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Posted: 18 July 2011 07:05 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Pending world record anyways.

I’m not sure if you all have seen this yet, but my dad just showed me the picture of this monster. Here is a small article:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/outposts/2011/05/redear-sunfish-all-tackle-world-record.html

The fish was caught back in May, so this may be old news, but this is the first that I’ve heard about it; it may be the official world record now.

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Posted: 18 July 2011 09:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Wow, you’d need alot of Shore-lunch for that baby

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Posted: 18 July 2011 09:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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wow is right. doesn’t look like it was hurting for a meal. what a fatty. BH

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Posted: 18 July 2011 09:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I can’t look at the article right now, so I don’t know if it already says it or not, but my dad said it was caught on a Texas Rigged 7 inch worm.

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Posted: 18 July 2011 09:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Do u have any specific summer time lures i should use? Ive been fishing at lake belton in texas. I just dont know what to use.

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Posted: 18 July 2011 09:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Gage Blackwell - 18 July 2011 09:44 PM

Do u have any specific summer time lures i should use? Ive been fishing at lake belton in texas. I just dont know what to use.

In the heat of the day, go with slower presentations in deeper water. I like throwing Texas and Carolina Rigged plastics, jigs, and deep diving crankbaits. If possible, try to find out where some underwater structure and what not is. Drop offs and deep points will be holding fish.

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Posted: 18 July 2011 09:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Ok. We r going fishing soon so I am trying to gather information. What should I use early in the morning or late in the eveing?

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Posted: 18 July 2011 09:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Gage Blackwell - 18 July 2011 09:54 PM

Ok. We r going fishing soon so I am trying to gather information. What should I use early in the morning or late in the eveing?

They ill normally move to shallow water in the early morning and evening hours. Any surface running lure, like a weightless plastic, or top water can get them in nicely. I like using Texas Rigged weightless Zoom Flukes, lipless crankbaits, Spooks, and buzzbaits best. Shallow running crankbaits are good, too.

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Posted: 18 July 2011 10:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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what kind of structures should i be looking for in deep water? or how do i get better at finding undrwater structers?

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Posted: 18 July 2011 10:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Do you know what kind of structure I should look for in deep water? Or how I would get better at finding underwater structers?

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Posted: 18 July 2011 10:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Gage Blackwell - 18 July 2011 10:18 PM

Do you know what kind of structure I should look for in deep water? Or how I would get better at finding underwater structers?

Really, any kind of structure. Brush, downed trees, points, drop offs, and so on will all be holding fish. The hard part is indeed finding it. Without a boat and depth finder, it can be very difficult, but not impossible. If you don’t have a depth finder, I would recommend throwing something like a Carolina Rig or heavy jig. You can feel the bottom with heavier setups like this, which can really tell you a lot about the bottom. You’ll have to do some searching, but you’ll eventually find structure by doing this. I like to slowly drag a Carolina Rigged plastic along the bottom, while really paying attention to what is going on.

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Posted: 18 July 2011 10:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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I would get a good TOPO map, It will cut your search down a lot faster. Also use Google earth helps a bit

I would like to see the bass that would try to eat that sunfish.

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Posted: 18 July 2011 11:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Whats a TOPO? We have a good hummingbird sonar fish finder, i guess that will also help catch the fish.

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Posted: 19 July 2011 07:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Gage Blackwell - 18 July 2011 09:54 PM

Ok. We r going fishing soon so I am trying to gather information. What should I use early in the morning or late in the eveing?

Topwater, spooks and buzzbaits etc….

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Posted: 19 July 2011 07:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Gage Blackwell - 18 July 2011 10:07 PM

what kind of structures should i be looking for in deep water? or how do i get better at finding undrwater structers?

humps and ledges creek channels, roads, stumps, slow roll a spinnerbait or use a big flashy jigging spoon

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Posted: 19 July 2011 07:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Gage Blackwell - 18 July 2011 11:22 PM

Whats a TOPO? We have a good hummingbird sonar fish finder, i guess that will also help catch the fish.

topographical map = TOPO

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