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3/20/2016 8:19:48 PM

Saturday 03/19/16 winds 10-17 mph partly cloudy 65• best catch of the day even foul hooked. Why? Well, I'm working on my lipless crank technique and doing better, but mostly because of the size of the shiner/shad the likelihood of big bass in this spot is not good. This guy is too big and got that way for a reason. No predator and know where he's safe. Move on when you get Em this big.

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American Shad
Cypress Ponds

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    1. Nathan Morgan 0
      If you spot a huge Shiner that size in there I'd definitely run from that spot! 😭
    2. thedevman1 0
      @Mason_Cizek @seaturtles I respect that opinion but it's not mine. I know this area and usually where they get like this it's not productive in colder water.
    3. Mason Cizek 0
      In common, huge gizzard shad. Its huge forage for huge fish. Also go to California, where the bass eat massive trout. Also the majority of Texas lakes which produce ...more big fish have big shad in them.
    4. Mason Cizek 0
      I agree with @seaturtles on this one. Look at some of the most productive lakes around the country. Pickwick, Dale Hollow, Guntersville, and Chickamuagua. All huge ...more fish producers. One thing they have
    5. Sean Wilms 0
      Of food around as well other then Shad. But that's just what I've observed. Shad are also migratory so the big ones are likely coming from other areas
    6. Sean Wilms 0
      I have to disagree with you there. One of my most productive spots has huge Shad like that around. Those big Shad die off and provide food for all fish even bass. ...more Plus there are usually other sources
    7. Laine Dillard 0
      Real damage to the forage fish but getting the river some good press
    8. Laine Dillard 0
      That's kinda like my home river has shad not in any big numbers but the only thing that the fish have is sunfish and skipjack to eat but we are having a problem ...more with flatheads in the system now doing
    9. Gabe Mitchell 0
      Good read. That is a tank of a shad
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