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 Mar 1, 2005; 07:22PM
 Category:  Looking for
 Name for Contacts:  tommy c
 Phone:  318 249 2303
 City:  eros
 State:  la.
 Country:  us
 Description:  Craw gator jigs

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fishing tips and tricks
 Aug 5, 2003; 09:20PM - LAKE GASTON
 Category:  Freshwater Bass Fishing Tips
 Author Name:  Steve vonBrandt/S&K Guide Service
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Click here to enlarge Tip&Trick Description 1: Lake Gaston'

Lake Gaston is located in both Virginia and North Carolina. It is a large lake of 20,300 acres. Many professional and amateur tournaments are held here each year, so it receives a good deal of fishing pressure. This is where we competed in the Regional Finals for the Red Man Tournament Trail in 2000. The main species of fish in the lake are largemouth bass, striped bass, and black crappie. Other species include some walleye, chain pickerel, white perch, bluegill, and catfish. The main forage base is composed of alewife, gizzard shad, threadfin shad, and herring.

Lake Gaston has relatively stable water levels, and high quality water. There is a good population of largemouth bass, with many large fish available. Most of the bass we catch at Gaston run around 15 inches and about 1 1/2 pounds. We have caught numerous 5 and 6 pounders and some larger fish were caught in the finals. In fact, some of these fish were 8 or 9 pounds. The lake record is 14 pounds 2 ounces, so there are plenty of big bass left in Lake Gaston. Gaston's striped bass fishery depends mainly on stocking. Many striped bass are caught each year that weigh 3 to 8 pounds, but plenty of 20 pounders are taken each year. The walleyes are doing good at Gaston also and many trophy fish of 8, 9 , & 10 pounds are caught.

The striped bass make a spawning run each year up to the Roanoke river in April and May. Lake Gaston has a variety of structure also, such as submerged bridges, stumps, submerged roads, and lots of grass in the summer. Most of the water flowing into Lake Gaston comes from the Roanoke river. The visibility in the lake usually ranges from 4-8 feet, although heavy rains can make it muddy. There is a thermocline in Gaston in the summer at about 20-25 feet. In the summer, oxygen levels are low are far down as Great Creek. The bottom is sand and gravel with some flats covered in silt, and clay hillsides. The shoreline is mostly wooded, with some high slopes. North Carolina Power and Virginia Power owns the entire 350 mile shoreline. There are lots of docks, rip rapped banks, and brushpiles. there are really a lot weeds, including elodea, milfoil, and hydrilla. This is especially true in the creek arms and coves, with the deep weedline at about 10 feet. They do treat the grass and also have added some grass carps.

The best locations for largemouth bass in the spring (March & April), are the northside creeks, especially Pea Hill and Lizard. They normally turn on first as soon as the water temperature reaches about 50 degrees. The next places that turn on is the southside arms, especially Lees and Poe. We like to fish these areas around the boathouses, rip rap, and laydowns with a chrome / blue rattlin Rapala and a Colorado spinnerbait. We stick to the structure that is in the 5-10 foot deep water. Bass here start to spawn around April 15th, and last till around June. The other areas that can be real productive are Pea Hill and Six-Pound Creeks. Sometimes we use floating worms, and wacky-rig them for some hot action. Another method that works good in these areas is soft plastic jerkbaits. During the tournament, and at other times also, we really caught most of the better fish on these baits. Fin-S-Shads were our top producers. Lake Gaston is known for a good topwater bite. You can really get into some decent bass in these areas on buzzbaits and poppers also. Even Zara Spooks produce well at times.

Later in the year, about June, the largemouth like to relate to classic bottom structure like humps, points, and stream channels, or even large beds of hydrilla. These hydrilla beds produce large bass as well as numbers until about September. We usually probe the deep weedline with a Texas-rigged worm or Yamamoto grub. The 'SENKO's' also produce well here. Usually in the mornings and at dark, we twitch jerkbaits over the top of the hydrilla, or even throw buzzbaits.

If you like to fish structure, then the main lake points at creek mouths like Pretty Creek are good. Another good spot that has bass on humps and drop offs is Hubquarter and Lyons Creeks. The 15-20 foot deep area are best, as that is where most of the baitfish are. Carolina rigged lizards are a good choice, as are for worms, 'SENKO's' and grubs. At times, we catch good fish here on deeper crankbaits as well. The water starts to cool off a lot in October and November, and the bass start moving back to the 5-10 foot deep water. The best areas at this time are Jimmie's, Lizard, and Six-Pound Creeks. We use a 3/8 to 1/2 ounce jig at this time, with a black/blue or brown/orange 'Uncle Josh Pork trailer'.

We like to carry several spinning rods for the lighter lures, in different lengths, from 6-61/2 feet, with a medium action, in a good graphite rod such as a G Loomis. We like Shimano reels, spooled with a 8-10 pound Stren. For baitcasters, we carry a variety of rods, in 6 1/2 to 7 foot lengths, in a medium/hvy action, and a crankbait rod, in 7 foot. We use Lew's and G Loomis rods, and Shimano Chronarch reels on most outfits, with 17-20 pound test Stren.

