1. I'm a novice to Striper fishing and to lake Richland Chambers.
    Could someone give me a hint as to where to find stripers in July?
    Depth of water, etc.

    1. Kevin Daigle 0
      I know that the deep bite has been slow at Conroe. Just dont have any good advice. But will let you know after this weekend. Do you have any suggestions ...more for fishing Lake Houston. My son has a Tournament three weekends from now and just dont know where to start but up north beating the backs for some females moving up.
    2. Larry Mabra 0
      Thanks Max. I appreciate the response.
    3. Max Cobb 0
      My opinion is you can't beat an Alabama or "umbrella" rig for fast action - you can try slow trolling to control your depth this time of year. Or regular ...more trolling in colder months for the surface bite. We do very well.
    4. Max Cobb 0
      I'm not familiar with that lake but it's about the same temperate as here in South Carolina. Towards August it starts to get a little too hot for good striper ...more fishing but you might still find a bite out there fishing deep. Typically they hold between 25-40 feet this time of year depending on the depth of the lake. Look on your depth finder on open water and see if you can find any bait balls / fish tracking at a depth range. Drop cut bait or spoons down there and drift. If dropping spoons, drop to the bottom of your range and then rip them up hard to the top of your range, let it fall and repeat, repeat. When a school comes through you'll get bit. It's a waiting game but usually best in the early morning or late evening like anything else.
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  2. Been kind of absent lately but I'll try to get back more. Tournament season can eat up a lot of my time. Did get out this past weekend for some fun fishing ...more and man it was a great day!! Check at this toad that clobbered a chatterbait.

    1. Capt Morris Campbell 0
      Nice bass Derek!!!!
    2. Kevin Daigle 0
      Was that at Lake Houston?
    3. Rob Stone 0
      Now That's a BUCKET MOUTH !! ๐ŸŽฃ๐ŸŸ
    4. Derek Herring 0
      Thanks everyone!!
    5. Ed B 0
      nice one.....
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    8. Don Kast 0
      Toad, thats a hog!
    9. Capt Morris Campbell 0
      Nice one Derek. Good to see you're back !
    10. Melissa Norris 0
      wow! nice catch ๐Ÿ˜€
    11. scott clark 0
      That's a toad
    12. Noah Shapiro 0
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    14. Shawn Gearinger 0
      That's a hawg Derek!
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  3. I'll be at the Cabela's in League City, Texas April 8th from 12:00 until 1:00 giving another Class on Tidal Water Bass Fishing Basics. Also at 11:00 there ...more will be a Kids Beginners Fishing Class where the first 10 kids get free fishing rods. After this class the kids get to help feed the bass in Cabela's Tank. So bring the whole family to Cabela's and lets have some fun!!

    1. Noah Shapiro 0
      Why school whyyyyyyyyuyy :(
  4. As part of Cabela's Spring Great Outdoor Days I'll be giving a Tidal Waters Bass Fishing Basics class on Saturday March 18th from 12:00 to 1:00 PM at the ...more League City, Texas location. Come on by and learn how to catch some bayou bass!!

    1. Brian Quisenberry 0
      Derek your a good man to take the time to share your knowledge and experience with others!! I'm sure many people will benefit from your tips!
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  5. The Weigh-in for the BBL Clear Creek Tournament will be at the Cabela's in League City tomorrow March 11th at 3:30PM come out and see who wins and meet all the ...more anglers.

    1. Derek Herring 0
      Rich, this is a fake shot for the BBL Web Page. It was taken before the weigh in on the San Jac river where Yes we did good and placed 3rd. I'll post the pic ...more from yesterday's weigh-in later, where we didn't do so good and came in 8th.
    2. Rich Pardy 0
      That bag looks full Derek, you must have done well!! :)
    3. Noah Shapiro 0
      There's a clear creek in Colorado, so I was interested until I realized it was BBL
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  6. Hey all you Conroe folks I could use some help. Due to all the rain our tournament next weekend will move from the San Bernard River to Lake Conroe. I haven't ...more been there in a year and don't have a clue where to fish without practice. Any suggestions would be very welcome!!

