple of weeks ago  icon_cool

atleast inside the park / campin area , maybe theyre gonna repave everything  icon_rolleyes

Well they need to pave those roads! They were in horrible condition before the "flood". I said I would not drag my 5th wheel back to east Fork until the roads were fixed. We used to camp there regularly.
14  Fishing Lake Lavon / Crappie Fishing Forum / Re: Looking for Dock fishing, year lease ok. on: April 15, 2017, 11:17:08 PM
Collin, Anchor Bay & East Fork marina on Lavon do not require a boat be in the slip. But usually if more than one person is going to be on the lease, the marinas will want a yearly lease paid in advance. Prices vary and I believe all three of these marinas will let up to three people on a slip lease.
15  Fishing Lake Lavon / Crappie Fishing Forum / Re: Crappie Structure on: April 07, 2017, 08:32:57 PM
That would be perfect with some lateral limbs added.  icon_cool icon_biggrin
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