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Conquistador_del_mar
02-03-2010, 12:06 PM
Last week I took my wife and her sister and brother out fishing along with her sister's son. It has been a while since I caught some nice size striped bass like these. The largest was 13lbs and 31" long. I smoked them on my Big Green Egg and they were spectacular! I am taking us all out again this afternoon. Bill

thehow33
02-04-2010, 09:38 PM
where I live you can only fish through a hole.........drilled through ice

penbroke
02-04-2010, 09:58 PM
where I live you can only fish through a hole.........drilled through ice
...from the warmth of the truck...:wink:

Nice catch Bill!


Frank :cool!:

Conquistador_del_mar
02-05-2010, 12:09 PM
where I live you can only fish through a hole.........drilled through ice

I don't think that would be much fun, but I have never done it either.


...from the warmth of the truck...:wink:

Nice catch Bill!


Frank :cool!:

Yes, I really enjoyed that day. Unfortunately, it started raining soon after we got out on the next trip so we came in early. Thanks, Bill

Mr X
02-05-2010, 04:06 PM
I caught a Stripper on lake Texoma a long time ago.....

Cuda
02-05-2010, 04:37 PM
We have stripers in Lake George on the St John's River.
When I was a kid, dad and my older brother chased stripers all over Lake Moultrie outside of Charleson, SC.

Conquistador_del_mar
02-07-2010, 01:40 PM
I caught a Stripper on lake Texoma a long time ago.....

Was it a stripper or a striped bass?


We have stripers in Lake George on the St John's River.
When I was a kid, dad and my older brother chased stripers all over Lake Moultrie outside of Charleson, SC.

I know they have been introduced to many US lakes. In Lake Ouachita in Arkansas, they catch them up to around 53lbs!

Cuda
02-07-2010, 03:01 PM
They are a natural species here on the river.

When they damed up the Santee Cooper River to creat Lakes Moultrie and Marion in SC, there were stripers already in there. They grow big there too! And you don't want to talk about catfish in those lakes. I saw a mounted one that weighed 93 pounds.

Conquistador_del_mar
02-07-2010, 03:17 PM
They are a natural species here on the river.

When they damed up the Santee Cooper River to creat Lakes Moultrie and Marion in SC, there were stripers already in there. They grow big there too! And you don't want to talk about catfish in those lakes. I saw a mounted one that weighed 93 pounds.

93lbs is huge. There is a guy here at Lake Texoma who caught a monster 121lb. Bill

http://www.wildlifedepartment.com/texomablue.htm

BUIZILLA
02-07-2010, 04:44 PM
speaking of big catfish..

ever seen the ones that crowd the Hoover Dam??

:eek: :eek: :eek:

Cuda
02-07-2010, 06:17 PM
93lbs is huge. There is a guy here at Lake Texoma who cuaght a monster 121lb. Bill

http://www.wildlifedepartment.com/texomablue.htm
I had a friend who lived in Texas who said there were some catfish bigger than Volkswagons! He thought everything was bigger and better in Texas. Once we were fishing offshore for grouper. He complained about the Florida size of sardines. I told him that I supposed when you ordered 5 pounds of sardines in Texas, they give you half a sardine. :)

Team Jefe
02-08-2010, 10:23 AM
Hey I'm from Texas and as a Moderator I can Confirm that everything is bigger here....even our egos.

Actually Cuda, if you want 5lbs of sardines, you get 1/2 a fillet:eek:

Nice catch Bill, never been striper fishing myself....tend to just play in Plain water, maybe I need to get up your way and give it a try.

I mean if Mr. X has done it....I should too :wink:

Ghost
02-08-2010, 10:29 AM
LOL Jefe, in Texas, even the typos are bigger. (You might want to do an edit on your post above.)<giggle> :))

Cuda
02-08-2010, 12:00 PM
Yeah Jefe, you might want to correct that racist slip of the keyboard.

My dad says to find Texas, you go east until you smell it, then south until you step in it! :)

Conquistador_del_mar
02-08-2010, 12:41 PM
speaking of big catfish..

ever seen the ones that crowd the Hoover Dam??

:eek: :eek: :eek:

That sounds intriguing, but I have not seen them before - huge?

Conquistador_del_mar
02-08-2010, 12:48 PM
Hey I'm from Texas and as a Moderator I can Confirm that everything is bigger here....even our egos.

Actually Cuda, if you want 5lbs of sardines, you get 1/2 a fillet:eek:

Nice catch Bill, never been striper fishing myself....tend to just play in Plain water, maybe I need to get up your way and give it a try.

I mean if Mr. X has done it....I should too :wink:

I know it can't compare to saltwater fishing, but there are tons of guys who come here to fish for them. There are more registered guides here at Lake Texoma than all the rest of Texas combined. Our lake has just enough salt that comes in from the Red River going over some salt domes on its way here that the eggs can develop and the striped bass propogate unlike most every other fresh water lake in the US where they have to be introduced constantly. Give it a try sometime - I'll take you out. Bill

Ghost
02-08-2010, 02:33 PM
Bill,

Quick side question--do you know if there are GPS chart chips that cover inland lakes like Texoma? I've looked on the web and see (like at Navionics) chips that have things in that area, but I don't see anything explicit about what is included beyond a few listed rivers.