    1. Derek Herring 0
      Thanks Jeff, that is about what my plans were as those are where we have been catching them the last time I was there.
    2. Jeff Young 0
      North end was good last weekend in the islands below 1375. Stowaway will be crowded but a 10.4 was caught in lake paula and good keepers on the east side of the ...more levy in there.
    3. Karl Engstrom 0
      Check spawn areas, should be gettin on. Ledges outside of flats if not
    4. Brandon Begnaud 0
      hey Derek this is Brandon from Bayou Vista I just fish it yesterday give me a call I'll tell you about it
    5. angelo novelli 0
      go to 1375 bridge and lake paula
    6. Derek Herring 0
      Tournament is for Bass and we will likely launch from Stow-away. Cagle is a good area, haven't fished it in years.
    7. Mark Oland 0
      What type of fishing you looking to do? If you launch at the Cagle rec area on the north part of the lake there is plenty of lay down timber all along the banks. ...more Also a submergered stump field across from the boat dock. I fish there a lot, never caught a giant but lots of 3-4 overs
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  7. Throwback Thursday

    1. Rich Pardy 0
      Haha, you havent changed a bit Derek!! Great pics!!
    2. douglas monieson 0
      great pictures. still loving what you do is the key to a long life :)
    3. Melissa Norris 0
      great pictures mr. Derek, still doing work!!๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜
    4. Derek Herring 0
      Thanks Guys!!
    5. Jimbo Harwood 0
      looks the same to me bud. lol. great pic.
    6. john stimson 0
      great pic
    7. Brian Quisenberry 0
      Haven't changed a bit!!! :)
    8. Capt Morris Campbell 0
      Great pics Derek!!!
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  8. Hey folks if you are going to be in Houston for the Bassmasters Classic you will need to stop by the Expo at the George R. Brown Convention Center March 24-26. Come ...more by the Creme Lures Booth shake my hand and also check out the new Pro Series Soft Plastics that will be introduced by Creme Lures. Remember Creme Lures introduced the 1st Plastic worm to the fishing world back in 1949 and have been on the cutting edge of plastic baits ever since. These new Pro Series baits are a new innovation in a long and storied history of this great company and I'm proud to be on their Pro Staff!!

  9. Just got finished field testing a new reel for catfish fishing. Thought some of you might be interested in my review of the reel.

    1. Derek Herring 0
      Yea, our water stays warmer all year really hot in the summer so I generally sit to 5 and under on channels and 8 and under on blues.
    2. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Right on.. yeah the smaller ones are better eating, that's for sure... lol. some of the ones here over 6 to 8lbs. taste good.. but anything bigger then ...more that tend to taste a lil Fishy'er lol.
    3. Derek Herring 0
      Jimbo I'm south of Houston, TX. The cats generally run bigger at this spot but I was happy to get some good eater.
    4. Jimbo Harwood 0
      yep. me too.. do a lot of cat fishing here in MICHIGAN. where about you at Derek ? nice lil channel cat too. lol
    5. Rich Pardy 0
      Thanks for the review I will check it out.
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  10. Bandit crankbaits aren't just for bass fishing. They will catch any game fish in the water, Fresh, Salt or in between water!!

    1. Derek Herring 0
      That might not be a bad idea Morris.....LOL
    2. Capt Morris Campbell 0
      LOL ..I couldn't resist Derek. I wonder if we should beef up those split rings too?
    3. Derek Herring 0
      Morris just add some bigger hooks to the back and you'd be good to go...... ;-)
    4. Capt Morris Campbell 0
      Blue Marlin love them!!!
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Iโ€™m 58 years young and have been addicted to bass fishing since I was 5 years old. I always dreamed of being on the pro circuit, but life got ...more in the way. I started back into Bass Fishing hard about 5 years ago and Iโ€™m currently in my third year of fishing the Bayou Bassin League Series. Also just started fishing the Lake Houston Anglers Club team tournaments. I have a Youtube Channel that has fish and other outdoor videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/bounty764hunter/ I also have a Blog where I have tackle reviews, how-to tactics and fishing reports. http://bhoadventures.blogspot.com I am currently on the Pro Staff for: Bounty Hunter Turbo Buzz - https://www.bountyhunterturbobuzz.com Crรจme Lures - http://www.cremelure.com/ Lazyman Hooks - http://www.lazymanhooks.com/ New Pro Products - http://www.newproproducts.com/ K9 Fishing Products - https://www.k9fishing.com/

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  • Species Largemouth Bass
  • Waterway I mostly enjoy fishing the Bayous of Southeast Texas but do fish Lake Fayette, Lake Bastrop, Lake Sam Rayburn and Lake Houston
  • Lure Jigs, worms and spinnerbaits mostly but I do throw some others as needed.

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