Steve Vonbrandt
S&K Guide Service / Life member B.A.S.S./N.A.F.C./B.B.R.C./ 1998 B.B.W.C.DE

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 Jan 16, 2003; 10:14PM - '99 Donzi 30 ZF Cuddy T-250 Johnsons
 Category:  Boats
 Price:  $62,000.00
 Name for Contacts:  Steve Morris
 Phone:  281-484-3954
 City:  Houston
 State:  TX
 Country:  USA
Click here to enlarge Description 1: Great Boat in great shape and ready to fish! Simrad CE-32 Fishfinder/Chart Plotter/DGPS, Sitex Profish II Fishfinder/Plotter/GPS, Koden Radar, VHF, Pioneer Stereo/CD/MP3, Cannon Downriggers, Porta Potty, Onboard Guest Battery Charger/Conditioner, All Coast Guard Equipment and anchor.

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 Nov 5, 2007; 10:28AM - Cabo Bite Report
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  George Landrum
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Report Description:
Captain George Landrum
Cabo Fish Report
October 29-Nov. 4, 2007

WEATHER: Our weather remained beautiful this past week as the daytime highs were in the low 90ís and high 80ís while the nighttime lows were in the low 70ís. At the end of the week we had some wind that made the weather perfect, but chopped up the Pacific side as the wind was from the northwest.
WATER: Water temperatures were from 80-83 degrees pretty much anywhere you went at the end of the week. On the Pacific side this meant out to the San Jaime and on the Cortez side it meant up to the Inman Bank area and out to the Seamount. On the Cortez side this warm water was slightly off-color but better color was found on the Pacific. As the week came to a close the wind picked up from the northwest and the Pacific side became pretty choppy with conditions that were uncomfortable for a lot of folks, seas at 4-6 feet with 15 knots of wind.
BAIT: Larger baits were a pretty even mix of Caballito and Mackerel at the normal $2 per bait and there were plenty of Sardinas available as well both in Cabo and up in San Jose at $20 a scoop. If you wanted to catch your own bait there were plenty of Mackerel to be found just in front of the lighthouse on the Pacific side in 100 feet of water.

BILLFISH: There were still Blue Marlin to be had this past week but the big news was the continued Striped Marlin bite. The Golden Gate bank turned back on as the Mackerel moved back on top and boats concentrating their efforts were rewarded with 5-8 releases a day. Drifting or slow trolling live Mackerel worked, as did soaking live bait deep with 8 ounce torpedo sinkers. With the bait pushed up to the surface, running in on the Frigate birds as the suddenly swooped down resulted in a large number of hook-ups as well, but brought some tempers flaring as the speeding boats cut through the crowds drifting. While the action was good there, the beginning of the week brought us reports of wide-open action from the Finger Banks. There were reports of 30-50 fish days but unfortunately (for the fishermen) the winds kicked in and few boats were making the trip due to rough conditions at the end of the week. I hope to get a chance to try it out this coming week as I will be fishing every day, and will head up there if the conditions permit.
YELLOWFIN TUNA: There were no reports of large Tuna that I heard of this week, but the action on football fish was wide open at the inner Gorda and the Inman Banks during the middle of the week. Chumming with Sardinas and then fly lining live Sardinas on light line had fish coolers being filled during the middle of the week. I was a day late getting in on the bite and when I did get there on Friday it was almost all Green Jacks and Skipjack. That was still fun on light tackle but not what we were looking for. On the way back home we came across a large pod of porpoise that held a lot of fish and ended up getting a dozen of the footballs for the anglers. There were reports of school-sized fish to 35 pounds along the western edge of the San Jaime banks, but the water conditions resulted in few boats trying for them.
DORADO: Early in the week the Dorado bite was wide open on the Pacific side, close to the beach in less than 200 feet on water, past the Golden Gate bank. A dozen or more fish per trip was easy and early in the week the water was great. As things became rough fewer boats were making it up there and closer to home the bite was not quite as good. Boats were still able to get Dorado but it was more on the 2-5 fish per boat level. There were some nice Dorado in the 40-pound class found on the Cortez side of the cape out 4-6 miles off the beach and they seemed to prefer bright colored lures in slightly larger sizes than normal.
WAHOO: My deckhand and I farmed a Wahoo this week, one about 25 pounds and we heard of quite a few other boats getting fish of the same size up in the area where the Dorado were found. Of course there were a lot of bite-offs as well but it did seem that about 10% of the boats managed to hang onto one. As usual, dark colored lures seemed to work better.
INSHORE: The football size Yellowfin Tuna were the target of most of the Pangas this week, but there were still plenty of Roosterfish to be found on both sides of the Cape. At the end of the week most of the Pangas were fishing on the Cortez side due to the wind.
Notes: I am going to be busy fishing this coming week so will have more first-hand experiences for next weeks report. Until then, tight lines!

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