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Author Topic: Fathers Day on the Lake  (Read 471 times)

Offline russcat

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Fathers Day on the Lake
« on: June 22, 2016, 07:27:56 PM »
I booked a striper guide on Lake Texoma hoping to put my dad and son on something that tests the drag.   The guide went right to a point loaded with sand bass and we sat there for 4 hours and caught a handful of small to mid size sand bass.  I kept asking him where the stripers were. He would just say "they're usually mixed in with the sand bass".   We had fun and all but I didn't have in mind spending $500 to catch sand bass. I could go do that myself no problem. They are plentiful on lake Lavon and easy to catch. Around 11:00 am and a little frustrated I finally told him to take us to the dock. He cleaned the fish while we cooled off in the marina cafe and had a really good burger.  We took our fish and went home.  I'm a do it your selfer and have never hired a guide. But I wanted a for sure deal with some stripers.  I'm no striper expert. 

We cooked them up the next day and had a relaxing day by the pool at the in-laws house. 
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Online Madgomer

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Re: Fathers Day on the Lake
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2016, 08:04:28 PM »
Sorry to hear that he didn't put you on to the striper bite - have always wanted to do that myself but never have.  Sounds like the rest of the Father's day activity was great though - congrats on that.
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Re: Fathers Day on the Lake
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2016, 08:58:08 PM »
I'm w/ you. I've been w/ 2 fishing guides. the smallie one on a huge lake in MN was worth it. he did well. the other was on the Croix as a guest and the got us fish, but it was on very heavy gear and the fish came in like a planer board. not much sport

I wish it worked out better for you.
MUSKY hunter


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