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Tawakoni Saturday March 5, 2005

What a great way to start off 2005 for my first trip.

I recently had to have my transmission rebuilt and made very fast friends with the owner Chris. He owns Flemings Transmission on Camp Bowie in Fort Worth and knew exactly what to do to make the transmission work better and last longer. His prices are fair and he will work with you anyway he can. So for my 2 cents, if you are in the Fort Worth area and need transmission work – see Chris.

Enough about that, there were three of us in the boat on Saturday. Chris, Don Novak and I started off at the dam throwing Holiday Glo Shads with the tails dipped in chartreuse dip. We managed a large Sand Bass and then Don switched to a dual injected white and chartreuse metal flake. This color produced the 2 Stripers Don caught. I also switched Chris to a pearl shad with the tail dipped and he caught a Striper and a Hybrid. All four of he fish were around 20-22” in length. The best method seemed to be keeping constant contact with the rocks. We lost a lot of baits but it did produce fish (just not for me).

After wearing our arms out for several hours we decided to start looking for some White Bass. We started on the South side of the lake, Holiday Hump – some small Stripers and Hybrids, Wolf Cove flats – one or two keeper White Bass, Terrill Pump Station – zip, Dallas Pump Station – 4 or 5 good sized Whites, Finger Point – 1 Magnum White Bass.

The very next spot was going to be Greenville Pump Station, but there along the South bank in front of Anchor Inn Resort the birds were working!! We started catching the Magnum White Bass that Lake Tawakoni is famous for. We caught another 37 White Bass over 14” with some as big as 17”. I would say we caught and released another 20-30 Whites that were keepers as well. These fish were caught on silver slabs of 3 different makes. I was using a silver Crippled Herring, Don was using a silver Mann O’ Lure and Chris was using a silver Rainbo minnow slab. These fish were concentrated in 29-32 feet of water and wanted the lure just kissing or dragging the bottom. A few fish were caught suspended either on the fall or when reeling the lure in.

Conditions: The water was really clear considering the amount of rainfall we have had as of late, with the water temperature varying between 51 and 53 degrees.

Daily Total: 11 Sassy Shads and Heads lost, 2 slabs, 3 Stripers, 1 Hybrid and 44 White Bass.

If you need information on the lake be sure to see Robbie Kinsey at Holiday Marina or give him a call before you go out. He has the baits and knows where to go to put fish in your boat. Holiday Marina – (903) 560-0630. Or you can give me a call as well. I am currently booked until the second weekend in May but have most of June open.

Also, Don is now taking one or two trips a week during the week as well and has a fairly open schedule.

Good Luck!!

E-mail me if I can be of any use or help to you in anyway.

Omar Cotter

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