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Tawakoni - June 7, 2003

This was my first time to fish a large family reunion group, The Clark Family had 8 members that enjoyed a day of fishing and fun. After a late start, which all of us can relate to – getting up 5 boys to come fishing – we first fished Cloud Point with no success at that particular location then moved across the lake to the “hump” out from Rabbit cove and located a large school of sand bass. The fish were holding at 23 – 26 ft of water and were easily caught on a variety of different slabs. The oldest member of the Clark family caught the largest fist of the day here, which was an 18 pound small mouth buffalo. We were all hoping for a large stripper, but seeing as the group had a $10 wager on the largest, smallest and most fish caught, he was very happy . When the fishing died off we moved up the lake to finger point and located a large concentration of yellow bass. We caught 40 or 50 of these very aggressive fish with the largest being kept for the Clark family fish fry. Looking to put some bigger fish in the boat we moved to the Dallas pump station. As it turned out, this was a good choice, here between the 2 boats we managed to catch 25 -30 large sand bass as well as a 2 lb channel cat and a 5 lb blue cat. It was here that the senior Clark also caught the smallest fish of the day, he actually snagged a 2” threadfin shad, through the lips. Things again died down, especially after a “gentleman” drove through the school and within 10 ft of the boat, with his large motor going.

Knowing it was over we decided to try some other spots. Greg Clark with CCC Guide Service and I decided to split up at this point and cover more water. Greg went back to Cloud Point and I proceeded to the Greenville Pump Station. Greenville Pump Station had lots of people trolling and catching white bass, which made it impossible to slab fish. So we went back up to Terrill Pmp Station. At this location at athe north side fo the drop off we were able to catch one keeper stripper and numerous small strippers and hybrids and 8 more sand bass. At this time ist was time to call it a day, so we headed back and I cleaned the Clarks dinner for the evening .l

The fish are in a transition stage and are moving fast. It is difficult to stay on them during this time. The fish should settle down in the next two to three weeks making it muich easier to catch your limit of fish. Also at that time the strippers will have schooled up and become more readily caught trolling large crank baits or road runner jigs with trailers.

This was a morning trip. Water temp is 77 degees, murky and the lake is at normal pool.

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

Omar Cotter

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