Lake Jackson 9-7-2015

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Lake Jackson 9-7-2015

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Lake Jackson action on Labor Day! Rastus and I hit the water at 6:50 am off Rhoden Cove. Partly cloudy. Air temp Mid 70's escalating quickly. Water temp unknown. Started off the morning trolling the left side of Jackson. Rastus grabbed his first one on a watermelon fluke. We trolled in Megghinis Arm and I hooked a bass on a black and yellow zoom horney toad...and immediately lost the fish when I went to pull him out of the water...heart wrenching. Bowfin attacks the frog but spits the hook a few minutes later. We then haul into the lily pad jungle to our spot and Rastus lands 2 bass. (1 lb 12 oz and 1lb 13 oz). I lose another bass on my horny toad due to a bad hook set. We then troll some docks near Crowder Rd and Rastus lands 1 bass (1 lb 12 oz) and some kind of panfish. I can't tell what family it belongs to since it is so dark. It has blue shiny spots on it. I finally land a small bass on a fluke when I decide I should use one instead of worms, spinnerbaits, chatter baits, and frogs. All fish were caught on weightless Texas rigged watermelon zoom flukes. Rastus 5 Mike 1. Next time I'm bringing ice.
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Re: Lake Jackson 9-7-2015

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Thanks for the report! Nice fish!
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Re: Lake Jackson 9-7-2015

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That panfish looks like a warmouth
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Re: Lake Jackson 9-7-2015

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Definitely a warmouth. Used to catch loads of them in Arbuckle Creek when my dad was stationed at the USAF Bombing Range east of Avon Park. Almost as tasty as speckled perch!
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Re: Lake Jackson 9-7-2015

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Sweet!! See they are still biting, hope to make it out there this weekend


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Re: Lake Jackson 9-7-2015

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Is your boat one of those Mako ProSkiff's with the inverted V hull? The ones they sell at bass pro shop? (Edit: Nevermind i see that it is)


How do you like them? Are they are stable platform to fish from? How to they handle chop?
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Re: Lake Jackson 9-7-2015

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Billybass see my previous Lake Jackson post and scroll to the bottom. Short and skinny: Compared to my previous boat (pelican bass raider) its huge, spacious, fast and well balanced.


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Re: Lake Jackson 9-7-2015

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What is the water level at crowder landing?


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Re: Lake Jackson 9-7-2015

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HEY GARY, YOU TALK ABOUT ARBUCKLE LAKE AND CREEK, I LOVED FISHING THE ARBUCKLE. WE TROLLED THE LAKE WITH SONIC LURES MOST OF THE TIME AND ALWAYS CAUGHT OUT LIMIT OF 2-2/12 SPECKS. THE FISHING BACK IN THE LATE THIRTIES AND EARLY FORTIES WAS OUT OF THIS WORLD. IT WAS NOTHING TO CATCH OUR LIMITS OF 50 EACH OF SPECKS IN ABOUT 2 HOURS. THEN WE WOULD GO DOWN THE CREEK AND CATCH OUR LIMIT OF BASS THAT RANGED FROM 3-5 POUNDS IN ANOTHER HOUR. I HAVE MANY GREAT MEMORIES OF THE GREAT FISHING WE HAD BACK THEN FISHING ALL THE LAKES AND RIVERS IN THAT AREA AS WELL AS THE SOUTHWEST GULF COAST AROUND EVERGLADES CITY.
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