For instance, I have a Northstar 6000i, which I love--if I went somewhere like Texoma, would it be worthless?

Are there even proper charts of the inland lakes around Dallas available? I didn't see them in the NOAA online chart viewer when I looked either.

Mike

Team Jefe
02-08-2010, 03:34 PM
LOL Jefe, in Texas, even the typos are bigger. (You might want to do an edit on your post above.)<giggle> :))

Oops, thats what I get for trying to post from my Blackberry....No offense meant...I just have little fat fingers, with no thumb typing skills.:boggled:

Ghost
02-08-2010, 04:27 PM
Oops, thats what I get for trying to post from my Blackberry....No offense meant...I just have little fat fingers, with no thumb typing skills.:boggled:

LOL, I cannot imagine anyone would take offense--just a funny typo. I've seen sitcoms use that kinda material it's so laughable.

Mike

P.S. Hey, I just typed my own name wrong, hitting K instead of M--how ironic would that have been if I hadn't realized it?

Cuda
02-08-2010, 04:29 PM
I know it can't compare to saltwater fishing, but there are tons of guys who come here to fish for them. There are more registered guides here at Lake Texoma than all the rest of Texas combined. Our lake has just enough salt that comes in from the Red River going over some salt domes on its way here that the eggs can develop and the striped bass propogate unlike most every other fresh water lake in the US where they have to be introduced constantly. Give it a try sometime - I'll take you out. Bill
The stripers in the lakes in SC reproduce naturally. They have a cross between white bass, and stripers here they call Sunshine Bass. Most people just call them stripers. They cannot reproduce, but if you tied one to the tail of a similar largemout, the Sunshine Bass could pull the bucket mouth on a plane.

Conquistador_del_mar
02-12-2010, 11:13 AM
Bill,

Quick side question--do you know if there are GPS chart chips that cover inland lakes like Texoma? I've looked on the web and see (like at Navionics) chips that have things in that area, but I don't see anything explicit about what is included beyond a few listed rivers.

For instance, I have a Northstar 6000i, which I love--if I went somewhere like Texoma, would it be worthless?

Are there even proper charts of the inland lakes around Dallas available? I didn't see them in the NOAA online chart viewer when I looked either.

Mike

Mike,
I just now saw your question. I really don't know much about charts. I got an older GPS chart in the GPS/depth sounder in the 36' Cigarette I recently bought, and it shows our islands and shorelines when I played with it for a few minutes on my only day out in it. So my guess is that a good chart chip would be helpful here. Sorry about not having any more of an answer. Bill

Ghost
02-12-2010, 11:33 AM
Mike,
I just now saw you question. I really don't know much about charts. I got an older GPS chart in the GPS/depth sounder in the 36' Cigarette I recently bought, and it shows our islands and shorelines when I played with it for a few minutes on my only day out in it. So my guess is that a good chart chip would be helpful here. Sorry about not having any more of an answer. Bill

Actually, that's very encouraging. It suggests the data DO exist. If they do, it shouldn't be to hard for the manufacturers to get them onto the right card for a given device, and my guess is they may be on the ones I have seen for the region. Just, too many lakes to list. I may check with the folks at Northstar or Navionics with an email, and will report anything that I find out.

Mike

Mr X
02-12-2010, 11:04 PM
Was it a stripper or a striped bass?



I know they have been introduced to many US lakes. In Lake Ouachita in Arkansas, they catch them up to around 53lbs!

Wondered who would pick up on that!
Yes it was a Stripper, during the famous Texoma poker run, at tanglewood
Took her and her girlfriend along on the second stage of the poker run in the afternoon. And that was just the beginning of the fun!
Then ended up being a judge in the Hawian Tropic Bikini contest later that night. Thats all I can say.....here. :wink: CRAZY TIMES in my single days.....long ago!

Conquistador_del_mar
02-14-2010, 11:08 AM
Wondered who would pick up on that!
Yes it was a Stripper, during the famous Texoma poker run, at tanglewood
Took her and her girlfriend along on the second stage of the poker run in the afternoon. And that was just the beginning of the fun!
Then ended up being a judge in the Hawian Tropic Bikini contest later that night. Thats all I can say.....here. :wink: CRAZY TIMES in my single days.....long ago!

I am guessing that you were here in the late 1980s to the early 1990s. That is when things were wild like you described. I had my share of fun since I was single at the time. Most of those Hawaiian Tropic girls who travelled the circuit were both tan and buff. Things still get pretty wild out at the islands from what I am told. Bill

Cuda
02-14-2010, 12:45 PM
Wondered who would pick up on that!
Yes it was a Stripper, during the famous Texoma poker run, at tanglewood
Took her and her girlfriend along on the second stage of the poker run in the afternoon. And that was just the beginning of the fun!
Then ended up being a judge in the Hawian Tropic Bikini contest later that night. Thats all I can say.....here. :wink: CRAZY TIMES in my single days.....long ago!
Hawiian Tropic's HQ is in Daytona Beach. I know a girl who was Ms Hawaiian Tropic about 25 years ago. She is still a good looking woman!