1. 3 lb. Largemouth Bass

    1. Debbie F 0
      @Shawn and Ftzhn, getting new gear. It can't be my fault! šŸ˜€ Seriously, thanks for the tips! Be posting my hogs soon!
    2. f1zhn man 0
      Set that hook underweight , keep the line tight , rod up and loaded. ..
    3. @Debbie, check your hooks, make sure the hook point hasn't rolled or gotten damaged.
    4. Very nice Shawn! šŸ‘šŸ»šŸ‘šŸ»šŸ‘šŸ»
    5. Derek Stitt 0
      Nice one Shawn
    6. Debbie F 0
      Nice catch Shawn! I cant seem to keep my bass hooked these days. Well done šŸ˜€šŸ‘
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  2. caught on a popping frog, before a front

    3 lb. Largemouth Bass with a Frog

    1. Nice work Buddy!!!
    2. Very nice Shawn! šŸ‘šŸ»šŸ‘šŸ»šŸ‘šŸ»šŸ‘šŸ»
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  3. Weather not cooperating on the weekend, but managed one good one 4.5lbs on a double fluke rig with a white fluke.

    4 lb. 9 oz. Largemouth Bass with a Fluke

    1. nice one
    2. Thanks Tim.
    3. Tim Drawdy 0
      Nice one Shawn
    4. @Max, it is easiest to use a spinning rod for the double fluke rig, in med or med/heavy. The big ones can get you wrapped up in the grass so 30 lb braid for main ...more line and 20 lb flouro for leaders. Try it out in your part of the US it should work well.
    5. @Robert, we are getting some heavy rains and lots of lightning today. Guess it's a good time to watch the Masters tournament.šŸ˜”šŸ˜”
    6. Double fluke rig is a fluke on a leader that is tied to a barrel swivel then tied to main line, with a barrel swivel that can slide up the main line also with a ...more leader and a second fluke. You can look on you tube and see it also. You twitch it through the hay grass. It is deadly on bass this time of year.
    7. Max Cobb 0
      Double fluke? What's that?
    8. Very nice Shawn! šŸ‘šŸ»šŸ‘šŸ»šŸ‘šŸ»šŸ‘šŸ»šŸ‘šŸ»šŸ‘šŸ»šŸ‘šŸ» Weather definitely not getting any better for you!šŸ˜ŸšŸ˜ŸšŸ˜Ÿ
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  4. Not a great picture, but notice the black spots on the fins and tail, caught on a 1/2oz white spinner baits over a creek bed

    Largemouth Bass with a spinner bait

    1. I am using a half ounce spinner baits with a single Colorado blade, letting it sink near bottom then slow roll it and stop occasionally. Strikes usually come on ...more the pauses. No trailer, just a trailer hook. Using both white/chartreuse and chartreuse with gold blade.
    2. Eric Rooney 0
      Do you let the lure fall before starting your retrieve? Slow rollin it in? Been trying to get myself to throw them off the bank but my patience gets to me sometimes. ...more Trailer?
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  5. Arigs and spinner baits in 8 to 12 ft over a creek.

    3 lb. 1 oz. Largemouth Bass with a Arig

    1. We were 66 before this front. It may knock it back a few degrees.
    2. Eric Rooney 0
      Dang. Much further along than our North Texas Lakes. What's the water temp!?
    3. I am catching some of both! But most are done!!!
    4. Charley Young 0
      Nice fish Shawn! Are they pre-spawn or post-spawn?
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  6. caught on an A rig

    Largemouth Bass with a Arig

    1. Yes Eric, Alabama rig.
    2. It is up in Devil's Ford creek.
    3. Eric Rooney 0
      Alabama Rig?
    4. Billy Skweres 0
      Iā€™m confused location on map is by the dam but photo appears to be in cove by a bridge?
    5. Yes they were Mitch! The shad are thick right now!
    6. Chasing them shad. Nice.
    7. It is clearing up!! Thanks guys!!šŸŽ£šŸŽ£
    8. It is clearing up!! Thanks guys!!šŸŽ£šŸŽ£
    9. Right on Shawn!šŸ‘šŸ»šŸ‘šŸ»šŸ‘šŸ»
    10. Great color on that one. The water must be fairly clear there.
    11. Nice work Shawn
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  7. Caught about 30 on Arigs, spinner baits, rattle traps. Several over 3lbs.

    Largemouth Bass with a Arig

    1. It was a great day Robert! The best part was my son was up for a visit!!
    2. Sounds like one Helluva day! šŸ‘šŸ»šŸ‘šŸ»šŸ‘šŸ»šŸ‘šŸ»šŸ‘šŸ»šŸ‘šŸ»šŸ‘šŸ»šŸ‘šŸ»šŸ‘šŸ»
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  8. Caught 10 on points in 20 to 25 ft on c-rigs with wat/red baby brushhogs. Up shallow in 12 to 15 caught 5 on cranks Bagley DB3 in chili craw. Lake is still ten ft ...more high, but they are pulling water and it is very slowly falling.

    4 lb. 8 oz. Largemouth Bass with a c-rig

    1. Thanks Rich! It is heating up, yippee!!
    2. Rich Pardy 0
      Nice bass buddy!!
    3. @Clayton, Good luck with your tournament! With this cold front it may change by then! The wind will be out of the NW so it may be blown out.
    4. Clayton Martin 0
      Thanks for the information I will use that information for my bass fishing tournament Saturday
    5. Your welcome Kelly!
    6. Well done Shawn, thanks for the report.
    7. Nice Bass Shawn
    8. Thanks Capt Morris!
    9. Great work Shawn!! Excellent!!!
    10. Thanks Noah and Robert!
    11. Robert Coleman 0
      Nice one Shawn! šŸ‘šŸ»šŸ‘šŸ»šŸ‘šŸ»
    12. Noah Rouleau 0
      Nice fish
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  9. Caught several on vibrating jig. Lake is very high and still rising. Most bites were in 8 - 10ft over flooded brush.

    Largemouth Bass with a vibrating jig

    1. Thanks for the info Shawn
  10. Caught several on a-rigs and vibrating jig. Lake is very high and only a few ramps are still open. If you are coming to Rayburn be very careful running the lake, ...more there are a lot of floaters and debris.

    3 lb. Largemouth Bass with a A-rig

    1. Andy, the southend below like Caney/Veach is clearing up, above that to north of the bridge is progressively mudder but definitely fishable. Believe it or not the ...more dirty water is producing better.
    2. Andy Ferrell 0
      Nice job...what color is the water now? Chocolate milk or improving?
    3. Daniel Mitchel 0
      Nice bass!
    4. We are at flood pool on Rayburn, so we sure don't need any more!
    5. Rich Pardy 0
      Nice bass buddy and man u arent kidding about the crazy weather this year
    6. Yes guys finally getting some good weather, it has rained like crazy this winter. Hope it is done for a while.
    7. Mitch McCurley 0
      Looks like your back in the swing of things.
    8. Sounds like a good day.
    9. Robert Coleman 0
      Nice! Congrats Shawn! šŸ‘šŸ»šŸ‘šŸ»šŸ‘šŸ»šŸ‘šŸ»
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Fish for mostly largemouth but enjoy catching crappie in the summer time. Really anything that tugs on the other end of the line is fun to catch.

Fishing Favorites

  • Species Largemouth and crappie
  • Waterway Big Sam and Toledo Bend
  • Lure C-rig is my fav, then crankbaits, shakey head jigs, football jigs and senkos. I am learning to fish deep structure more. Still working on that first ten pounder. Personal best is an 8.3lb.